Hazardous Weather Outlook – March 24, 2023

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
412 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2023...

Ashtabula Inland-Hancock-Seneca-Huron-Medina-Summit-Portage-Trumbull-
Holmes-Knox-Ashtabula Lakeshore-Northern Erie-Southern Erie-
412 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2023

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north central Ohio, northeast
Ohio, northwest Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.
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Ohio Rail Development Commission Approves Grant to Independence Rail Works / Zemba Bros. for Rail Rehabilitation

On March 23, 2023, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved a grant award to Independence Rail Works, Ltd. (IRW) of up to $128,434 to undertake a large tie replacement project on its Byesville to Derwent line in eastern Ohio.  The ORDC grant will be matched dollar for dollar by IRW funding to complete the project. Read full story

MCBDD Performance Audit Spotlights Progress in Meeting Federal Conflict-free Management Requirements


COLUMBUS – County boards of developmental disabilities have one year remaining to meet federal conflict-free management requirements and ensure eligible residents continue to have access to transportation, employment, and other publicly funded services.

A report released Thursday by the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office analyzed the operations of the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD), which is making progress in connecting its clients with qualified service providers.Read full story

Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center Warns of Emojis Symbolizing Potential Drug Activity

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC) released a public safety bulletin today alerting parents that emojis are being used by youth on social media and electronic communications to market, sell, and buy illegal drugs.

Emojis used in drug communications commonly refer to the physical, psychological, or physiological characteristics of the drugs.

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Brown Presses for Bipartisan Rail Safety Legislation at Senate Hearing With Norfolk Southern CEO

Brown Testifies at Hearing on Behalf of East Palestine Community; Brown-Vance Bipartisan Bill Would Establish New Safety Rules to Prevent Derailments

Download Production Quality Footage of Sen. Brown’s Exchange HERE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) testified on behalf of the East Palestine community at the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the need to improve rail safety.Read full story