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METRO DIGEST || West Nile fatality

Published: 9/8/17 @ 12:02


West Nile fatality

COLUMBUS

A 74-year-old Defiance County man, hospitalized with encephalitis, was Ohio’s first 2017 death-in-a-human West Nile virus case reported by the Ohio Department of Health.

The ODH reported 10 human cases of West Nile virus in Ohio. Counties with at least one case are: Clark, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton with two, Logan and Summit. In 2016, Ohio reported 17 human West Nile virus cases, including four deaths; 35 cases in 2015, including two deaths; and 11 in 2014, including one death.

The primary way people get West Nile virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. About one in five people who become infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Less than 1 percent of infected people develop a serious neurologic illness, such as encephalitis or meningitis.

Supplies for Houston

COLUMBIANA

Crestview schools will be collecting school supplies for the students of Houston from today through Sept. 17. Bins are located in front of all building offices and at the entrance gate during the Crestview-Akron North football game tonight.

Fentanyl found

YOUNGSTOWN

Reports said vice squad officers on patrol Wednesday found two bags of fentanyl on a man during a traffic stop on the South Side.

Officers pulled over a car about 12:05 p.m. at East Indianola Avenue and Cooper Street driven by Eddie Pierce, 25, of Brookline Avenue, for running a stop sign. They saw marijuana in the car, and Pierce has a suspended license. When he was taken out of the car and searched before being given a citation for the traffic offense and marijuana, officers found two bags with a brown powder that later tested positive for fentanyl.

Pierce was booked into the Mahoning County jail on a charge of possession of drugs.

Facing drug charges

YOUNGSTOWN

Police serving a search warrant about 5:15 p.m. at a 465 W. LaClede Ave. home found a Glock 9 mm handgun and cited two people on misdemeanor drug charges.

Officers also found two bags of suspected marijuana and a scale Wednesday, reports said.

Charged with possession of drug paraphernalia was Karim Stanford, 39, who lists the South Side home as his address, and charged with possession of marijuana was Robert Sanders, 29, of Hillman Street.

Robbery reported

WARREN

A 21-year-old city man reported being robbed of his car at knife point behind the Reeves apartments, 295 W. Market St., at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim said he was at the apartments to drop off money to his aunt when a man in a red-hooded sweatshirt opened the victim’s car door and demanded his valuables.

The victim said he started fighting with the suspect, who forced the victim out of his car and got into the victim’s driver’s seat.

The victim was holding onto the door while the suspect drove off, throwing the victim from the car, he said.

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