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Look: Storms severely damage Sandusky State Theatre

Portions of the walls & roof are gone, with bricks scattered all over the sidewalk & street.

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Severe thunderstorms have been making their way through Northeast Ohio Wednesday, and as a result, a 92-year-old landmark appears to be in shambles.

Strong wind and rain heavily damaged the Sandusky State Theatre on Columbus Avenue. A 3News viewer sent us photos and video via Facebook, showing portions of the walls and roof gone with bricks scattered all over the sidewalk and street. A video from another viewer (which can be seen in the player above) captured the moment the wall collapsed.

No one was hurt, but but police are telling residents to stay away from the area as the building is not stable. First responders are working to secure the area.

The Sandusky State Theatre has been around since 1928, but was still temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. A post on the facility's Facebook detailed workers' grief.

"Everybody's had a tough year," Theatre Director Chris Parthemore said. "Sandusky's a tough town, and we'll get through it."

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