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Rock Salt Settlement

On June 3, 2015, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced an $11.5 million settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. over past sales of rock salt to public purchasers in Ohio, including the state and local governments. 

Local public entities in Ohio that bought rock salt from Cargill or Morton between July 2008 and June 2011 may be eligible to receive a share of the settlement. Entities must submit a claim in order to receive money from the settlement. The deadline to submit a claim is August 7, 2015.

Click here to submit your claim online.

 If you have questions about the claims process or the settlement, please review the Rock Salt FAQs found at; or contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Antitrust Section at or 614-466-4328.

OEM Staffs Cleveland EOC for Brelo Verdict

On Memorial Day weekend the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) provided staffing assistance and other support to the City of Cleveland following the announcement of the verdict in the Patrol Officer Michael Brelo trial.

OEM personnel were on scene at the Cleveland Emergency Operations Center several hours before the verdict was announced on May 30 and remained through final EOC stand-down on June 1. During that time protest activity remained mostly peaceful and no large-scale disorder occurred.

OEM personnel assisted Cleveland safety officials by coordinating the activities of regional and state agencies. Participating state agencies included the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, the Ohio National Guard, and the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Several ESF primary agencies also provided representatives at the EOC, including the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, the Cuyahoga County Fire Chief’s Association, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, the Cuyahoga Emergency Communications System (CECOMS), the Cuyahoga County Department of Communications, and the Cleveland Department of Public Health. In addition, the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the American Red Cross participated in planning but did not send staff members to the EOC. The Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority – an ESF support agency – also provided staff support at the EOC.

Throughout the operational period OEM personnel maintained incident logs on Knowledge Center and WebEOC and ensured that Ohio EMA and Ohio DPS officials were notified of significant events.