New Carlisle, Ohio The New Carlisle Fire Chief praised a homeowner for doing the right thing when she found what she believed to be an explosive device while cleaning her basement - she immediately notified authorities.
The Clark County sheriff's bomb disposal team responded to remove the item which was determined to be a stick of dynamite. Bomb squad personnel safely removed the dynamite from the house and transported it in a dump truck full of sand to a nearby field where it was safely counter-charged.
The dynamite reportedly belonged to the homeowner's late husband who passed away last year. He was in the construction industry and authorities suspect that is where he obtained the material. It's unclear why the man had the dynamite or how long it was in the house. Police praised the widow for properly reporting the item to authorities.