Construction Worker Struck, Election Scam, School Refusal Tips

A construction worker seriously injured after being struck by an SUV on I-90 on Wednesday morning. The accident happened on I-90 Westbound at the Lear Nagle Road overpass construction zone in Avon around 9:15 a.m. The worker was putting tarps in place to begin painting when he was struck. He was transported by Avon EMS to the hospital. No word on his condition at this time.  All three lanes of I-90 Westbound from State Route 83 to Crocker are closed as of 10:30 a.m.

As election day draws closer, we are seeing an increased effort to get out the vote by both parties. But at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, they say some of these efforts have gone too far. The issue centers on requests for absentee ballots. 40,000 have been received and it is thought that 300,000 will be asked for by the election. Some of the efforts are misleading, according to Board of Elections Director Jane Platten. They are organized by third party groups trying to register people likely to vote for their candidate. In an instance documented by 19 Action News, a group targeting minority voters and unmarried women has mailed out ballot requests to people who never lived at an address. The group has been criticized for similar practices in other states. It lists a government office-sounding High Street address in Columbus as it's return address. In reality, it is a postal box.

A child who refuses or misses a lot of school with vague physical symptoms is often considered to have a school phobia. These symptoms are usually the type that people get when they are upset or worried. These include stomachaches, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness or dizziness. These symptoms occur in the morning and worsen by school departure time. Your child is otherwise healthy and vigorous. School phobia is very common and affects 5% of all elementary school age children. The symptoms often begin in September or October. These children are usually afraid of leaving home in general. Click here for ways to help your child overcome their fears.


Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager