- Associated Press - Sunday, March 30, 2014

XENIA, Ohio (AP) - The southwestern Ohio city of Xenia is planning several events in April to commemorate the anniversary of a tornado that killed 35 people 40 years ago.

The April 3, 1974, tornado that hit Xenia was part of a series of 148 tornadoes over two days that killed 315 people across 13 states.

The Xenia twister destroyed 300 homes and seven schools, and caused more than $1 billion in damages.

The Dayton Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1hQbGLp) that among the events recognizing the 40th anniversary is a memorial service on Thursday at the Greene County courthouse.

There will be a moment of silence for the victims of the tornado, and Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless will read each of their names as a ceremonial bell rings.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com

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