Ohio fire, police running in memory of 2 killed

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- Firefighters and police officers from northern Ohio are planning to run in Toledo's Glass City Marathon on Sunday in memory of two Toledo firefighters killed earlier this year.

At least one of the firefighters plans to run the entire marathon in his gear, adding an extra 40 pounds. Perkins Township firefighter Brian Hackenburg worked with James Dickman near Sandusky for 10 years before Dickman joined the Toledo fire department.

Hackenburg tells the Sandusky Register that other firefighters and police officers from the Sandusky area plan on taking part in the half-marathon.

Dickman and Stephen Machcinski were killed in an apartment building fire near downtown Toledo in late January. The owner of that building was charged with starting the fire and is awaiting trial.