Thieves rip off a thousand speaker wires in Ohio

WCMH: News, Weather, and Sports for Columbus, Ohio It’s just terrible to see the strange ingenuity of desperate morons who steal copper wiring. Copper theft is a plague in many parts of the country, and now WCMH, Columbus OH’s news leader, says it’s the motivation behind the theft of over 1000 speakers at the South…

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Aut-O-Rama wins business of the year award

The Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In Theatre has something to celebrate beyond switching to digital projection. This week, it won the North Ridgeville (OH) Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business of the Year. NorthCoastNow.com has the story of the local, family-run business that has found a way to succeed. Brothers Tim and Del Sherman, who are treasurer and vice president,…

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Hamilton Auto Theatre keeps improving

Cincinnati CityBeat ran one of my favorite kind of drive-in stories yesterday. It’s a long description of how some outsiders purchased the Hamilton Auto Theatre just outside Hamilton OH in 2007 and brought it up to date while keeping as many nostalgic elements as they could. That updating passed a major milestone a couple of…

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Two OH drive-ins show the wisdom of planning ahead

Vindy.com, a service of the Youngstown (OH) Vindicator, has a fine article about the digital conversion plans of its two nearby drive-ins, the Elm Road and the Skyway, both of Warren. Both of them seem to have conversion in the bag because of their forethought. Bob Hreno, who with his family owns the Elm Road,…

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Aut-O-Rama adds digital for its 2013 opening

Cleveland.com reported that the Aut-O-Rama Drive-In (North Ridgeville OH) spent over $150,000 for two digital projectors and reopened for the 2013 season. The woman in charge, Deb Sherman, said “They just arrived, so that’s why we were able to set our opening date for (last) Friday.” Sherman’s family has been running the Aut-O-Rama since they opened it…

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Wilmington owner changes mind, will reopen

You may remember our previous coverage of Phillip Chakeres, the CEO of the company that owns the Wilmington (OH) Drive-In. Chakeres said he wasn’t sure whether it was closed for good, then a couple of days later he said he was certain it was closed for good. Now there’s news this week that Chakeres said he’ll…

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