October 20, 2014

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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

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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

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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…

Cleveland hospitals monitoring 13 nurses who flew with Ebola patient

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More than a dozen nurses from the Cleveland Clinic and the MetroHealth System were aboard the Oct. 10 Frontier flight from Dallas to Cleveland that carried the Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after she returned to Dallas on Monday, officials announced Wednesday. “Both health systems have put all of our employees who were Read More…

Should white mom be paid by sperm bank for brown baby mistake?

What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby? It’s an unusual question, arising from an unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong. And it has set off an extraordinary discussion touching on sensitive issues of race, motherhood, sexuality and justice, though the debate begins with one basic premise: You should Read More…

Challenger Pete Crossland blasts U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s record

Pete Crossland (D) vs. Jim Renacci (R)

Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, is seeking a third term in the U.S. House in November and faces a challenge from former state Rep. Pete Crossland, D-Copley Township, in Summit County. Renacci, 55, first was elected to the 16th District House seat in 2010 after serving a term as mayor of Wadsworth. The district, which was redrawn Read More…

Supreme Court rejects appeal of Ohio teacher fired for religious items

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of an Ohio public school science teacher who was fired for promoting the theory of creationism and refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom. The justices on Monday let stand an Ohio Supreme Court ruling that found the Mount Vernon school district had grounds to Read More…

U.S. Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A divided U.S. Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin today. The justices’ order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from Ohio officials who wanted to delay a judge’s ruling lengthening the swing state’s early voting schedule. Ohioans can vote Read More…

Victim’s sons reflect on verdict in salmonella-tainted food case

Randy, left, and Jeff Napier traveled to Washington, D.C., several times to lobby Congress to give the Food and Drug Administration more power after their mother, Nellie Napier, died at age 80 after eating peanut butter tainted by salmonella. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A federal jury that found a peanut plant owner and two other executives guilty on Friday of shipping salmonella-tainted food never heard testimony that their peanut butter killed nine people. The deaths never were discussed because the defendants were charged only with conspiracy and fraud, federal prosecutors said. The sons of one of the victims, Read More…