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Copley chemical fire is out
Other noon headlines: Ohio increasing shale drilling plants; Pennsylvania wants air quality plans; Corrections officers on leave after inmate suicide


 
In The Region:
  • Ohio increasing shale drilling plants while Pennsylvania wants air quality plans
  • Corrections officers on leave after inmate suicide
  • A chemical fire this morning in Copley caused evacuations and a hazmat concern. The fire at the Yellow-Roadway truck terminal started around 9 this morning, near the intersection of Route 21 and Copley Rd. A 25-gallon container of wood ether, which can skin and eye irritation, burned. An employee who discovered the fire was taken to Children’s hospital with minor burns and released. Three trailers burned but there is no damage to the terminal building reported. The fire is now out and roads in the area are reopened.

    Ohio increasing shale drilling plants; Pennsylvania wants air quality plans
    Ohio is getting its sixth natural gas processing plant tied to shale drilling — plus a new pipeline that will carry liquids to the Gulf Coast. The plant is planned for Urichsville in eastern Ohio. The associated pipeline would carry natural gas liquids from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the Gulf Coast for further processing. The plan involves converting 900 miles of the existing Tennessee Gas pipeline from natural gas to liquids. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the cost for the projects could approach $1 billion.

    Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says shale oil or gas wells will no longer be exempt from filing air quality plans. The agency said Thursday that wells in the state had been granted blanket exemptions from filing plans since 1996. Now, drillers of unconventional shale wells can either get approval of an air quality plan, or put controls in place that are more stringent than federal air quality rules. Flaring, or open burning of excess gas, will only be allowed on a short-term or emergency basis.

    Corrections officers on leave after inmate suicide
    Two corrections officers working when an Ohio death row inmate committed suicide are on paid leave as the prisons department investigates what happened. They were working at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution last weekend when 44-year-old Billy Slagle was found hanging in his cell. It happened days before Slagle's execution date and hours before officers were to begin monitoring him around the clock. Officers at the prison are supposed to check on inmates every 30 minutes. One officer is 30 and joined the agency in September 2010. The other is 19 and has been a corrections officer since January.

    Highway patrol's slick shoes
    The Ohio Highway Patrol troopers’ union is calling new shoes issued to officers “slick” – and not in a good way. In a grievance filed this week, troopers say they can lead to slips and falls, and can come off too easily while chasing and wrestling with suspects. The union accuses leadership of valuing appearance over safety in refusing to back off its choice of a buckle-and-strap shoe to replace the "athletic" lace-up shoes. Spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston says the patrol is willing to continue discussing the shoes rather than wait for an arbitrator to hear the grievance.

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