HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) The city of Hagerstown corrected a municipal spelling error Thursday, 20 years after committing it.
A sign directing drivers to "Municpal Stadium" was replaced with one displaying the proper spelling, said Erik Kline, city traffic control supervisor.
The sign was erected in the mid- to late 1980s, but the error went uncorrected until The (Hagerstown) Herald-Mail brought it to City Hall's attention this week, prompted by a reader's complaint.
Kline said the longtime tolerance for the misspelled sign shouldn't reflect poorly on the western Maryland city of 38,000.
"I think it was a mistake that was made. I don't know that it necessarily makes us look bad," Kline said.
"Municpal" Stadium is home of the single A Hagerstown Suns... I always try to go on Thirsty Thursday for dollar beer nights, but the stadium sucks. In any case, this was posted on the Light Side and I just had to bring it over considering I'm typing this from Hagerstown.