Tombstones Vandalized At Historic Ohio Cemetery

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Hendrysburg, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say vandals have split tombstones in half and smashed grave markers on the road at a historic cemetery in eastern Ohio.

Attacks on Salem Cemetery in Kirkwood Township first started in April of last year, then stopped for a time, but recently began again.

Several Revolutionary War veterans are buried at the graveyard near Hendrysburg, 96 miles east of Columbus.

Some of the broken tombstones have been repaired with glue.

Local residents say the cemetery has long been a gathering spot for partying teenagers.

The Belmont County Sheriff's Office is looking for the vandals.

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

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  • by missy Location: belpre on Oct 10, 2009 at 07:14 AM
    I just dont understand why kids find it so funny to tear something up that is also thier past. what these people did in the past had made our future. It just breaks my heart to know that the families related to the desceased have to suffer cause of someone elses ignorance. May God bless the families of the desceased.
  • by UGH!!!!!! Location: BELPRE on Oct 10, 2009 at 05:26 AM
    People are lacking respect so much these days its pathetic.. If there are any living relatives to the people that are buried here and were effected by these vandals i feel for you my grandmothers grave was vandalized recently and it really hits a soft spot... But Halloween is coming so we might as well prepare to see more of this, kids seem to think that this stupid stuff is funny well i got news for them it isnt!!!!!!
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