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Warmer temperatures bring flooding concerns
Other morning headlines: Six Oberlin refuse trucks lost in fire; Student newspaper names YSU president top contender for new job; Lorain looks to sell vacant housing lots

by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ
and LAUREN SCHMOLL


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  • Warmer temperatures bring flooding concerns
  • Group wants extra scrutiny for proposed underground coal mine
  • ODOT looking for new road treatment options
  • Six Oberlin refuse trucks lost in fire
  • Student newspaper names YSU president top contender for new job
  • Lorain looks to sell vacant housing lots
  • Worker killed on the job expressed concerns about safety
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    Warmer temperatures bring flooding concerns
    More snow is on the way followed by warmer temperatures, and that’s creating a new weather concern: Flooding. A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 7 p.m. and we’re expecting 2-4 inches on the ground by Tuesday morning. Meteorologists tell the Columbus Dispatch a quick thaw could equal the equivalent of one to two inches of rain falling in a six hour period. Also, the ground isn’t able to absorb as much precipitation with as cold as it’s been. Rain is forecast every day this week with temperatures as warm as 50 by Thursday.

    Group wants extra scrutiny for proposed underground coal mine
    A citizens group is requesting extra scrutiny of a company's plans for an underground coal mine in eastern Ohio because of the January chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians. The mine south of Carrollton is planned by Rosebud Mining Co. That company's owner also owns the firm responsible for the West Virginia spill, Freedom Industries. The Times-Reporter newspaper reports the Carroll Concerned Citizens group has asked the state Department of Natural Resources to put a hold on new coal mining permit requests by Rosebud. The newspaper says Rosebud officials didn't respond to a request for comment.

    ODOT looking for new road treatment options
    The Ohio Department of Transportation says it's looking for other ways to get more road salt after an effort to get more for communities running short drew no bids from salt suppliers. The department wanted to buy 150,000 tons of salt for communities and then have them to return the salt after they replenish their supplies. But no salt companies bid in the 10-day window that ended Friday. The department now says it is considering alternatives to get salt into the state. Ohio has used more than 880,000 tons of salt since the start of this unusually cold and snowy winter. That doesn't include the salt used by local governments on local roads.

    Six Oberlin refuse trucks lost in fire
    The city of Oberlin has to replace its entire fleet of garbage and recycling trucks after a fire over the weekend. WEWSreports six trucks worth as much as $2 million were destroyed early Saturday morning. Nearly two dozen firefighters battled the fire and so far there is no cause. The city has rented trucks to keep pick up on schedule this week, while recycling will be on hold.

    Student newspaper names YSU president top contender for new job
    A student newspaper in Illinois is reporting that Youngstown State University president Randy Dunn is the frontrunner for president of Southern Illinois University. The paper reports that the new president was chosen during a board of trustees meeting Thursday. An announcement is expected later today. Dunn has been Youngstown State’s president for less than a year. YSU officials tell the Vindicator newspaper they have no additional information.

    Lorain looks to sell vacant housing lots
    The city of Lorain is looking to unload nearly 40 vacant housing lots. The Morning Journal reports council tonight will consider an ordinance to auction off 37 properties that were bought with federal funds. The city says money from the general fund is being used to pay for maintenance like grass mowing. The lots are scattered throughout the city and are not adjacent to each other, ruling out the option of creating a business park or attracting other businesses. The city says it currently owns nearly 700 parcels of land and more legislation to sell other lots is expected.

    Worker killed on the job expressed concerns about safety
    A steel worker who died over the weekend at a plant in Lorain reportedly had expressed concern about safety in the past. Frank Johnson, Sr. had worked at Republic Steel for 45 years. He was crushed to death Friday as the train car he was riding in ran into several parked train cars. His wife Debbie tells the Elyria-Chronicle Telegram he’d become increasingly concerned about safety over the past few months. His death is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Republic was fined nearly a quarter million dollars by OSHA last year for violations that included unsafe procedures involving hazardous equipment.

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