There hasn’t been a lot in the news about this homeschool family’s ordeal, in fact these are the first articles I’ve seen in our local papers since the incident occurred on December 4th. The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote, Manna Storehouse asks court to rule sheriff’s search illega Lorain-
The food co-op searched by the county earlier this month asked the Lorain County Common Pleas Court Wednesday to block any more interference with the business.
The Manna Storehouse and owners John and Jacqueline Stowers asked the court to declare the entire Dec. 1 search unconstitutional and to order the county to return more than $10,000 in food seized.
They also asked the court to rule that the law the county cited for the search – one requiring retail food businesses to be licensed and inspected – does not apply to Manna.
According to the suit, the search interrupted eight small children in the middle of a home-schooling lesson.
The Stowers have eight children with the oldest serving in Iraq and the rest living at home, the suit says. A daughter-in-law and three grandchildren also live there.
There is another article in the Lorain Morning Journal,Duo suing over armed raid: Experience ‘traumatic’ for Manna Storehouse owners
Jackie and John are good, good people. I know– I am a member of their coop. — Mary Nix