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Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 5:02 PM
— Leaders of Dayton Public Schools and Dayton city government have scheduled a joint press conference for 8 a.m. today to discuss school district facilities.
DPS is considering closing multiple under-enrolled schools next fall, and said the fate of the district headquarters buildings on Ludlow Street downtown are also up for discussion.
Acting Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said Wednesday that the first two of four planned community meetings on DPS facilities will be rescheduled. Those meetings had been planned for Jan. 10 and Jan. 11.
The eight DPS schools that are the emptiest according to district officials are all in West Dayton — Wogaman (28 percent occupied), Boys Prep (29), Rosa Parks (32), EJ Brown (36), Meadowdale Elementary (37), Meadowdale HS (43), World of Wonder (46) and Westwood (48). District officials said no decisions have been made on which schools will close, or how many.
The six-story district headquarters houses only 150 central office employees, and is “a major financial challenge,” according to Associate Superintendent Shelia Burton, because of $1.1 million in deferred maintenance.
Lolli said last month that DPS had already made contact with the city of Dayton’s development office to talk about opportunities.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:47 PM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 12:20 AM
MIAMI TWP. — UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (April 22)
The driver of a white pickup truck that struck a Miami Twp. officer is suspected of driving while impaired, said Sgt. Frank Edward Simmons Jr. of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Traffic is moving on the southbound lanes of Interstate 75, and is expected to be totally reopened within the next hour.
UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m.
The Miami Twp. police officer who was struck by a pickup truck while outside his cruiser tonight most likely will be staying the night at Kettering Medical Center, police said.
A police source at the hospital said the officer, who was not named, “is awake but very sore.”
Southbound I-75 remains shut down at Ohio 725, and the backup at one point extended to the Dryden Road exit in Moraine.
It is unclear how much longer the highway will remain closed, or when one lane will be opened to traffic, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post.
UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.
A Miami Twp. police officer was struck by a truck tonight while outside of his cruiser at a crash scene.
All southbound I-75 lanes are shut down just before the Ohio 725 exit.
The officer, whose name and condition was not immediately available, was taken from the scene to Kettering Medical Center.
There was a series of three crashes tonight on the highway, the last involving the officer, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center:
At 9:20 p.m., a red sedan hit a pole, then at 9:22 p.m. a blue Subaru Forester crashed in the same area of near the Ohio 725 exit.
At 9:29 p.m. the officer who responded to the first crashes was struck by an early 1990s Chevrolet truck, gray or silver. Troopers were with the truck at the 44 mile marker.
All three crashes remain under investigation.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 11:03 PM
— Falls and fractures among older adults can lead to long-term disabilities. However, doctors have now found a simple solution to avoid accidents: regular exercise.
Researchers from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recently conducted a review, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, to determine the best practices to avoid falls among people age 65 and older.
To do so, they examined data from about 20 studies that gathered the health records of older adults, some of who were at high risk for falling. They also evaluated evidence on vitamin D supplementation, which has been linked to a reduced risk of decreased bone density.
After analyzing the data, they found that exercise decreased the likelihood of falls and injuries related to falls. In fact, they discovered there was a 10 to 20 percent reduced risk.
“It’s abundant evidence,” said Madeleine Hackney, geriatrics professor at Emory University, who was not a part of the trial. “As we get older, we lose muscle mass. The way to get stronger is to strengthen them on a regular basis.”
The researchers listed several types of exercises that are beneficial for older adults, including cardio, resistance training and even tai-chi.
However, they said vitamin D may not be as effective in preventing fractures. They recommend against vitamin D supplementation to limit falls among adults 65 and older, because they did not see a consistent benefit. Those with a vitamin D deficiency are an exception.
“Pooled analyses showed neither a significant reduction in falls nor a significant effect on the number of persons experiencing a fall with vitamin D supplementation,” the authors wrote.
Hackney called those findings “interesting.”
“That’s going in the face of common practice. Doctors are prescribing it, but the evidence is not backing it up,” she said.
Despite the results, Hackney said there are several different approaches to strengthening the body.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
— Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight as temperatures drop to near 40 degrees, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Because of the few clouds sticking around, it may be difficult to see the Lyrid Meteor Shower overnight and early Sunday, but with a few breaks you may be able to see some.
Sunday: We’ll see a little bit more sunshine, but once again passing clouds and filtered sun is expected. Highs will be in the middle 60s.
Monday: A dry start is expected, but rain is expected to move in later in the afternoon and the evening. Highs will be in the middle 60s.
Tuesday: A few scattered showers are expected. It won’t be a wash-out, but you’ll want to keep the umbrella handy. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: A few lingering showers are expected for the first part of the day. Highs will be near 60 degrees.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 10:24 PM
PAYETTE, Idaho — A man intentionally ran his 80-year-old mother off the road Thursday as she was trying to drive to the sheriff’s office to get help, investigators said.
Roger Wayne Lincoln, 58, crashed into his mother’s car around 6 p.m. He was driving in a red 1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am as she was driving to the Payette County Sheriff’s Office, according to KTVB.
The mother, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital for treatment.
"Our belief is they had some kind of incident at the house and we believe he didn't allow her to call 911 at that time, according to the information we have, and she was leaving the residence to get help,” Payette County Sheriff's Lt. Andy Creech told the Idaho Press.