Items stolen from Truro Township maintenance garage


By Tara Figurski
Staff Writer

A break-in at the Truro Township Cemetery maintenance garage left township officials scrambling for service equipment.

On Aug. 4, someone broke into the garage damaging the entry door and stole several pieces of lawn maintenance equipment, according to Truro Township Administrator Jason Nicodemus. The estimated damage is $2,400.

“We have determined that four pieces of maintenance equipment was stolen,” Nicodemus said, including a trimmer, back pack blower, gas powered hedge trimmer and a gas powered pole saw.

He said the township submitted a claim to its insurance carrier and the damage will be covered minus the cost of the deductible.

Nicodemus said the damage was discovered when township staff arrived for work at the cemetery on the morning of Aug. 5.

To date no suspects have been identified, Nicodemus said. The break-in is under investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff.

This is the first time the township maintenance garage has been targeted.

“We are exploring our options to make the building more secure at this time,” Nicodemus said, adding he anticipates having all of the missing equipment replaced in the next couple of months.

Flooding damages fire station

The Truro Township fire station was damaged when heavy rains drenched central Ohio on July 12.

Truro Township Fire Chief Steve Hein said the entryway to the fire station was damaged during the storm.He said there is a patch of grass before you enter the first set of double doors of the building.

“The torrential floods last month the overwhelmed the catch basin of in the parking lot,” he said. “It’s pretty flat there. We got some flooding in the entryway.”

Hein said the drywall and carpeting were damaged with the flooding.

“There was so much coming so fast,” Hein said. “I lived in town all my life and I couldn’t believe it. A lot of people had flooded basements and there was standing water in the streets.”

Nicodemus said the damage caused by the flooding wasn’t covered by insurance. He said the repair work to fix the carpeting, floor tiles, drywall and insulation will all be done in-house.

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