Professional Symbologist Decodes Bike Trail Graffiti

A report of spray painted graffiti on the New Carlisle bike trail was posted on the popular Facebook group “You Know You’re From New Carlisle If…” this week. Pictures were posted showing symbols and words emblazoned on benches and a concrete rest area.

Main and Lake has reached out to a professor of symbology to try to attach meanings to the defacement and to hopefully provide clues that may lead to the apprehension of the vandal.

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11 New Carlisle City Ordinances That Need Repealed NOW

Without laws, society might break down entirely. Given no basic set of ordinances – the breaking of which may come with punitive action up to imprisonment or death – the worst of humankind might take over and ruin the quality of life for everyone else. But not all laws are necessary or even logical. Many laws are nonsensical, redundant, and cause more harm than they purport to deflect. With the city’s current police situation, they need all the help they can get. Reducing unnecessary, time-consuming duties such as enforcing bad laws will benefit them.

Here are 15 New Carlisle city ordinances that, for one reason or another, need to be eliminated immediately. Each ordinance is pulled directly from the Codified Ordinances of New Carlisle, Ohio. Ordinance numbers and exact text are provided.

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