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Published: Sunday, December 03, 2017 @ 4:17 AM
Updated: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 1:12 AM
DAYTON — Dayton Children’s Hospital patients had their final move into the new multi-million dollar tower Sunday.
The event, that occurred from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. moved patients from their old spaces to brand new ones on the top two floors of the patient tower.
The tower, which broke ground back in 2014, was part of a $141 million campus renewal which offers many new amenities, including inpatient and outpatient care in one integrated space, improved technology, and world-class pediatric care.
“We knew we needed patient care facilities that could meet the ever-changing needs of pediatric health care in a family-friendly environment,” says Deborah Feldman, president and CEO at Dayton Children’s. “Our new patient care tower will help us deliver the very best care to children in our region well into the future.”
Patients have been moving to the new tower since July of this year.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:29 AM
TODAY: A few showers are expected throughout the day today. While it won’t be a wash-out, you’ll want to make sure you have an umbrella handy if you have plans to be out. Temperatures will be on the mild side in the mid to upper 40s.
TONIGHT: A few light showers can’t be ruled out overnight, but more dry time is expected. Lows will be in the lower 40s.
MONDAY: More rain expected for the day, especially in the afternoon and early evening. Rain could be heavy at times with highs peaking in the lower to mid 50s.
TUESDAY: Colder air returns with highs in the upper 30s early in the morning. Temperatures will likely fall through the entire day with a chance for snow showers or flurries.
WEDNESDAY: Another cool day expected with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid to upper 30s.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny skies as temperatures peak in the upper 30s again.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:26 AM
— U.S. lawmakers are in session today but no deal is in sight to prevent an extended government shutdown.
The Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum closed Saturday and other local governmental institutions will be closed Monday as Republicans and Democrats have failed to reach a deal to fund governmental operations.
Both sides are dug in at the moment, with Republicans pushing for a larger defense budget and the Democrats wanting more non-defense spending as well as an agreement on the immigration bill — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Cox Media Group D.C. Correspondent Jamie Dupree reports.
U.S. Senate members return at 1 p.m. today and the U.S. House of Representatives meet at 2 p.m. but no action is expected this afternoon. The U.S. Senate has a procedural vote set for early Monday morning on the GOP’s plan to fund the government through Feb. 8.
5 WAYS SHUTDOWN IS AFFECTING GOVERNMENT
1. U.S. troops will continue to report for duty and U.S. Mail will be delivered, but around one million civilian federal workers will not be at work if the shutdown extends into Monday, according to the Associated Press.
2. Nearly 45,500 IRS employees will be furloughed, which could delay the implementation of lower income tax withholdings set to go into effect nationwide next month, according to the AP.
3. Medicare and Medicaid will continue to operate, the former continuing to provide insurance coverage for nearly 59 million seniors and disabled citizens and the ladder continuing to provide coverage for low-income and disabled people, according to the AP.
4. Most of the federal employees under the U.S. Department of Justice will continue working during the shutdown, including members of the national security division, the FBI, DEA, ATF and the U.S. Marshals Service, according to the AP.
5. Some U.S. Lawmakers have announced they will donate their pay during the shutdown. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced Saturday he will donate to an Ohio diaper bank that supports struggling families and Sen. Todd Young (R-IND) announced he will donate his pay to charity.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 7:02 AM
— Two separate rape trials are set to begin Monday in Judge Stephen Wolaver’s courtroom in Greene County Common Pleas Court.
Myron Marquice Walker, 20, is charged with rape and gross sexual imposition and has been held in the Greene County Jail since his arrest in October.
A grand jury indicted Walker on the charges on Oct. 20, and Walker pleaded not guilty to the charges on Oct. 27.
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The alleged incident came to light the early evening of Jan. 22, when Greene County deputies responded to Greene Memorial Hospital on a possible sex offense, according to the sheriff’s office report.
A 19-year-old woman reported she had been raped that afternoon at a home on Eavey Street in Xenia Twp., and she underwent a sexual assault examination at the hospital, according to the report.
The sheriff’s office did not release further details, citing an ongoing investigation.
Walker’s attorney Travis Kane said this is a case in which two college students engaged in consensual sex.
“My client has maintained his innocence from the very beginning. He’s been cooperative with law enforcement, and he’s eager to prove his innocence in court,” Kane said.
This is not the first trial for Walker on the same charges in a different case. On Jan. 12, 2017, a jury found him not guilty of rape and did not reach a verdict on a charge of gross sexual imposition.
The case stemmed from an incident that allegedly happened in November 2015 in a Hawthorn Hall dormitory at Wright State University, according to Greene County court records.
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Jury selection on Walker’s new case is scheduled to start first thing Monday morning, according to Wolaver’s office.
If Walker’s case is delayed, the jury trial of David P. Coleman, 34, who has been held at the Greene County Jail since his arrest in April 2017, is scheduled to begin with jury selection, according to Wolaver’s office.
On April 28, 2017, a grand jury indicted Coleman on charges of rape, felonious assault and abduction, according to Greene County court records. On May 5, 2017, Coleman pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to the court records.
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Coleman’s attorney, William Cass, could not be reached for comment.
Coleman’s trial will have to be rescheduled, if Walker’s case gets started as planned, according to Wolaver’s office.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 6:51 AM
SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 8 a.m: Lanes have reopened on westbound I-70 near the 48 milemarker after a two-vehicle crash occurred early Sunday morning, according to OHSP.
Two lanes are blocked on westbound I-70 near the 48 milemarker after a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.
The Ohio Highway State Patrol-Springfield Post, responded to the crash around 4:45 a.m., per initial reports.
According to officials, two vehicles, a mini-van and a pick-up truck, were traveling west on I-70 when a crash occurred, causing both vehicles to hit the median.
The driver of the mini-van was reportedly trapped in the vehicle before crews were able to free him by cutting the door off.
One driver was transported to Miami Valley Hospital and the other was transported to Soin Medical Center.
Both drivers suffered from minor injuries and are expected to be okay, according to sheriff’s.
The crash is still under investigation.