6 tornadoes hit Ohio, Strongest in NW Ohio

The National Weather Service says a tornado with gusts of at least 111 mph ripped through a village in northwest Ohio, destroying several homes.

The weather service said Wednesday that a preliminary damage survey in Cridersville (KRY'-durz-vil) indicates Tuesday's twister rated a 2 on a 0-5 scale for rating tornadoes, with 5 being the most intense.

At least five other Ohio tornadoes have been confirmed from a massive storm that blasted its way east from the central U.S. All were rated as zeros on the tornado scale, meaning winds may have reached 85 mph.

One, in northwest Ohio's Van Wert County, flattened a barn and carried a large windmill 40 yards.

Others were in central Ohio's Franklin, Licking and Pickaway counties and southwest Ohio's Fayette County.