Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Former nurse recalls ‘small, friendly place’

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 6:44 PM

Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Former nurse recalls ‘small, friendly place’

A former nurse who has spent a good portion of her career at Good Samaritan Hospital was "shocked" to hear Wednesday's announcement that Premier Health planned to close the facility. 

"I just cannot believe what I'm hearing," Rosa Lee Weinert said. The 89-year-old graduated from nursing school at the hospital in 1949 and worked there as a nurse until 1964. 

The Englewood resident said she still serves on the hospital's alumni board. 

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Weinert remembers her time on Philadelphia Avenue fondly, smiling as she remembered "the nuns who used to run the place" back with the hospital was a Catholic institution. 

"It was a small, friendly place back then," Weinert said. "It was a beautiful community." 

Weinert ran the heart-lung machine during open heart surgeries during her last four years at Good Samaritan. She marvels at all the instruments and machines nurses today use during surgeries. 

Weinert wasn't a fan of how the hospital's exterior changed throughout the years -- from a small, warm building with a circular drive to the large facility she sees today. 

She says it "boggles her mind" to think of the massive job of moving the services and patients from Good Samaritan to other Premier Health properties. 

"I just cannot imagine Miami Valley [Hospital] assuming all of the patients and all of the care that is given at Good Samaritan. I can't imagine another building incorporating that," Weinert said. 

As of late Wednesday afternoon, Premier Health hasn't offered a public plan for how it will accomplish that, just that the hospital will likely close sometime toward the end of 2018.

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WATCH: The Ohio River is rising, prompting flood warnings for some areas

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 12:29 PM

Ohio River rises, floods areas of Cincinnati

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Ohio River at Cincinnati from late Sunday until early Friday.

The  river has been rising at a steady pace with the recent rain and there are even ducks floating in water where a road once was. 

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According to our news partner WCPO, the Ohio River is expected to rise to about 55 feet by Wednesday in areas near Cincinnati. Several major roads in Cincinnati have already closed for flooding including Kellogg Road, Eight Mile Road and Four Mile Road. 

The Ohio River is expected to fall back below flood stage by Friday afternoon.  

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Flooding threat continues this week; warm up on the way

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:59 AM

A few showers are expected in the Dayton area today, with more rain expected later this week.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rounds of rain this week
  • Very mild temperatures
  • Minor flooding a continued threat

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Today: Scattered showers will continue to move in through the early morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. A rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out. It will be a very mild day with temperatures climbing into the low to mid-60s. Widespread rain will push north during the afternoon. There’s a chance for a downpour or two late in the day.

Tuesday: Rain should stay to the northwest. It will be a warm morning around 60. Temperatures through the afternoon will soar into the low to mid 70s. There will be sunshine and scattered clouds. Some dry time is expected during the afternoon. Scattered showers will move back in at night.

>> County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: Scattered showers are expected with the chance for a thunderstorm or two for the morning and afternoon. A cold front will push through during the day. Highs will be in the low 60s early and fall through the day. Watch for ponding on the roads and gusty winds.

Thursday: It will be a little cooler with highs in the mid 40s. Some dry time is expected during the day. Clouds will be broken with the chance for a few showers south.

>> 5-day forecast

Friday: More widespread rain will push into the Miami Valley through the day. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

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Reports: 2 found shot near Keowee Street bridge in Harrison Twp.

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 1:39 PM

Shooting North Dixie

Two people have been found suffering from gunshot wounds near a car dealership on North Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp. Monday afternoon. 

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Emergency crews requested medics to the 2800 block of North Dixie Drive, near the Keowee Street bridge, on reports of at least one person suffering a gunshot wound. 

Deputies have surrounded and placed crime scene tape up around the Buck-I Auto Sales dealership. 

Additional details were not available. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Victim in deadly Springfield shooting identified 

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 6:05 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

Fatal shooting on South Yellow Springs Street in Springfield

UPDATE @ 10:55 a.m.

The victim in Monday’s deadly shooting has been identified as 19-year-old Cobey Etherington.

According to a Springfield Police report, Etherington was in the passenger seat of a car on W. Mulberry Street when he was shot.

Police are still working to find out additional details and if you know anything about this crime you are asked to call Springfield Police at (937) 324-7680. 

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UPDATE @6:41 a.m.

Springfield police said a man who died in a Springfield shooting early Monday morning was shot and killed while he was in his car.

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UPDATE @6:25 a.m.

Springfield police are investigating a fatal shooting on South Yellow Springs Street.

The coroner is on scene.

FIRST REPORT

Police have a crime scene taped off on South Yellow Springs Street in Springfield.

The scene is reportedly between Mulberry and Jefferson streets. Authorities declined to comment on the nature of the investigation.

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A  man who called our newsroom said he sees a white sedan in the middle of the roadway. 

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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