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Published: Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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.
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.
“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.
“Service and volunteering, even in our own communities, gives a sense of purpose and broader perspective of the world,” Scarbrough said.
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Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 12:52 PM
MIDDLETOWN — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 9:46 AM
DAYTON — 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.
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.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 7:58 AM
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