Volunteers Scramble to Fix Turfed Fields
NEW FRANKLIN, OH — Volunteers are scrambling to fix some baseball and football fields after they say someone went on a joy ride and destroyed the property.
The Lockhart Field in New Franklin is owned by the school district, but volunteers maintain it.
On Friday morning, a neighbor noticed someone had turfed the field, which plays host to youth sports.
Kids aren’t able to play on the fields because of safety reasons and now, volunteers are scrambling to fix the property before the summer season.
“Not that any time would be good, but it’s not like it’s June and you’ve got a couple of months of summertime to get in here and do something,” said Mike Stafford, Director of Services for Manchester Schools. “Right now, we’re in an impasse. The weather is holding us hostage and we’re going to be scrambling to make alternative arrangements for the upcoming season and what we can do to fix the fields. So we’ll be busy.”
Stafford says if they can’t get the fields fixed, they have have to share facilities with the school system.