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Police search for Leetonia vandals

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COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio - Vandals are blamed for causing wide-spread property damage in Leetonia, and authorities are asking the public for help in finding those responsible.

Police say most disturbing is the damage done to a large statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was knocked off of it's pedestal in front of St. Patrick's Church. 

"That statue has been in place probably since the 1930's and has never been bothered ... never had any problems with it and to see that thing laying down there by these vandals knocked it over," said Leetonia Police Chief John Soldano.

The statue is back in place, but will need some repairs. A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of those involved in the vandalism.

Call the Leetonia Police Department at 330-427-6731.  All tips will be kept anonymous.

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