Created on Saturday, 02 March 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — It's not clear what's inside a decades-old time capsule found unexpectedly after the demolition of a northeast Ohio elementary school, and officials have decided to leave that mystery for someone else.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports the 2-foot-long, heavy metal cylinder was buried beneath an old Akron school destroyed this week. The canister remained intact, stenciled with the words, "To the Future 1976-2076."
The principal at the demolished school's replacement plans to rebury the time capsule near the new school. She says the students who created the time capsule apparently meant it to last a century, and she wants to respect that wish.
She says rededicating the time capsule might provide a chance for community members who had rallied around the elementary building to bid it farewell.