Local family stranded at Houston hospital has made it out of area

Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 3:03 PM
Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 5:41 PM

Aiden Myers, 9, and his parents are stranded at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston where Aiden underwent brain surgery. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Danielle Myers
Aiden Myers, 9, and his parents are stranded at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston where Aiden underwent brain surgery. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Danielle Myers


The Myers family from Versailles, previously trapped in Houston, Texas at Texas Children's Hospital by the rising waters, is now on their way home to Ohio. 

The family had been there for multiple surgeries for their 9-year-old son Aiden. They arrived August 8 for evaluation and had two surgeries, the last one last Friday — then the storm hit. 

>>RELATED: Complete coverage of Hurricane Harvey and impact on Houston area

After being released from the hospital, Houston residents directed the family to two open roads out of the area.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall just as Aiden Myrers underwent neurosurgery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Myers has a rare genetic disease called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex or TSC, which causes tumors to grow in many of his organs. 

>>RELATED: Learn more about Aiden Myers disease

Aiden's brain tumors were causing him "catastrophic seizures," according to his mother Danielle Myers. 

"Super Aiden" Myers of Versailles Ohio underwent brain surgery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston the day Hurricane Harvey hit. Now flood waters are keeping them in Texas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Danielle Myers

The surgery to possibly end them had them make the long drive to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston before the storm hit. 

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"Friday as the hurricane was making landfall, Dr. (Howard) Weiner performed surgery on Aiden, removed a couple of the tumors from the frontal lobe of his brain to finally control his seizures," said Myers. 

"At that time, Houston wasn't really getting hit that hard. It was raining but no flooding," added Myers. 

"Dr. Weiner did get here Saturday morning to check on Aiden, and Saturday night we went to bed and woke up the next morning, it was flooded. The roads out here are impassable,” Myers said.

The Myers' have three other young children at home in Versailles that started school this week.

But it's not their family they were worried about. "We are not struggling with the flood, our hearts are with the people, the staff taking care of us here at Texas Children's. They may not have a home to go to, we do in Ohio." 

She asked Ohioans to show Texans their support.  “If there is anyone in Ohio that can supply food, clothing, supplies, please do that, they need it down here," said Myers. 

She described the images she saw in Houston, and the view out her son's hospital window. 

The view from the Texas Children's Hospital room of Versailles resident Aiden Myers, who underwent brain surgery the day Hurricane Harvey hit. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Danielle Myers
"The scope of it is so much more than what you see...it's staggering to look at."

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 8:18 AM

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic.

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On southbound Interstate 675, south of North Fairfield Road, the right lane is blocked due to a vehicle fire.

Surface Street Incidents

  • No incidents to report. 

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Farmersville-West Carrollton Road and Upper River Road, ROAD CLOSURE the week of June 25 due to a railroad tie replacement project. The project is expected to last 2 - 3 days. Detour signs will be posted at the site.
  • Bellefontaine Road between Chambersburg Road and Taylorsville Road, ROAD CLOSURE Jun 25 - 26 for installation of a new water main. The official detour is: Brandt Pike. More information is available here. 
  • Valley Street between Stanley Avenue and Brandt Street will be closed for reconstruction through late October. This is the first phase of a project to reconstruct Valley Street from Stanley Avenue to Rita Street.
  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west
  • I-75 between Northwoods Boulevard and the Miami County Line, Nightlylane closures June 4 - July 9 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Two lanes will remain open in each direction. 
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29 - July 31 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Will become double lane closures at 10 p.m. 
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.

GREENE COUNTY

  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 
  • US 36 between Scott Drive and Aerovent Drive, Lane closure April 26 - August 31. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • Arcanum Bears-Mill Road between Folkerth Road and Erisman Road, ROAD CLOSURE June 4 - August 3. The official detour is: SR 49 to US 36/US 127 to US 36
  • SR 49 between Rossburg Lighsville Road and SR 47, Daily lane closures May 28 - July 2 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 722 between Gordon-Landis Road and SR 49, Dailylane closures May 28 - July 2 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sweitzer Street/ West Fourth Street between Pine Street and Sycamore Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 21 - May 31, 2019. The official detour is: Pine Street to Washington Avenue to Broadway.
  • US 36/US 127 between Hogpath Road and Horatio- Harris Creek Road, Daily lane closures April 30 - August 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 29 between SR 274 and Pleiman Road, Daily lane closures May 18 - June 30 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 66 between SR 47 and Russia Houston Road, Daily lane closures May 18 - June 30 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.  

CLARK COUNTY

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 
  • US 42 between Bershet Street and Short Street, ROAD CLOSURE July 9 - 13. The official detour is: SR 72 to I-70 to SR 41.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • US 36 between Zimmerman Road and Kite Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE June 11 - August 10. The official detour is: SR 235 to SR 29 to SR 560.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • SR 347 between Rogers Road and C - 154, ROAD CLOSURE June 29 - July 7. The official detour is: SR 347 to US 33 to SR 739 to SR 347.
  • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
  • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

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Warm temps continue; showers expected for some counties

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 3:51 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 6:05 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about the chance for storms and a heat wave this week.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Quiet to start week
  • Rounds of showers and storms Tue-Wed
  • Heat index around 100 end of week

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: A quiet morning with some sunshine and a few afternoon clouds. Highs reach in the low 80s, which is near normal. A few passing showers or storms near Butler, Warren, and Clinton counties are expected, but most activity stay south of the Miami Valley completely. 

>> LIVE Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

TUESDAY: Sunshine and scattered clouds to start. Highs peak in the mid-80s with a heat index around 90 degrees. Some afternoon showers and storms develop late afternoon and evening. 

WEDNESDAY: Sunshine with warm and muggy temperatures in the mid-80s. Heat index reaches around 90 degrees again. Scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening look to bring localized heavy rain and gusty winds. 

>> Heat index importance: What is it? Why does it matter?

THURSDAY: Some sunshine and a few clouds as it begin to heat up with temperatures in the upper 80s. The heat index reaches in the mid-90s as it looks to stay dry for the day.

FRIDAY: A dry end to the week with hot and very humid temperatures. Highs reach in the low 90s with a heat index around 100 degrees. 

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911 caller: ‘He’s losing a lot of blood’ in Trotwood stabbing 

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 2:53 AM

Guenther Rd Stabbing

Crews responded to the 1500 block of Guenther Road on a reported stabbing that occurred early Monday morning.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: One man in jail after domestic violence stabbing 

The incident was dispatched around 1:45 a.m., per initial reports.

In a 6-minute call to dispatchers, the caller stated her mother reportedly stabbed her father and that he was losing a lot of blood.

“I don’t want my dad to die,” said the caller.

The victim was reportedly conscious, breathing, and talking, although the caller told the 911 dispatcher that he was on the floor. 

The stabbing reportedly occurred as a result of a fight between the mother and father. 

It is not clear where the victim was stabbed.

We’re working to learn more details on the victim’s condition. 

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Injuries reported in 2-vehicle crash involving motorcycle in Dayton

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:23 AM


Police and medics were on scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a black Pontiac Grand Prix in Dayton Sunday morning.

>>Dayton police searching for driver of stolen vehicle involved in serious crash

The accident occurred at South Smithville Road and Oakdale Avenue around 9:55 a.m., according to dispatchers.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available. 

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