COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. Ted Strickland says $673,873 in state aid to headed to three northwest Ohio counties hit hard by a tornado.
The state Controlling Board approved the disaster relief Monday for Wood, Fulton, and Ottawa counties.
A line of severe storms ripped through the area June 5-6. The worst damage was southeast of Toledo where five people were killed and about 100 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by a tornado that cut an 8-mile path through small towns and farm fields.
A man injured in the storm died at a hospital Sunday, raising the death toll to six.
Mr. Strickland has sent a letter to President Obama requesting a federal disaster declaration to allow the area to receive additional federal assistance and resources.
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