What could possibly cause vandals to attempt to destroy over 80% of the headstones in the Springhill Ceemetery in Wellsville, Ohio? Is there something about our culture (or lack thereof) that’s making our young people do destructive things like this – acts that make no sense at all? I don’t get it…
Thanks to postings at FindaGrave.com, the headstones seem to all be photographed and posted online.
The following excerpt is from an article in the January 14, 2012 edition of wtov9.com:
WELLSVILLE, Ohio — One person has been arrested after more than 200 gravestones were destroyed by vandalism at a Wellsville cemetery.
Wellsville Police Chief Joe Scarabino said more arrests are expected in connection with the destruction at Springhill Cemetery.
The damages are estimated at $500,000, and officials said about 80 percent of the gravestones at the cemetery were hit. The superintendent said some of the stones were broken into many pieces.