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NILES, Ohio - It's a race against time to uncover history.

Students both past and present searched the ground of Niles McKinley High School hoping to rediscover a time capsule buried decades ago by the class of 1964.

"Just to know it's there because nobody can remember where we buried it or what's even it it," says Joseph Rossi with the class of 1964.

"We're going to be searching around the statue bell and the front yard here. Where or if we find it i'm not sure, but I hope we find something," says interim superintendent Frank Danso.

The Tri-County Metal Detectors Club helped with the search. They are a group whose made it their job to discover what the earth is hiding.

"Today is exceptional because we're digging in mud, so you've got to clean that mud off and you never know what it's going to be. It may be something like a very, very old and valuable coin. It might be a pull tab," says Larry James with the Tri-County Metal Detectors Club.

With each beep, they hope that history may be just within reach but all that shovels out is disappointment, some spare change, a screw driver and some scrap metal.

If the time capsule isn't found today, the fear is, it will never be found.

The old high school is set for demolition and the land will soon be a parking lot.

"I think it's a great piece of local history if we can find something to let the people review it who may have been here when it was buried ... to let the community view it and our current students and students to come," Danso says.

But in the end. No such luck.

What ever it was that the class of 1964 buried for another time, will just have to wait.

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