The City of Cleveland’s Emergency Medical Service held its 2017 Recognition Ceremony May 25, honoring the heroic actions of paramedics and citizens who saved lives.
One of the citizen honorees, Marion Johnson, was recognized for saving the lives of two people – on two separate occasions – who overdosed on heroin.
“I was just in the right place at the right time,” Johnson said. “It was a quick reaction. My instincts kicked in.”
Other honorees include Paramedic Gregory Hyde for Years of Service and Emily Metz, Program Coordinator of Project DAWN.
Congratulations to all honorees!
Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.
Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:
- Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
- Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
- This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
- We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
- Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.
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