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Lending A Helping Hand


A citizens group is doing its best to help workers who are in the middle of a labor dispute.

Members of Neighbors For Clean Air Thursday night presented United Steelworkers Union workers with food items it's been collecting all week.

The workers are involved in a work stoppage at the Eramet plant on Ohio Route even, that's nearly a month old.

"Their families are going to start feeling the pinch of not getting paychecks regularly," says group member Caroline Beidler. "I know if I wasn't getting paychecks regularly, I would start to feel the pinch, and I would need a little bit of support. Some people are a little more creative and can spread it a little further. We hope we can make a little bit of a dent for them."

Beidler says that, through donations, the group collected an impressive amount of non-perishable food items in just a few days.


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