Local family stranded at Houston hospital has made it out of area

Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 3:03 PM
Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 5:41 PM

Aiden Myers, 9, and his parents are stranded at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston where Aiden underwent brain surgery. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Danielle Myers
Aiden Myers, 9, and his parents are stranded at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston where Aiden underwent brain surgery. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Danielle Myers

The Myers family from Versailles, previously trapped in Houston, Texas at Texas Children's Hospital by the rising waters, is now on their way home to Ohio. 

The family had been there for multiple surgeries for their 9-year-old son Aiden. They arrived August 8 for evaluation and had two surgeries, the last one last Friday — then the storm hit. 

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After being released from the hospital, Houston residents directed the family to two open roads out of the area.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall just as Aiden Myrers underwent neurosurgery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Myers has a rare genetic disease called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex or TSC, which causes tumors to grow in many of his organs. 

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Aiden's brain tumors were causing him "catastrophic seizures," according to his mother Danielle Myers. 

"Super Aiden" Myers of Versailles Ohio underwent brain surgery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston the day Hurricane Harvey hit. Now flood waters are keeping them in Texas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Danielle Myers

The surgery to possibly end them had them make the long drive to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston before the storm hit. 

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"Friday as the hurricane was making landfall, Dr. (Howard) Weiner performed surgery on Aiden, removed a couple of the tumors from the frontal lobe of his brain to finally control his seizures," said Myers. 

"At that time, Houston wasn't really getting hit that hard. It was raining but no flooding," added Myers. 

"Dr. Weiner did get here Saturday morning to check on Aiden, and Saturday night we went to bed and woke up the next morning, it was flooded. The roads out here are impassable,” Myers said.

The Myers' have three other young children at home in Versailles that started school this week.

But it's not their family they were worried about. "We are not struggling with the flood, our hearts are with the people, the staff taking care of us here at Texas Children's. They may not have a home to go to, we do in Ohio." 

She asked Ohioans to show Texans their support.  “If there is anyone in Ohio that can supply food, clothing, supplies, please do that, they need it down here," said Myers. 

She described the images she saw in Houston, and the view out her son's hospital window. 

The view from the Texas Children's Hospital room of Versailles resident Aiden Myers, who underwent brain surgery the day Hurricane Harvey hit. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Danielle Myers
"The scope of it is so much more than what you see...it's staggering to look at."

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Fairborn resident shot during home burglary

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4:12 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4:22 AM

Vine St Shooting

Fairborn police are investigating a home burglary and shooting in Fairborn.

According to police, someone armed with a handgun burglarized a home in the 200 block of Vine Street. During the burglary, a resident was shot in the foot. Police responded to the scene shortly after 3 a.m.

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Police are looking for the suspect, and no arrests have been made.

The victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

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Two hospitalized after police pursuit ends in crash in Dayton

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 2:14 AM

I-75 Pursuit

UPDATE @ 2:50 a.m: Two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a police pursuit ended in a crash on Needmore Road early Thursday morning.

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According to officials, they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Stanley Avenue around 1:45 a.m., the suspect did not comply and a pursuit started on northbound I-75. 

The suspect ended up crashing into another vehicle after running a red light on Needmore Road not too long after the pursuit ensued. 

The suspect and the driver of the other vehicle were the individuals transported to Grandview Medical Center.

Officials did find a loaded handgun and narcotics in the suspect vehicle. 

The individual was placed under arrest and will be taken to Montgomery County Jail after their release from the hospital. 


A pursuit on northbound I-75 ended as a crash on the Needmore Road exit ramp early Thursday morning.

According to officials, the pursuit started around 1:45 a.m. at the 55 milemarker.

The Ohio Highway State Patrol are handling with assistance from Dayton police.

We will continue to update this story with more details. 

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 12:44 AM

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents to report.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closures March 19 - April 1. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • SR 4 north/south between I-70 and Lower Valley Pike, Lane closure April 2 - 26. One northbound and two southbound lanes will remain open. 
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.
  • US 35 east between Edwin C. Moses Boulevard and Jefferson Street, Overnight lane closures March 19 at 8 p.m. - March 20 at 6 a.m. Two eastbound lanes will remain open.


  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • I-75 south near CR 25A (Piqua), Lane closure March 19 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. One southbound lane will remain open. 
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 


  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 


  • SR 121 between Washington Street and Fairview Street, ROAD CLOSURE Mar. 12 - April 13. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503. 
  • SR 121 between Arnold Street and Harter Road, ROAD CLOSURE Mar. 12 - April 13. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503. 


  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north


  • US 68 between SR 508 and Township Road 310, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - 27. The official detour is: US 68 to SR 296 to SR 29 to SR 235 to SR 47 to US 68. 

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Damage from electrical fire on Pinehurst Avenue estimated at $10K

Published: Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 4:33 PM
Updated: Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 5:37 PM

House fire on Pinehurst Ave in Dayton

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.

A electrical fire that started in the basement of a residence on Pinehurst Avenue has been extinguished, according to Dayton District Fire Chief Adam Landis.

No injuries were reported. He estimated the damage at $10,000.

Landis also said the cause of the fire is under investigation and the residents will be able to stay in their house. 


Fire crews were dispatched to a working structure fire on the 50 block of Pinehurst Avenue on Monday afternoon. We are headed to the scene and will update you with the latest information. 

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