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Kettering Health Network celebrates completion of radiation therapy center

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:48 PM

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Kettering Health Network is celebrating the completion of the new radiation therapy center at Soin Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 3 for members of the media.

The public is invited to a community open house for its entire comprehensive cancer services on May 9 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

Kettering Cancer Care is located at the hospital's Ollie Davis Pavilion in Beavercreek. 

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Attendees will be able to tour the center and meet oncology physicians. 

According to a press release, the success of the cancer center allowed for an $8 million expansion to cancer services provided at Soin. 

Phase one of the expansion doubled the infusion center in size to 13,000 square feet to accommodate more chemotherapy patients. 

Clinical exam rooms also doubled in size to support the growing on-site medical oncology team. 

The expanded infusion center opened in fall 2017. 

The radiation center was completed in phase two of the expansion.

The 8,300-square-foot radiation therapy center includes a linear accelerator for radiation therapy, as well as a CT simulator and scanner to support the addition of an on-site radiation oncology team. 

Greene Medical Foundation provided a $3 million grant to cover part of the cost. 

Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit network of 8 hospitals, 10 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. 

For more information, visit www.ketteringhealth.org.

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Discovery of body in Bethel Twp., Clark County, prompts death investigation

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 12:13 AM

Death investigation begins in Clark County

The discovery of a body in a residence in the 800 block of Edgewick Road in Bethel Twp., Clark County, has prompted a death investigation by the sheriff's office. 

Sheriff's detectives were at the residence at midnight, awaiting the arrival of a county coroner's investigator. Crime scene tape has been installed around the home and the property as part of the investigation. 

SEE ALSO: Missing Springfield man, 74, is located

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Deputies were called to the address sometime between 10 and 11 p.m., we're hearing. 

No other details were available. We'll keep working to bring you more details about this investigation. Stay with whio.com for breaking news. 

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Springfield man, 74, missing since Monday is found alive after search

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 8:18 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

First responders are searching for a missing Springfield man.

UPDATE @ 2:02 p.m.:

A 74-year-old missing Springfield man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease has been found alive and is being provided medical attention after being found in a wooded area where police have been searching for him since this morning.

Jack Dietsch’s vehicle was found around 8:15 a.m. abandoned in a field in the area of Titus Lane in Springfield Twp., Clark County.

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RELATED: 74-year-old Springfield man reported missing

Multiple officers from different Clark County agencies responded. An airplane, a drone and K-9 units initially were used to try to find Dietsch, authorities said, but were unable to do so. Officers began a ground search this afternoon, which led to Dietsch.

UPDATE @ 9:19 a.m.

A black Chevrolet Cruze owned by Jack W. Dietsch, a missing 74-year-old man from Springfield, was found Thursday morning in Springfield Twp.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Dietsch has not been located and an extensive search of the area with a K-9 unit is planned to take place.

Dietsch, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, was last seen Monday and does not have medications on him, according to authorities.  

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Officers are reportedly searching in the area of a vehicle found abandoned in the area of Titus Lane in Clark County, according to initial dispatch reports.

Initial reports indicated officers may be looking for a person who was reported missing to authorities.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol also was contacted to possibly provide an aircraft to assist with the search, reports indicated.

We’re working to learn more and have a crew on the way to the scene.

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Franklin gives OK to demolish condemned home

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 5:39 PM

This building at 525 Riley Blvd. in Franklin is being scheduled for demolition by Warren County. ED RICHTER/STAFF
This building at 525 Riley Blvd. in Franklin is being scheduled for demolition by Warren County. ED RICHTER/STAFF

A condemned city-owned structure will be demolished by Warren County.

Franklin City Council recently gave its approval for Warren County to demolish the building at 525 Riley Blvd.

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According to City Manager Sonny Lewis, Warren County will use Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds for the demolition project, which includes the bidding, asbestos removal and demolition.

Depending on the amount of asbestos to be removed, Lewis said the cost for the demolition project is estimated at $25,000, with the city paying 50 percent of the costs.

Lewis said did not have a timeframe for the demolition project or when it will start.

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Gravesite for ‘Buckskin girl’ to get new headstone with her name

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 5:46 PM

Miami County sheriff identifies cold case victim 37 years later

A young woman found dead in a Miami County ditch known as the “buckskin girl” will finally have a headstone bearing her name.

RELATED: Jane Doe no more: Miami County sheriff IDs cold case victim 37 years later

New genetic genealogy tools through the nonprofit DNA Doe Project led to the discovery of the woman’s identity: 21-year-old Marcia L. King of Little Rock, Arkansas, the Miami County sheriff announced in April.

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King was found in April 1981 in a ditch along Greenlee Road west of Troy. She was dubbed “buckskin girl” for the jacket she was wearing. Her homicide remains unsolved.

RELATED: With ID, investigation intensifies into ‘buckskin girl’s’ unsolved homicide

Now that King’s body has finally been identified, her burial site at Riverside Cemetery in Troy will now reflect that.

Her family is expected to travel to Miami County for a brief memorial on Friday when a new headstone with her name will be placed on her grave.

RELATED: How they did it: Groundbreaking technology reveals ID in 37-year-old cold case

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