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Re: “NBC Nightly News Covers Growing Heroin Epidemic in Ohio with a Family Destroyed By Addiction: VIDEO

OH MAN, SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY'LL NEVER KNOW, NOW I KNOW AND HERE'S WHY !

.... On Monday March 6th, I encountered for the first time in my life, a young man in trouble.. I had never known this stranger, never seen him, had never heard his voice nor did I know his name.
... I meet his lifeless body as he lay on the floor in some body else's home.. Not breathing, no pulse, fixed and non reactive pupils.. He was clinically dead.. Gone... No longer breathing...
..... I dropped to my knees without even knowing that I was gonna be the one that was to breath the life back into air less lungs that has just stopped.. He was blue..... He has no color of life in him, no blood pumping through the heart.... AND NO PULSE... Everything that used to be vital, just stopped...

.. HERON CLAIMED ITS 11 TH VICTIM THAT DAY..... AND I WAS THE ONE TO ADMINISTER FULL BLOWN RESESITATION ALONG WITH A CARDIO THUMP TO HELP JUMP START A LIFELESS HEART.
... For 23 of the longest minutes of my life to date, I was that man's only means of getting a 2nd chance... Every time I stopped compressions, his pulse would stop.... I finally was told by some unknown person to me that this man's name was/is Joey. And that he'd over dosed..... And had three small children 2 doors down from where deaths angel was waiting.
..... I was so tired.. I was doing all this with no help nor any guidance.. As I'm trained and certified in all aspects of CPR & CPI. My resolve, however, only got stronger.... I wasn't going to give up on three little girls daddy....
........ I have no clue how I was even doing what I was doing .. what I wasn't able to imagine my entire life...... I breathed sweet air filled with life back into stillness.. I gave chest compressions to a still heart that by my hand, would slowly return life back to him.. This stranger that I knew nothing about, and cared far more for his well being... And now that its the day after, I've been a total mess......
....... When Joey was taken out by medics, his still lifeless body was wrapped in a sheet.. I didn't ask the unimagebable..... I couldn't force the words out of mouth.... I just stood in the same place...... Rooted to the very floor by my shaking legs and trembling body.. I was deeply saddened and heart broke..
.......Nobody knows or knew how long Joey had been laying on that cold bathroom floor..... Maybe 5 minutes..... Perhaps as long as 10 before he was found.. And no, it wasn't me that found him.. I wasn't even inside the home this took place in.. I was the one that heard the screams... And I was to meet a silent Joey for the first time..... And follow the events of the evening up with a sleepless night of worry and such a deepened sense of fear...... Fear that I had failed Joey when he needed a stranger's touch.... I feared the very worse.....
......... But today....... Ahhhh, sweet today.,, I received word that JOEY WAS VERY MUCH ALIVE & SUFFERED NO LONG TERM SIDE EFFECTS FROM THE NEARLY LETHAL DOSE OF HEROIN.....NO BRAIN DAMAGE NOR DAMAGE DONE TO HIS BODY..
......... I wanted to share this because my heart's still heavy.. As I know 11 folks lost the very life God had bestowed upon them.. 11 families will never get another hug or the opportunity to say good-bye.....
.......... I never thought in a million years that my very mouth and hands would meet up with a national terrorist known as HEROIN..... Yet I did.. We must tell the story of survival.. To breath some life and hope back into dying hearts filled by this nasty epidemic taking hundreds of lives a day...... So that we don't ever forget, God is greater than the devil and his evil tongue.....
.......... So we pray...... And we do it AS ONE.... NEVER FORGETTING THE STRENGTH WE EMBRACE AS A SOCIETY BEING THE SAME UNIT OF CARING FOR THE NEXT WOUNDED SOUL....
........ HIT SHARE AND LET'S START MAKING A DIFFERENCE WHILE WE STILL CAN..... SHARING IS CARING, AND PRAYER IS POWER.. THANKS, ANNA, THE CINCINNATI OHIO AREA

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Posted by Anna Maria Mickles Noble on 03/09/2017 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Video: Dave Chappelle Talked About Police Violence at His Local City Council Meeting in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Another comedian that probably should keep his day job and stay out of politics.

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Posted by Blah blah on 03/09/2017 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Henry Gomez to BuzzFeed, and Other Personnel Changes at Cleveland.com

Patrick, he's what helped sink the other ship.

Posted by Aaa on 03/09/2017 at 1:20 AM

Re: “In a Small Ohio Town, Police Are Charging Overdose Victims with 'Inducing Panic'

Just buying heroin supports the criminal community that destroys thousands of lives. It was a conscience decision to break the law and they belong in jail. The longer in jail, the fewer customers for the dealer scum.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sc on 03/09/2017 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Public Square Opens to Buses with New, Ugly Safety Features

Leaders did what you forced them to do. Be careful what you wish for (er, demand).

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rd on 03/09/2017 at 1:10 AM

Re: “Loganberry Books Shelves Men's Books Backwards as a 'Metaphor of Silencing the Male Voice'

I think I saw this same thing done on an episode of Portlandia.....

Posted by Just Pat on 03/09/2017 at 12:10 AM
Posted by Dutchman on 03/08/2017 at 10:04 PM

Re: “In a Small Ohio Town, Police Are Charging Overdose Victims with 'Inducing Panic'

So you laugh and can't help but snark that their legal summonses order them to appear at ,,,
"the Washington Court House municipal courthouse."

The town is the county seat of Fayette County. Its name is three words.

Washington..
Court.
House.

Maybe you guys could possibly stop laughing long enough to Google it...or look at an Ohio road map?

Naaaaah....that would be asking for too much.

As for letting them go cold turkey in a jail cell, go watch Sinatra in "Man With The Golden Arm"...or any of countless other movies about junkies trying to kick their habit, while screaming and rolling around on the floor. . And if that's where the cops decide to put them, then they're going to be the ones who have to watch . It's not a pretty sight.

Chuckles the Clown.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 03/08/2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Ruth's Chris Steak House to Open in 200 Public Square Building on March 13

Bubbling butter steak

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by theguv on 03/08/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Public Square Opens to Buses with New, Ugly Safety Features

Typical Cleveland leadership crap. Funds were set aside, designs developed and approved, then all of a sudden, Bang! Problems. The city approved accepting the funds from the FTA with RTA the entire project dating back to the health line. Did Frank aka mush mouth really think that a small time mayor with a little brain was going to trump the federal government. RTA in essence played very nice. RTA should of filed an injunction against the city to open the square to bus traffic. Subsequently, RTA should of filed and enjoyed in a civil suit against the city for the fine. In essence, the leaderless class in Cleveland has probably cost future Cleveland future FTA funding.

Oh well, on to the next debacle.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mayberry on 03/08/2017 at 4:45 PM

Re: “In a Small Ohio Town, Police Are Charging Overdose Victims with 'Inducing Panic'

Sounds like a good plan to me...These idiots can recover in the jail.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Nick Narcan on 03/08/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “In a Small Ohio Town, Police Are Charging Overdose Victims with 'Inducing Panic'

Sounds like their hearts are in the right place. Trying to route them into diversionary programs such as rehab.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Patrick Burke on 03/08/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Loganberry Books Shelves Men's Books Backwards as a 'Metaphor of Silencing the Male Voice'

silencing the male voice? That sounds like equality.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mike Jaworske on 03/08/2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “In a Small Ohio Town, Police Are Charging Overdose Victims with 'Inducing Panic'

When a community desperately needs a mature and professional police department....here comes Barney Fife.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/08/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Video: Dave Chappelle Talked About Police Violence at His Local City Council Meeting in Yellow Springs, Ohio

But...But... He said that police were doing good work most of the time!

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by BrianWilson on 03/08/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Cuyahoga County Jail Supervisor Disciplined After Failing to Properly Review Use of Force Cases

This is one of the most corrupt county prisons around!! The CO's, and i use the term loosely, are as dirty and corrupt as they get. These prisoners are not safe, they are human beings and treated like dogs! They are attacked in their cells at night, and the "people" and "guards" that are supposed to protect them, just look the other way! Its a disgrace. The "warden" and "asst warden" need to get their dirty heads out of their corrupt asses and do whats right!!!! You took those jobs for a reason, how do you sleep at night knowing you are allowing people to be injured and killed on your watch?! This is only part of whats wrong with our court and prison systems, you should he ashamed of yourselves!

Posted by ISEEU on 03/08/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Loganberry Books Shelves Men's Books Backwards as a 'Metaphor of Silencing the Male Voice'

Instead of lifting up female authors, she silenced male authors. And why would we as men be upset about this? As barely emotional, hyper logical beings, this female "logic" is like an askew picture frame to an ocd person. Male ego is somehow fragile for being angry about suppression, but female ego isn't for the same thing? Women who've obtained the rights to everything a man can do, and only use it to the detriment of their families and society. Yes, you can vote, but why become politically knowledgeable? Just be a female lemming and vote for the nearest vagina-kissing sunshine-up-the-ass-blowing politician who'll give you free stuff. It's not to say that such ideology is confined to the female, or even to the left, but unfortunately women, particularly leftist ones, do not take interest in politics and economics, and if they do, rarely in the fact based realm of data. And since they find no interest, there's more Jane Austins discussing the finer points of love, than Ayn Rands discussing economic and political warfare and reality. If you can't handle reality, stop trying to be men.

5 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Burt McCrackin on 03/08/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Henry Gomez to BuzzFeed, and Other Personnel Changes at Cleveland.com

ROFL Jumping ship from one dying publisher to another, closer to dead, publisher.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Patrick Burke on 03/08/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Masthead Delivers Pizza and Beer, and There's Just No Better Combination

This place is awesome! Been here multiple times trying multiple pizzas :) All delicious. Great beers as well!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Britney Mascia on 03/08/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Spotlight: 'Kedi'

-- A Cat's Purpose --

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/08/2017 at 9:59 AM

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