Monday , 18 February 2019

Tuesday, February 13th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Tuesday, February 13th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Residents on Julian Drive in the Sullivan subdivision continue to complain to the Cleveland City Council and city staff about ongoing traffic problems in their Northeast Cleveland  neighborhood.

Desiree Abraham, who lives on Julian Drive N.E., approached the council recently with the residents’ concerns, and contacted Vice Mayor Avery Johnson with additional  information and photographs.

Abraham said her issues are with speeding, property damage and motorists using the neighborhood to avoid traffic signals from North Ocoee Street to reach APD 40 via 25th Street.

Her photos displayed recent damage she said was caused by a driver who wrecked and who was charged with driving while intoxicated.

She said this was not a one-time event, and that she and her neighbors have been replacing damaged property on a fairly regular basis.

Abraham said she has talked with Public Works Manager Tommy Myers and City Engineer Brian Gilbert to request speed bumps, a four-way traffic stop at Julian and McIntire drives, and signage halting trucks with three or more axles from rerouting through the neighborhood.

Abraham said she is employed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and  regularly witnesses damage on Interstate 24, Interstate 75, and other major state routes. She said recent damage in her neighborhood indicates to her that a vehicle that crashed there was traveling at interstate speeds.

Also from The Banner…

Old Man Winter’s harsh blow and a belligerent flu bug whose bite is worse than his bark are taking their toll on regional blood supplies.

In a community plea distributed throughout Blood Assurance’s five-state territory — which includes 51 counties and 76 health care facilities — Medical Director Dr. Elizabeth Culler said canceled bloodmobiles and postponed appointments are depleting the blood bank.

Currently, Blood Assurance’s biggest needs include O positive, O negative, A positive and A negative blood types.

Donors aren’t to blame for current blood shortages. Bad weather has forced organizers to cancel blood drives due to dangerous road conditions, as well as a fear that plummeting temperatures would keep potential donors at home, or in the warmth of their offices.

To be eligible to donate blood, donors must be at least 18 years old; however, those who are 16 or 17 can also donate provided they have parental consent. Donors must weigh 110 pounds or more, and they must be in generally good health.

Before making a blood donation, donors will be asked a series of health-related questions, and their body temperature, blood pressure and iron levels will be screened.

To schedule an appointment at a Blood Assurance donor center, visit, call 800-962-0628 or text BAGIVE to 444999.

In Cleveland, the Blood Assurance donor center is located in The Village Green retail and professional center. Parking spaces designated exclusively for Blood Assurance donors are available in the parking lot on the Keith Street side of the business complex.

From WRCB Channel 3…

A Fort Bragg soldier and his wife and son reported missing in New York have been found safe in Tennessee.

Media outlets report that Utica, New York, police said Monday that 25-year-old Travis Reynolds, 24-year-old Deanna Reynolds and their 19-month-old so, Cooper., were found safe in Tennessee.

It was reported the family was found at the Jackson Island Campsite in Rhea County, Tennessee, late Sunday.

Utica Police Lt. Bryan Coromato had said earlier Sunday the family had last been seen Feb. 5 while visiting Deanna Reynolds’ family. Coromato says her family filed missing persons report for her and her son after not hearing from them since Feb. 6.

Coromato says Travis Reynolds is stationed at Fort Bragg and lives in Fayetteville. His rank, job and unit were not immediately available.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.