July 1, 2016


AP exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs after abuse claims

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body’s human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press. In a Read More…

Dad gets 7-month sentence for permitting abuse of sons

ELYRIA — Joseph Winkler acknowledged Wednesday that he should have done something to stop the draconian punishments his wife was imposing on his twin teenage sons before they escaped from the couple’s North Ridgeville home in February and sought help from police. “The punishment went too far. … It was a bad situation and I Read More…

Outreach program teaches clergy how to help domestic violence victims

LORAIN — Domestic violence prevention activists are reaching out to religious leaders to train them on helping parishioners. Domestic violence victims often turn to their religious leaders for help, said Mary Lou Doebele, co-founder of Abigail Ministries of Northeast Ohio, a Westlake-based group that ministers to women who have been abused. “You are on the Read More…