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Salty about Unsalted Back Roads

John Ballenger's car tries to navigate the snowy back roads of Mansfield.

John Ballenger's car tries to navigate the snowy back roads of Mansfield.

John Ballenger

John Ballenger's car tries to navigate the snowy back roads of Mansfield.

John Ballenger

John Ballenger

John Ballenger's car tries to navigate the snowy back roads of Mansfield.

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With the cold weather and snow finally starting, some problems are starting to pop up. Such as bad road conditions. The cause of the roads being bad is the lack of salt that is being put out when it snows. The city is trying to save the money. This plan is called, “sensible salting” and counties all across Ohio have started to adopt this method. When asked, Human Resources Director Dave Remy told members of Mansfield City Council, “We have decided that we’re not going to do that anymore, because we’ll run out of salt.”

One of the main reasons that we have decided to cut down on the salt is because the city is running out of it. “We were limited I believe this year to purchasing a 5,500 ton, but that 5,500 ton cost us twice what it cost us last year,” said Dave Remy. Last year the city of Mansfield used almost 9,000 tons of salt. The city will not be able to buy more salt until the spring or summer of 2019. This makes the city go into a saving mode to save as much salt as possible. But this causes a lot of problems for the schools and their students.  

This is a huge opportunity to put students who drive in danger. Not only because of the bad roads but because of the other student drivers driving on the bad roads. Over half of the high school student body drive themselves and their siblings to school. When the city does not salt any of the backroads it will cause dangers to the students who drive. It also will cause schools to have to use more snow days and two-hour delays.   The safety of the students should be the school’s number one priority, so by salting the backroads, they can provide that. 

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Mitchell Ballenger, contributor

Mitchell Ballenger is the 2019 senior class president. The sports that he participates in and enjoys are soccer and swimming. He has two siblings, a little...

John Ballenger, Contributor

John is a senior at MCS. He enjoys playing soccer for his school. When he is not playing soccer, he is working on his car. He likes to drive his car around....

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