Columbus to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards

By JoAnne Viviano and Mark Ferenchik, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus city attorneys and public-health officials are preparing dozens of court cases against landlords who haven’t removed hazardous lead paint from their properties despite city orders. Some orders have languished for six years. The officials acknowledge that they haven’t compiled cases as a group like this before, … Continue reading »

Columbus to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards

Charity care shrinking at central Ohio’s nonprofit hospitals

Published in the Columbus Dispatch By Ben Sutherly Ohio State University’s work with the Kirwan Institute to map baseline health information across the city has been slow to get off the ground because of technology issues, said Wanda Dillard, director of community development at the university’s Wexner Medical Center. That effort is a key step … Continue reading »

Charity care shrinking at central Ohio’s nonprofit hospitals

State health officials consider taking Cleveland’s ability to investigate lead poisoning cases

Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer In 2014, the city had contracted with a private inspector to assist with a backlog of cases. That brought the total number of qualified inspectors to two for an average of up to 500 cases per year, according to data analyzed for The Plain Dealer … Continue reading »

State health officials consider taking Cleveland’s ability to investigate lead poisoning cases

Detrimental effects of lead poisoning plague Lucas Co. homes, children

Featured in the Toledo Blade The Ohio Department of Health has identified 18 high risk ZIP codes in Lucas County. High risk ZIP codes contain at least one census tract where 12 percent or more of children tested in 2001 had blood lead levels of 10 micrograms and are further defined by demographic and socioeconomic … Continue reading »

Detrimental effects of lead poisoning plague Lucas Co. homes, children