Ohio home explosion kills woman, injures man; cause sought

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jul 10, 2021

NEW HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — An explosion destroyed an Ohio home over the weekend, killing a woman and injured her husband, authorities said. The Fayette County sheriff’s office said the blast in New Holland was reported at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The sheriff’s office late Saturday afternoon identified the person killed as 70-year-old Patricia Miller. Her 71-year-old husband was airlifted to a Columbus area trauma center, where his condition wasn’t immediately available. No other injuries were reported. Members of the Pic-A-Fay Fire Department, sheriff’s investigators, and the state fire marshal’s office are trying to determine the cause of the explosion.