a_d
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
By Janie Southard
Winds brought roof and bricks tumbling down
  ST. MARYS - A gust of wind Tuesday afternoon tore off a portion of a downtown roof, which not only fell on a parked car but wrapped itself around it.
Downtown shoppers heard a loud crack of metal around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and then a crash in the 200 block of Spring Street.
"That's about the time we got the call," St. Marys Police Chief Greg Foxhoven said this morning.
A parked, unoccupied 1996 Ford Explorer belonging to Michael Dougherty of St. Marys sustained moderate damage when the roofing material wrapped around the vehicle.
The roof portion also struck a chimney and sent some bricks crashing onto the sidewalk, which was barricaded off as soon as the city police arrived.
"Some other bricks were teetering and another section of roof was lifting up with every wind gust, which was another big reason to barricade the sidewalks," Foxhoven said.
The building is owned by Ronald Neargarder of St. Marys, who acted quickly to get the roofing secured.
No one was injured.
Additional online stories for this date
Print edition only stories for this date
• EPA sets deadline for Celina to meet drinking water rules
• 'A Great Community' wants to get branded
• Judge denies prison release of sex offender
• Tax abatements continued for Coldwater businesses
• Practices for milkhouse wastewater top list for OEPA 319 grant request
• Eastview Park bathroom facilities not included in 2008 improvement projects
• Revamped recycling facility is opened
• La Carreta Mexican Grill and Cantina opens in Celina
a_d
Tuesday Night
55°
Mostly Clear
2%
Wednesday
76°
Mostly Sunny
Wednesday Night
55°
Mostly Clear
Thursday
80°
Mostly Sunny
8%
Thursday Night
61°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
26%
Friday
81°
Chance Thunderstorms
36%
Friday Night
57°
Partly Cloudy
7%
Saturday
79°
Partly Sunny
8%
Saturday Night
58°
Partly Cloudy
13%
Sunday
82°
Partly Sunny
14%
Sunday Night
60°
Chance Rain Showers
30%
3 Day
Extended
a_d
a_da_da_d