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Lightning bisects 'beautiful tree' in Medina Township

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    A maple tree the 3800 block of Fenn Road in Medina Township sustained damage during a storm Wednesday night, homeowner Dorothie Edinger Thursday said while surveying the damage. Edinger said she estimates the tree to be around 80-years old.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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    A maple tree the 3800 block of Fenn Road in Medina Township sustained damage during a storm Wednesday night, homeowner Dorothie Edinger Thursday said while surveying the damage. Edinger said she estimates the tree to be around 80-years old.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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    A maple tree the 3800 block of Fenn Road in Medina Township sustained damage during a storm Wednesday night, homeowner Dorothie Edinger Thursday said while surveying the damage. Edinger said she estimates the tree to be around 80-years old.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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A maple tree the 3800 block of Fenn Road in Medina Township sustained damage during a storm Wednesday night, homeowner Dorothie Edinger Thursday said while surveying the damage. Edinger said she estimates the tree to be around 80-years old.

NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE Enlarge

MEDINA TWP. — Homeowner Dorothie Edinger said she believes a lighting strike early Thursday morning damaged the roughly 80-year-old maple tree in front of her home in the 3800 block of Fenn Road.

“It doesn’t look like something that would just snap off,” she said while surveying a downed limb Thursday afternoon.

Edinger said she heard a loud boom at about 2 or 3 a.m., but thought it was just thunder. It was not until later that morning she realized the boom was the sound of a portion of the tree breaking off.

“It took off half the whole tree,” she said. “This was a beautiful tree.”

Edinger, who has owned the home for 37 years, said she contacted an arborist to see if they could tell her if it was actually a lighting strike that hit the tree and also if it could be saved.

Township Police Chief David Arbogast said Thursday afternoon that his office did not receive any additional reports of storm damage.

Contact reporter Nathan Havenner at (330) 721-4050 or nhavenner@medina-gazette.com.
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