February 6, 2016


Road to recovery: Heroin addict goes through pioneering process

BOSTON — Kylee Moriarty has experienced her share of ups and downs since deciding to kick her heroin habit this past summer. The 26-year-old’s journey started in early July when she showed up, beaten and gaunt, at the police station in Gloucester, Massachusetts, looking to take advantage of the department’s pioneering policy of connecting addicts Read More…

Still feeling the recession


LORAIN — Those living below the federal poverty line in Lorain County grew slightly between 2013 and 2014, while Lorain made strides toward reducing that number, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The county’s poverty rate was 14.6 percent in 2013, and had grown to 14.8 percent of the county’s estimated Read More…

Path to hope leads to house in Oberlin


There is a large, quiet farmhouse on state Route 58 just outside of Oberlin, sandwiched between cornfields. On one wall of one room, dubbed the serenity room, is a framed photo with the message “Everyone Belongs.” It’s tucked away in the corner of the eight-bedroom house, but Alicia Ramos passes it several times a day. Read More…

Chinese rescuers retrieve more bodies from capsized ship; at least 360 still missing

JIANLI, China — Rescuers cut three holes into the overturned hull of a river cruise ship in unsuccessful attempts to find more survivors Thursday, as the death toll in the Yangtze River disaster reached 75. More than 360 people remain missing and are feared dead. Workers stabilized the ship with cranes and then cut into Read More…

Vigil held for drug addicts, family members

candlelight vigil

VERMILION — When Melva Sherwood, who lost her son to drug addiction almost a year ago, saw a man with his head in his hands sitting outside of a resource center for addicts who want to recover, she called the center’s co-founder, Kim Eberle. “Kim said ‘I’m on it,’” Sherwood said, and within minutes Eberle Read More…