Six teens guilty of damaging holiday lights in Ohio
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 07:56

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Six high school students have been convicted in the vandalism of a family's annual Christmas light display that was a decades-long tradition in their Ohio community.

The last of the six boys was found guilty in juvenile court this week in Chillicothe, about 40 miles south of Columbus. They were accused of damaging and stealing from an elaborate display featuring 30,000 lights in the yard of a Ross County home.

Most of the teens will learn their punishments later. One case was handled in municipal court, and that teen is being sent to a diversion program.

The display's creator, Mike Hall, initially said he'd end the decorative tradition after the vandalism. But he has told The Chillicothe Gazette he received encouragement from the community and might change his mind.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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