More than 280 gravestones vandalized in Ohio town

More than 200 gravestones in an eastern Ohio cemetery have been pushed over or destroyed by vandals, including those of the small town's founder and his wife.
Associated Press
Jan 15, 2013

 

Wellsville Police Chief Joe Scarabino said Tuesday that three vandals toppled 288 markers last month. Some date back to the 1800s and could never be replaced. Damage could be as high as $500,000.

Scarabino said a 19-year-old man was charged with felony vandalism and obstructing official business after the Dec. 27 incident. Scarabino said charges also have been sent to the county prosecutor for two juvenile suspects.

Police say it's unclear why the vandalism occurred.

Scarabino says wet weather conditions have made resetting the stones impossible in the cemetery that sits in Wellsville, a village of roughly 3,500 people.

 

Comments

grandmasgirl

How sad. Now they don't even respect the dead. It's to bad that the justice system has gotten so soft on criminals that the "bad guys" will just sit in jail watching TV instead of being in the graveyard resetting these stones.

CAST THE FIRST STONE

let them rest in peace

Rod Farva

This 19 year old "man" should be made to fix this on top of whatever his sentence will be

donutshopguy

Man, this will give you really bad karma for a long time.

JACKEL

LET THEM REST IN PLACE,THE VANDALS !