7/10/17 – Hobart Village officials reports seven-to-10-thousand dollars damage has been done by vandals who have sprayed purple paint on welcome signs. Hundreds of visitors are in the area for this weekend’s L-P-G-A Thornberry Creek Classic golf tournament. Police with the Oneida and Hobart-Lawrence departments are investigating. A Facebook posting requests help from the public. Purple and white are the colors of the Oneida Nation and a spokesperson says the use of those colors in vandalism is disrespectful. All law enforcement agencies in the area have combined efforts to find the vandals.