Thursday , 21 March 2019

Tuesday, June 5th

Here is today’s news on, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Building permits issued by the city of Cleveland in April totaled $7.5 million in construction value.

Total building permits were $7,469,541, resulting in permits fees to the city of $29,419.

Residential permits topped this total with $4,881,415 in permits as developers and contractors are entering the construction season. Commercial permits were $2,337,500, with $250,626 for additions and renovations around the city.

The big permit for the month was for a new aircraft hangar near the  Cleveland Regional Jetport, a $2 million project. The new aviation facility will be just off Dry Valley Road. The permit was taken out by Life Care Centers of America.

The south side of Cleveland is getting a new Dunkin’ Donuts location,  just off APD 40.

The corporation has taken out a $300,000 permit for the new establishment.

Halifax Construction Company has the contract for the new location, 2428 Blackburn Road S.E.

Westmore Church of God is building a well house on Legacy Parkway N.W., a $7,500 construction effort.

Also from The Banner…

This year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive was a resounding success, according to Mike Williams, organizer of the event locally.

The campaign, which is conducted by Cleveland United States Postal Service employees in association with the National Association of Letter Carriers, is a single-day food drive that took place nationwide on May 12. The yearly event is held on the second Saturday of each May. It was the 25th year the event has taken place in Cleveland.

Williams said supplies of donated food items were overwhelming, and greatly appreciated.

Several local organizations participated in the event, including Tasso United Methodist Church, Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, The Caring Place, Second Harvest Thrift Store and Ministry and Abundant Living.

Williams said there were so many food items donated this year that additional workers were needed to unload them from mail trucks.

From WRCB Channel 3…

Chattanooga Police are encouraging citizens to check their bank accounts after a Florida man was arrested Sunday evening for using cloned debit cards to make withdraws at a First Tennessee ATM.

George Ortmeier, 39, was observed by a CPD sergeant making withdrawals at a bank on Brainerd Road, according to the arrest affidavit.

The sergeant found that Ortmeier had numerous magnetic stripe cards and cash in his possession.

Ortmeier was arrested and taken to the Chattanooga Police Service Center. A United States Secret Service Agent and another CPD officer were brought in for a follow-up with Ortmeier.

They seized the cards and cash and read Ortmeier his rights, which he said he understood. They had him sign a consent to search his vehicle and cell phones as well.

The USSS agent checked the 17 cards Ortmeier had and found the numbers on the cards did not match the ones encoded on the respective card’s magnetic stripe. The stripes had been re-encoded with information from other bank accounts.

Ortmeier told police he was given the cards to make withdrawals from the bank.