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Published: 7/11/2001

North Toledo memorial damaged by vandals

Vandals broke lights and stole two bronze picket signs at the memorial to fallen workers in Union Memorial Park in North Toledo, causing about $10,000 in damage and losses.

In addition, three pole lights on a walkway from Champlain Street were damaged and the glass and mounting brackets on four mounted lights and the glass on a ground light were broken. The damage occurred between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Monday. It was reported to police about 10 a.m. yesterday.

The $225,000 memorial was dedicated May 12. It commemorates the bloody 1934 strike at the former Electric Auto-Lite factory in which two people were killed and 200 were hurt.



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