1 dead in Ohio storm, several tornadoes reported


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Several possible tornadoes touched down Friday in southwest Ohio, killing one person, injuring several and damaging property as it moved through the area, authorities said.

Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr said the victim was a man in his 50s from the Bethel area, about 35 miles southeast of Cincinnati. She said as many as eight people may have been injured. She did not know how severe their injuries were.

The National Weather Service received reports of possible tornadoes in at least six different cities and towns, including one near Bethel.

Storms tore across several Ohio counties as part of a system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.

Lehr said the village of Moscow was especially hard hit. Some homes were destroyed and roads closed. County commissioners called a state of emergency for the first time in 15 years.