Raymond Elementary School students returned "home" Friday from a brief promotion to middle school.

Raymond Elementary School students returned "home" Friday from a brief promotion to middle school.

After three days at the "old" Marysville Middle School building in the wake of Sunday's windstorm, classes resumed at Raymond on Friday after power was restored and tests of the building's water completed.

"It was a wild and crazy week," principal Donna Ball said.

"Some (students) wanted to stay another day, and some were ready to come back," Ball told ThisWeek.

"They loved the middle school because of the lockers, and I heard some say they wanted to take the lunch tables, which have attached stools, back to our school as a souvenir," she said. "They really looked at the whole thing as an adventure."

Superintendent Larry Zimmerman said the temporary move went smoothly, crediting staff, parents and students.

"The kids are amazing. We didn't have a problem, and it was great to see everything come together," Ball said.

The district made the decision Monday to move Raymond into the vacant "old" middle school building while Dayton Power & Light worked to restore power to the Raymond area.

The hurricane-like winds that blew through central Ohio last weekend weren't enough to cause any serious injuries in Marysville, according to local officials.

Marysville fire chief Gary Johnson said there were only "several minor injuries" reported after the storm.

The most common reports the fire department received were downed power lines and debris in the road, Johnson said

"We're just making sure everyone stays as safe as possible with the electricity being out in some places and making sure the debris is cleared from an area that would prevent us from getting access to certain places," he said. "The big thing is debris that might cover fire hydrants."

Lt. Jamie Patton of the Union County Sheriff's office said deputies have been responding to similar issues. He said they have been focusing on "roadway hazards from downed trees, debris and power lines."

Patton urges residents to exercise caution around fallen power cables.

"We would suggest letting the qualified experts determine what type of wire it is instead of going out and check from themselves," he said. "If a tree is down across power lines, call the power company and have them look at it."

Union County engineer Steve Stolte said the southern part of Union County was hardest hit. He said several roads were still closed because of fallen electric cables.

The roads still closed as of press time are as follows:

Post Road at Hyland Croy Road.

Watkins Road in the area of the quarry.

Robinson Road between Hawn Road and Unionville Road.

Middleburg Plain City Road between Scheiderer Road and state Route 38.

West Mansfield-Mount Victory Road between Rushsylvania Road and the county line.

According to Brad Gilbert of the Emergency Management Agency, as of press time, 333 American Electric Power customers were without power, as were 700 Dayton Power & Light customers. Ohio Edison had fewer than 500 customers without electricity and Union Rural Electric has restored power to all its customers.

Gilbert forwarded ThisWeek a message from Bill Kelly of Dayton Power & Light:

"We do have crews in the Unionville Center area now, but it is not going to be a quick fix. Progress is slow because of the extensive damage. Our restoration efforts will go through the weekend. We are addressing major outages first to get the most people back in. Smaller clusters and individual outages will likely be out for a while, and there are lots of them."

Gilbert said the EMA, working with the Union County Chapter of the Red Cross, delivered food and water to Unionville Center on Wednesday. He said the Red Cross "continues to monitor any needs."