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New steel sign to replace vandalized Girard symbol

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GIRARD, Ohio - Community members are helping Girard schools rebuild and restore a symbol of pride at the high school football stadium.

The large letter "G" that sat in the northwest corner of the stadium was discovered damaged over the weekend.

Pieces of the sign were stuffed into a dumpster behind the stadium Tuesday morning, as crews wrapped up cleaning up the mess left behind by two suspects according to police.

The district's superintendent says the Indians won't kick-off Friday without that symbol back in place.

"We had Tony Guerrieri who did the original G, call me right away and wanted to get going on the new G," David Cappuzzello says.

Cappuzzello says Tommy Malito from Girard Machines called the district and offered to step in and volunteer to build a new steel G.

"We will definitely have a G there Friday night for the football game," Cappuzzello says.

Police report seeing two juvenile suspects run away after they spotted the damage Sunday night. They were seen leaving the parking lot near the baseball field in a gray, older vehicle with a loud exhaust.

The district is following up on internal leads to track down who is responsible.

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