Robert Watling and Kelli Johnston are a speedy pair. In fact, Watling proposed to Johnston last October after they completed the Chicago Marathon, which was one of the many 26.2 mile races the couple had completed together.
Given their shared history of racing together — their first date was a 5K race — getting married after the Boston Marathon seemed like the natural thing to do.
Of course tragedy struck Boston yesterday, when two explosions killed three people and seriously injured close to 200 people near the finish line.
Watling and Johnston had already finished the marathon by that point (we told you they were speedy.) Despite the carnage and the chaos, the 38-year-olds from Dallas decided they would go ahead with their simple ceremony. So they did, getting hitched in the Boston Common, which is across the street from the race, at 6:20 PM with friends and family in attendance.
Johnston announced their nuptials on Facebook.
A Canton man has been charged with inducing panic after a road rage incident at the Marathon gas station parking lot in the 4400 block of Portage Street.
Jackson Township Police Chief Dave Zink says Shawn T. Poole of Alan Page Drive SE told police another motorist almost hit his vehicle when pulling into the lot.
"At that point he (Poole) brandished a firearm, a Glock .40 caliber," says Zink who explains that Poole had a concealed carry permit but didn't handle the firearm properly even though he never pointed it at anyone.
The two drivers began arguing and the gas station attendant called police. After more verbal sparring Poole is accused of again showing the gun.
Additional charges are under review through the Massillon Prosecutor's Office.
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