The Times West Virginian

September 4, 2013

Stolen street signs, speed bumps remain problem in Worthington

By Emily Gallagher
Times West Virginian

WORTHINGTON — “Pure vandalism.”

That’s how Worthington mayor Sandra Hulsey described reports of several stolen street signs and speed bumps after the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Street signs were reported stolen around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from Hutchinson Drive, Meadowridge Road, Chiefton Way, New Hill Circle and Crown Street. Hulsey said that although the addresses are Worthington addresses, they are not technically in the Town of Worthington.

“On the road that goes from South Worthington over toward Enterprise, they stole — I think — all those street signs,” she said.

When a street sign gets stolen from the town, the town has to pay for it. Hulsey said it takes money that could be used for something better.

“It’s just pure vandalism,” she added.

A few months ago, Hulsey said the street sign for Woods Alley was stolen and it cost about $50 to replace.

“It’s not cheap, and the money adds up,” she said.


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