June 24, 2016

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Heart transplant recipient gets once-in-a-lifetime trip courtesy of Make-A-Wish

ELYRIA — When 6-year-old Zoe Snider was about to be sedated in the operating room so a ventilator could breathe for her and give her strained heart a rest, she asked the medical staff to stop for a minute. “They were getting ready to put her under, and she said, ‘I have a question for Read More…

Father and sons are surgical trio at Cleveland Clinic

AVON — They say the apple doesn’t fall from the tree, and for a local father-son medical trio the saying is especially appropriate. Dr. John Costin Jr., 67, is a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic as are his two sons — John Costin III, 40, and Bryan Costin, 35 — and all three attended Case Read More…

1 reportedly injured in Cleveland Clinic gas line fire

AVON — A gas line break and fire led to the evacuation of the Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center on Thursday morning. Daniel Row, an employee of Davey Tree, was mowing grass in front of the center and his lawn mower struck a gas line that ignited and charred the lawnmower. Avon Fire Read More…

Avon Cleveland Clinic evacuated for gas line fire

AVON — The Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center was evacuated and multiple fire departments responded to put out a gas line fire this morning. According to a statement from Columbia Gas, a riding lawn mower hit and damaged a gas line, and some escaping gas ignited, starting the fire around 9:45 a.m. The worker riding Read More…

Family’s fifth son born with disease twins share (VIDEO)

Editor’s note: In December 2011, readers were introduced to the Hurst family of LaGrange. At the time, Bryce and Baen Hurst were the only set of identical twins in the United States to be diagnosed with Hurler syndrome. Since the first story, doctors diagnosed another set of twins, a fraternal boy and girl, with the Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Feb. 26

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. Which Republican came out swinging Marco Rubio finally takes on Donald Trump in a freewheeling Republican debate ahead of Tuesday’s crucial primaries, but is it too late? 2. Another U.S. shooting spree A gunman armed with an Read More…

Cleveland Clinic surgeons say they’ve performed first uterus transplant

CLEVELAND — Surgeons in Cleveland say they have performed the nation’s first uterus transplant, a new frontier that aims to give women who lack wombs a chance at pregnancy. In a statement Thursday, the Cleveland Clinic said the nine-hour surgery was performed a day earlier on a 26-year-old woman, using a uterus from a deceased Read More…

Cleveland Clinic debuts Avon rehabilitation center

AVON — The Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital opened Wednesday, and hospital officials gathered at the Nagel Road facility to tout and tour the new building. The 68,000-square-foot hospital, expected to bring 200 jobs to the area once fully operational, is a joint venture between Pa.-based Select Medical and the Cleveland Clinic. It is near the Read More…

Avon enjoying revenue avalanche

AVON — Thanks to widespread commercial development, city coffers are being bolstered with increased income tax revenue that is expected to continue rising in the coming years. The city recently was able to transfer $800,000 into its general fund thanks to 2015 tax collections that are up 6 percent from 2014’s tally at the same Read More…

Would Carson’s skill in operating room translate into Oval office?

WASHINGTON — Ben Carson is the only 2016 candidate for president who has never led a state or company or run for political office. No matter, he says. Surely someone who can perform life-or-death surgeries can run the country. Carson challenged the medical status quo as a storied neurosurgeon — cutting out half of a Read More…