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United Steelworkers Ad Criticizes Kasich For Letting Plant Close

The ad features former plant employees criticizing the governor for not doing more to save some 1,000 jobs.
12, 2013

A new ad from the United Steelworkers’ “Save Ohio Jobs” campaign is taking aim at Gov. John Kasich.

Columbus Police: Two Brothers Responsible for 31 Air Conditioner Thefts

16, 2008

Columbus police say evidence linking two brothers to several thefts of air conditioning units in the northeast part of the city will be presented to a grand jury.

High metal prices bring renassaince of the “junk man”

22, 2008

The price of most metals has increased sharply in recent years. The value of copper alone has tripled over the last ten years, and now sits at nearly $4 per pound. As prices have shot up, so too has the business of scrap metal recycling so much that more and more people are making a living collecting and selling seemingly-junk items.

Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Discourage Theft of Copper and other Metals

12, 2008

State senators Wednesday approved a bill that aims to crackdown on metal thieves.

Columbus Proposes Toughened Recycled Metal Ordinance

July 17, 2007

The rising cost of metal is contributing to increased theft in the Columbus area. The city council is considering a proposal that would toughen regulations on the sale of household appliances and other scrap metals for recycling.

Workers on strike at metal plant in Bellefontaine

5, 2007

Workers are picketing at the Daido Metal Plant in Bellefontaine after contract negotiations failed. Workers walked out after their contracts expired Saturday.

Rising Metal Prices Lead to Thefts

19, 2006

Vacant homes and those being refurbished in Columbus are being broken into by people looking for recyclable metals, like copper piping. It’s a crime that’s become a lot more popular since the price of copper has risen quite dramatically in the past two years.