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New rules could prevent abandoned factory fires
Other headlines:  Court orders cancer treatment for Amish girl; Ravenna teen killed at train crossing
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Court orders cancer treatment for Amish girl
  • Ravenna teen killed at train crossing
  • Airmen and soldiers back to work in NE Ohio
  • New rules could prevent abandoned factory fires
    Canton is reviewing its building inspection process and considering rules for vacant properties after an accidental factory fire prompted the evacuation of a 20-block area.

    Firefighters say workers were removing sulfur blocks used by a former container company and probably created friction that led to the fire last month. It released potentially harmful sulfur dioxide, spurring an evacuation.

    The safety director says the city is reviewing its inspection procedures for possible improvements.

    The building’s owner wasn't under any order to remove the sulfur blocks.

    Facilities are required to report some hazardous materials to the local emergency planning commission, but it says the closed container company didn't file a report about the sulfur.


    Court orders cancer treatment for Amish girl 
    An appeals court in Ohio is again siding with a hospital that is seeking to force a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments.

    The court ordered that a registered nurse take over limited guardianship for the girl and decide whether she should continue treatments for leukemia.

    The appeals court ruling issued last week says the wishes and beliefs of the parents can't outweigh the rights of the state to protect the child.

    The girl's parents, who live in Medina County, stopped chemotherapy because they say the effects were terrible. They say they opted for "natural" medicines.

    Doctors at Akron Children's Hospital say the girl will die without chemotherapy.

     
    Ravenna teen killed at train crossing 
    Authorities say a train struck a sport utility vehicle at a crossing in Portage County, killing the 15-year-old driver and injuring her father and four sisters riding with her.

    No lights or gates mark the crossing where the collision occurred Sunday evening in Ravenna.

    Officials from the Portage County sheriff's office say they think the teenager panicked as the train approached.

     

    Airmen and soldiers back to work in NE Ohio
    About 400 furloughed employees at a northeast Ohio air base are returning to work under orders from the Pentagon as the federal government's partial shutdown enters its second week.

    The Vindicator reports furloughed employees at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station returned to work today.

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered nearly 350,000 people back on the job across the country, basing his decision on a Pentagon interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act.

    In western Ohio, thousands of civilian employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton are awaiting word on which of them will be recalled. About 8,700 had been sent home on furlough because of the shutdown.

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