Weather plays trick on Halloween night

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By Molly Haines

Howling winds and heavy rains Thursday made for a destructive Halloween for some local residents.
The National Weather Service at Wilmington, Ohio reported winds of up to 51 mph. in Owenton and the homes of residents Peggy Tisch and Richard Greene were victims of the storm.
Tisch, whose home is located on Roland Ave. said she heard a “thud” around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.
That thud turned out to be a tree located in Tisch’s front yard that had fallen onto the roof of her home.
“It could’ve been a lot worse,” Tisch said Friday morning. “But it’s still heartbreaking, it’s my home.”
Greene, whose home is located on N. Adams St., suffered damage to a second-story balcony, as well as broken windows.
Winds also caused a piece of a tree branch to go through the brick on the outside of Greene’s home and into the plaster of an inside wall.
The forecasted severe weather caused Owenton Mayor Doug West to reschedule the city’s trick-or-treat date originally set for Thursday to Saturday.