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Ohio woman says she's 'baffled' by graffiti, house explosion

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    This photo shows the destroyed house of Angela and Brad Frase after an explosion in Sterling, Thursday. Angela, a black woman who has lived in the small Ohio community with her white husband for more than 20 years, says they've never experienced any prejudice before racial slurs and swastikas were spray painted on their garage and their house was reduced to rubble by an explosion.

    JACK ROONEY/ THE DAILY RECORD VIA AP

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WOOSTER — A black woman who has lived in a small Ohio community with her white husband for more than 20 years says they've never experienced any prejudice before racial slurs and swastikas were spray painted on their garage and their house was reduced to rubble by an explosion.

The Wooster Daily Record reports 55-year-old Angela Frase says she's "baffled" by what happened early Wednesday in the unincorporated community of Sterling in northeastern Ohio's Wayne County.

Wayne County Sheriff's Capt. Doug Hunter says the graffiti and explosion are being investigated as a hate crime.

Hunter says a construction crew smelled gas at the home Tuesday and that Columbia Gas shut off lines to the residence.

The couple has been living in a hotel since an electrical fire damaged their home in July.

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