Nursing home that had meth lab shuts its doors

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The Ashtabula, OH, nursing home that gained national attention for having a methamphetamine lab earlier this month has closed, according to local news outlets.

Shortly after the March 4 meth-based fire that killed one person and injured others, some of Park Haven Nursing Home's residents were moved to another location. The rest of the 33 residents were moved to other area nursing homes over the past few weeks, the Star Beacon reported, and by Friday the home was closed.

Ohio was in the process of revoking the home's license, and the state was considering ending its Medicaid agreement, the paper said. The nursing home had attracted the notice of many officials, with inspectors charting 11 fire safety violations in 2010 and 2011. Among deficiencies inspectors most recently discovered were lack of: call buttons to nurses' stations, written plans for emergencies, privacy curtains, proper resident beds and smoke barriers.

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