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Cincinnati congressman did CPR, helped victims after train crash

Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 12:45 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers Hits Truck

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Cincinnati, were among Republican lawmakers who were on a train that hit a trash truck in Virginia Wednesday, but they were not injured, their offices have confirmed.

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One person in the truck was killed and another critically injured, while four people in the train were taken to the hospital, including U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, R- Minnesota, a staffer and two Amtrak crew members.

Wenstrup and other doctors on the train assisted the injured.

Wenstrup, who was on the train with his wife and son, told Fox FOX News channel’s Your World With Neil Cavuto on Wednesday night that when the crash happened if felt like the train had driven over a boulder and people weren’t sure what had occurred.

“I looked over at my wife and son, and they were okay and then we realized out the window that we had hit a garbage truck, which was very mangled and off to the side of the road and down the hill a little bit. Then someone said there’s several guys on the ground. So as a doctor, I tried to get off as quickly as I could,” Wenstrup said in the FOX interview.

Wenstrup, a podiatric surgeon, said he and Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., who is also a doctor, ran out of the train.

“As we were running there, I asked the guy, I said, did you get a pulse? He said not on the one guy, and so Dr. Rowe and I kind of split up, and ultimately – we had about eight doctors with us – we started performing CPR on the one gentleman who unfortunately I believe he probably died instantly,” Wenstrup said. “The other gentleman I started taking care of was bleeding from his nose and around his mouth and was unconscious. So we maintained his airway and checked everything out with him.”

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), chairman of the health subcommittee, chairs a during a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing, September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The hearing concerned a variety of legislation facing the committee, including increased access to medical care for women veterans and the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act of 2017. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“He had a good heart rate going, and hopefully he’s going to be okay. No way to assess his internal injuries,” Wenstrup said.

Wenstrup also provided medical treatment to people injured in June at the Republican baseball practice in  Alexandria, Va.

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U.S. Reps. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Warren Davidson, R-Troy, were traveling separately but not on the train. Davidson urged people to pray for the families of those involved in the crash.

The train , which was enroute to a Republican policy retreat, collided with the truck at about 11:20 a.m. in Crozet, Virginia, about 15 miles west of Charlottesville.

Jordan and Portman’s offices both released statements.

U.S. Sen. Rob. Portman, R-Ohio

“Jane and I were on the train this morning traveling to the House and Senate Republican Member retreat. We are both fine,” Portman said in a news release issued by his office. “We are keeping those who were injured in our prayers and are grateful for the first responders who quickly arrived on the scene.”

“Congressman Jordan and his wife were on the train. They are both safe,” said Melika Willoughby, Jordan’s communications director.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana(Staff Writer)

The Republican policy retreat is held at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. and is an annual event.

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Naked man spotted walking along Heincke Road in Miamisburg

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:03 PM

A naked man was spotted this afternoon walking along Heincke Road.

Police were alerted around 2 p.m. to the report of the streaker by two 911 callers.

“I’m on Heincke Avenue in front of the post office in Miamisburg and there is a pedestrian walking totally naked up the sidewalk,” said one caller who said the man appeared to be in his 40s or 50s.

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“We have on Heincke Street in Miamisburg just across from the Wendy’s, we have a butt-naked man walking down the sidewalk,” a second 911 caller said.

We are working to find out from Miamisburg police whether the suspect has been arrested and what charges he faces.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Reports: 1,500 immigrant children missing, feds say they’re not responsible

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 1:20 PM

Feds Say 1,500 Immigrant Children Missing, They’re Not Responsible

The federal government has admitted that it does not know the whereabouts of almost 1,500 immigrant children in its custody, according to news reports.

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The Office of Refugee Resettlement took in some 40,000 immigrant children in 2017 and when the agency reached out to check on more than 7,000 of them between October and December of 2017, 1,475 were unaccounted for at the end of the year, CNN reported.

The news came as the Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants, threatening to separate more children from their families if the families are caught entering the United States illegally, in a new policy move.

In testimony before Congress earlier this month, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen said the children of illegal immigrants are transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services within 48 hours after they are taken into custody, and DHHS officials then find sponsored homes for them, USA Today reported.

Nielsen said separations like this happen in the U.S. every day.

Top DHHS official Steven Wagner testified before a Congressional subcommittee last month during a hearing on the Office of Refugee Resettlement that the ORR was “was unable to determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,475 children,” and that 28 more had run away, CNN reported.

“I understand that it has been HHS’ long-standing interpretation of the law that ORR is not legally responsible for the children after they are released from ORR care,” Wagner said. 

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Wagner also said DHHS is “taking a fresh look at that question,” according to CNN, but he also said ORR would need a lot more money if the office is expected to be legally responsible for unaccompanied immigrant children.

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Dog abandoned with ‘free,’ ‘good home only’ written on it in permanent marker

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 10:05 AM

A dog abandoned in a park in Ohio had the words ‘free’ and ‘good home only’ written on it in permanent marker. The Ross County Humane Society now has the dog and is putting her up for adoption.
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A dog abandoned in a park in Ohio had the words ‘free’ and ‘good home only’ written on it in permanent marker. The Ross County Humane Society now has the dog and is putting her up for adoption.(Pixabay)

A young dog found abandoned in a park in Ross County, Ohio, had the words “free” and “good home only” written on it in permanent marker, according to a post on social media.

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“I usually try to contain myself with my work life and what I see every single day, but this just tops it off!” Brittany May with the Ross County Humane Society said in a post on Facebook.

Whoever did this has “reached a whole new level of LOW,” May wrote.

“How are you going to dump your dog, and write FREE all over it in permanent marker! I just don’t get it!” she said

The good news is the five to six month-old female, Labrador-mix, named Marvella by the agency, will soon have a new home, May told WSYX-TV. The dog is now up for adoption.

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Former President George H.W. Bush back in the hospital in Maine with low blood pressure

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Biography of George H.W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush is back in the hospital, according to a family spokesman.

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Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care Sunday “after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue,” his spokesman Jim McGrath said on Twitter.

The former president is described as “awake and alert” and will probably remain hospitalized for a few days for observation, McGrath said.


Bush was most recently hospitalized in Houston on April 22, one day after the funeral and burial of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush.

During that hospital stay, he was diagnosed with an infection that had spread to his blood, doctors said at the time, but he recovered and eventually went home.

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At the time he said he was looking forward to visiting the family’s compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Bush was out and about Saturday, marking the Memorial Day holiday, joining a group of veterans at American Legion Post 159 for a pancake breakfast in Kennebunkport.

“Delighted to join the veterans, including my dear friend Gen. Brent Scowcroft,” Bush tweeted.

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Scowcroft was National Security Adviser during the presidencies of both Bush and Gerald Ford.

“This weekend we remember, and thank, all who have given their lives for our great country,” he said Saturday.

George Bush has a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a motorized scooter or wheelchair to get around. 

He was the youngest naval aviator when he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1943, spurred by the attack on Pearl Harbor.

He flew 58 combat missions during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery.

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He had six children with Barbara Bush, and in 1989, he became the first sitting vice president to secure the presidency since 1837.

Former United States President George H. W. Bush prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before game five of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.(Pool/Getty Images)

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