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 - 1IKAVY DAMAGE AT WHEELING. Several BalMlaar fa...
1IKAVY DAMAGE AT WHEELING. Several BalMlaar fa Delaware Caty Vlltag-c I'arwwfed. ( Special to The Indianapolis Kews MUNCIE. Ind., April 18. A tornsdo, which swept over the northwestern part of Delaware county and touched the southern edge of Grant snd Bisck-ford counties st 7 o'clock last night, blew down severs' barns, twisted and unroofed houses and rased telephone -poles. The 'vlllagje of Wheeling-, ten miles south of &1 uncle, waa hard hit. Telephone wires are down and communication with the district was difficult, but no livee were lost and no one was severely Injured. The tornado ricocheted over a stretch about five miles wide, dipping here and lifting there. It psssed over Clsston with a great roar, and struck Wheeling snd then lifted and did further damage on a score of farms between Wheeling and Kston. Telegraph poles were thrown serosa the Chesapeake it Ohio tracks near Gaston, requiring the " services of a wrecking crew from I'eru. The old Pennsylvania railroad station in Wheeling was lifted from its foundation and carried forty feet away. Barns were torn down on the farms of Arthur Aueton. Elmer Case. Kalph Gregory. la"td Harris. Davis limbert and Manson Campbell. The home of James Dunlap, in tha same neighborhood. was wrecked. Members of the family were not injured. T) dwelling of Mrs. Alslna Tuttie. nearby, was twisted from Its foundation. T. B. Johnson was severely cut by glass when all the windows were blown out of his house. All fsrm buildings at the home of Charles Welch were leveled, but the dwelling wss not damaged Daniel Welch. J. W. Farnura. John Cox, Wll-lard Collins and W. O. Edwards suffered heavy losses. The brick school building. the Methodist church and the Odd Fellows' hsll In Wheeling all were damaged, the roofs of the church snd school being blown off. The general etore and postofflc in Wheeling-, managed by Lafe Hoover, was unroofed. Most of the residents of Wheeling-, on hearing the storm sp-proachtng. took refuge rn cellars. Five miles northwest of Eaton, the tornado dipped attain, striking the farms of William Rinker and James Studebaker. leveling all fsrm bulld-

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 18 Apr 1922, Tue,
  3. Page 27

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