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Vandals damage historic Newton Falls stone pavilion

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The Stone pavilion at the Community Center Park in Newton Falls was built during the Great Depression by the National Youth Association in 1938.

Vandals have decided to leave their mark on this historic structure, prying away and throwing stones against the structure. They have even wrote offensive graffiti in full view for young children and families to see.

"Last year the high school seniors, this was one of their service projects, and they spent a lot of time repainting and refurbishing this actual structure. And so it's disheartening to see this happen in this community," said Jack Haney, Newton Falls City Manager.

Authorities are hoping the eyes and ears of the community can help catch who's responsible, they say the bad guys were already caught on tape.

"We do have video from our surveillance cameras that we are going to be reviewing and there's also some other cameras that we're looking to install covertly, that we're going to have a zero tolerance policy for anyone who does anything at this park," said Gene Fixler, Newton Falls Police Chief.

The Chief said whoever is responsible will face charges, "I have to be very clear, I don't care how old they are, and I don't care who they may be related to, the fact of the matter is, we will prosecute them." 

Anyone with information on who's responsible can contact Newton Falls police at (330) 872-5757.  All tips will remain anonymous.
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