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Ebola Monitoring Continues in Ohio

Although no cases of Ebola have been reported in Ohio, health officials are continuing to monitor more than 160 individuals.  Public Information Officer with the Ohio Department of Health, Melanie Amato, says those individuals came into contact with Ebola patient, Amber Vinson, during her visit to Akron.  Amato says the other 161 people being monitored are in the tiers for those less at risk. She says all are being checked on by health officials and are also self monitoring as well. Also recently, both Vinson and the first nurse to be diagnosed, Nina Pham, are now testing negative for the disease. 
 

Rare Disease Within Ohio Deer Population

A heads up to hunters this season. State officials say hunters should be aware of a rare disease that's made it's way into the Ohio deer population. Chronic Wasting Disease has recently been identified in a deer in Holmes County. The disease attacks the brain of the infected animal and is similar to mad-cow disease. As of now, it hasn't been shown to infect people. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says hunters should avoid eating meet from deer or elk that look sick, or have their meet tested by the state. 

Police Search for Masked Gunmen

Police are searching for masked gunmen who invalided a home Thursday night. Officials say two men kicked open the back door of the home on Clarendon Avenue around 11:30 and fired several shots. one of the three victims was hit in the head with the butt of the gun. The suspects fled the scene with a set of keys, a pack of cigarettes and $63. The suspects are described as one being  5 feet, 5 inches tall and “skinny," about 125 pounds. The other was described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a medium build. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department's detective bureau or send an anonymous tip by texting TIP411.

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