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Perrysburg woman, teenager found dead in Lake Erie; two missing
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 18 April 2014 04:40

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives.

Searchers found a partially submerged boat on a reef near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant and later spotted the bodies of a teenage girl and a woman, authorities said.

Both of the victims were wearing life jackets. They were identified as Amy Santus, 33, of Perrysburg, near Toledo, and Paige Widmer, 16, the Ottawa County sheriff's office said. A hometown for Widmer was not available.

Santus and Widmer had been on the boat with two men, who also were reported missing. The Coast Guard said Thursday night that it had suspended its search for the remaining two boaters "pending any new developments."

County Sheriff Steve Levorchick said the boaters had contacted relatives on Wednesday afternoon.

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Two boaters found dead in Lake Erie; two more missing
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:19

 

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of two of four missing boaters in western Lake Erie have been recovered off the Ohio shoreline.

Officials say they recovered the bodies of two females Thursday. Both were wearing life jackets.

The U.S. Coast Guard and other crews have been searching the lake most of the day for the boaters, who went out on Lake Erie Wednesday afternoon.

Crews first located a partially submerged boat Thursday morning near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant about 30 miles east of Toledo.

The Coast Guard says the four were out on a fishing trip Wednesday but were supposed to return early in the evening.

Coast Guard boats and helicopters began looking the boaters before daybreak on Thursday.


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Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:48
 
(Updated) Crews searching Lake Erie for 3-4 missing anglers
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:29

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it's searching western Lake Erie for three or four people after finding a partially submerged boat off the Ohio shoreline.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the boat was located Thursday morning near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant. That's about 30 miles west of Toledo.

Coast Guard boats and helicopters are now centering the search in that area.

Crews began looking for missing boaters near Ohio's South Bass Island overnight after receiving a report about overdue fishermen.


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Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:21
 
Ohio rule bans certain synthetic drug chemicals
Written by ANN SANNER, Association Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:18

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two chemicals being abused as synthetic drugs are now illegal under a state rule change that went into effect Thursday.

The rule bans the sale and use of the chemical compounds known as PB-22 and 5F-PB-22, along with variations that have the same basic chemical structure. State officials hope to target drug dealers who seek to skirt the law by tweaking the compounds to make them legal.

The chemicals are often sprayed on plant material to mimic the effect of marijuana. Synthetic drugs can have effects similar to, but longer-lasting than, amphetamines. Users can experience paranoia, erratic behavior, lethargy and slurred speech, among other symptoms. The drugs are typically sold in head shops and marketed as herbal incense products.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration temporarily classified the compounds as illegal in February, but the state ban is permanent.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and State Pharmacy Board Executive Director Kyle Parker announced the rule Thursday, which classifies the two chemical compounds as controlled substances illegal under Ohio law.

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Mumps cases reported at central Ohio community college
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:57

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus health officials say they've confirmed 2 cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.

Jose Rodriguez, Columbus Public Health spokesman, says two Columbus State Community College students have been included in the official case count.

Rodriguez said Thursday the agency is also looking into reports of two more cases of mumps at the school near downtown.

Officials have confirmed 230 cases of the contagious viral illness in the area this year. They say 145 of those are linked to Ohio State University.

Mabel Freeman, Columbus State's interim vice president for student affairs, tells the Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1r1BZTL ) the school has encouraged good hygiene and vaccination since the outbreak.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com


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