Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
More Picnickers Sickened In E. Coli Outbreak
Health officials investigating an E. coli outbreak among people who ate at a southwest Ohio picnic have announced six additional cases, bringing the total to 61.
The illnesses were reported in Germantown, southwest of Dayton. The Montgomery County’s health department says 11 people have been hospitalized at some point. Updates on their conditions weren’t available.
Those who became ill were among attendees at a July 3 customer appreciation picnic for a lawn care business.
Health department spokesman Bill Wharton says officials are interviewing them about what they ate at the picnic to determine how the outbreak started.
The bacteria can cause diarrhea, dehydration and, in severe cases, kidney failure.