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August 17, 2018
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Historian could be charged for removing river rock
(WOUB) - A Kentucky grand jury is investigating
whether criminal charges should be filed against an Ohio historian after he pulled an eight-ton boulder out of the Ohio River last fall.

Steve Shaffer says he was simply trying to protect the boulder when he had it removed, while some Kentucky residents claim the rock should not have been removed.

The rock now sits on some old tires in a dusty corner of a Portsmouth, Ohio, city maintenance garage.

Earlier this spring, Kentucky lawmakers adopted a resolution condemning the rock's removal and demanding its return.

Ohio lawmakers are considering a counter-resolution calling on Kentucky to abandon its claim to the rock.
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