A present for one of President Harding's best friends has been stolen from President Harding's Home on Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion Police received a call just before 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning for a reported break in at the Presidential Home. Police discovered that the intruders used a ladder to break into a second story window.
The collar made for President Harding's Airedale Terrier "Laddie Boy" dates back to 1923 and has "LADDIE BOY" engraved in raised letters on the center of the collar, with "FROM ALASKA'S GOLDEN HEART" in one of the heart shapes flanking the name, and on the reverse side is "FAIRBANKS JULY 16th 1923."
The metal pendants and decorations were made from pure gold.
Police are still investigating the crime with the help of the Ohio Historical Society. It is unknown if there is someone targeting historical sites, or if this was a random act. This is the first time in 20 years an incident like this has taken place at the Harding Home.
Police are asking residents for any information on the whereabouts of the collar or detail about the break. You can Call the Marion Police at 387-2525 or the TIPS line at 375-TIPS.