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Campaign signs stolen, candidate for 58th reports

| Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

Someone stole more than 300 campaign signs placed along roadways from Mt. Pleasant to Rostraver, state police said.

Rob Ferguson, a Scottdale funeral director running for state representative in the 58th district, told police about 200 blue and yellow "Ferguson for State Representative" signs along Route 31, between Mt. Pleasant Borough and West Newton, were missing. Also taken were 140 signs along Route 981, between Scottdale and Rostraver. The signs disappeared between Saturday night and Monday morning.

Ferguson, a Republican, said he began receiving calls Monday when supporters noticed the signs were gone.

Ferguson said that the signs are valued at between $3 and $3.50 each. They amounted to about a third of the signs he had ordered.

Ferguson is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the thefts.

Anyone with knowledge about the case is asked to contact Trooper Matthew Pergar at the Greensburg barracks at 724-832-3288.

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