Listed below are your morning headlines for Tuesday, September eight:
- Storms trigger widespread flooding, Route eight closure Monday
- Kent State mulling removing of ‘the rock’ after racist incidents
- Longtime State Rep. Patrick Sweeney dies at 81
- Summit Co. Prosecutor warns of COVID-19 scams focusing on seniors
- Ex-Sears retailer to change into cupboard meeting heart
- Akron ‘fortress’ introduced down Saturday
Storms trigger widespread flooding, Route eight closure Monday
Heavy rains of round four inches in some areas induced flash flooding throughout Northeast Ohio on Labor Day. Parts of Route eight in Akron needed to be shut down as a consequence of excessive water. The identical goes for parts of Martin Luther King Jr Drive and the Carter Street Bridge in Cleveland and Route 18 and the I-71 bridge in Medina. Cleveland.com reports flooding additionally occurred in Lorain, Lakewood, Solon, Hudson, Twinsburg and Streetsboro, amongst different areas all through Northeast Ohio.
Kent State mulling removing of ‘the rock’ after racist incidents
Kent State College is contemplating eradicating or fencing off a fixture on its campus often called ‘the rock’ after a number of racist, anti-Black messages have been painted on it. On Monday, faculty officers released a statement decrying “vile, hurtful” messages that date again to a minimum of Aug. 28. Kent State shortly introduced the formation of an anti-racism taskforce. Officers are additionally contemplating putting in safety cameras. Kent State college students have a protracted custom of portray messages on the rock, which is clearly seen from East Fundamental Road.
Longtime State Rep. Patrick Sweeney dies at 81
Longtime Ohio Rep. Patrick Sweeney died Monday. Sweeny represented elements of Cleveland for 3 a long time. A democrat, he was a member of the Ohio Home from 1967 by 1997 and a state senator in 1997 and 1998. Cleveland.com studies Sweeney had simply turned 81 on Sept. 2. His daughter mentioned he died of pure causes.
Summit Co. Prosecutor warns of COVID-19 scams focusing on seniors
The Summit County Prosecutor’s workplace warns that senior residents are being focused in a sequence of COVID-19 associated scams. The Beacon Journal reports officers are warning seniors towards affords of vaccinations or at-home check kits. Many scammers are promoting pretend merchandise that declare to deal with or forestall COVID-19. Officers additionally say by no means ship cash or give out delicate info like bank card numbers or Social Safety numbers to unknown folks or corporations.
Ex-Sears retailer to change into cupboard meeting heart
The outdated Sears retailer at Chapel Hill Mall might change into a cupboard meeting and distribution heart. The Akron planning fee is anticipated to listen to a proposal for the challenge on Friday from a neighborhood firm, in line with the Beacon Journal. The corporate has to safe a rezoning of the realm from retail to mild industrial. Town gained’t identify the corporate however says it’s already positioned in Akron and has been working with town on discovering room to broaden. Development is estimated so as to add 35 to 75 jobs. Planning paperwork don’t point out what number of the finished manufacturing unit will make use of.
Akron ‘fortress’ introduced down Saturday
A demolition challenge introduced guests to the location of a widely known Akron construction that was torn down Saturday. Typically referred to as the fortress, the 125-year constructing on the nook of Perkins and Union close to downtown began out as a printing firm’s primary workplace. The Perkins avenue exit off Route eight is anticipated to be reconfigured as a part of a 120-million greenback challenge to switch the Route eight Bridge over the Little Cuyahoga River Valley. Work is anticipated to start subsequent 12 months.