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Businesses, non-profit tagged with graffiti

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The director of the Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind shows us the latest round of graffiti tags in the area.

The association's sign and a storage building were hit.

"We don't know if it's a new prank, or someone in the neighborhood," says Director, Paul Slone.

Neighbors and workers think it happened over the weekend.

About a dozen fresh tags were found in the alley that runs behind the Association of the Blind, parallel to Washington Avenue.

The tags read "Baker WC," and "Skate Mob."

Skater, Raymond Tanner doesn't get it either.

"I think it is kinda stupid though, honestly," says Tanner.

Tanner's brother says when he moved here eight years ago, there wasn't a graffiti problem.

Things have changed since then.

"They're just tagging it everywhere," says Gary Tanner. "And they're making the neighborhood look bad."

Back alleys like this one, provide shelter for people wanting to work on their "art."

But it's no laughing matter to the businesses and non-profits around here.

"We got the money to cover this. We got the money to clean up the sign, and redo it," says Slone. "But let's say that money could buy a child a pair of eyeglasses."

Slone says the graffiti does not fit in to the vision of city leaders.

"They mayor, and council, everybody's trying to clean up the city. As you can see, we keep our property in good order and everything, and we can't put up with that."