Ohio governor, other officials survey tornado damage at OARDC

Developing story: WOOSTER, Ohio — On Saturday, Sept. 18, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland toured the tornado damage on the campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. The campus serves as the agricultural research arm of the Ohio State University, and suffered severe storm damage the evening of Sept. 16.

The tornado caused millions of dollars in damage, but no serious injuries. Standing outside one of the damaged buildings, Strickland said above all, “We must be thankful that no one was injured and no one was killed here.”

“It’s almost unexplainable,” he added, as he paused to look at the shattered glass, overturned vehicles and fallen buildings that lie scattered across campus.

More to come

Check back for more coverage of his visit, and the Sept. 17 visit by state and national representatives. Earlier coverage of the OARDC disaster can be found here. Coverage of the Farmerstown, Ohio damage can be found here.

About the Author

Chris Kick lives in Wooster, Ohio. An American FFA Degree recipient, he holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from Ashland University. He spends his free time on his grandparents’ farms in Wayne and Holmes counties. More Stories by Chris Kick


  1. OHIO FARMER says:

    It Amazes me to see Ted Strickland even acting like he cares about Ohio Farmers after selling us out to HSUS

  2. Jesse says:

    I would love to see more pepole going out to see the after math than start helping pepole to clean it up was out there today with my church and it made the properties owners very happy

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