Pease Township Resident Says Unlit Street Lights Will Cost Someone Their Life
Last week, Belmont County voters approved a Pease Township levy that will allow the area to turn its street lights back on, but one resident said that can't happen soon enough.
Resident Wilbur Garrison said the scheduled time for the lights to be turned back on is too far late to be helpful, and he predicts someone will be hurt or killed in the meantime. Garrison said a stretch of Route 40, between Riesbeck's and the Bridgeport Schools, where it is particularly dark at night, is treacherous for anyone walking along the road. Meanwhile, Pease Township trustees said they can't turn the lights back on until next February or March, when the levy money comes in. Township Trustee Mike Bianconi said he's grateful the voters said yes to the levy, but he said they can't use the money until they get it.
Garrison said he's just afraid it may be too late by then.