From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Friday, September 22nd, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.
From WRCB Channel 3…
A woman is in the hospital after being hit by a Cleveland Fire Department vehicle. A firefighter was behind the wheel making a left turn onto Inman Street from Church Street when the crash happened.
Chief Ron Harrison with the Cleveland Fire Department said the employee was on his way to a training exercise. He was less than half a mile from the fire station when investigators say he made that turn hitting a woman.
That launched an investigation by highway patrol and now an internal one too.
“The initial indicators are that it’s just a very unfortunate accident. It will be very thoroughly investigated,” Chief Ron Harrison of the Cleveland Fire Department said.
Harrison said a woman crossing the street was hit by one of the department’s F-350 administrative vehicles.
“Reports indicate that she’s recuperating rapidly and well. Very glad to hear that. Our employee was extremely remorseful and we’re just very sorry,” Chief Harrison said.
She’s listed in fair condition at Erlanger.
Harrison said the employee involved has been with the department for 18 years and is a training captain.
At the time, the THP said the vehicle was not in emergency mode. Fire officials are waiting for the final report from state troopers before taking any action.
The training captain remains on the job.
The THP said no charges are expected to be filed. They’re still trying to figure out who is at fault.
In news today…
Beginning this month, Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services will begin a monthly recognition of a local healthcare professional.
“We are thrilled to announce the Cleveland Cares Award for Health Professionals,” according to owner Greg Rush. “This award is to recognize someone each month for a single act of exemplary caring or service. Anyone who works in a healthcare-related field in Bradley County is eligible.”
Winners will be announced in the Cleveland Daily Banner and on the funeral home’s Facebook page.
“People can make nominations now,” Rush said. “We have a form on our website which is very short and easy to fill out.”
The website is jimrushfuneralhomes.com. Anyone can nominate a recipient, Rush said.
Also in today’s news…
It’s that time of the month again — the labor force estimates for August are in! The seasonally adjusted US unemployment rate for August was 4.4%, which is up from 4.3% one month ago, but down from 4.9% one year ago. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Tennessee was 3.3%, which is down from 3.4% one month ago, and down from 4.8% one year ago.
Moving closer to home, the unemployment rate for Bradley County was 3.5%, down from 4.1% in July, and down from 5% one year ago. For Polk County, the unemployment rate was 4.2%, down from 4.9% in July, and down from 6.2% one year ago.
This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, powered by Pioneer Credit. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.