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Around Town Traffic Advisory FTMC Donates to Local Schools Due to a water main break at the intersection of Cleveland Road West and Rye Beach Road, motorists can expect minor delays and a detour rerouting traffic. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Cleveland Road will be detoured through the Rye Beach Neighborhood. Motorists should follow the detour signs. Motorists should not use the Rye Beach Shell gas station for shortcutting the detour signs. There is no boil alert at this time.

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Search Warrant By Judge Bill Steuk, Huron Municipal Court A search warrant is an order issued by a judge directing certain law enforcement officers to conduct a search at specified premises for specific things or persons. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the government and its agents from making “unreasonable searches” of people, their homes, and their effects. Generally, a search by a governmental agent without a warrant is unreasonable. There are exceptions to this rule. Two examples: an officer reasonably believes that someone is in danger of imminent harm; or an officer is in “hot pursuit” of a suspect. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution states in part “no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Probable cause is the key term in this section. Probable cause can be defined as a practical, common sense decision, given the totality of the circumstances, that there is a fair probability that contraband or evidence of a crime will be found in a particular place. It is the judge’s decision whether or not to approve a search warrant. This is a complicated issue and is a highly argued area in criminal law. If a governmental agent acts without a search warrant and the search is determined to be an unreasonable search, essentially all evidence the agent finds could be suppressed from the criminal proceeding. That means that the evidence from the search and seizure could be excluded from the criminal case determining whether the defendant is guilty or innocent of a crime.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center recently distributed $29,740 in FTMC Health Education Grants to 10 local schools. Representatives from Fisher-Titus Medical Center and each school pictured from left to right are Patrick J. Martin, FTMC President; Chris Wert, Wellington Schools; Rodge Wilson, Western Reserve Local School District; Laurie Hintz, Willard City Schools; Walter Klimaski, Norwalk Catholic School; Tom Bleile, FTMC’s Board of Directors; Ben Chaffee, Jr., South Central Local Schools; Dennis Doughty, Norwalk City Schools; Carol Girton, New London Schools; David Stubblebine, Monroeville Local Schools; Charlotte Wagner, North Point Educational Center; and Nicole Spriggs, Berlin-Milan Local School District.

Community Health & Wellness Screenings at Firelands Area residents are invited to participate in a Health • PSA - $25; and Wellness Screening on Saturday, January 29 • EZ Detect™ - $5 from 7 to 11 am. The community screening, con- • Pulmonary Function Test - $3.00; ducted by Firelands Regional Medical Center, will be • Bone Density screening for osteoporosis - $30 (for held in the Mylander Conference Center at Firelands women 30 yrs or older) • Free Blood Pressure Screening Main Campus, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky. • Free Body Composition Screenings include: Cash or check only. Pre-registration is required for the Complete Blood Count with Metabolic & Lipid Panel (• No Eating or Drinking for 12 Hours – Water Allowed) - lab work. To register, call 419-557-7840. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to help make this program $40; possible. • Hemoglobin A1C - $20;

Articles appearing in this column are intended to provide broad, general information about the law. Before applying this information to a specific legal problem, readers are urged to seek advice from an attorney.

Physician elected to National Board Dr. Roshon will focus on public policy and access to care

Ranking Firelands Regional Medical Center #1 in Ohio.

We’re ranked #1 in Ohio for vascular surgery.

North Coast Cancer Care is pleased to announce that Dr. Steve Roshon was recently elected to serve a two-year term on the Community Oncology Alliance board of directors. Community Oncology Alliance or COA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to issues of access to cancer care, patient advocacy, medical education, government policy and quality of care. Dr. Roshon currently also serves on the COA ad hoc committee on medical imaging and therapeutic radiation. Dr Roshon has also served on the clinical practice committee of ASCO and on the Large Practice Committee of the International Oncology Network. He is the past president of the Ohio Hematology and Oncology Society and currently serves on its board. In his new position with COA he will focus on issues of public policy and access to care. Dr. Roshon is a full time medical oncologist with North Coast Cancer Care. North Coast Cancer Care includes a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, support staff and registered pharmacists. This team is dedicated to providing world-class cancer care for patients of the community. For additional company information visit www.northcoastcancer.com, or contact the offices at 419-626-9090.

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Our vascular surgeons shown with several members of the vascular surgical team.

the top rated facility in Ohio and the top 5% in the nation.

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