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Published: Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 9:30 PM
Mukhammad Shadhnanov hopes Dayton Children's Hospital's assist will help him score in his plan to start a competitive neighborhood soccer team and ultimately join a league.
The hospital, which is active in the Old North Dayton neighborhood where it is located, donated four nets, two sets of flags to mark boundaries on the pitch, a striping machine to put down the lines for the pitch and practice vests.
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The gifts, delivered to 15-year-old Mukhammad on Monday evening, were a surprise. The kid who holds down a job at Evans Bakery in the neighborhood said he has been trying to get a soccer team going to represent Osman Gazi Mosque, where he is a member.
"It was a great thing that they did for us," the nervous recipient said of the hospital's donation. "A very generous thing."
He lives near Stuart-Patterson Park, where he has played soccer with friends for years. They also play at St. Adelberts.
He said he believes the donations will bring the community closer together.
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Abbey Rymarczyk, community relations and injury prevention coordinator with the hospital, said, "We try to give back to our neighborhood where we sit."
The hospital wanted to give back, she said, because the hospital had heard about the teenager's plan and knew he and his friends didn't have nets.
The hospital likes to reward young people who are living active healthy lifestyles, Rymarczyk said. "If they're not inside playing computer games all day, we like to give those kids special recognition.
Mirza Mirza, a board member at the mosque, said the team -- the Osman Gazi Yenicheris -- is mostly Turkish but would like to create a more diverse roster. He's looking to attract players ages 12 to 16.
In a few months, he said, they'll be looking around Dayton for a league to join.
It's simpler for Mukhammad: "We plan to have anybody who wants to play for us and be a part of our team. We'll get better as we go."
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 7:35 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 7:55 PM
VANDALIA — UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m.: A malfunctioning grill is the blame for the fire at the Wendy's in Vandalia that has shut down the business tonight and possibly the next few days.
A Vandalia fire battalion chief tells us the fire also burned wiring behind the grill and that prompted the fire department to shut off the gas and electric service to the building.
No one was injured in the fire.
Crews are at the Wendy's on East National Road for a fire in the grill area of the fast food business.
Crews were dispatched to the restaurant, 383 E. National Road and James Bohanan Drive, just after 7 p.m.
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There are no reports of any injury and we're checking for details about the extent of damage.
Fire crews from Butler Twp. and Huber Heights also responded on the call.
We have a crew on the way. We will update this report. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 7:07 PM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
THIS EVENING: Light rain/drizzle mixing with or changing to snow – then increasing in coverage and intensity after 9 p.m. Temperatures will fall back through the 30s.
TONIGHT: Snow will be likely through the night. The heaviest snow is expected to fall between midnight and 6 a.m. Gusty winds will also develop, and may create blowing and drifting snow, along with reducing visibility. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph possible. Overnight snowfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches likely. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s.
WEDNESDAY: Snow likely in the morning and tapering off by noon. Total snowfall accumulations of around 3 to 5 inches expected with some isolated areas picking up higher amount. Gusty winds may create blowing snow, especially early in the day. Highs will hold in the middle 30s.
THURSDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny with highs in the lower 40s.
FRIDAY: Sunny skies will start the day but clouds will increase in the afternoon. Highs will reach into the lower 40s.
SATURDAY: There is a chance for snow in the morning, possibly mixed with rain. A wintry mix or rain will linger into the afternoon. Highs will top out near 40 degrees.
SUNDAY: Skies are expected to clear with highs in the lower 40s.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 5:32 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 4:26 PM
MORAINE — UPDATE @ 3:43 p.m.
A 57-year-old Fuyao Glass America Inc. worker died after being crushed between a forklift and more than a ton of glass, Moraine police records show.
The accident that killed forklift operator Ricky Patterson early Tuesday morning was captured on the company’s cameras, the Moraine Police Division incident report states.
The Dayton man was found early Tuesday morning “wedged in between” the industrial machine and a pallet of glass, which had a tag indicating it weighed 2,097 pounds, the report states.
Patterson died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck in what was ruled an accident, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATE @ 12:03 p.m.
Details of how the worker died have not been released and the "circumstances surrounding the accident" are being investigated, according to a police statement.
This news outlet has requested a copy of the police incident report.
UPDATE @ 10:10 a.m.
A Fuyao official confirmed the incident resulted in the death of an employee, but did not confirm his identity.
The investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing, the company said in a statement., “The hearts and thoughts of Fuyao associates worldwide are with the employee’s family at this difficult time,” the company said in a statement.
Fuyao has activated its Employee Assistance Program and responders are available to talk and counsel employees.
An OSHA spokesman told this news organization that OSHA has opened an investigation into the fatality incident. OSHA will not have any further information until OSHA completes their investigation, the spokesman said.
UPDATE @ 9 a.m.:
A forklift operator of Fuyao Glass America Inc. was killed this morning in an accident at the Moraine plant, according to Moraine police.
No one else was reported injured in the accident, according to a statement released by the Moraine Police Division.
Deputy Chief Jason Neubauer said the police division is investigating the accident that was reported at 2801 W. Stroop Road after one person reportedly unresponsive about 5:20 a.m.
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Police are investigating the “circumstances surrounding the accident,” according to the statement.
The coroner’s office is not yet releasing the identity of the worker.
UPDATE @8:15 a.m.
An employee of Fuyao Glass America Inc. was killed this morning in an accident at the Moraine plant, according to Moraine police.
Deputy Chief Jason Neubauer said the police division is investigating the accident that was reported at at 2801 W. Stroop Road after one person was unresponsive around 5:20 a.m.
The coroner's office is not yet releasing the identity of the worker.
UPDATE @ 5:58 a.m:
The Montgomery County Coroner been requested to Fuyao Glass America, Inc. in Moraine after a reported forklift accident occurred Tuesday morning.
Initial reports indicate the incident was dispatched around 5:20 a.m. to 2801 W. Stroop Road with one person reportedly unresponsive.
Additional details have not been released.
Crews are responding to Fuyao Glass America, Inc. in Moraine on reports of an accident involving a forklift.
The incident was dispatched around 5:20 a.m. at the business located at 2801 W. Stroop Road, per initial reports.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 5:47 PM
— As we prepare for another snow storm on this first day of spring, you may be asking yourself, how common (or not) is snow in spring?
We posed the question to Stormcenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
“It’s not uncommon,” said Zontini. If you’ve lived in Ohio for awhile, you probaby already guessed that.
What’s the saying? Don’t like the weather in Ohio? Just wait, it will change in a minute.
Stormcenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini dug through National Weather Service data for our area and here’s what she found:
THE AVERAGE LATEST 1-INCH SNOW IN DAYTON AREA
THE LATEST MORE THAN 1-INCH SNOW IN DAYTON AREA
THE MOST SNOW IN MARCH IN DAYTON AREA
We are not expected that much this week. The Stormcenter 7 team is forecasting 3-5 inches of snow across most of the Dayton region. Some isolated spots could see bands of snow that leave closer to 6 inches.
Will it be the last snow fall of the season? Ohio weather history shows, don’t count on it.
Follow Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini on Facebook for the latest on timing and conditions.