July 31, 2014

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Victim of Sheffield Lake arson fire released from hospital

Janet Earnhart, a Sheffield Lake resident who was critically injured in a Jan. 11 suspected arson fire in her home, has been released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a nursing supervisor said Sunday.

Earnhart, 69, was transferred to another facility Friday.

Police said they are investigating whether a man at the residence set the fire at 4780 Pinewood Drive, off Abbe and Oster roads.

The man attempted suicide four years ago by lighting himself on fire, according to court documents. Police have said the man text messaged his girlfriend a few hours before the January fire threatening suicide.