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State starts probe into Erie County's handling of starved child case

Emil Whitis • Jan 30, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Issac Brothers-Bartholomew died at 18 months old on Nov. 6, and four of his six siblings were hospitalized for malnourishment.  

Immediately afterward, state officials said they planned to conduct a thorough investigation of the agency.  

The Brothers-Bartholomew family first popped up on Erie County social workers’ radar in 2007, when they moved to a Risden Road home in Vermilion Township from Cuyahoga County.

In February 2009 a Cuyahoga County-ordered protective custody order expired, stripping Erie County social workers of their right to walk in the family’s home at will.

To keep reading this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register.

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