Stories tagged with: Suicide

June 9, 2016 - 3:41pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Every seven hours suicide claims a life in Ohio.

A recent study shows suicide rates in the United States have surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years and is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Doctor Vicki Whitacre who is also an advocate for suicide awareness said the rates are increasing in all areas.

"A lot of productive years of life are lost. It of course it decreases our average life span. The worst part though is the loss to the surviving family...

May 2, 2015 - 9:48pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The community gathered together Saturday to support and raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and its link to suicide.

For the very first time, No Bully Zone was held at the Eagles Club in Cambridge. Event Organizer Missie Watkins explained more about what guests could expect at the event.

"We have different things set up here. We have a Scentsy rep here, Origami Owl, we're having an auction, a Chinese auction, DJ. A dance team is going to be performing on bullying....

September 6, 2013 - 4:45am
2 years 50 weeks ago

The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office says a Meadowbrook Middle School student is facing charges after a bomb threat.  It happened Thursday afternoon while area schools were under a lock down due to a man threatening suicide.  It all started in a home near the middle school when deputies were dealing with a man threatening suicide with a shotgun.  Deputies surrounded the home and tried to make contact with the man, but were unable to do so.  When they finally entered...

April 25, 2013 - 8:07pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Eric Hipple, former quarterback for the Detroit Lions now works as an outreach spokesman for the University of Michigan to help to prevent suicide. As part of his job he came to the Suicide Awareness Banquet at the Coburn United Methodist Church Thursday night to tell his story to over 140 people.

"I got involved in mental health because I lost a son to suicide at age 15 but I also had my own ups and downs with depression. I didn't know what it was and didn't know what it was...

December 6, 2011 - 4:16pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

The Associated Press is reporting a 38-year-old woman, who had recently moved from Crooksville. Ohio to Laredo, Texas killed herself, after turning the gun on her two children, following a seven-hour standoff at a government Social Services office.

Police identify the woman as Rachelle Grimmer.

 The children,  10-year-old son, Timothy and  12-year-old daughter, Ramie were in critical condition Tuesday, according to...

September 7, 2011 - 4:33pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

The man found dead Tuesday afternoon hanging from a highway in Guernsey County has been identified. The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol says the victim is 21-year-old Anthony Cole of Lynx in Adams County. Troopers received a call shortly after 1:30 pm that the body of a man was hanging from the overpass on I-77 in Guernsey County. The structure is over the Salt Fork Lake Spillway.

May 6, 2010 - 8:17pm
6 years 16 weeks ago

More than 100 hundred people attended a dinner Thursday night to bring awareness about suicides.

The 6th annual Regional Suicide Awareness Dinner was held at Coburn United Methodist Church in Zanesville.

Last year there were 13 suicides in Muskingum County, and officials say the deaths are preventable if people know of suicide risks and what to do.

Keynote speaker Dr. Wheaton Wood noted that depression is a major medical illness that can affect thoughts, feelings, behavior...

March 17, 2010 - 9:38am
6 years 23 weeks ago

The case of a man found dead on Interstate 70 is now closed.

Lt. Lawrence  Roseboro with the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says that the death of 62-year-old Laurence Shelly has been ruled suicide by the LIcking County Coroner.

Lt. Roseboro says the coroner's report indicates that Shelly was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. The Patrol says Shelly was found beside the westbound lane of Interstate 70 between Ohio 158 and Ohio 37 with a gun nearby...

December 15, 2009 - 10:10am
6 years 36 weeks ago

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office says a jail inmate is dead after committing suicide.

Chester Henson was found in his cell Sunday afternoon.

Jail Supervisor, Phil Johnson, says Henson was recently taken off of suicide watch after being evaluated by a mental health professional.

Henson was arrested back in June on charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Johnson says Henson's death remains under...

November 9, 2009 - 7:06pm
6 years 41 weeks ago

The Athens County Sheriff's Office says it is still trying to figure out why an area fire chief allegedly committed suicide last Friday.

Lieutenant Aaron Maynard says one of the on-duty firefighters at the Nelsonville Fire Department found 53-year-old Timothy Carr with a gun shot wound to the head and notified authorities.

When officers arrived at the scene, Maynard says they found Carr was still breathing and also recovered a .380 caliber handgun.

Carr was taken to a local...

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