December 21, 2014

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Grand jury that declined to indict focused on Ferguson’s fatal ‘tussle’

Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified could say exactly what was happening inside his police car, but by almost all accounts, Michael Brown was physically struggling with the officer through his Read More…

Family blasts prosecutor in Ferguson, officer breaks his silence about shooting

Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation. As darkness fell, hundreds more National Guardsmen were ordered into Ferguson in hopes that Read More…

LeBron James on Ferguson riots: Violence is never the answer

LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James wants the killing, violence and looting to stop, but his biggest plea was for people to support the families of people like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. One day after a grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the August 2014 killing of the 18-year-old Brown, Read More…

No indictment against officer in Ferguson shooting, chaos fills streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown — a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot. Read More…

Dave Hall begins fourth, last term as U.S. Representative

Dave Hall

Incumbent Republican state Rep. Dave Hall was re-elected Tuesday to his 70th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. Hall, 53, of Millersburg, handily beat Democrat James E. Riley, of Sullivan Township in Ashland County, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “We got our message out and tomorrow I Read More…

Jim Renacci handily wins 3rd term with U.S. House

Jim Renacci

renacciRep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, won re-election Tuesday night to his third term in Congress representing Ohio’s 16th District. Renacci took more than 60 percent of the vote in Medina County and statewide, easily defeating Democratic challenger Pete Crossland, of Copley Township in Summit County, according to unofficial results. “This was clearly a race that highlighted Read More…

Elected officials call for action against Ebola in Northeast Ohio

John Kasich

Ohio elected officials are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to closely monitor Northeast Ohio after learning that a health care worker, who tested positive for Ebola, traveled by air Friday from Cleveland to Dallas. Gov. John Kasich said the state is using all of its resources to make sure there is Read More…

Texas nurse with Ebola virus visited family in Tallmadge

A Texas nurse’s Ebola diagnosis after a visit to Ohio led to public health alerts, precautions and worries Wednesday as officials tried to determine who had close contact with her and keep the illness from spreading. Officials in Summit County, where the woman visited family over the weekend, said one individual in Ohio who had Read More…

How Ebola spreads: Contact with symptomatic person’s bodily fluids

Ebola Congo

When is Ebola contagious? Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. How does Ebola spread? Through close contact with a symptomatic person’s bodily fluids, such as blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen. Those fluids Read More…

US steps up domestic response to Ebola crisis

frontier plane slide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis. While Ebola patients are not considered contagious until they have symptoms and only two persons have been Read More…