A Roselawn staff member later told a health department investigator she may have overlooked a note that appeared on Cook's offender registration page that reads, "Victim was a year-old female," in all caps. It is also the same home where the resident killed his roommate in Instead of relying solely on the registry to determine an offender's history, nursing homes should conduct their own investigations, he said. Fresh from a prison stint after he was convicted of gross sexual imposition of a child under the age of 13, Marvin Chandler was sent to a home in Fayette County, where he attempted to rape a nurse. Sex offenders make up a small fraction of the estimated 84, nursing home residents in homes in Ohio. The Daily News' findings illustrate how difficult it is to provide care to all those who need it while keeping potentially dangerous residents from doing harm. The national Adam Walsh Act established a more uniform, tiered system for classifying offenders with the most serious level given a designation of Tier III. Combs said full histories on sex offenders are publicly available if the homes care to look. Most nursing homes don't run background checks on incoming patients beyond the required sex offender registry check, said Peter Van Runkle, executive director of the Ohio Health Care Association, a nursing home industry advocate. But nursing homes should do their part, too, said Gene Fischer, Greene County sheriff and past president of the Buckeye Sheriffs' Association. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and Ohio Revised Code Digging deep In order to bring you this important story, I-Team reporter Katie Wedell matched the state sex offender registry with the addresses of licensed nursing facilities, then reached out to more than 45 nursing homes where there appeared to be offenders living. But determining whether someone is a threat is not an exact science, both critics and advocates say. Neighbors say it's concerning to have offenders living so close to schools. Pistner, who lives at Springfield Manor, was convicted in Florida of multiple counts of lewd or lascivious contact with a victim under 16, and must register as a sex offender for life. Another Good Shepherd resident who is on the registry has suffered a stroke and is paralyzed on one side of his body, according to sheriff's records. Cuyahoga Falls police were called to Wayside Farm twice in to investigate alleged sex offenses by a man living there, including that he paid a developmentally disabled woman 75 cents to touch his penis.