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Vandals hit middle school

Someone shattered several windows, doused computer equipment with a fire extinguisher and then tried to set fire to papers in the guidance office at Powell Middle School, according to school officials. A sheriff's report shows that a vandal or vandals probably broke into the school at 14400 Powell Road early Monday. They used bricks to smash windows and damage walls. The extinguisher was later thrown through a glass trophy case in the main lobby. Total damage was estimated at more than $2,000. Nothing was reported stolen. Assistant principal David Schoelles told investigators he thinks some Springstead High School students, angered when they were prevented from fighting with several Powell pupils Friday, may have been responsible. It was the second vandalism incident in less than a month at Powell. On Sept. 22, records show, someone destroyed windows with bricks in the same building.

Correction

Former sheriff's deputy William Steele received a written reprimand Aug. 25 after he was found at fault in an accident in June. The accident happened when Steele, rushing to find a state trooper, ran a red light in Spring Hill and collided with another vehicle. An Oct. 1 story gave different circumstances for the crash. Also, Steele's master's degree is in legal studies. An Oct. 1 story reported a different subject.

Spring Hill youths triumph

The Spring Hill Classics under-15 soccer squad swept a pair of games last week as Jason Taylor scored all the team's goals. The under-19 team, however, didn't fare as well. Youth Sports, Page 4

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