Today
83°
Mostly Sunny
Tonight
67°
Chance Thunderstorms
44%
Tomorrow
78°
Rain Showers
81%
Tomorrow Night
66°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
27%
Friday
77°
Chance Thunderstorms
48%
Friday Night
55°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Saturday
76°
Mostly Cloudy
1%
Saturday Night
57°
Clear
1%
Sunday
78°
Partly Sunny
1%
Sunday Night
61°
Mostly Clear
1%
Monday
82°
Partly Sunny
1%
Monday Night
62°
Mostly Clear
1%
3 Day
Extended
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Winds brought roof and bricks tumbling down

By Janie Southard

High winds blew off a section of roof from a building in the 200 block of Spring. . .

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 story on this date
Crown Equipment Corp. based in New Bremen was awarded nearly $1 million from the state Tuesday for a project to utilize fuel cells to power qualified models of lift trucks. [More]
Subscriber only stories on 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