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Local News for Wednesday, December 15th

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Nokian Tyres has grown its workforce at its Dayton, Tennessee factory by nearly double in 2021, increasing production and serving the community in a year of growth at the facility, where it plans to make as many as four million tires per year at full capacity.

The team at the Dayton factory grew from 175 team members to approximately 325 employees in 2021 thanks to an aggressive hiring campaign in the first half of the year, and Nokian Tyres continues to accept applications to fill its growing number of positions.

As the company looks ahead to 2022, the Dayton factory will continue to play an important role in its growth. Nokian Tyres plans to hire more than 100 workers in the next couple of years and keep growing its production volume at the facility, which was built so the company could focus on making tires for North American drivers. 

In news today…

On December 11th, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies of the 400 shift responded to a report of a suspicious person near a business on APD 40.

Upon arrival, deputies noticed a vehicle parked near the storage units located on the back side of the building. They also observed a male sitting in the vehicle and another male and female standing near by the scene. Once they were spotted, both subjects began to flee on foot. The male and female continued to run after being told to stop.

Upon investigation, a large plastic tote filled with tools that had been taken from multiple storage units was found near the building. It was discovered that approximately 5 storage units had been vandalized and broken into. There were also several tools, chainsaws, and other equipment located in the back of the suspects’ vehicle.

The suspects were soon located in nearby hiding spots. The individuals were identified as Steven Ray Levi, Jason Payne, and Vera Cheek. Both Mr. Levi and Mr. Payne had burglary tools in their pockets at the time that they were detained. All 3 suspects were then arrested for their participation in criminal activity. Mr. Payne was transported to a local hospital for further medical evaluation. Mr. Levi and Ms. Cheek were immediately transported to the Bradley County Jail. 

Steven Ray Levi was charged with Public Intoxication, Theft Over $1,000, Possession of Burglary Tools, Vandalism, Aggravated Criminal Trespass, and 5 counts of Burglary. Jason Payne and Vera Cheek were also charged with Public Intoxication, Theft Over $1,000, Possession of Burglary Tools, Vandalism, Aggravated Criminal Trespass, and 5 counts of Burglary, along with Resisting Arrest.

Also in news today…

Cleveland State Community College recognizes the Bank of Cleveland in supporting the building effort of the new Health and Science Center. The Bank of Cleveland provided $50,000 in support to sponsor one of the shared classrooms in the new Center. A classroom was dedicated in their honor. The Health and Science Center was built in March and was the first building to be built on the campus in over 46 years. It houses all healthcare and science majors with state-of-the-art laboratories, simulated hospital rooms, and a physician’s office.