OSU student from Troy coming home soon

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 5:56 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 5:56 PM

Rachel Stump, the Troy High School grad who was seriously injured after she was hit by a vehicle in mid-August days before she was to start classes at Ohio State University, could be home by Sept. 25, her father told News Center 7 on Wednesday.

Matt Stump told News Center 7’s Yuna Lee that his daughter has been recovering from brain and skull injuries much faster than anticipated, and he has been traveling back and forth to Columbus for classes to learn how to administer care for her once she is released from the Wexner Medical Center.

“Her initial prognosis was not good, but at the moment, she’s doing real well for, you know, what she went through,” he said. “I’m happy for where we are at…. it could be a lot worse.”

Rachel awakened from a coma the week of Aug. 24, her father said.

According to thelantern.com, the online publication of the student newspaper at Ohio State, the driver who hit Stump also was an OSU student.

The online publication reported that according to Columbus police, the driver was headed south through a green light on North High Street near Chittenden Avenue when Stump was hit.

According to the report, Stump was crossing the street outside the crosswalk and that the driver’s blood alcohol content was 0.19, more than double the legal limit.

Stump’s blood alcohol content was not tested at the scene, police said.

According to thelantern.com, Rachel Stump was cited by police for being a pedestrian in the roadway.

The driver also was cited and the case has been forwarded to a Franklin County grand jury, Columbus police Sgt. Richard Weiner told thelantern.com in late August.

Wednesday, Matt Stump told News Center 7 that part of his daughter’s skull has not been reattached, a decision by her medical staff to allow for swelling. But, Stump said his daughter’s neck brace has been removed and she has been in physical therapy at the hospital.

She has even been eating and communicating on her own, he said.

Matt Stump says Rachel is having a difficult time comprehending all that’s going on with her recovery and the outpouring of support from the community.

Her sisters and friends organized a slew of events to raise funds for help defray the medical costs. A Facebook site, #prayforrachel, has more than 13,000 followers.

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Winter Weather Advisory in effect; slick roads likely

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 12:01 AM

Icy conditions expected for early St. Patrick's Day.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through noon. Mixed precipitation with ice accumulation up to one-tenth of an inch is expected. Be prepared for slippery roads.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


    • Increasing clouds, freezing rain and sleet develop after midnight
    • Icy early St. Patrick’s Day
    • Clearing, milder to end the weekend

>> 5-Day Forecast


Overnight: Expect freezing rain/sleet to become widespread after 3 or 4 a.m. with slick spots developing. Up to one-tenth inch of ice accumulation is possible by morning, creating for slippery travel conditions. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Saturday: A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet will be likely in the morning. As temperatures climb, precipitation will change to just rain showers by late morning with improving conditions in the afternoon. It will remain mostly cloudy as we dry out late in the day. Highs will reach back into the lower 40s.

Sunday: Sunny skies will end the weekend with milder temperatures reaching into the lower 50s.

>>Look for Venus, Mercury in the March evening sky

Monday: Clouds will be on the increase. There will be the chance for a few showers toward late evening or into the night. It will become breezy with highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday: Cloudy skies are expected with rain showers during the day mixing with or changing to snow showers late in the day or evening. Highs will be in the lower 40s but fall into the 30s with blustery conditions.

Wednesday: Snow showers will be around, possibly mixed with rain. Highs will be in the upper 30s.

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Car overturns in 3-vehicle crash in Trotwood

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 10:52 PM

Car overturns in 3-vehicle crash in Trotwood

One car landed on its top in a three-vehicle crash tonight on Olive Road at Bradfield Drive.

The crash was reported at 10 p.m.

The overturned vehicle was headed south on Olive Road when the driver hit other vehicles. In the overturned vehicle, one of the two occupants was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Trotwood police said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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2 killed in crash north of New Carlisle

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:49 PM
Updated: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 7:15 PM

Injuries reported in accident north of New Carlisle

UPDATE @ 7:15 p.m.

Two people succumbed to their injuries in a two-vehicle crash this afternoon north of New Carlisle.

Vickie Owens, 46, of Springfield, and Roger Littlejohn, 75, of New Carlisle, were identified as the two drivers. They both were trapped and flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where they died of their injuries, the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.

>> Truck strikes SUV, killing Celina man in Mercer County

According to preliminary investigation, at around 2:20 p.m. Owens was headed south on Ohio 235 in her 2012 Hyundai when she went left of center. She struck a 2010 Toyota Tacoma headed north, driven by Littlejohn. A passenger in the Tacoma, Harvey Zimmerman, 87, of Christiansburg, was taken by squad to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the patrol stated. 

Neither alcohol nor drugs are considered to be factors in the crash that remains under investigation.

UPDATE @ 3:25 p.m.

CareFlight has been dispatched to the scene of the accident, we will update you with the latest details. 


Multiple people are reportedly trapped and possibly injured in a crash on North Dayton Lakeview Road this afternoon.

The crash was reported around 2:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of North Dayton Lakeview.

A medical helicopter was reportedly placed on standby for the crash.

We’re working to gather additional information on the crash.

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Horizon Science Academy staff member fired over threat

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 7:33 AM
Updated: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 9:45 PM

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UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.:

Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School fired a long-term substitute teacher who admitted to threatening the school, spokesman Christopher Murphy stated in a release issued Friday night.

Murphy identified the staff member as Shari Gann-Spearman, an employee since October 2017. He said Horizon administrators were alerted to a comment reportedly made by her to another staff member threatening the charter school at 250 Shoup Mill Road.

>> Student arrested for making threats at Springfield H.S. charged with felony

According to the release: “HSA takes the safety and security of our school community very seriously, and as a result of the school’s internal investigation, where Spearman admitted to threatening the school, Spearman has been terminated effective immediately.”

HSA collaborated with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Dayton police, Murphy said.

UPDATE @ 12:43 p.m.:

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday they are investigating an alleged threat made by a Horizon Science Acadamy staff member, who is now on administrative leave.

“We'll make sure that the threat that was made that it's not carried out, to figure out if it is a viable threat or if it was someone just upset at the end of the day,” said Chief Deputy Rob Streck with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.  “If that occurs and we find out that it was a viable threat, then yes they could be facing charges.”

Streck added the threat that was said to have been made was not made against the school, students, teachers or staff.


A Horizon Science Academy staff member has been placed on administrative leave for making threats against the school, according to school officials.

The employee, who has not been identified, made a comment to another staff member threatening the school, according to a statement from spokesperson Christopher Murphy.

>> Student arrested for making threats at Springfield H.S. charged with felony

“HSA takes the safety of and security of our school very seriously, and the staff member was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” Murphy said.

Local authorities were contacted, according to the school.

Details of the threat have not been made public.

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