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Ohio town may shut off street lights to save money

MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio (AP) — Officials in an eastern Ohio village plagued with financial problems are talking about shutting down some of the street lights to save money.

Frank Fuscardo, administrator of the Ohio River village of Mingo Junction, said darkening some of the street lights is just one of the options for trying to get a handle on the budget.

WTOV-TV reports that officials have identified parts of the village of about 3,300 residents where certain street lights could be shut off without leaving entire areas in the dark. The village council will have the final say.

Fuscardo said residents who feel they need a street light where one has been shut off can pay to have another light put in. They'd pay $8 to $11 a month for the service.

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