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Published: Wednesday, 12/14/2011

Replacement worker at Cooper Tire is beaten


FINDLAY — A Cooper Tire replacement worker was beaten by an object similar to a baseball bat over the weekend, police say.

Bobby Sellers, 26, of Leicester, N.C., was in the Town Place Suites parking lot, 2501 Tiffin Ave., about 8 p.m. Saturday when a man, described by police as tall and white, hit Mr. Sellers several times, authorities say.

Mr. Sellers was taken to Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center for treatment.

Police say they do not believe Mr. Sellers’ employment had anything to do with the attack.

On Nov. 28, Cooper Tire locked out about 1,000 employees at its Findlay factory, a day after union members voted down a tentative three-year agreement.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call 419-424-7164 or 419-424-8477.

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