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Topping our news today…
An industrial accident at the Wacker Polysilicon plant in Charleston has resulted in the death of one contractor, as well as injury to four others. The accident, which occurred Friday morning, resulted in the release of hydrochloric acid and steam. The release was quickly contained, and at no point was the public in danger.
Five contractors were injured in the accident, and unfortunately one of those later passed away from their injuries.
Mix 104-1’s Steve Hartline had an exclusive interview with Wacker Vice President and Site Director Mary Beth Hudson:
From WRCB Channel 3…
Crews were repairing a water main break on Georgetown Road near the Peerless Road intersection, Cleveland Utilities said in a Facebook post.
On Saturday afternoon, the utility company said customers in the area are experiencing no water, rusty-colored water or low water pressure.
As of 4:30 p.m., crews were able to get the water turned off at the location of the break.
The utility company said approximately 30 customers were without water until repairs were made.
From the Cleveland Daily Banner…
Allen Mincey reports: Organizers were not sure if the pandemic might cause a drop in food donations this year, but Cleveland and Bradley County came through once again and tons of nonperishable items were accumulated to help The Caring Place.
Southern Heritage Bank held its 22nd annual “Cleveland Helping Cleveland” food drive this past week, and many area businesses, industries and schools once again participated. Though official totals of the amount of food donated are not yet known, some said it might have been the biggest food drive in its history.
The Caring Place’s Executive Director Corrine Freeman said based on what she was seeing late Friday afternoon, with about 24 pallets of food already amassed, it appeared to be even more than was donated the year before.
The truck donated by Wholesale Supply Group filled within a couple of hours after the food began being collected, and a second truck from The Caring Place also filled, as did a van from the agency.
In news today…
2020 is just weeks away from becoming a chapter in the history books. However, Cleveland State Community College continues to make historic strides of its own as it prepares for the Spring 2021 semester while dealing with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
With applications being accepted and registration now underway through the new year, students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Cleveland State are getting a glimpse of what 2021 has in store for those who come on campus. Similar to the fall semester, the next term will be heavy on hybrid and fully online courses. Hybrid classes have some on-campus meetings while fully online classes do not. Technical programs that require hands-on experience will continue face-to-face as well as laboratory classes.
With Cleveland State closed January 18, 2021 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, all online, hybrid, and on-campus courses begin Tuesday, January 19. Cleveland State’s “Return To Campus” Phase IV procedures will allow its campuses to be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Fridays, the college will offer services remotely via online, telephone, or e-mail communication. There are exceptions in regards to some services including, but not limited to, the Cleveland State Library, math labs, academic classes, and workforce training options.
When visiting any CSCC facility this spring, there will be designated doors open for use as an entrance or exit.
At the proper entrance, everyone will visit a checkpoint table before being allowed access to the building. Workers will verify all those entering are wearing a proper face covering, as well as having COVID screening questionnaire and temperature check confirmation.