Swastika found in tunnel near Basin Rec Fieldhouse
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office reported racist graffiti found in the tunnel underneath I-80 near the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse Friday.
A portion of the roughly 20 symbols painted in the tunnel depicted racist and derogatory symbols, including a swastika.
A sheriff’s deputy was flagged down by a person who noticed the graffiti on their morning run. The runner said they believe the incident occurred early in the morning, as the paint was wet and had a strong odor.
The case is under investigation, and there are no suspects yet.
In July, a spray-painted swastika was found in the bathroom of the playground in the Silver Creek Village neighborhood.
During the last school year, a swastika and a racial slur were found under a student’s desk in a Jewish teacher’s classroom.