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Construction barriers played a role in I-90 pileup in Cleveland
Other headlines: Amish couple wants judge to rescind guardianship for child in forced chemotherapy case; Gov. Kasich granted 22 requests for clemency this year
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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Amanda Rabinowitz
 
  • Construction barriers played a role in I-90 pileup in Cleveland
  • Amish couple wants judge to rescind guardianship for child in forced chemotherapy case
  • Gov. Kasich granted 22 requests for clemency this year
  • Authorities investigate abduction and death at eastern Ohio state park
  • Highway patrol says seven died in crashes on Christmas Eve/Day
  • Fire destroys large building at country club 
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  • Construction barriers played a role in I-90 pileup in Cleveland
    State transportation officials say construction barriers that played a role in a pileup this week on I-90 were slated for removal this winter. A 10-mile stretch of I-90 eastbound was closed Tuesday after dozens of vehicles collided during snow squalls east of Cleveland. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Transportation tells the Plain Dealer that concrete barriers remained while workers waited to paint lane markings. A state trooper told the newspaper that the barriers gave drivers little room to maneuver as they tried to avoid cars that had either stopped or crashed in front of them. State transportation officials say workers still plan to take the barriers down this winter.

    Amish couple wants judge to rescind guardianship for child in forced chemotherapy case
    An Ohio Amish couple who fled with their 11-year-old daughter so she wouldn't be forced to get chemotherapy says a court was wrong to appoint a guardian to make medical decisions for her. The lawyer for Sarah Hershberger's family argues for a reversal of that decision in a new filing in their state court appeal. The guardian wants to stop trying to force Sarah to resume chemotherapy and has asked to resign. A Medina County judge hasn't decided whether to accept the request, which could end the family's months-long fight against a hospital.

    Gov. Kasich granted 22 requests for clemency this year
    This year, Gov. John Kasich granted 22 requests for clemency from Ohio inmates. He denied nearly 400. The Columbus Dispatch obtained Kasich’s complete clemency activity through a public-records request. Kasich made an unprecedented decision in one case, postponing the execution of child-killer Ronald Phillips of Summit County for seven months so his organs could be harvested for transplanting as he requested. It was the first time in U.S. history that a governor halted an execution for that reason. Phillips’ execution is scheduled for July 2. In his first two years as governor, he approved 29 of 640 cases he decided, less than 5 percent. Former Gov. Ted Strickland approved 20 percent of the roughly 1,600 clemency requests he handled between 2007 and 2011. 

    Authorities investigate abduction and death at eastern Ohio state park
    Authorities are investigating an abduction and death at a state park in eastern Ohio. It started Thursday when Cambridge police reported that a female pizza delivery person hadn't returned to work and may have been abducted by a man, possibly her boyfriend. Deputies used the man's cellphone to track him, and State Highway Patrol troopers stopped him in the pizza delivery vehicle on Interstate 70 in Guernsey County around 7:15 p.m. Later, the woman's body was found at Dillon State Park in Muskingum County, about 65 miles east of Columbus. The suspect was taken into custody. No names have been released, and no other information was immediately available.

    Highway patrol says seven died in crashes on Christmas Eve/Day
    The State Highway Patrol says seven people were killed in six crashes in Ohio between early Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Two of the deaths this week were attributed to impaired driving. Seat belts were worn in three of the crashes. Last year, six people died in crashes over the same two-day in Ohio. So far this year, troopers say they have arrested more than 23,000 motorists for impaired driving.

    Fire destroys large building at country club
    A fire destroyed a large storage building at the Barberton Brookside Country Club in Norton on Thursday. Multiple departments responded to the fire that broke out around 8:30pm. The Beacon Journal reports there were several explosions but there were no injuries and no damage to the main country club building.
     
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