Movement Detected On Rockslide Hill

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Apr 25, 2012 9:50 am

Officials monitoring the southeast Ohio hillside where a massive boulder crushed a car say a tree there has moved several inches but they don't believe there's an immediate threat of another rockslide.

Monitoring pins were installed in the hill after a boulder weighing roughly 100 tons crashed onto a car and damaged a home, utility poles, a water line and other vehicles in Athens last month.
 
The man who owns the property has asked the city to take control of the hillside but hasn't received a response.  Michael Weiser says the city is better equipped with resources to handle maintenance of the property.
 
The city's service-safety director says removing the boulder and fixing the damaged water line cost the city about $24,000.
 
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