Tornado numbers still at all-time lows for the modern record.
LORAIN, Ohio - For six years, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and Russ Haslage, of Lorain, worked together on the Star Trek Federation.
It's an organization that helps people in times of need. Haslage said the goal of the non-profit is no different from the main theme of the show itself.
"When I talked to Gene that first time he said, 'What does the crew of the Enterprise do on every episode?' I said ‘Explore strange new worlds?' He said, 'No, they go places and they help.'"
The group was started with a simple phone call to the show's studio in Hollywood. To Haslage's surprise, he got a call back from Roddenberry. With the two men on the same page, Haslage received the legendary creator's blessing to start the foundation.
"He wanted us to get to the point where we are as active in the world as the Red Cross or the Salvation Army," Haslage said.
The Star Trek Federation has mobilized to help with the tornado-damaged Moore, Okla. It is seeking donations like blankets, clothes and toiletries to send to its field offices in St. Louis and Texas. From there, the items will be driven to Oklahoma.
"This caught us off guard, but we have to do something," Haslage said.
Haslage is organizing everything from his apartment in Lorain.
Donated items can be dropped off at the UPS Store at 121 North Leavitt Rd. in Amherst. Donations will be accepted until May 31.
It's official, an EF1 tornado touches down south of Orrville in Wayne County.
Ohio had its share of tornadoes in the last month. But, nationally, tornado numbers are low.
After severe damage caused by a tornado, Ursuline College has reopened for business.
Jamie Orr walked Ursuline College's campus on Monday still reeling from how close she came to being struck by a tor
Residents remove trees and branches from yards. Ursuline College community turns out to view damage on campus. Pepper Pike mayor may need help from regional sewer district to remove trees and branches from creeks.
Four tornadoes touched down in northeast Ohio during Wednesday's storms, according to the National Weather Service.
National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has confirmed that a tornado hit Mineral City Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Ashland County near Rowsburg Wednesday night.
A possible tornado touchdown was reported in Seneca County Monday night.