PEPPER PIKE (AP) - A tornado of 110 mph winds hit Ursuline College in northeast Ohio early this morning, collapsing a wall of the school's athletic center and damaging other buildings but causing no injuries, officials said.
The EF1 twister hit about 3:35 a.m. northwest of the college and continued across part of the campus, meteorologist William Comeaux of the National Weather Service in Cleveland said. It reached 100-200 yards wide and traveled 1.3 miles.
Only a few students were on campus at the time and they were close to the athletic center that was hardest hit, a college spokeswoman said.
"The blessing is that there was no loss of life or injury," Sister Diana Stano, president of the 1,500-student school about 13 miles east of Cleveland, said on its website.
No one answered the main number for the college Saturday evening but a recorded message said the campus was closed today and Sunday to assess the damage.