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Million-dollar drug keeps local woman alive

Published: Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 11:58 AM


            Don and Lisa Gose, of Middletown, sit with two of their three dogs, Zorro and Max. The Gose’s worry how they will continue to pay for Lisa’s medication, one of the most expensive specialty drugs in the world, in the future. KATIE WEDELL/STAFF

A rare blood disorder means Lisa Gose of Middletown will have to take a drug called Soliris for the rest of her life.

“Without question it saved her life,” her husband Don says.

Now the Goses have to figure out how to pay for it. Soliris is one of the most expensive drugs on the planet.

Lisa Gose’s condition may be rare, but her story is similar to many Americans being asked to pay an increasing portion of their health care costs, including inexplicably high-priced prescription drugs. Most people have no idea why the prices being billed are so high.

This news organization has been examining the secret world of prescription drug pricing and the ways in which everyone is footing the bill for those prices through higher health care premiums, deductibles and copays.

Read the full story about the Goses here.

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Preble County Sheriff’s Office investigates New Paris death 

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:17 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

UPDATE @ 10:45 a.m. 

County property records show Travis Bourne owns the home where a deceased body was located on Cardinal Hill Drive in New Paris Wednesday morning.  

We are working to learn about this death. 

INITIAL REPORT @ 10:17 a.m. 

NEW PARIS — The Preble County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death on Cardinal Hill Drive in New Paris. 

The county coroner’s office will perform an autopsy Wednesday morning. 

Check back for more information on this story. 

Teen, 14, killed in Dayton identified

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 7:42 PM

UPDATE @ 10:43 a.m. (March 29):

The teen police said was shot and killed on Wexford Place Tuesday night has been identified as James Banks, 14, of Dayton, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said.

The coroner’s office has not released a cause or manner of death yet.

UPDATE @9:17 a.m. March 29

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has confirmed they are investigating the death of a 14-year-old from an incident on Wexford Place.

The body of the victim is at the coroner’s office and an autopsy is expected to be conducted today to determine the teen’s cause and manner of death.

Police responded to a shooting Tuesday night in the 3000 block of Wexford Place. The 14-year-old victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

We’re working to get more information from police.

UPDATE @ 9:07 p.m.

A 14-year-old boy is at Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot in Dayton Tuesday night, according to police. 

Police told our crew homicide detectives have been called to the scene in the 3000 block of Wexford Place. 

No witnesses have come forward at this point, according to police. 

We are working to learn the identity of the teenager and the circumstances that led to the shooting.

UPDATE @ 8:11 p.m.

Crime scene tape has been put up around at least three buildings of the Wexford, an apartment complex on Wexford Place. 

There is clothing on the ground, between two of the buildings. Investigators are on scene.

EARLIER REPORT (March 28)

Police and medics are responding to a reported shooting in Dayton Tuesday night. 

Crews were dispatched to the 3000 block of Wexford Place around 7:32 p.m. 

Dispatchers said a 9-1-1 caller said a man was shot up to 8 times before as many as three men drove off in a car. 

We have a crew heading to the scene to learn more.

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I-75 NB shut down after semitrailer crash north of Piqua

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

I-75 North is shut down north of Piqua after a crash involving a semitrailer.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua Post responded to the crash and reports both lanes were shut down at 10:20 a.m.

Initial report indicates a motorist slowed down to take a picture of a crash and a semitrailer had to take evasive action to avoid hitting the vehicle, according to the patrol.

We’re working to gather more information.

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Highs in the 50s Wednesday, storms return this week

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 4:56 AM

Temperatures will be about 10 degrees cooler Wednesday morning, compared to Tuesday, with spots in the low 40s.

  • Highs in the 50s on Wednesday
  • Chance for thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening
  • Scattered showers, and a few storms Friday morning

RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts   

TODAY: Cloudy start to the day, but some sunshine will peek through later in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s which is close to normal. 

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar 

THURSDAY: Clouds increase quickly. A passing shower could move through the area around noon. Storms could develop in the afternoon and evening. A few may be strong or severe. Strong winds and hail would be the main threats. Widespread showers and some thunder continue overnight. Highs in the middle 60s.

RELATED: SEVERE WEATHER: Difference between watch/warning

FRIDAY: Scattered showers and a few storms to start the day will bring a wet morning commute. Activity will taper off into the afternoon as the system pulls off to the east. Drying out at night. Breezy through the day with highs in the low 60s. 

SATURDAY: Clouds break for some sunshine. A quiet start to the weekend with highs in the middle 50s. 

SUNDAY: Sunshine and scattered clouds through the day. A little warmer around 60. 

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