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mountain4greys
 Posted: Aug 3 2010, 10:20 AM
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XENIA, Ohio (UPI) -- Officials in an Ohio county said they have given up replacing Wildman Road street signs, which had become a popular item among thieves.

Greene County Engineer Robert Geyer said his office has stopped replacing the signs on the rural road because they last less than 24 hours before they are stolen, the Dayton Daily News reported.

"You could put it up today and it'd be gone tomorrow," Geyer said. "It's out in the boonies and easy to steal."

Geyer said his office spends thousands of dollars each year replacing stolen or destroyed street signs. The engineer said he believes most of the signs end up as decorations in garages, bedrooms and dorm rooms.

Joseph Litvin, Montgomery County engineer, said his office put oft-targeted street signs, including Stoner Drive and Snake Street, on higher posts to deter thieves.



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 Posted: Aug 3 2010, 01:46 PM
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Why would they steal it?
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 Posted: Aug 3 2010, 02:48 PM
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That happens here too and so many streets do not have signs. Just found out one of the main roads I travel is West 5th. Avenue and have been using it for at least 7 years :tofunny:
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