Signal downed at 198-501 split

Staff Writer

The intersection of state Routes 198 and 501 and Hamilton Rd. will be missing its traffic light for the next week after an electric maintenance vehicle pulled down the signal on Thursday.

The driver passed through the intersection with the boom up, pulling down the suspension wire, destroying the light and splintering a wooden post on the corner.

The shattered light sat in pieces along the curb and sidewalk while a crew of city workers cleaned up debris in the intersection.

According to Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Chad Scott, it may...