Kids Removed From Meth House, Mostly Sunny Skies, Stuttering Preschoolers

1700 block of Spring Road, Cleveland
1700 block of Spring Road, Cleveland

Three children were removed from a suspected Cleveland meth house early Thursday morning.

The Cleveland Bomb Squad was called to a house in the 1700 block of Spring Road for a possible meth operation around 5 a.m.

The call was originally placed out of concern for three children who were in the home, with no adults present. That's when authorities discovered a suspicious package.

Police found materials used to make meth inside a bag at the scene, and the ingredients were eating through the bag.

Police took one man into custody. No word any charges at this time.

19 Action News has learned the suspected meth house was near Benjamin Franklin Elementary, also on Spring Road.

The fog around this morning with lift and later this afternoon a mostly sunny sky will be with us.  Dry air will hold for the end of the week, but the next disturbance will bring showers and storms Saturday afternoon.  I expect scattered storms to linger Sunday into Labor Day before the front exits Northeast Ohio and cooler air settles in Tuesday of next week.

TODAY:  Areas of dense fog, otherwise turning mostly sunny.  High:  NE at 5-10 mph

TONIGHT:  Mostly clear.  Low: 65  Wind: NE at 5 mph

FRIDAY:  Mostly sunny.  High: 85

Stuttering can be devastating for afflicted children and adults, so when a preschool child starts to stutter, parents and educationists can be very concerned. In the article, "Natural History of Stuttering to 4 Years of Age: A Prospective Community-Based Study," in the September 2013 Pediatrics, researchers involved with the Early Language in Victoria Study (ELVS) examined 1,619 Australian 4-year-olds who stutter.

Researchers found the cumulative incidence of stuttering onset by 4 years of age was 11 percent. Researchers also found that recovery from stuttering was low, at 6.3 percent 12 months after onset.

Rates of recovery were higher in boys than girls, and in those who did not repeat whole words at onset than those who did. Click here to read entire article.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager