Groundbreaking brain tumor procedure now offered locally

Published: Friday, March 06, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Updated: Friday, March 06, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

For most patients, hearing a diagnosis of a brain tumor feels insurmountable and frightening. A groundbreaking procedure, which uses the Monteris Medical NeuroBlate System and can be precisely controlled to kill abnormal tissue while doing as little harm as possible to surrounding healthy tissue, is a new option for those brain tumors previously considered inoperable.

Kettering Health Network, the only health network in central and southern Ohio to offer the minimally invasive brain surgery, started using the game-changing procedure in December of 2014. Using the NeuroBlate system does not require a large opening in the skull that exposes the brain, which reduces the risk of traumatic injury and cuts down on recovery time.

"NeoroBlate has the potential to revolutionize brain tumor treatment," said Dr. Porcelli, one of three Kettering Health Network doctors performing the procedure. "It gives us options for patients who have very few or no options left and allows us to give them hope."

Recovery following traditional craniotomy varies based on a patient's medical condition and age. With NeuroBlate, recovery times are often cut in half.

Patient Benefits

NeuroBlate offers hope to brain tumor patients who have either been given limited or no treatment options. This therapy has many benefits including:

  • Less invasive than even the most minimally invasive open cranial surgeries
  • Enhances patient safety
  • Faster recovery times
  • Allows for multiple treatments
  • Provides an option for patients whose tumors are considered too risky to treat, who have tumors that did not respond to alternate prior treatments, or who are considered poor candidates for open surgery
To learn more about this revolutionary procedure and determine if this procedure is an option for you, click here.

Patrol arrests man suspected of firing shots in Sidney

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 1:33 PM

A man suspected of firing shots in Sidney was stopped and arrested today by troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua Post.

The suspect was riding a motorcycle when he was stopped on an exit ramp from I-75 South between Piqua and Troy.

The motorcyclist was wanted after police in Sidney received a call at 12:13 p.m. that a motorcyclist at Laser Fab, 1528 Fair Road, was shooting a firearm into the air and building, according to Sidney Police Capt. J.A. Tangeman.

The motorcyclist fled at a high rate of speed, but his description and direction of travel was communicated to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua Post, and troopers were able to stop the suspect and taken into custody at the 78 ramp on I-75 South, Tangeman said.

The investigation is ongoing. 

The incident prompted Emerson Elementary, Sidney Middle and High Schools to temporarily go on lockdown.

Woman whose body was dumped in Kettering attended Middletown High School

Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 8:18 AM

UPDATE@12:53 p.m.

According to the Montgomery County coroner’s office, Argo lived on Blakely Drive in Dayton. However, the police report listed her as a Middletown resident, and we’ve learned that she’s attended Middletown High School.

We are working to confirm her most recent address. 

UPDATE @ 11:45 a.m. (May 22)

Police in Kettering arrested two men on potential charges related to the death of 28-year-old Tiffany Lynn Argo, whose body was discovered in a front yard in Kettering Sunday morning.

David A. Detrick, 39, and Charles E. Hall, 64, were arrested Sunday in connection with the investigation, Kettering police announced today.

The suspects are being held on suspicion of abuse of a corpse and tampering With evidence, according to police.

Police said believe the two men moved Argo's body to the Valleywood Drive address after finding her deceased in their residence.

Police said it appear Argo’s death is the result of a drug overdose.

UPDATE @ 10:17 a.m. (May 22)

Police in Kettering are investigating the death of a 28-year-old woman whose body was discovered in the front yard of a home on Valleywood Drive.

Next of kin has been notified about the death of Tiffany Lynn Argo, whose body was found Sunday morning in the 3400 block of Valleywood Drive, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. 

Preliminary findings for cause and manner of death were not available.

According to the coroner’s office, Argo lived on Blakely Drive in Dayton. However, police said she’s from Middletown. 

We’ve also learned that 

UPDATE @ 9:31 a.m. (May 21)

Kettering police Officer John Jung said the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office is investigating the cause of death after investigators were not able to immediately identify a cause of death.

The death is considered suspicious by police until more information comes from the coroner’s office.

No identification has been made on the female found on Valleywood Drive.


Kettering police are investigating after a body was found in the front yard of a home Sunday morning. 

Police were dispatched to the house in the 3400 block of Valleywood Drive around 6:40 a.m., according to Kettering Officer John Jung.

Jung said the person found has yet to be identified and the cause of death is unknown. 

A coroner is at the scene, according to Jung, as police continue to investigate. 

We will continue to monitor this developing story.

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Fire sends shoppers outdoors at The Greene in Beavercreek

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

UPDATE @ 1:14 p.m.

Stores and apartments at The Greene were evacuated after a fire occurred in a trash compactor inside the building.

Crews in Beavercreek encountered smoke and flames coming from the trash compactor. They put it out quickly, but residents in upstairs apartments, store employees and customers had to exit the building.

No one was injured. Stores were set to reopen after crews cleared the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Shoppers and employees at The Greene in the building that houses Sephora and other retail stores, were evacuated due to a trash fire that set off alarms and sent smoke in to the air.

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According to crews on scene, the building was evacuated after 12 p.m. as a precaution. As of 12: 50 p.m., shoppers and employees are still being kept out of the building.

There are no reports of injuries or serious damage.

We have a photographer on scene gathering information and photographs. We’ll bring new developments as we get them.

Police: Adult killed in crash, where child rescued, had been shot

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 3:22 AM
Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

UPDATE @ 2:59 p.m.:

Police said a man that was found dead following a crash on James H. McGee Blvd. had been shot.

Investigators have not yet released the driver’s identity, pending notification of next of kin. A cause and manner of the man’s death also have not been released.

UPDATE @ 6:55 a.m. 

All lanes of North James H. McGee Boulevard reopened shortly before 6:50 a.m. 

UPDATE @ 4:05 a.m. 

Dayton police said a man in his mid-20s was killed and a child injured in a single-vehicle crash on North James H. McGee Boulevard.

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The car slammed into a tree near the intersection of North James H. McGee Boulevard and Edison Street around 3:05 a.m. Monday. 

Officers said when bystanders arrived to help, they found the child standing outside the car by himself. The child was transported to an area hospital but his condition was not available. 

Police added they didn’t see a car seat inside the vehicle while investigating the crash. 

Police said they are working to determine if speed was a factor in the crash. 

Investigators said both directions of North James H. McGee Boulevard will be blocked between Rosedale Drive and Edison Street until 7 a.m. Edison Street is also blocked at North James H. McGee Boulevard. 

UPDATE @ 3:45 a.m. 

Dispatchers confirm one person has died in a crash on North James H. McGee Boulevard in Dayton. 

A child inside the vehicle was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

UPDATE @ 3:25 a.m. 

An adult and young child are reportedly injured in the crash on North James H. McGee Boulevard at Edison Street. 

The adult has reportedly suffered serious injuries. The condition of the child was not immediately known. 

We have a crew on the was and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 


At least one person is reported trapped inside a vehicle following a crash near the intersection of North James H McGee Boulevard and Edison Street in Dayton.

Emergency crews were dispatched around 3:05 a.m. Monday and requested additional crews to respond after at least one person was found trapped inside the vehicle. 

Initial reports indicate the driver was unconscious after the crash. 

We’re monitoring this developing story and we’ll update this page when new details become available. 

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