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VERMILION, Ohio– The Erie County Sheriff’s Office arrested the suspect in Thursday morning’s house explosion.

A vehicle crashed into a gas meter at the house on Darrow Road in Vermilion, causing the explosion. The homeowners were able to escape before the blast.

Investigators said they believe Kenneth E. Karnow, 56, was the driver. Witnesses saw him fleeing the area.

State and local authorities searched near the scene, but were unable to locate him.



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