Tag Archives: Death

Babysitter Sentenced in Infant’s 2016 Death

A Stark County woman is handed her sentence in the death of an infant in her care.

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Eating Tide Pods Could Kill You

The message may seem harsh or too candid, but it stands true. A new craze that seems to target teens and has gone viral on social media could lead to long-term consequences or even death.

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3,500 US Babies Lost Annually to Sleep-Related Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies each year, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes.

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Ohio Reports First Child Flu-Related Death

The Ohio Department of Health is reporting the first pediatric flu death in the state.

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Bill Ends Student Loan Tax Penalty for Families Following Death/Disability

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Angus King (I-ME) have re-introduced bipartisan legislation to eliminate a tax penalty levied on student loans forgiven for families after the death of their child.

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An Addict’s Mother: “She’s Alive, but She Isn’t In There…”

The heroin epidemic continues to run rampant within communities across the nation. It doesn’t discriminate and it shoots to kill.

But, for many the risk of jail or death isn’t enough to drop the habit. This is why the body count continues to rise.

However; there may be another option for long-time users: permanent memory loss.

Debbie Berkley’s daughter has been struggling with a heroin addiction for years. She recently was released from prison after serving 18 months and within two days was back in her old lifestyle.

Berkley’s daughter, Lisa, had experienced a rare growth on a valve in her heart. It broke off and traveled to her brain. This is rare only because most addicts overdose and die before this vegetation can grow.

She says her daughter may be breathing, but she’s gone.

Berkley leaves mothers faced with similar situations this advice:

For those in the Northeast, Ohio area struggling with addiction or an addicted loved one, reach out to the Stark County Mental Health and Recovery Board or Quest Recovery and Prevention Services for more information on how to get help.


Police Post Picture: Man, Woman Overdose on Heroin with 4-Year Old in the Backseat!

An Ohio Police Department is getting a lot of attention after posting a picture that depicts the reality of the state’s heroin epidemic.

East Liverpool Police Chief, John Lance, says people need to see that this problem goes much deeper than the needle in the addict’s arm.


(The grandmother, who has custody of the child, and a man of no relation to the child, passed out due to a heroin overdose while driving along a busy road in East Liverpool, Ohio. Also, a school bus was stopped to board children right in front of them)

Chief Lance says unfortunately the leaders in this country aren’t even talking about it.

The department posted the picture to the city’s Facebook page. It has received both positive and negative feedback, but Chief Lance says they have no regrets.

The child was reportedly released to the care of another relative.