From the Associated Press and ABJ reports:
ORWELL: Authorities responding to a report of a house explosion in far northeast Ohio say oa 27-year-old woman is dead and her boyfriend seriously injured.
An explosion was reported Wednesday evening in the village of Orwell, roughly 45 miles east of Cleveland in Ashtabula County.
The Ohio State Fire Marshal was directing the investigation.
Authorities were looking into whether methane gas (natural gas) may have leaked into an aquifer and then into the house.
There were reports of a gas well on the property and that the couple had smelled gas in and around the house in recent weeks.
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