Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock 

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:54 PM

Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock

A day after the announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will shut its doors for good at the end of the year, employees said their still trying to come to grips with the initial shock. 

RELATED: Good Samaritan Hospital: Leaders saddened, concerned by closure

Some didn't know anything about it prior to the announcement, while others say they'd heard behind-the scenes rumblings. But all of them said Thursday that there's no way to prepare for the way in which they got the news about the hospital closing -- via a televised news conference. 

“We were a little surprised, I think we're mostly concerned about our patients and their access to health care; Miami valley is five minutes away, it's not too far,” said Amy Striebich, a resident doctor in family medicine at the hospital. 

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She said believes Premier officials when they say the goal is to place all workers in another position with the company.

“Yeah, they've already promised that, we're residents, we're employed technically by the network and not the hospital,” she said.  “So, do you already go to more than one location? Yes and our patients do, too, the patients already use both hospitals.”

Steve Reser hopes he'll keep his job as a lift technician, helping nurses move patients, and he hopes good people won't leave the company, he said. 

RELATED: Did you know the Dayton community helped build Good Samaritan Hospital?

Some workers contacted this news organization, pointing out that Premier may be taking steps to handle a potential exodus of nurses by hiring so-called "travelling nurses". 

The company disputed that charge, "For several years, Premier Health has had an existing staffing agency agreement in place. This agency helps us address natural fluctuations in staffing that occurs during flu season, for example". 

Still, most workers seem to believe their skills and job will transfer to other Premier facilities.

“I think that it will,” Reser said. “I believe there's a couple places I could go but also I'm a firefighter/EMT, so I know I could be an ER tech or other jobs.”

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Drizzle, fog tonight; Flood watch in effect

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:04 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:50 PM

Rain showers continue at times today in the Dayton area, and into parts of the weekend.

A Flood Watch is in effect for Montgomery, Preble, Clark, Greene, Butler, Warren  and Clinton counties until Sunday morning.

>> Weekend to bring more rain, threat for strong storms

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Areas of drizzle, fog tonight
  • Rain increasing in coverage, intensity Saturday
  • Additional 1-3 inches of rain possible through Sunday morning

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DETAILED FORECAST

Overnight: Mostly cloudy skies will linger through the night with areas of fog, light rain and drizzle possible. Steadier showers will develop overnight around 3 a.m. Temperatures drop tonight through the 50s to a low in the lower 40s. 

>> County-by-County Weather

Saturday: Rain likely and could be heavy at times. Thunderstorms also will be possible during the day. Flooding will be possible with rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches through Saturday night. High temperatures will be in the middle 50s. 

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>> Great Miami R. expected to crest this weekend: Where will flooding occur?

Sunday: Rain early in the day, then breaks in the clouds later. Flooding will still be possible as rivers and streams continue to rise. Highs will be in the lower 50s and it will be windy at times. 

Monday: It will be a nice start to the workweek. There will be sunshine for the afternoon with temperatures above normal in the low 50s.

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Tuesday: Expect mostly sunny skies will mild temperatures in the middle 50s.

Wednesday: Showers are expected to return with highs topping out near 60 degrees. 

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Stabbing at Dayton apartment ends with man indicted

Published: Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 2:45 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:30 PM

Police and a medic unit were dispatched on a report of a stabbing in the 300 block of South Main Street in Dayton just after 2 a.m.

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m. (Feb. 23)

A 59-year-old Dayton man is pleading not guilty to stabbing a woman earlier this month at the Victorian Manor Apartments in Dayton.

Westley Johnson was arraigned Friday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on two counts of felonious assault in the Feb. 10 stabbing of a 55-year-old woman at the apartment in the 300 block of South Main Street.

Bond is $50,000 for Johnson, who has been held in the Montgomery County Jail since his Feb. 10 arrest. He next will appear March 8 in court, online jail and court records show.

INITIAL REPORT (Feb. 10)

Dayton police arrested the man they say was involved in a stabbing in the 300 block of South Main Street.

Westley Johnson, 59, was arrested on the scene and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault, records show.

Johnson was accused of stabbing a 55-year-old woman at the Victorian Manor Apartments, according to a Dayton police report.

We’re hearing the victim may have been stabbed in the neck. The victim has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

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The incident was reported just after 2 a.m. 

We have a crew on scene. We will update this report as we get information. 

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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President Donald Trump admits to trying to hide his bald spot

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:14 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump jokes about covering his bald spot while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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U.S. President Donald Trump jokes about covering his bald spot while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Over the years, much has been speculated about President Donald Trump’s hair, but he’s never admitted to having a reason for choosing his particular hairstyle other than the fact that it’s the way he “likes it.” However, on Friday, that all changed when he finally admitted to having a bald spot — and trying to hide it.

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“Oh, I try like hell to hide the bald spot, folks. I work at it,” he told the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland. “It doesn’t look bad. Hey, we are hanging in, we are hanging in, we are hanging in there. Right? Together, we are hanging in.”

Trump’s honest take on his hair came after a video of him boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on Feb. 2 revealed a bald spot on the back of his head when his signature mane was whipped by the gusty wind.

Trump’s hair has been a topic of conversation for years, and he has often talked about it himself. In a much-maligned interview on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” the late-night host was allowed to mess up then-candidate Trump’s hair to prove that it was real.

Trump has also made it clear multiple times that he doesn’t wear a wig or a “rug” as he’s called it. “As everybody knows, but the haters and losers refuse to acknowledge, I do not wear a ‘wig.’ My hair may not be perfect, but it’s mine,” he once wrote on Twitter.

“I do not wear a rug. My hair is 100 percent mine. No animals have been harmed in the creation of my hairstyle,” the former businessman quipped in his book, “Trump: How to Get Rich.”

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Male, 17, arrested in death of Dayton mother shot in front of children

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:04 PM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:19 PM

Connected to Lorenz Avenue homicide

UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m. (Feb. 23): A 17-year-old male has been arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center on a preliminary charge of murder in the Feb. 16 shooting of 22-year-old Keyona Murray, Dayton police said.

The teenager has a criminal history, according to investigators.

Court officials said he has been in trouble before on charges that include delinquency by reason of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, delinquency by reason of breaking and entering and delinquency by reason of burglary.  

Officials said he had recently completed probation.

RELATED: Coroner: Victim in Lorenz Ave. shooting dies, identified

Police said the teen was taken into custody today at a residence on Gard Avenue in Dayton.

A detention hearing is scheduled for Saturday morning.

INITIAL REPORT

A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of anyone involved in the shooting death of a woman shot in front of two children on Feb. 16.

Keyona Murray, shot and killed in an incident Feb. 16, 2018, at a home in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue in Dayton. (Courtesy/Miami Valley Crime Stoppers)

Keyona Murray, 22, died at Miami Valley Hospital after medics took her from a home in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue in Dayton where she had been shot in the head, according to police.

RELATED: Coroner: Victim in Lorenz Ave. shooting dies, identified

Murray was sitting in a bedroom with her 2-year-old child, 2-year-old nephew and another adult when someone fired numerous times into the house.

Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering the reward and said anyone providing tips can remain anonymous.

“We also know that in all likelihood, someone in the community knows who committed this heinous crime, so Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest or arrests of anyone involved,” the organization said in a prepared statement. 

“Keyona succumbed to her injuries later that night, leaving many to mourn her loss after this senseless act of violence.”

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