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Canton rations road salt ahead of winter storm
Other headlines: Union tries to save threatened jobs in Avon Lake; Fire damages historic Tremont property
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Union tries to save threatened jobs in Avon Lake
  • Fire damages historic Tremont property
  • Blue-green algae toxins could taint water supplies
  • Union tries to save threatened jobs in Avon Lake
    Union leaders are trying to save some of the 900 Ford Motor Co. jobs threatened with layoffs in northeast Ohio.

    United Auto Workers Local 2000 is working with state and county officials to hold additional talks with Ford to save the jobs.  The Assembly Plant in Avon Lake has nearly 1,900 workers.

    Layoffs are part of a tentative agreement reached in 2011.

    Gov. John Kasich's spokesman said today the state is confident Ford will abide by a 2011 commitment to protect the jobs.

    A Ford spokeswoman says the company is exploring options including temporary layoffs, retirement packages and rotating shifts.


    Canton rations road salt ahead of winter storm
    The City of Canton is bracing for a snowy weekend and reporting a shortage of road salt. 

    Mayor William Healy’s office is warning residents that the city’s street department will focus on clearing priority routes before turning to secondary streets.

    Healy says the entire state of Ohio is in the process of conserving its salt supply for the rest of the winter.


    Fire damages historic Tremont property
    A fire this morning damaged a historic factory in Cleveland that was set to be redeveloped into upscale apartments.

    Firefighters began battling the blaze at the Fairmont Creamery building in Tremont in sub-zero temperatures around 7 this morning.

    The 1930’s era building was to be converted to around 30 apartments and retail space in a $14 million renovation in the trendy west-side neighborhood.

    No injuries were reported and no cause of the fire has been given.


    Blue-green algae toxins could taint water supplies
    Several water-treatment plant operators are raising concerns about harmful blue-green algae in western Lake Erie and the lack of protocols for keeping the algae's toxin out of the public water supply.

    Those issues were discussed at a forum Thursday in northwest Ohio.

    An Ottawa County official calls it "unbelievable" that there aren't state or federal standards for detecting the algae at municipal water-treatment plants.

    Several plants along Lake Erie voluntarily test for the toxins and use various methods to try to neutralize them without official guidance.

    Last fall, one Toledo-area township temporarily ordered residents to stop using the drinking water when tests showed increased levels of the toxin.

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