Ohio doctor in heroin death loses license
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 06:29

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio doctor sentenced to more than 36 years in prison last year for causing the death of an expectant mother with a heroin overdose has been stripped of his medical license.

The state medical board on Wednesday said it revoked the license of 45-year-old Ali Salim. He had pleaded guilty last year to two counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2012 deaths of Deanna Ballman and her nearly full-term child in Delaware County, near Columbus.

The 23-year-old Ballman was found dead in the backseat of her car on a rural road a few miles from Salim's house the day after she answered an online ad that Salim had placed soliciting sex. Prosecutors said Salim injected her with heroin.

Salim has appealed the length of his prison term.

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Three dead after pileups on snowy Ohio Turnpike
Written by JASON KEYSER, Associated Press JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press   
Thursday, 13 March 2014 04:23

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Pileups on the Ohio Turnpike involving at least 50 vehicles killed three people and seriously injured a state trooper on Wednesday as a late-winter storm swept through the Midwest and the Northeast, ending a fleeting spring-like thaw.

Emergency workers on the busy toll road struggled to reach accidents and stuck vehicles because of snowy conditions and traffic backups. Pileups stretched across a 2-mile section in the eastbound lanes of the turnpike between Toledo and Cleveland. Another series of pileups about 10 miles to the east shut down the turnpike's westbound lanes near Sandusky.

Drivers sat for hours, a few braving the cold to stretch their legs, said Mike Ramella, a salesman from the Cleveland suburb of Westlake.

"I'm just sending emails, still working," said Ramella, who was in the middle of a 7-mile backup.

Two dead in Ohio Turnpike wrecks
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:36

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two people are dead as pileups in snow shut down both sides of Ohio Turnpike between Toledo and Cleveland.

A flurry of crashes on the snow-covered Ohio Turnpike blocked the toll road in both directions Wednesday afternoon, midway between Toledo and Cleveland.

A state trooper investigating one accident suffered serious injuries when another driver slid into him and pinned the trooper between two vehicles, said Staff Lt. Anne Ralston, a spokeswoman with the State Highway Patrol.

Accidents involving several tractor-trailers were reported about 10 miles apart in both the westbound and eastbound lanes just south of Sandusky.

Another crash involving an overturned truck was blocking the road's westbound lanes in Lorain County, said Adam Greenslade, a spokesman for the turnpike.

Heavy snow and stiff winds contributed to tough driving conditions throughout the day.

The accidents in Erie and Sandusky counties left behind big backups, and turnpike officials decided against diverting stuck drivers onto adjacent routes because both of those counties had ordered non-emergency drivers to say off the roads, Greenslade said.

Turnpike workers were having a difficult time getting to those areas because of the road conditions and the traffic backups, he said.

About a dozen counties across the top edge of the state from the Indiana state line to Sandusky told residents not to drive at times during the day.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:39
Ohio lawmakers OK four extra 'snow days' for schools
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:39

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A compromise to give Ohio schools four extra calamity days headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk Wednesday, as more snow whipped and whirled around the Statehouse.

The conditions outside were not lost on state lawmakers as they prepared to vote.

"Mr. Speaker, it's snowing outside. We need to pass this immediately," said Rep. Gerald Stebelton, a Lancaster Republican.

Lawmakers came to an agreement on Tuesday after encountering an impasse last month over two competing versions of the bill.

Schools have been waiting for relief. Snow, ice and harsh temperatures have led many districts across Ohio to exhaust the school year's five allowable calamity days — most commonly called "snow days," in which schools can close without making up the lost instructional time.

Wheelchair-bound woman rescued from Ohio fire
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 07:57

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Good Samaritans stopped at a house fire in northeast Ohio in time to carry a wheelchair-bound woman to safety.

It happened Tuesday afternoon in Mentor, east of Cleveland.

David Roach tells The (Willoughby) News-Herald (http://bit.ly/1hbGwix ) that he another employee of the county engineer's office were driving by when they saw smoke and flames coming out of the home.

Roach used his two-way radio to alert authorities, as a person across the street yelled that somebody was still in the burning house.

Roach forced the door open and within minutes he and others were hoisting a wheelchair-bound resident out of the house. Roach said the woman and another resident were apparently in shock and not making their way out.

Nobody was hurt. The fire apparently started in the attic.


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