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In this 2009 file photo, Phyllis Cottle reflects on her encounter with Samuel Herring that left her in a burning car to die some years ago. She was notified in a letter by the State of Ohio Office of Victim Services that Herring's parole hearing was changed to August 2009 from 2014. Cottle died Friday she was 73. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Phyllis Cottle, a survivor of a rape-abduction-blinding 20 years ago, talks to students about blindness at the Hillcrest elementary school in Bath in March 2004. Cottle died Friday she was 73. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)