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Northridge Little League cleans up again after fields vandalism

NORTHRIDGE, Ohio (WDTN) — The Northridge Little League is once again cleaning up its facilities after discovering signs were torn down and graffiti painted all over the dugouts.

Mandi Worthington is the Little League president. She discovered the vandalism over the weekend.

“Basically, one problem after another. Once everything is fine, as soon as everything is fine, something else happens,” Worthington said.

After recovering from Memorial Day tornadoes in 2019 and two seasons impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Worthington was looking forward to starting the 2022 season without a hitch. Now, the start of training is postponed, and she will have to spend even more money to clean the canoes and replace the panels.

“We already bought a few five-gallon buckets of paint, which was quite expensive. You have to get spray guns, rollers, brushes, all that again to get back to it. We have a guy coming over to see the roof to see what we need to do to see if it can be pressure washed, or if he’s going to have to strip it and re-roof it. So yeah, it’s going to be a little pricey,” Worthington said.

Worthington said she was also considering installing security. Despite these setbacks, she is grateful for the support of the community during this time.

“We have a pretty strong community and everyone is pretty much willing to come in and help out and put it back the way we should. Which is a good attribute here at Northridge,” Worthington said.

Worthington is hosting a community-wide cleanup on Saturday, March 26, 2022 to help repaint and prepare the grounds for practice. It will start around 9:00 a.m.


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