WOVA Fox | WOVA-TV

Ohio Cemeteries Sue Young Vandals' Families

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 68968457 - thenewscenter.tv/a?a=68968457