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    Tiffin’s newest cop! 5-year-old transforms wheelchair into cruiser

    TIFFIN, Ohio — Meet Tiffin Police Department’s newest officer! Nehemiah Hill showed up at the station Thursday during shift change, according to the department’s Facebook Page. He had his wheelchair transformed to look like one of Tiffin’s cruisers, and he had on a uniform. He was given a tour, and wanted to sit in a real cruiser. Only police officers are allowed to do that, according to the post, so Nehemiah was sworn in as an honorary auxiliary officer for […]

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    Police find body of missing actress in Seattle suburb

    The body of “August: Osage County” actress Misty Upham has been found along a river in suburban Seattle. According to the Chicago Tribune, the body was found Thursday and was believed to be that of Upham. Friday, a family spokesperson did confirm it was the actress. The body was found by a member of Upham’s family during a search for the actress, according to police in Auburn, Washington. It was found at the bottom of a steep embankment near the […]

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    Local company recalls bottled water products due to possible E. coli contamination

    AMHERST, Ohio — An Amherst company has recalled spring water and bottled water products it sold between July 14, 2014, and July 29, 2014, due to possible E. coli contamination. According to a release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Cherry Knoll has recalled spring water that was sold at the company’s self-serve vending area along with one, three and five gallon bottles of water with bottle codes 072114 or 072814. Codes can be found on the caps of the […]

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    23 indicted in shut-down of cocaine, crack cocaine ring in Stark County

    CANTON, Ohio — Twenty-three people have been indicted in the shut-down of a cocaine and crack cocaine ring in Stark County. According to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio’s office, those charged face a total of 47 counts. “This group brought pounds and pounds of cocaine into Stark County,” said U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steven M. Dettelbach. “Only through the good work of the FBI, the Canton police and all our partners was […]

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    Man shot to death, suspect fled on bike before arrest

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 20-year-old man was shot to death Thursday evening, and the suspect fled the area on a bike before being arrested. According to Cleveland police, it happened at just before 6 p.m. in the 900 block of East 76th Street. Officers were originally called to reports of a man shot in the stomach. When they arrived, the man was taken to an area hospital, where he died. Officers learned the suspect had left the area on a […]

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    Schools, businesses affected by Ebola concerns

    AKRON, Ohio — Akron school officials announced that Resnik CLC was closed Thursday as a precaution after a student’s mother had contact with Ebola patient Amber Vinson. Details of their contact were not made available. The student was in voluntary quarantine along with his/her mother. The health department did not order the school to close, rather the district made the decision as a precaution. It will remain closed until Oct. 20. Click here for more from the news conference.   […]

  • Officials looking for certain customers who stopped by bridal shop Vinson visited

    AKRON, Ohio — New information received by the CDC Thursday indicates the latest Ebola patient– Amber Vinson– may have experienced symptoms as early as Friday, Oct. 10 — the day she flew into Cleveland. That’s according to the CDC’s Dr. Chris Braden, who spoke at a press conference in Summit County Thursday afternoon. Health officials also want to hear from certain customers who visited a bridal shop Vinson was at during her time in town. Vinson flew from Dallas/Fort Worth […]

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    Officials purchase extra health equipment, monitor 911 calls in light of Ebola scare

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Extra safety equipment including masks and gloves have been ordered in Cuyahoga County as a safety precaution in light of the Ebola virus concerns. Terry Allan, of the Cleveland Department of Public Health, and Toinette Parrilla, Cuyahoga County Director of Public Health, said even now, they are prepared and on top of the Ebola virus scare. “Every hospital should be able to handle an Ebola patient,” said Allan. Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Cuyahoga County Board […]

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    Cause of death determined for Joan Rivers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor’s office to check out voice changes and reflux. Medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said Thursday that the cause was brain damage due to lack of oxygen. It is classified […]

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    Police: Teen tried to lure 7-year-old with candy

    ELYRIA, Ohio — A 7-year-old girl was reportedly involved in an attempted luring on her way home from school Friday. According to Elyria police, the girl was walking with her bicycle from her elementary school on Windsor Drive. She was approached by a vehicle being driven by a light-skinned black teen in the area of Edgefield off of Abbe Road. The teen reportedly asked the girl if she wanted some candy, but never got out of the vehicle. The girl […]

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    Akron Public Schools close one building, address Ebola issues

    AKRON, Ohio — Akron Public Schools held a press conference Thursday to discuss Ebola issues and how they affect the district. Thursday, district officials announced that one of their schools will be closed until Oct. 20: Resnik Community Learning Center. The mother of a student at that school had contact with the latest Ebola patient. Officials emphasized the student did NOT have contact themselves with the patient. The student is being quarantined with their mother, who is being monitored by […]

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    President on Ebola in U.S.: ‘I’m confident we can prevent a serious outbreak’

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip at the last minute to stay in Washington and spearhead a more aggressive response to the Texas Ebola outbreak that has infected two nurses, one who traveled through Cleveland, and frightened Americans with the prospect that their health system is not equipped to handle a catastrophic medical event. He said that monitoring of Ebola must be done in a “much more aggressive way.” He continued, according to the pool report, to […]