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Maple syrup reference angers two readers

By Todd Franko (Contact)

Published November 1, 2009

A lot of readers turned to a story this week about a Canfield residence that was home to improperly cared for children and animals, as alleged by various child and animal welfare officials. Click on the story here.

One description of the home came from a Canfield police officer who described walking through the animal waste in the home as walking through 2 inches of maple syrup.

The story resonated with a lot of readers and drove many of you to our message boards — the syrup reference standing out with many folks.

But the story angered two readers: area maple syrup growers who were outraged at our story and the impact it would have on maple syrup sales.

The call came in to the newsroom during the first hours of the initial Canfield story. The anger and outrage about the injustice we served up to maple syrup was such, the editor receiving the call was unsure if it was a prank or if he was being taped for a radio show gag.

We get lots of call about our stories. This was one worth sharing.



1Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

I am appalled that they were appalled by referencing the texture of maple syrup to the floor slime . This wont inhibit my consumption nor anyone elses of maple syrup . Perhaps they could send some samples to the Vindy to verify that their maple syrup is of a high quality . This would truly bring closure to any misconceptions .

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2SteveDee(9 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

I'd only be concerned if they started to bottle it.

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3Ginger76(178 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Is this a joke?

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4mikeymike(469 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Get a life people.

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5aeparish(669 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago


And poor Aunt Jemima must be rolling in her grave.

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