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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.



Kent State Halloween partiers be warned: They're police, not strippers

Some college students need a little help when it comes to how best to enjoy Halloween, so a police officer who has seen a more than a few Halloweens and thousands of college students has some advice.

Mosque to celebrate grand opening on Saturday

A West Side mosque that is holding its grand opening on Saturday is indicative of a burgeoning Muslim population that has worship sites bursting at the seams across central Ohio. The Abubakar Asiddiq Islamic Center is raising $3 million to pay for the center of about 15,000 square feet on nearly 10 acres of land at 591 Industrial Mile Rd. Another $1.5 million is expected to be raised to finish the second floor later.

Guide to Life: What to consider before taking the home-buying plunge

For years, the conventional wisdom on housing was simple: Never rent when you can buy. Then came a little thing called the crash of 2008, when housing values plummeted, thousands of homeowners faced foreclosure and a lot of credit was destroyed. The decision to buy (or not) isn’t strictly a financial calculation. Those facing the choice, experts say, should consider five key questions.

Violet Township trustee convicted of accidentally shooting student in concealed-carry class

A Violet Township trustee who accidentally shot a student who was taking his concealed-carry class last year resolved the criminal case against him today. Terry J. Dunlap Sr., 74, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of negligent assault in Fairfield County Municipal Court. Visiting Judge Teresa Liston then found Dunlap guilty.


School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.

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