Blast reduces Scio house to rubble



    An investigation remains underway into the May 19 explosion that rocked the community of Scio and reduced a home to rubble. The blast sent debris across Ohio 151 and into neighboring yards, while several home sustained other damages.

    A natural gas leak was not ruled out but the Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office was reviewing possible criminal charges. Anyone with information about the incident should call the state Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau at 1-800-589-2728.

    Read the full story in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.



    1. Wow; no one died nor seems to have been injured.
      Shades of that long ago explosion in Jewett when the late Horace Stewart, on an early Sunday morning, upon not getting any heat from their gas furnace, went down into the basement, lit a match to relight the pilot light. The gas which had been accumulating for some time, exploded, taking off Mr. Stewart’s very prominent eyebrows, some of his hair, blew one wall off the side of their large, wood frame house, at the Stewart Dairy farrm on the edge of Jewett.
      Other than being temporarily deaf, losing most of those prominent eye brows, Mr. Stewart was very lucky not to have followed the walls of his home, as one was pitched off the side of the house.


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