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of the copper roof that once topped the Sandusky County Courthouse are now
being put to good use for the holiday season.
copper was too damaged to go back on the roof after a fierce storm tore it off
over the summer, but instead of selling it as scrap metal, the Sandusky County
Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping to turn the copper into collectibles
and Christmas ornaments for residents.
Bureau is hoping to hire a local business to create "punch-out" ornaments,
where words could be pressed into the copper cut outs.
from the ornaments would fund the county's historic "dungeon" jail, which sits
underneath the courthouse.
[historic jails] have been destroyed," said Katherine Rice, from the Convention
and Visitors Bureau. "They've been bulldozed over or just collapsed on
themselves, so to have this intact as much as it is and be able to put it back
together for a fairly reasonable amount of money is a pretty exciting thing."
copper ornaments will be limited edition. Only 1,500-2,000 will be sold. They
won't likely be ready in time for this Christmas, but should be available in