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Brass rods stolen from veterans' graves

WAUSEON, Ohio – The superintendent of a northwest Ohio cemetery said about 100 brass rods that hold medallions and flags were stolen from veterans’ graves.

WTOL-TV (http://bit.ly/1qu5Bxu ) reported the rods were replaced Monday at the Wauseon Union Cemetery, about 35 miles west of Toledo.

Cemetery superintendent Scott Stiriz said it’s the second time the brass has been stolen there. He said he’s considering installing security cameras.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the thefts. It estimates the stolen brass was worth about $350.

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