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Big Run residents say dredging is a necessity

November 20, 2013

Pictured is the "Island in the Stream" that has grown out of nothing in the Mahoning Creek over the past 50 years. The island is located near Water Street and removing it is one of the item’s on Big Run Borough Council’s agenda. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Spirit)

BIG RUN — A group of Big Run residents spoke at Monday's Big Run Borough Council meeting and complained of the island in the stream, which allegedly has grown due to a lack of dredging in the creek over the years and has led to flooding in the lower end of the borough any time a major rain storm occurs.

For details on the discussion and other news from the Big Run Borough Council meeting, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

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