Ohio News Briefs


Chipotle reopens in Ohio after reports of illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chipotle restaurant in Ohio has reopened as officials investigate reports of illnesses linked to the location.

The Delaware General Health District says it can’t confirm anything until lab tests are back. But Traci Whittaker, a spokeswoman for the health district says it has received dozens of calls from people reporting illnesses since Sunday, with many mentioning they ate at the Chipotle in Powell, Ohio.

In a statement, Chipotle says it closed the store Monday “out of an abundance of caution” and that it’s cooperating with local health authorities. It said it implemented its food-safety-response protocols, which include replacing the food and a cleaning of the restaurant.

The closure comes as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. works to recover from a series of food scares that sent sales plunging.

Cleveland to begin citing residents for improper recycling

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland is ready to cite residents for improper recycling to address the growing problem of contaminated recyclables.

The city’s citation program begins Wednesday after several weeks of courtesy warnings.

Residents could face small fines for mixing trash with recycling, excess waste outside of recycling bins, and setting bins out too early and failing to retrieve them after recycling pickup has passed.

Cleveland.com reports plastic bags and disposable coffee cups are some of the improper items most frequently placed in recycling bins. The news site says plastic polyethylene lining in the cups makes them hard to recycle.

Containers with food residue and greasy pizza boxes also are prohibited, though the top of a pizza box can be torn off and recycled as long as it’s not greasy.

Police: 14-year-old boy found fatally shot in parking lot

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy has been found fatally shot in a parking lot in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati police said in a statement that they found Surrell Gaines’s body around 5 p.m. Monday. The parking lot is among a row of homes in the city’s Mount Auburn neighborhood.

Police say they found the teen while responding to reports of a shooting in the area. Authorities say the boy had been shot in the upper body.

The investigation by the police department’s homicide unit is continuing.

Police did not release information about any suspects. They are asking anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.