Latest: Ohio Ground Zero for Severe Weather, Heavy Rain

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Nearly all of Ohio, getting a taste of the weather the northern part of the state has been seeing.

One of those lines of thunderstorms with embedded heavy rain that developed in Michigan and moved south: it inundated northwest Ohio, but then moved all the way down to the Cincinnati area.

Stark County reports indicate 2 to 3 inches of rainfall as of 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

The Nimishillen Creek and its East and West branches were out of their banks during the night.

But is a report of as much as eight inches of rain in Ottawa County, with water rescues in the Cleveland area…

There was wind too.

A gust reported in northern Wayne County knocked the steeple off a church near the village of Burbank.

Stark County had nearly 4000 power customers out Wednesday afternoon.

That’s down to just over 200 as of 3 p.m. Thursday.

Most were in the AEP Ohio service area.

They hope to have all the power restored by 6 p.m. Thursday.