St. Bernard, Ohio (AP) -- The owner of two Ohio cemeteries has filed a civil lawsuit against the families of three juveniles convicted of doing more than $300,000 in vandalism.
But officials with the Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society say they fear they'll recover only a small fraction of the money needed to make repairs to St. Mary and St. John Cemeteries.
Some 300 monuments, gravestones and statues -- some dating back to the 1850s -- were damaged last year.
An attorney for the Cemetery Society says it looked as though a tornado went through the graveyards in the Cincinnati suburb of St. Bernard.
One family is fighting the lawsuit. The insurance company for another has paid the cemeteries $30,000.
The third family agreed to a $30,000 judgment but doesn't have the money to pay it.
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