October 22, 2014

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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…

PHOTOS: A Cupcake a Day wins 1st place in Medina Scarecrow Contest

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Main Street Medina and Boyert’s Greenhouse announce the winners of the 2014 Medina Scarecrow Contest are: 1. A Cupcake A Day; 2. Medina Kennel Club; 3. Perfectly Charming; 4. The Raspberry & The Rose; 5. Chill artisan ice cream. The winning businesses will receive a gift certificate from contest sponsor Boyert’s Greenhouse. Nearly 40 community Read More…

Medina men indicted for involvement in theft of North Court gun store

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Two Medina men are facing mandatory prison sentences if convicted on charges accusing them of involvement in a theft of guns worth thousands of dollars from a Medina gun shop. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, were indicted last week on charges of receiving stolen guns and having weapons illegally, fourth- and third-degree felonies. 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…

Rescue workers find man, 61, dead in Harrisville Twp. Ecstasy drug lab

A 61-year-old Harrisville Township man was found dead Friday at what drug enforcement officials called one of the largest Ecstasy drug labs in Ohio. Michael E. Sullivan, was found on the floor of the detached garage at 9201 Pawnee Road after Lodi Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a report of a possible drug overdose. Read More…

Prescription drug turn-in program hits 5-ton mark

Medina County has reached a milestone in getting prescription drugs off the streets with five tons of drugs disposed of through the county’s drug collection program that began in October 2011. Medina County Drug Abuse Commission Director Brian Nowak said the county has been collecting prescription and over-the-counter drugs for three years in 12 boxes 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…

Crew of volunteers on mission to rehab homes together

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A Rawiga Road woman was the latest beneficiary of a Rebuilding Together project designed to help seniors and those with a financial need stay safely in their homes. Cliff Bellar got Rebuilding Together up and running with a project in Sharon Township in April. On Saturday, the group helped Carol Prochaska, 78, with much-needed repairs Read More…

Officials review bids for operating Medina County recycling center

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Five members of a 10-person bid review team spent Tuesday morning interviewing officials of the two companies interested in operating the Medina County trash recycling center. VEXOR Technology, of Medina, and Envision Waste, the company that now operates the county’s Central Processing Facility in Westfield Township, are two of three companies that submitted bids for Read More…