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Donna Lapczuk, 52, from Windsor, Ontario cheers as a volunteer puts her medal around her neck after being the final marathon runner to cross the finish line before the cut off in the 2006 Road Runner Akron Marathon. This was Lapczuk's first marathon. (David Foster/Akron Beacon Journal)
An air of sadness enveloped the Akron Public Schools boardroom on Monday night, as Board of Education President Bruce Alexander asked those in attendance to observe a moment of silence for a teacher who was shot and killed over the weekend.