February 6, 2013
Tim Shier holds up his family Bible dating from the 1700’s in his home in Marysville, Ohio. The Lutheran Bible, written in German Gothic script and containing the handwritten dates of births, deaths and marriages for seven generations of Tim Shier’s family, went missing in the burglary in Marysville, near Columbus, in December 2011.
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A central Ohio man’s heart sank when he realized that burglars had broken in and stolen a safe holding his most prized possession — a 300-year-old family Bible.