An EF3 tornado spun through central Mercer County during the late evening Memorial Day 2019. Along the path, the tornado tore off the roofs of houses, flipped vehicles and shredded trees. One fatality occurred and at least seven people were seriously injured. The tornado started west of Celina around Bunker Hill Rd and traveled east-northeast into Celina where it impacted the Bruns Addition and Wheatland Acres neighborhoods. The tornado continued to the east where it dissipated near Riley road south of Neptune.
Officials asked to re-evaluate response
Volunteers clean up farm fields
Batting cleanup: Mariners help pick up debris in wake of tornado
Photo album: One Week Later
Laundromat on wheels rolls into city
Tornado displaces residents
Photo album: Cleanup continues Thursday
Teachers, staffers pitch in to aid cleanup
Restaurants, churches, club keeping volunteers well fed
Photo album: Tornado cleanup Wednesday
Celina cleanup starts, seven serious injuries one fatality reported
Governor declares a state of emergency
EF3 tornado wind speed reached 150 mph
Story from Tuesday's edition.
Photo album that focuses on Bruns Addition and Wheatland Acres in Celina.
Photo album that focuses on the rural areas outside town.
Video of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine addressing the press.
Photo album from Monday night.
National Weather Service report.
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