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Spelling detour: Sign in Ohio spells north 'NORHT'

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[June 09, 2011]  STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A new, high-profile road sign over an Ohio interstate highway entrance will be replaced, because a contractor's spelling went off the road.

The word "north" appeared prominently at the top of the sign misspelled "N-O-R-H-T."

Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jackie Schafer (SHAY'-fur) says the contractor fixed the error in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville on Tuesday by placing an overlay over the word, with the correct spelling. She tells The Associated Press the contractor will pay to have a new sign made.

The Plain Dealer of Cleveland was first to report about the problem with the sign, on eastbound state Route 82 at Interstate 71.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,

[Associated Press]

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