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Reds Hall of Famer Lee May dies at age 74

Published: Sunday, July 30, 2017 @ 4:22 PM

Former Cincinnati Reds players Tom Browning, Lee May and Tom Seaver, from left, stand next to their plaques during a ceremony inducting them into the Reds Hall of Fame before the baseball game against the Colorado Rockiesin Cincinnati Sunday, July 16, 2006.  (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
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Former Cincinnati Reds players Tom Browning, Lee May and Tom Seaver, from left, stand next to their plaques during a ceremony inducting them into the Reds Hall of Fame before the baseball game against the Colorado Rockiesin Cincinnati Sunday, July 16, 2006. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)(TOM UHLMAN/AP)

Cincinnati Reds fans are mourning as Reds Hall-of-Famer Lee May has died. He was 74.

The Reds organization issued a statement, extending condolences to the family, friends and former teammates of Lee May, who played for the home team from 1965 to 1971.

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"We are deeply saddened to lose the Big Bopper,” Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum said in a prepared statement. “Lee May was a friend of the hall and of everyone with whom he came in contact. Our condolences go out to Lee's family during this difficult time. We will always remember him for his contributions to the Reds, but also for his humor and genuine kindness."

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May led the Reds in home runs for three seasons and was the team’s most valuable player in 1971, when he hit 39 home runs and knocked in 98 runs, according to the release.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame members Tom Browning, Joe Nuxhall and Lee May all spoke at the Fairfield Business Showcase Wednesday October 4, 2006 at Receptions Conference and Banquet Center in Fairfield. Staff photo by Nick Daggy(Staff photo by Nick Daggy)
May was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2006, along with Tom Browning and Tom Seaver.

Surprised by out-of-network medical bill? Tell us your story

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:07 AM


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Going to an in-network hospital doesn’t always prevent patients from getting an out-of-network medical bill.

If you go to an emergency room at a hospital within your insurance network, you could still get care from a doctor who does not have a contract with your insurer and end up with an unexpected bill where you have to pay a greater portion of the expenses than you would have if you were in-network.

A 2016 national study in The New England Journal of Medicine reviewed one large commercial insurer and found when patients with the insurer’s policies went to in-network ERs, that about 22 percent of the time they ended up with these surprise out-of-network bills.

Have you ever gotten a surprise medical bill from an out-of-network doctor when you thought you were getting in-network ER care? Contact Reporter Kaitlin Schroeder at 937-225-2279 or kaitlin.schroeder@coxinc.com to share your story.

Ohio fighter jet unit heads to Baltic region

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:42 AM


            F-16 crews from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing flew training missions out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in August 2013 as their home runway at Toledo Express Airport was repaved. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF FILE PHOTO
F-16 crews from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing flew training missions out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in August 2013 as their home runway at Toledo Express Airport was repaved. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF FILE PHOTO

Ohio’s only fighter jet wing has sent 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons to Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, officials said.

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The Toledo-based 180th Fighter wing deployed the fighter jets and 250 Ohio Air National Guardsmen to Amari Air Base, Estonia, in the Baltic region. The mission will last about three months, according to Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, a unit spokesman.

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The wing will train with NATO, regional countries, and other National Guard units, officials said.

Several F-16s remain at the Toledo base to fly training exercises and air defense intercept missions, Hughes said.

Vectren will sponsor Dayton Air Show three more years

Published: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 9:43 AM


            A Lockheed F-35A Lightning II flies at the Vectren Dayton Air Show in June 2017. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
            Ty Greenlees
A Lockheed F-35A Lightning II flies at the Vectren Dayton Air Show in June 2017. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees)

Vectren Corp. has reached a three-year agreement to continue sponsorship of the Dayton Air Show through 2021, organizers announced Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Vectren has been the title corporate sponsor of the spectator event at Dayton International Airport for 18 years, organizers said.

“We are grateful for the long-standing partnership we have had with Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio for the past 18 years, which has enabled us to continue to produce very high quality shows,” Scott A. Buchanan, air show chairman, said in a statement.

Colleen Ryan, president of the Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, said the air show was a premier event in the region.

“We believe the VDAS, like no other event in our region, best exemplifies our communities’ innovative history and aviation legacy and celebrates both military and civilian trailblazers and patriots,” she said in an email. “We are extremely proud to have our name associated with this premier air show, that brings tens of thousands together to celebrate our heritage, is an economic driver for the region, and shows off the Miami Valley to a national and international audience.”

The annual event, which began in 1975, has an economic impact of about $3 million a year and typically draws more than 70,000 visitors in a weekend.

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The Vectren Dayton Air Show is scheduled for June 23-24 with the Navy’s Blue Angels as the headline act.

At least 2 dogs rescued in Middletown fire on Young Street

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

Baltimore St fire in Middletown

UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m. (Jan. 16):

Firefighters rescued at least two dogs from a duplex on Young Street after fire damaged the upper level of the building, according to officials.

It’s unknown if any injuries were reported.

INITIAL REPORT:

A fire has been reported at a residence on Young Street in Middletown this morning.

Firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Young around 9:25 a.m.

We’re working to learn whether any injuries have been reported.