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more than 600 grave sites vandalized at ohio cemetery

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 era 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