Wednesday, September 21, 2011

'Extreme hoarding' plaguing neighborhoods across Ohio--where can you go for help?

By: Ron Regan

An exclusive Five On Your Side investigation uncovers shocking video that reveals how "extreme hoarding" is spreading across neighborhoods throughout Ohio.

Experts said they are finding an increased number of extreme hoarding cases that involves individuals who simply cannot control the impulse to collect or save items. That can include everything from books to animals.

In some cases, hoarders are a health risk to themselves and neighbors. Exclusive video obtained by NewsChannel5 shows disturbing conditions inside one Northeast Ohio home.

Sue Cummings is health inspector for the Summit County Health District who recently helped a 62-year-old woman who was living in a home that she describes as one of the "worst cases" she has ever seen..."  More

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