Strong winds, rain tonight will continue across region

Published: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 3:22 AM
Updated: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 10:32 PM

Rain is expected early Tuesday in the Dayton area, then the cold moves in.

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Winds tonight gusting over 30 mph
  • Rain, maybe storms overnight
  • Cold the rest of the week 

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TONIGHT: Showers will continue tonight across the region. Some of the rain could be heavy at times, but the bigger concern is strong winds. Some areas could see winds gusting at more than 40 mph. Overnight temps will drop through the lower 50s and 40s. By daybreak, temperatures will be closer to the mid-40s.

TUESDAY: Rain showers are expected in the morning. Aside from that there will be a lot of clouds, gusty winds and falling temperatures. The high, near 50, will occur in the early morning hours, but temperatures will be in the 40s for most of the day. Temperatures around 5 p.m. will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies and lower temperatures are on tap. Highs will reach the middle 30s.

THURSDAY: The cold sticks around, under partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the lower 30s.

FRIDAY: More clouds return with highs only in the lower 30s. There is the chance for snowflakes, but the better chance looks to be Saturday.

SATURDAY: The chance for snow looks a bit better, under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will again be in the lower 30s.

Good Samaritan Hospital closing: Community angry, devastated, concerned

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:21 PM

West Dayton community devastated by closure of Good Samaritan hospital

The closing of Good Samaritan Hospital will be a crippling blow to the west Dayton community and raises several concerns going forward, said three people who represent the hundreds of residents living near the 86-year-old facility. 

"We're behind the eight ball," Minister Daria Dillard Stone, 66 and a member of the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 5370 Dayton-Liberty Road. 

"They've made the decision, which means we don't count,” she told News Center 7’s James Buechele on Wednesday evening. “That's just how it is." 

Stone, Mount Carmel Pastor Chad White and Omega Baptist Church Pastor Daryl Ward offered their reactions -- as well as the reactions of the communities they serve -- in the wake of Premier Health's announcement Wednesday morning that Good Samaritan Hospital will be closing by the end of the year.

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Stone, a member at Mount Carmel for 50 years, said her three daughters and four grandchildren were born at the hospital. She was a patient there, as was her grandmother and late husband. Stone said Premier officials should have come to the community and at least given the community a chance to react. 

"If they had come to the community a year or two ago and said, 'we're planning on closing Good Samaritan Hospital and what do you guys think?' At least that would have been a good faith thing if they could have acted like they cared. But they didn't," Stone said. 

The Rev. Daryl Ward, Omega Baptist Church

Pastor White, who also is executive organizer with SCLC Dayton, echoed Stone's sentiment. He, too, has been a patient at Good Samaritan and worries about access to healthcare because that while Miami Valley Hospital is five miles away, the distance can be great if one doesn't have adequate transportation. 

"I don't know the numbers, I don't know the fiscal issues the hospital is facing, but I do know it will be a great void," White said. "There will be a great abyss that will take place once Good Samaritan leaves that part of the city. 

"There are great concerns in the community about jobs, access to adequate healthcare," he said. "And, is this systemic racism? Is it intentional disinvestment in the west Dayton area on the heels of all the other things that west Dayton has come through? 

"Does corporate America have a moral compass or a social conscience to say that 'we need to look at areas that are being impacted above and beyond any other areas' and say, 'do we take some loss or do we take some hit to stay because we have a moral conscience as a corporate citizen in the city of Dayton?' " 

White said the news of the closing "literally took the wind out of my sails." 

Pastor Ward called the news "devastating." 

His edifice is right down the street from the hospital, which is at 2222 Philadelphia Drive in northwest Dayton. 

He said the leaving is not a new concern. "This has been a part of the ongoing devastation that's been going on in this community. I'm angry at the leaders of our community in terms of why can't we think about the best for the community." 

Pastor Ward said he'll be praying that the businesses near the hospital survive, despite the news of Good Samaritan's eventual leaving.

New Carlisle moves ahead with tax request to fund fire/EMS

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 10:01 PM



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Council members voted unanimously Wednesday night to move forward with a tax request to support the city’s fire and emergency medical service.

In a special meeting held at 7 p.m. in the Smith Park Shelter House, the council and Chief Steve Trusty discussed the needs of the city's fire department.

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Trusty cited low pay for personnel and rising costs of equipment among the department's challenges. 

If certified, the 3-mill, five-year levy would be be placed on the May 8 ballot. 

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If it’s approved, it would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $105 a year and would not be collected until 2019.

Hippo Kiss: Fiona’s smooch on canvas can be yours

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:04 PM



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In celebration of the first birthday of Fiona — the premature hippopotamus who beat the odds and captured hearts around the globe — fans will get a chance to win a one-of-a-kind “Hippo Kiss” painting, and become an official Fiona parent.

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is marking Fiona’s first birthday with a special ADOPT (Animals Depend on People Too) promotion. ADOPT parents help provide food, toys and fun enrichment items to the zoo’s animal family.

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Anyone who “adopts” Fiona will be entered into a drawing to win “Hippo Kiss,” the purple peck on canvas created by Fiona herself.

Fiona’s First Birthday ADOPT promotion ends Feb. 7, and the drawing is at noon Feb. 8. The winner will be contacted directly, according to the zoo.

2 males sought in Kettering home invasion robbery

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 6:11 PM

FROM SCENE: 2 males sought in Kettering home invasion robbery

Police are continuing to look for two males who committed a home invasion robbery on Hazel Avenue. 

Investigators don't know what led the invaders to pick the home they did Wednesday afternoon, Kettering Police Patrolman John Jung said. 

According to the preliminary investigation, the two males forced their way inside just before 4 p.m., knocked down the resident and took property, Officer Jung said. 

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A K-9 unit was called to the scene as part of the investigation and he said police are interviewing neighbors, hoping to get a description of the robbers. 

Jung asked that if you have information you believe will help in this investigation, please call Kettering police at 937-296-2555.

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