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Police called to Hostess for 6 incidents


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Columbus police say they've been called to the Dolly Madison plant on National Road six times since Friday for disturbances related to a strike against the maker of Twinkies. That includes an incident in which a metal socket was thrown through the rear window of a manager's car.

Union employees, who object to planned cuts to pensions and reduced pay by owner Hostess Brands, have been picketing the Columbus plant as part of a national strike against the food company. Hostess is trying to restructure and cut costs as part of its court-sanctioned bankruptcy reorganization plan.

"We're been called for disturbance-type things, harassment, threats as people cross the picket line," said Columbus police spokesman Lt. Matt Myers.

The socket-throwing episode occurred Saturday morning as a manager drove into the plant past picketers, Myers said.

Read more in Wednesday's Republic.

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