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Ohio village darkens street lights to save money

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MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio (AP) - Leaders of a cash-strapped eastern Ohio village have approved shutting off hundreds of street lights - and some traffic lights - as a cost-cutting measure.
    
The village council in Mingo Junction has been talking about the move for months. WTOV-TV reports that about half of the village's 600 street lights will go dark in coming months.
    
In addition, the village of about 3,500 resident is doing away with traffic lights at least one intersection, replacing them with stop signs.
    
The moves will save Mingo Junction tens of thousands of dollars this year.
    
Residents worried about safety have the option of paying about $11 out of their own pockets each month to keep a street light burning.

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