Damaged cross falls from steeple

The cross was bent over in a December storm, but hung from the steeple of St. Martin's Catholic Church in Piqua until it fell to the ground overnight Tuesday. The church advisory committee is looking to repair the steeple.



August 16, 2022 - 2:54 PM

Don Lampe surveys the crumpled cross, which was damaged during a storm in December and fell to the ground overnight Tuesday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

PIQUA — Plans were slowly falling into place for repairs to begin on the damaged cross atop the iconic St. Martin’s Catholic Church steeple in Piqua.

“We had plans,” noted Shelia Lampe, who serves on a church advisory committee. “But God has plans, too.”

An overnight wind storm blew the metal 6-foot cross from atop the steeple, where it crash landed a few feet from the front doors.

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