More than 600 grave sites vandalized at Ohio cemetery

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 10:13 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The large Ohio cemetery that includes the grave sites of humorist James Thurber, five governors and a grandfather of President George H.W. Bush has seen more vandalism this month, adding to a tally of more than 600 damaged grave sites there over the past two years.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2kK4ei7 ) reports all that vandalism at the nearly 170-year-old Green Lawn Cemetery, southwest of downtown Columbus, has caused damage estimated at over $1 million.

The latest round marred eight grave sites and a century-old mausoleum on Jan. 9. A security camera also showed the vandal grabbing some American flags from veterans' graves, setting the flags on fire and tossing them in some brush.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information to convict whoever is responsible for the vandalism.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com