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Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 11:14 AM
The Dayton metro area ranked low on an annual survey that ranks well-being.
The Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being survey measure how people feel and experience their daily lives, ranking 186 metros based on things like having good physical health, having a sense of purpose and having financial security.
“The data and insights from this report can be used as a call to action for communities around the country, leveraging it to benchmark and identify opportunities for well-being improvement,” the report stated.
The Dayton metro ranked 144 out of 186.
Other Ohio rankings: Cincinnati ranked 121, Columbus ranked 125, Cleveland-Elyria ranked 127, Toledo ranked 136, Akron ranked 142, and Canton ranked 185.
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Overall, in 2017 the national Well-Being Index score for the U.S. in 2017 was 61.5, which is a decline from 62.1 in 2016.
The survey involved 337,690 telephone interviews with U.S. adults and only metros with at least 300 completed interviews are reported.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:49 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:55 PM
DAYTON — Two large trees were apparently struck by lightning this afternoon as a batch of heavy rain moved through the area.
A large tree fell on a Jeep on La Belle Street in Dayton, and across town, a branch believed to weigh 2,000 pounds landed atop a vehicle in the 100 block of Five Oaks Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney More was headed to the store this afternoon, driving on Five Oaks Avenue.
“I stopped at the stop sign and I heard a big boom, boom clack! And then I see a big light come down and then hit this tree.
“There was like a little fire when it hit the tree and then the tree fell,” he said. “That’s when it hit the street. It fell hard and fast.”
More said he backed up and went back home. “I did not go to the store. I did not want to take no chances.”
Lightning is reportedly the reason the tree on La Bell Street toppled.
Crews were working to remove the tree from the road.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 2:14 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:02 PM
DAYTON — CareFlight, the air-medical transport service, is celebrating 35 years of service and will be participating in the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show this weekend.
The service began in 1983 as the first air medical program in the region and the 65th civilian air ambulance program in the nation to fly critically ill or injured patients.
"We have a daughter today," Buzz Seilhamer told News Center 7's Caroline Reinwald on Wednesday. "CareFlight gave us our daughter back."
Seilhamer recounted the night when he received a phone call that his daughter had been in a vehicle accident in Jamestown and had to be taken to a hospital by CareFlight.
She was in a hospital three months, he said, and he believes the air medical service not only saved her life but also served as a wake-up call.
"CareFlight brought her into the realm of reality," Seilhamer said, and offered his daughter a look at how serious situations can become.
The reality of what CareFlight can do quickly becomes evident as its Dauphin helicopters race across the sky.
The airships have multiple safety features, several technological advances including night vision goggle compatible lighting and weather radar. Each helicopter can move at up to 180 mph.
"We've transitioned into the kind of aircraft with unique capabilities that no other air medical aircraft service can do, such as transporting two patients at a time," Mandy Via, outreach manager, flight nurse services, told News Center 7's Caroline Reinwald on Wednesday.
Via also said that because CareFlight operates as an IFR program, which means the service is flying by instrument.
"There are times when weather may not allow another air medical provider to go out, but because we are IFR based" (navigating by reference to instruments in the cockpit)... "we can go out and access patients where others can't."
Via said she estimates that CareFlight has made more than 35,000 patient transports during its 35-year run.
"We're always looking at how we can improve, how we can deliver the best care for our patients," she said.
Whether it’s traffic updates to and from the air show, or weather reports from Storm Center 7 while you are there, AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO has you covered. You can listen this weekend on-air or in the WHIO app.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:50 PM
CEDARVILLE — A new pharmacy with rare educational opportunities took another step forward in Cedarville.
Dozens from the village turned out for a community event Tuesday as Cedarville University unveiled plans for the new Cedar Care Village Pharmacy.
It will be the second teaching pharmacy in the state of Ohio.
Students will be able to “learn not just how to do pharmacy, but how to care and serve and love others,” said Dr. Thomas White, Cedarville University president.
The pharmacy will fill a void in the village, according to local nurse, LuAnn Ragel.
“A lot of our clients are elderly and it's difficult to get transportation to pharmacies in the area,” Ragel said, "We did have a pharmacy that worked out quite well for them and when it left, it was quite a loss. So it is nice to have a pharmacy coming back."
The move is also bittersweet because the pharmacy will be located in the former Cedarville Hardware on North Main Street, which was in business for over 60 years.
“We hate to lose the hardware store, but this is going to be so wonderful. We’ll be able to get our prescriptions fast like we were before,” said Debbie Cagwin.
The plans for the pharmacy include a community room, a consultation area, a small hardware section and one feature that delighted many in the community.
"The fact that there is going to be a soda fountain," said Cagwin. "I know that’s not a health thing, but that’s part of an old style pharmacy."
The goal is to blend the old with the new, according to Cedar Care pharmacist Joe Ballentine.
“We will maintain the historic integrity of the building as much as possible,” said Ballentine. “It will have an old-time apothecary feel to it, but we are going to mix that with cutting edge technology.”
Cedarville pharmacy student Joel Sweeney spoke at the event and said he is looking forward to getting hands-on experience.
“This opportunity gives me a chance to invest back into the village of Cedarville and to serve the surrounding community,” Sweeney said.
The Cedar Care Village Pharmacy will operate as a for-profit tax-paying LLC.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:39 AM
DAYTON — The Dayton VA Medical Center nursing home earned one star out of five in the most recent quality rating system, according to the Dayton VA.
Cleveland and Cincinnati received two stars while Chillicothe received a one-star rating, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
Nearly half, or 60 of the VA’s 133 nursing homes received a one-star rating, the newspaper reported.
The results were disclosed after USA Today and Boston Globe obtained the internal VA reports, officials said. On average, VA nursing homes scored worse last year then their private sector counterparts on nine of 11 key indicators, including rates of anti-psychotic drug prescription and residents’ deterioration , officials said.
The VA nursing home system overall compares “closely”with private nursing homes despite caring for typically sicker patients,
VA officials reportedly told USA Today.
Sixty VA nursing homes saw improvements in their ratings over last year, and only one had a “meaningful decline” VA spokesman Curt Cashour told the newspaper.
A request for comment was left with a Dayton VA spokesman Monday.
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