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Princeton seeks solution to starling problem

PRINCETON, W.Va. -- Tenants along Princeton's Main Street are complaining about a large group of starlings that's made its home on one building.

City code enforcement director Bill Buzzo says tenants of the building and surrounding properties have filed about a dozen complaints about the starlings during the past few months.

Buzzo tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the tenants are upset about the starlings' droppings and the noise they create.

He says the birds have been seen swooping around the Mercer County Courthouse and the Princeton Municipal Building.

A co-owner of the building where the birds are roosting says he believes the city is responsible for getting rid of them. Harold B. Wolfe III says private citizens aren't responsible for the actions of wildlife.


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