2008-01-05 / News

Funds needed to save special monument

By Scott Rawdon

BUCKEYE LAKE- Gary Webb is looking for about $1,500 to keep the late Clint Harris' memorial from being repossessed. "If I have to take out a bank loan, I will," said Webb. "We need to do something."

Harris, a contractor and former Buckeye Lake Village street commissioner, was killed in a construction accident spring 2006. At the time of his death, he had commissioned a special monument in the shape of a motorcycle for his wife's grave. Tammie Harris had died in an October 2005 crash after suffering a seizure. Clint and Tammie were avid bikers.

Richard Canter took up a community collection pay off the monument created by a Sandusky, Ohio monument company. However, Canter is now being held in Licking County jail on charges of felony and grand theft. According to a Nov. 15 indictment, he is accused of stealing nearly $10,000 from elderly victims. He is also under investigation for allegedly stealing the money intended to pay for the Harris' memorial.

The bottom line, said Webb, is the money for Harris' memorial is gone. If another $1,500 cannot be raised, Harris' memorial will be repossessed. Webb is asking anyone willing to help save the Harris' memorial to call him at (740) 467-2434 for details.

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