May 22, 2015


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

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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…