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ArcelorMittal invests $55 million in Cleveland blast furnace
Other headlines: Seymour Ave. houses demolished; Search for Akron teen continues
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Seymour Ave. houses demolished
  • Search for Akron teen continues
  • Bumper crop of new charter schools in 2013
  • Rabies bait attracts raccoons across eastern Ohio
  • Route 82 bridge to close for one week

  • ArcelorMittal invests $55 million in Cleveland blast furnace
    One sign of a recovery in Northeast Ohio manufacturing has been announced by the world’s largest steel maker.

    The Plain Dealer reports that ArcelorMittal in Cleveland is investing $55 million in an upgrade of one of its two blast furnaces.

    The work will increase the output by more than 10% to around 600 tons per day of iron, which is later converted to steel.

    The plant near downtown Cleveland employs more than 1,500 hourly workers.

    Seymour Ave. houses demolished
    A pile of rubble is all that remains of two vacant homes next to the Cleveland property where a man held three women captive for about a decade.

    The abandoned houses were demolished this morning near the home where the women escaped in May.

    That house was destroyed three weeks ago under the plea deal that spared Ariel Castro a possible death sentence and forced him to turn over the deed to the house and pay for its demolition. Castro was sentenced to life in prison.

    It's not clear what will happen to the demolition sites. There's been talk of creating a park or a garden.

    Search for Akron teen continues
    Police and volunteers in Akron are scouring a wooded area in Akron near where a 19-year old woman is believed to have gone missing.

    News Channel 5 is reporting a tip is leading to the renewed search for Taylor Robinson who has been missing since May 4th.


    Bumper crop of new charter schools in 2013
    Dozens of new charter schools are opening this fall around Ohio, with about one-third of them in Columbus.

    Fifty-two charter schools can open in the state, up from 33 new schools a year ago and 35 the previous year. The facilities are public schools that can get state funding but can operate only in certain areas. They often are independent of school districts.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports few of the 350-plus charter schools throughout Ohio have shown stellar academic performance.


    Rabies bait attracts raccoons across eastern Ohio
    Ohio will begin putting out baits laced with rabies vaccine on Monday in the eastern part of the state in an effort to stop the disease from spreading.

    The Ohio Department of Health says the baiting will continue through Sept. 20 and cover 4,334 square miles. The coated baits intended for raccoons are about the size of ketchup packets. They are white and rolled in a brown fishmeal glaze known to attract raccoons.

    Baits will be distributed by aircraft and vehicles.

    Five raccoon-rabies cases have been confirmed this year. The cases include four raccoons in Mahoning County and one cat in Trumbull County.

    Rabies is a viral disease that affects people and animals and is almost always fatal.

    Bats, raccoons and skunks pose the greatest risk of rabies in Ohio.


    Route 82 bridge to close for one week
    Motorists will be forced to detour around the Route 82 bridge in Brecksville starting next Tuesday.

    ODOT says starting Tuesday, Sept.3rd,  the Rt 82 bridge will be closed for one week for repairs. 

    Signs for the detour will be posted.

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