3 dead on Ohio Turnpike as late-winter storm hits U.S. Midwest and Northeast


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Global News

TOLEDO, Ohio – 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 three kilometre section in the eastbound lanes of the turnpike between Toledo and Cleveland. Another series of pileups about 16 kilometres 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 an 11-kilometre backup.

A trooper responding to an accident was pinned between vehicles, said the…

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Between the Pages


Take a moment to read this posting

A Mixed Bag

Between the pages
Love is found
Life is found
Lust is found

Book1Between the pages
Friends are found
Enemies are found
Allies are found

Between the pages
You are anyone
You can become anything
You can do wonders

Book2Between the pages of a book
Your mind goes to places new
Takes you on a journey
One impossible outside

Between the pages of a book
Heroes are found, heroines created
Dauntless in their actions
Fear – a non-existent feeling

book3Between the pages of a book
Children become greater
Greater than adults
Greater than gods

Between the pages of a book
Aliens become real
Martians become friends
Flying is easier than walking

Book4Between the pages of a book
Doughty replaces fear
Girls become princesses
Boys become princes and Knights

Between the pages of a book
New worlds are visited
Men become one with honour
Women become damsels in distress

Book5Books can take…

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Doing It All


Many women feel this way including myself. Great posting. Hugs, Barbara

This Little Light

Do you ever find yourself muttering or declaring with savagery that there is never enough time?

We rise in the a.m. with high hopes and ambitions, only to lay our heads back down in the p.m. feeling unaccomplished, bedraggled, and a little despondent. Like we will never catch up. Like life is a kite string we stumble toward and chase after, on good days managing to graze with our fingertips on and the rest of the time spend trying not to lose our tenuous grip.

Slow down!

Come back!

Wait for me!

Life is an earless animal. It does not hear us when we shout at it. Nor is it a kind stranger sitting in a crowded bus; it will not scoot over and make room for us. It gives us what it gives us. The same amount, everyday, rain or shine. I have realized that I cannot do it…

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Another Little Ditty


Pure whimsy. Hugs, Barbara

Butterfly Sand

Mar 12 2014 014

ANOTHER LITTLE DITTY

I’M TOLD IT SHOULD BE TRUE

TO STOP WOULD BE A PITY

THE THOUGHTS THEY MUST BE NEW

I’LL NEED A LITTLE TIME

TO FIND THE WORDS TO FIT

FIRST OF COURSE THERE IS THE RHYME

AND NEXT A LITTLE WIT

BUT MORE I THINK IS NEEDED HERE

THAN JUST A PHRASE OR TWO

A LITTLE FUN, A LITTLE CHEER

TODAY THAT’S ALL TOO FEW

SO THAT’S THE WAY I’LL WRITE THIS ONE

I’LL DO THE BEST I CAN

WHEN ALL IS SAID AND ALL IS DONE

THAT ALWAYS IS THE PLAN

WELL THEN I GAVE IT MY BEST SHOT

YOU CANNOT SAY I LIED

EVEN THOUGH I NEVER FOUGHT

AT LEAST THEY’LL SAY I TRIED.

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