Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio House Clears Bill To Curb Scrap Metal Theft
A bill that aims to curb the theft of scrap metal has cleared the Ohio House.
The measure passed Tuesday on an 81-10 vote. It would require dealers to photograph anyone who sells them scrap. Dealers couldn’t buy from anyone who refuses to be photographed, and they’d have to keep the pictures for 60 days.
Under the measure, dealers must also register with the state’s director of public safety.
High prices for copper and other metals in a struggling economy have spurred thefts of scrap-metal, leading to millions of dollars in losses and property damage as thieves rip away air conditioners, plumbing and cables from homes and businesses.
The state Senate unanimously cleared an earlier version of the bill, and it would have to agree to House changes.