3 dead in Ohio storm, possible tornadoes

JoANNE VIVIANO Associated Press Published:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a third person died in storms in southwest Ohio, where National Weather Service reports say several possible tornados touched down.

Clermont County spokeswoman Kathy Lehr identified the latest victim as 58-year-old Bill Adkins of Bethel.

On Friday, 64-year-old Carol Forsee, a Moscow Village Council member, was found dead in her home in Moscow. Fifty-four-year-old James Prater was found dead in his mobile home in Bethel, about 35 miles southeast of Cincinnati. .

She says about 60 homes in Moscow were damaged; some have only their foundations left. In Bethel, at least 25 homes were damaged, including at least four that are considered a total loss.

The National Weather Service received reports of possible tornados in at least six different Ohio cities and towns, as storms tore across the state as part of a system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.