Dayton funeral home fined for unprofessional conduct

Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 9:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 9:00 PM


            Dayton funeral home fined for unprofessional conduct

The Magetti Gavin Funeral Home is facing a fine of $11,500 for unprofessional conduct and has until Thursday to appeal to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

The fine was the result of two separate cases in which the funeral home, 1508 Valley St., did not appropriately handle prepaid funeral arrangements, according to Vanessa Niekamp, state board director.

Niekamp sent a letter dated Sept. 26 to Hugh P. Gavin, funeral director, that said the board had reasonable evidence to propose the suspension or revocation of the licenses held by Gavin and the funeral home for a violation of state law for unprofessional conduct.

The letter also stated that the board was going to impose a previously stayed $1,500 fine from a February 2011 settlement agreement and an additional proposed forfeiture of $10,000 in a 2012 case in which the funeral home failed to submit the payment for a client’s prepaid funeral arrangements with an insurance company or trust company within 30 days of receipt.

The state held a hearing about the proposal of suspension or revocation of the licenses on Nov. 27. Attorney Marc Myers, hearing officer, found that the funeral home failed to properly deposit prepaid funds and report all prepaid contracts to the state board in the February 2011 settlement case.

Myers recommended that the board suspend the licenses for six months if Gavin did not pay $11,500 within 30 days after the board issues sanctions against the funeral home. The board is not scheduled to meet again until February.

The funeral home’s attorney, David Jablinski, did not comment on the appeal when contacted by Dayton Daily News.

“Even though the money is now appropriately placed with the insurance company, that does not negate the fact they broke the law,” Niekamp said.

Shooting victims reportedly show up at emergency room

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 3:12 PM

Shooting victims reportedly show up at emergency room

Police in Dayton responded to Good Samaritan Hospital after reports of one or more shooting victims arriving at the emergency room.

Police were notified around 2:15 p.m. 

The initial reports indicate there were two victims from two separate shooting incidents. 

Police were working to determine where the shootings actually happened. 

We'll update this story as more information becomes available. 

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Cause of fire at vacant apartment building under investigation

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

UPDATE @ noon

The cause of a fire that started on the second floor of a vacant apartment building in Dayton is under investigation.

No one was injured in the fire on Mumma Avenue near Riverside Drive.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from the second floor.

Dayton Power and Light was called to ensure power was off to the building.

EARLIER

Crews in Dayton encountered heavy smoke at an apartment fire at Riverside Drive and East Helena Street.

Smoke was pouring from the second floor of the apparently vacant structure at 10:20 a.m.

We’re on scene working to learn more and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Windy and turning cold, flurries possible today

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 4:07 AM

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Gusty winds usher in cooler air/snow flurries
  • Wind-chills into the teens Saturday evening
  • Slight warming trend kicks in again next week

DETAILED FORECAST

Today: It’s going to be a blustery afternoon with mostly cloudy and temperatures falling through the 30s. Passing snow showers may reduce visibility at times, mainly during the first half of the day. Gusty winds up to 30 MPH allowing wind chills to fall into the teens for anyone with Saturday evening plans.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and dry tonight. Temperatures will be falling into the 20s by Sunday morning with wind chill values in the teens.

Sunday: Sunday will be the pick day of the weekend. After a cold start more sunshine will be returning to the forecast and seasonable temperatures are expected. Highs will be in the lower 40s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy skies are expected to start the work week with the chance for a few rain showers. Highs will be climbing back through the upper 40s as a slight warming trend kicks back in.

Tuesday: Above average temperatures will be returning on Tuesday. Cloudy and breezy but with scattered showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder. Highs will reach to near 60 degrees.

Wednesday: The chance for rain lingers at times on Wednesday as well, mainly early. Highs will be in the mid-50s with temperatures slowly falling throughout the afternoon.

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Power restored to most in Miami Valley following Friday storms

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 8:06 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 11:45 PM

UPDATE @ 5:15 a.m. (Feb. 25)

Power has been restored to the majority of Miami Valley homes that experienced outages due to last night’s severe weather.

High winds and hail were responsible for thousands of power outages first reported Friday evening.

According to the Dayton Power and Light online outage map, a smattering of homes in Montgomery, Preble and Miami counties are still without power.   

EARLIER REPORT (Feb. 24)

Power outages are being reported as a result of the storms crossing through the region tonight. 

According to the Dayton Power & Light online outage page: 

At 11:30 p.m., there are 123 outages in Miami, 90 in Auglaize, 74 in Logan, 52 in Greene, 33 in Preble, 26 in Montgomery and scattered elsewhere (4 each in Clinton and Union, 2 in Darke and 1 each in Mercer and Champaign)