Posted on July 6, 2020

Newton Falls Declares Itself Sanctuary City for Historical Statues

WFMJ, July 5, 2020



City Manager David Lynch signed the proclamation Saturday declaring a general amnesty for statues of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, Patrick Henry, Francis Scott Key, Theodore Roosevelt, and Christopher Columbus.

Newton Falls has volunteered to accept the statues of these historical figures that have been removed throughout the country and place them in a location of honor in the community.