Uniontown Library workers say stolen 88-year-old basketball championship ring is mystery
An 88-year-old basketball championship ring was stolen from the Uniontown Library, but there is no sign of a break-in.
Stumped workers talked to Channel 11 about the mystery.
"There's a real mystery here at the Uniontown Library. A prized and valuable ring that was on display has simply vanished without a trace,” said Lynne Tharan.
Tharan said the ring’s case wasn’t shattered, and the lock wasn’t broken, but the ring that belonged to Joseph Hackney is gone.
"The ring was a plain gold band with a little bit of an enlarged area in the center," said Tharan.
The ring was engraved and given to the 1925 Uniontown High School basketball team members after the team won the state championship. Hackney’s family gave it to the Uniontown Sports Hall of Fame on loan.
“When it was discovered that the ring was missing, the doors were reversed, and the lock was hanging crooked,” said Tharan.
Tharan said the doors were still locked, which confused her, so she scrolled through the building’s surveillance video.
"We have reviewed the videotape back to the beginning of September, and we really haven't seen anything that makes us suspicious of anyone," said Tharan.
“The woman who loaned it to us is, of course, very upset. It’s part of her family’s memories, her history, and someone has stolen it,” said Tharan.