Jackson Center, Pa. damaged by storm - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Jackson Center, Pa. damaged by storm

Posted: Updated:
Jackson Center, Pennsylvania Jackson Center, Pennsylvania
Jackson Center Jackson Center
Jackson Center Jackson Center
JACKSON CENTER, Pennsylvania -

Strong winds tore down trees and damaged several homes in Jackson Center, located in Eastern Mercer County.  Some of the trees fell on power lines, knocking out electricity to many homes in the area.

While some people thought it was a tornado, the National Weather Service confirmed the damage to be from straight line winds of up to 83 miles per hour.

It was powerful enough to uproot huge trees by Robert Barr's house and it took most of the shingles off his roof.  Barr said he was set to sell his home of 34 years on Friday.

"We were going to close on this home and the one we're buying on Monday. We got to work on that now and see what happens," said Barr.

Down the street, Paul Lough came home to find most of the roof off his trailer. He was worried about his dog that was inside at the time.

"I came home and didn't see a roof, thought all I could see was daylight and I was worried about him, so I jumped out of the truck. I ran in. He was fine, so I got part of a roof, so I'm fine," said Lough.

Next door at Vincent United Methodist Church, the storage garage was literally picked up by the storm.

Church board member, Deb McCurdy said, "It just lifted the church garage up and moved it back 5 or 6 feet and kind of demolished it."

Churchgoers were happy the old stained glass windows stored in the garage were not broken.

The church itself just lost a few shingles off its roof.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported from anyone in the Jackson Township area.


  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • 1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:48:43 GMT
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...More >>
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...More >>
  • TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:35:49 GMT
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man's carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport. TSA official tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn't allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint. But Allegheny County police say they don't plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the ....More >>
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man's carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport. TSA official tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn't allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint. But Allegheny County police say they don't plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the ....More >>
  • 5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctions

    5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctions

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:29:22 GMT
    Five Pennsylvania congressmen are asking college sports' governing body to cancel penalties against Penn State imposed as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.More >>
    Five Pennsylvania congressmen are asking college sports' governing body to cancel penalties against Penn State imposed as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms