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Clark State nursing grad helps rescue a dozen Houston families

Published: Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 10:00 PM

Clark State nursing grad helps rescue a dozen Houston families

A Clark State nursing grad put his kayak in the water to help rescue about a dozen families in Houston.

Kyle Scarbrough, a registered nurse who works at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, said he felt to compelled to help.

“I started hearing the reports from Houston, and I had my gear and kayak with me,” he said. “On a whim, I drove into the middle of Houston ... and flagged down a group of rescue boats. I joined them for about 16 hours of rescue missions,” he said, according to a media release from his alma mater, Clark State Community College.

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At night official rescue efforts are suspended, when he and his team worked with the Cajun Navy, a group of volunteers assisting with rescue efforts.

News of his volunteer efforts came as no surprise to Mary Cornell, associate professor of registered nursing for Clark State Community College-Springfield Regional School of Nursing.

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“That’s the kind of person Kyle is,” she said. “He has those qualities that you want in a nurse: a caring spirit and a critical thinker. I am very proud of him.”

Scarbrough also was called to assist in a shelter housing evacuated nursing home and hospital patients, Clark State reported.

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“Service and volunteering, even in our own communities, gives a sense of purpose and broader perspective of the world,” Scarbrough said.

HOW TO HELP

Clark State is collecting funds to donate to the Greater Houston Community Foundation's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established the fund. The Clark State Student Senate already has donated $250.

Crews battle structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over 2 hours

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 12:52 PM

SCENE: Crews battle structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over 2 hours

UPDATE @ 12:52 p.m.

The fire at AK Steel in Middletown is now out, according to Middletown’s Facebook page. 

UPDATE @ 10:54 a.m: 

Fire crews have been on scene of a structure fire at AK Steel in Middletown for over two hours, but appear to have the situation under control, according to dispatch.

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The incident was initially reported as heavy smoke coming from the structure in the 3400 block of Lefferson Road around 8:30 a.m.

Officials battled the fire that included molten metal reportedly flowing through the building and the second floor concrete collapsing at one point, causing crews to be removed from the first floor, per reports. 
No word on injuries. 

We are still working to learn what caused the fire’s start.

UPDATE @ 9:23 a.m: 

Crews continue to battle a massive fire at AK Steel in Middletown that occurred Saturday morning.

The address to the fire has been updated to the 3400 block of Lefferson Road, according to officials.

We are still working to learn details on the fire and will keep this story updated. 

INITIAL REPORT

Multiple fire crews are responding to the 1800 block of Crawford Street on a structure fire at AK Steele in Middletown, per initial reports. 

The incident was reported around 8:30 a.m., and is reportedly escalating.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story with additional details. 

Local NAACP members, church leaders stay encouraged in light of hospital closing

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Local NAACP and church leaders said they are encouraged by “assurances” by Premier Health in the wake of the planned closing of Good Samaritan Hospital.

A community forum on the issue set for Feb. 10 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one reason for that encouragement, said Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward. 

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The community must “find a pathway forward,” said Corey Cunningham, founder and senior pastor of The Inspiration Church on Philadephia Drive. 

Foward and Cunningham expressed those concerns this morning at a news conference three days after officials from Premier Health - the hospital’s parent company - announced the closing of the hospital that has been a northwest Dayton anchor for nearly a century. 

Premier CEO Mary Boosalis said Wednesday Good Samaritan Hospital will close its doors by the end of the year and move 1,600 jobs out of the northeast Dayton neighborhood, where it been located on Philadelphia Drive since the late 1920s. 

RELATED: Local leaders ‘saddened’ by announced hospital closing 

Boosalis called the closing a “most difficult but necessary decision.” It was one that shocked many in the community and Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein said “we are gravely concerned about an exit of that anchoring presence.” 

Premier said its goal is to offer all employees other positions in the company. But that isn’t much solace for the neighborhood around the massive complex, which was first constructed in 1928 and added onto many times since.

The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today 

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 9:46 AM

Police said nearly 3,000 people came to the Dayton Women's Sister March at Courthouse Square on Saturday, Jan. 21. LYNN HULSEY/Staff
HANDOUT/Lynn Hulsey
Police said nearly 3,000 people came to the Dayton Women's Sister March at Courthouse Square on Saturday, Jan. 21. LYNN HULSEY/Staff(HANDOUT/Lynn Hulsey)

The 2018 Dayton Women’s March will take place today, January 20.

RELATED: Dayton Women’s March 2017

The event, which will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at Courthouse Square (23 N. Main Street) is being organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others.

The 2018 rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, and many others seeking equality. 

RELATED: Thousands rally in Dayton as part of women’s march events

Though the women’s movement has been around for decades, the historic march in Dayton began in January 2017 in order to unite with other cities throughout the U.S. to build a positive and just future for all.

Over five million people participated in women's marches around the world last January, including four million in the United States and 3,000 in Dayton.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 7:58 AM

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Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report.

Surface Street Incidents

  • On Springboro Pike at Miamisburg Centerville Road, reported injury crash around 7:55 a.m.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.
  • I-70 between Upper Lewisburg Salem Road and Brooksville-Phillipsburg Road, Lane closure Jan. 22 - 29. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Shoulder closures Jan. 22 - Sept. 30. Both the inside and outside shoulders of I-70 will be closed during construction.