Archive - Oct 27, 2010
A high-wind warning remained in effect for the Decatur area and much of northeast Indiana today, but no storms of the type that hit the area on Tuesday were expected.
The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported in its morning edition that meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Syracuse confirmed that tornadoes touched down in Huntington, Whitley, Wabash and Van Wert counties. No serious injuries or deaths were reported.
A tornado that apparently developed near the Indiana-Ohio state line caused significant damage in Van Wert County, Ohio, at midday Tuesday, but no one was injured.
Van Wert County Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy reported that the twister struck about 11:15 a.m. as it moved north of US 224 toward Convoy, Ohio. Wind speeds were recorded at 80 to 85 mph.
He also said strong rotational winds were spotted by radar near Berne, with speeds up to 70 mph.
An inspired Bellmont volleyball squad answered the challenge of a game Western team to close out the first two games, then put away the Panthers with dominating power in the third game, 25-9, to earn the 12th regional championship for BHS Tuesday in front of the largest crowd of the season at the Teepee.
The Daily Democrat Cowboys remained perfect Saturday, defeating the Burkhalter Plumbing and Heating Bengals 14-0 in the DFL championship game played at Bob Worthman Stadium.
The Cowboys finished at 5-0 for the year and did not yield a touchdown the entire season. The Bengals moved the ball inside the Cowboys five-yard line in the final period, but lost the ball on a fumble.