Nelsonville Frustrated with Sidewalk Theft of Historic Bricks

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Officials in a small Ohio city say they’re frustrated by the ongoing theft of historic bricks from sidewalks in town.

Nelsonville city manager Chuck Barga says the theft of the Nelsonville Star Bricks began around Jan. 5 and now at least 50 have been stolen.

The Star Bricks are a legacy of the city’s brick-making history and won first prize at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.

The city spent a lot of time tracking down the bricks which are no longer manufactured, making the thefts all the more frustrating.