September 4, 2015

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West Nile reported in Lorain County mostquitoes

ELYRIA — Mosquitoes have come back positive for West Nile virus, the city’s director of environmental health. From mid-July to mid-August, mosquito samples were taken from both the north and south sides of the city and sent to Columbus for testing for the disease. Results were positive on multiple samples, said Dave Oakes, Elyria’s director Read More…

Officials examine how Brunswick woman contracted Legionnaire’s disease

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Medina County health officials are investigating how a Brunswick woman who died of Legionnaire’s disease contracted the illness. University Hospitals in Cleveland on Friday confirmed a 53-year-old woman at the Case Medical Center had died from complications from community-acquired Legionnaire’s disease Thursday. The disease is considered infectious and health officials are required to report the Read More…

Annual St. Ambrose Summer Festival remembers teens

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The annual St. Ambrose Summer Festival starts today to celebrate the Brunswick community. This year, like last, will also serve as an opportunity to remember the lives of Brunswick students who died tragically over the past few years. On Friday at 6 p.m. the Rev. Bob Stec, pastor of St. Ambrose, will lead a special Read More…

Ohio cancels poultry shows across state due to threat of avian flu virus

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All poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state have been canceled this year because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus, the state’s agriculture department announced Tuesday. The virus that has led to the deaths of more than 44 million chickens and turkeys in the Midwest hasn’t Read More…

Barack Obama calls for an end to ‘conversion’ therapy for LGBT youth

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth. The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn. The transgender teen committed Read More…

Cancer survivor called ‘miracle,’ starts support group in Spencer


It was just before 11 p.m. on an October night in 2011 when Judy Carbone felt abdominal pain and decided to drive herself to the emergency room in her hometown of Carmel, N.Y. “I thought I just had indigestion, but a week later I found out it was cancer and that I had six months Read More…