Ursuline College in Ohio damaged by tornado. No injuries were reported. Creative Commons

Ursuline College in Ohio partially collapsed and sustained damage to its buildings in a 110-mph torando that swept through the area Saturday. It caused no injuries, the Associated Press reported. The twister was 100-200 yards wide, travelling 1.3 miles as it struck part of the campus at 3:35 a.m., William Comeaux of the National Weather Service in Cleveland told reporters.

The Catholic college, consisting of 1,500 and sitting 13 miles east of Cleveland, was relatively empty at the time of the tornado. The campus remained closed over the weekend as officials checked out the damage. The president of the college told reporters that the college is grateful that no one was hurt in the incident.

"The blessing is that there was no loss of life or injury," Sister Diana Stano said.

O'Brien Athletic Center's external wall collapses in the wake of the tornado and Dauby Science Center and the Ralph M. Besse Library were among those damaged as well. Several trees were uprooted in the storm. Debris is strewn around campus and some windows have been broken, according to spokeswoman Angela DelPrete.

Ursuline was recently accepted as the NCAA Division II school. Stano expressed disappointment that the tornado left the college bereft of a place to play basketball. Ursuline was originally a women's-only school founded by nuns, which eventually changed and men were admitted to the school as well. It's been around two years since the last tornado touched down on the area.

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