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“Man literally rotted to death” at local healthcare facility

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A patient at a local healthcare facility suffered one of the worst deaths imaginable after several employees failed to provide even the most minimal level of care.

“One man literally rotted to death because of their neglect,” wrote Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. “And we are paying them to take care of our family members. I am apoplectic.”

This heinous event and more allegedly unfolded at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center, 3710 Olentangy River Rd, in 2017.

Watch Yost’s address here.

In addition to the patient who reportedly rotted to death, another patient was found to have suffered physical harm as a result of improper care. This patient is also deceased.

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Seven employees at an Ohio care home have been indicted, including two employees and one contracted nurse practitioner who are facing involuntary manslaughter charges and four employees who are facing charges related to falsifying patient care records or neglect, reports Newsweek. In total 34 charges have been filed against the seven healthcare workers.

Nurses Sandra Blazer, Jessica Caldwell, and nurse practitioner Kimberly Potter were brought up on involuntary manslaughter charges by a grand jury in Franklin County Wednesday. Nurses Akosua Ayarkwa, Sheila Dains, Illuminee Muhongere, and Maegan Van Syckle were indicted on charges related to falsifying patient care records or neglect.

A legal representative for Whetstone Gardens said the employees were fired when management learned of the neglect.

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Horny hoodlums snatch $2,000 worth of merchandise from adult store

Mike Thomas

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Columbus Police are seeking the public's help in identifying four individuals who stole lingerie and other, um, "goods" from the Lions Den store at 1144 Alum Creek Drive late Monday night:

https://twitter.com/ColumbusPolice/status/1163521235692740609

Staff at the store estimated the value of the stolen goods at around $2,000.

Is that a banana in your pocket, or did you just rip off a $600 "item" from Lion's Den? Police are asking anyone with information to contact detectives at 614-645-2072, or to email [email protected]

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Crime Spree: Man accused of committing 12 crimes in 30 minutes

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In a criminal rampage worthy of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games, Columbus police say a local man racked up a dozen crimes in just 30 minutes earlier this month.

29-year-old Rodney Edward King, Jr. allegedly committed his sprint of misdeeds on Aug. 6 between 9:54 PM and 10:15 PM.

King allegedly robbed the residents of five different apartments before throwing a rock at a cab on the street. He then threatened a COTA bus driver with a screwdriver, striking him on the foot.

King faces 10 felony charges and 2 misdemeanors, including aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, aggravated menacing and Criminal Damaging or Endangering.

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Disturbing: Hundreds of animals seized from local pet shop, home

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In a scene that's being described as "disturbing," hundreds of animals, both dead and alive, were removed from a local pet store and residency Tuesday.

Columbus Humane agents seized about 100 reptiles, more than 90 dogs and puppies, and more than 50 livestock animals (turkeys, goats, pigs) from the Petting Zoo Pet Shop on West Broad Street and the owner’s residence on Demorest Road, reports 10TV.

The rescue and recover mission was the culmination of a months-long investigation into multiple complaints of improper caring of animals.

Columbus Humane will soon make available a list of supplies needed to care for the surviving animals.

Once the owner is in custody, charges will be filed.

https://www.facebook.com/columbushumane/posts/10157012717698591
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