From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Wednesday, September 13th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.
From WRCB Channel 3…
For the third time in two weeks, emergency shelters were activated inside the Wacker Plant in Charleston. On Tuesday, crews discovered an elevated level of chemicals left over from last week’s explosion in the plant. Last week,an explosion at Wacker sent 12 people to the hospital. In August, five employees were transported for observations due to a gas leak.
Wacker employees said the community and its employees were never in any danger, but people living nearby the plant said they are terrified.
Around lunch time you could hear sirens blaring on the Wacker property. People who live nearby are on edge after hearing these sirens twice in one week, they want a clear community emergency plan.
A Wacker spokesperson said the community was never at any risk and no chemicals were released. Crews were inside the plant working to fix a problem caused by last week’s explosion when left over chemicals activated the alarms. Employees were asked to shelter in place as a precautionary measure.
County officials said their county alert system can help in a serious situation. It was not activated Tuesday but it was used last week. They are urging residents to sign up.
From the Chattanoogan…
The 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Cleveland Police Department conducted a joint operation in Cleveland. As a result of this operation, agents seized approximately 50 grams of heroin with a street value of $20,000. Agents also arrested five subjects directly involved with transporting heroin from Detroit, Michigan and distributing the heroin in Cleveland, TN.
The following people were arrested in connection with this operation: Joseph Pike of Charleston; Demondrae Smith of Detroit, Michigan; Karen Lyles of Cleveland; Leon enderson of Detroit, Michigan, and Camisha Tolbert, also of Detroit, Michigan.
Also from The Chattanoogan…
Armed with funding from a property tax hike, Cleveland, Tn., officials are ramping up some 50 capital projects.
Joe Fivas, city manager, said the projects range from greenways, to infrastructure improvements, to new runway paving at the Cleveland Jetport, and to upgrades at several major intersections.
Funding also came available for the new Candy’s Creek Cherokee Elementary School. Grading has started on the project.
Greenway work includes the Casteel Connector linking Tinsley Park to Ocoee Street. Also, the Blythe Oldfield Park, featuring a soccer field, basketball court, large green, pavilion and play equipment has gotten underway.
Cleveland is also looking at a new use for the Cherokee Hotel – with a focus on commercial or residential development.
On other topics, Mayor Tom Rowland said he was dismayed to learn that some Florida evacuees in the city had been victims of price gouging.
He said price gouging is technically not against the law in Tennessee, but he is urging the governor’s office to issue a proclamation against it.
This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, powered by Pioneer Credit. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.