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Northeast Ohio cleanup continues from Wednesdays tornado, storms
Tornado confirmed in Ashland, flooding continues in Barberton and power slowly goes back on line throughout the region
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and GRACE MURRAY


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Flooding in Barberton at Wooster Road W. The western part of Summit County was hit hard by Wednesdays fast-moving storms.
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In The Region:
  • Power outages, flooded roads and other damage from Wednesdays storms
  • Portman says a compromise on Cordray's nomination may be in the works
  • Lawsuit against Cleveland police settled
  • Damages in Columbus explosion unsettled
  • Power outages, flooded roads and other damage from Wednesdays storms
    The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down yesterday afternoon in eastern Ashland County.

    Rowsburg residents experienced winds that topped out at 75 mph and followed a one-mile path. Emergency Management Director Mark Rafeld says, for the most part, people are doing OK, though they’re just beginning to assess damages.

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    “It did significant tree damage and crop damage, along with a couple of structural issues. We had a barn collapse with 34 heifers in it, of which all but five of those were rescued. We had some tornadic activity in the metropolis of Rowsburg which dropped some very large trees, one of which landed on a home – destroying the garage and doing other significant damage.”

    Meanwhile, the hardest hit area of Summit County was in the west, including Barberton and Coventry, Springfield and Copley townships.

    Summit’s Emergency Management Agency is out assessing damage today, as standing water continues to block roads and flood homes.

    And power outages continue throughout the region, including for more than 12,000 customers in Tuscarawas County, where more than a third of customers remain without power.

    Portman says a compromise on Cordray's nomination may be in the works
    Senate Democrats are trying to find another way to ensure that former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is permanently named as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    The New York Times says Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats are ready to try to change filibuster rules that GOP senators have been using the block the nominations of Cordray, the EPA chief and other appointments by President Obama.

    Republicans have said they don’t object to Cordray, but to the structure of the financial protection bureau itself. Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is among those who have raised those objections.

    But Portman said this morning a compromise could be in the works, and a Democratic push now would be a mistake.

    LISTEN: Portman on a chance of a compromise
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    “It would be totally inappropriate to have another vote on Cordray right now because we are working with the White House, working with Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, working with the Treasury Department, to try to figure out a way to come up with a compromise so that Rich Cordray could be properly confirmed.”

    Portman said he met with Cordray as recently as yesterday.

    Cordray was temporarily appointed to head the agency last year through a recess appointment process that Republicans have challenged in court.

    Lawsuit against Cleveland police settled
    Cleveland has agreed to pay  $600,000 to a man who sued after he said police attacked him following a 2011 chase. According to the Plain Dealer, the lawyer for Edward Henderson says the settlement also includes changes in police policies. Henderson was sentenced to three-years in prison.

    Damages in Columbus explosion unsettled
    The AP is reporting that officials in Columbus are still trying to get back the $900,000 they say a train derailment  and explosion near downtown last year cost them. Federal authorities have never pinpointed the cause of the 17-car derailment.

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