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Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Firefighters named a newborn baby “Grace” after she was left in the firehouses’s Safe Haven Baby Box.
Volunteer firefighter Lt. Chuck Koehler said he received an alarm from the box. He got to the fire department within 30 seconds, and heard a baby crying. He opened the box and checked the baby, then waited for paramedics to arrive, according to our affiliates at CBS Chicago.
Baby Grace still had the umbilical cord attached and was taken to a nearby hospital. Her mother did call a 24-hour Safe Haven hotline prior to dropping off the baby.
There are two stations in the nation with the Safe Haven Baby Box. The box at the Coolspring fire station was installed about two years ago. The box allows mothers to give up their newborns as part of the state’s Safe Haven law. The law allows mothers to give up newborns by dropping them off at hospitals, police stations and fire houses.
The box is climate controlled and allows mothers to safely surrender their newborns without having to look someone in the eye, according to CBS Chicago.
Once the door is opened, a silent alarm is triggered and a 911 call is sent. The baby box will be locked once firefighters and paramedics arrive on scene.
This is the second time the box has been utilized in about 5 months.
Those considering leaving a baby at a safe haven location or who have questions about options can call the state’s Help Me Grow hotline at 1-800-755-4769.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:12 PM
BEAVERCREEK — UPDATE @4:08 p.m.The middle lane is now open in the 3300 block of Pentagon Boulevard after a two-vehicle accident in Beavercreek.
The right lane and left turn lane remain closed at the intersection of Pentagon Boulevard and the entrance to The Mall at Fairfield Commons.
Police on scene were unable to tell us what caused the crash.
A part of Pentagon Boulevard is closed after a vehicle crash in Beavercreek Saturday, according to Beavercreek dispatchers.
Emergency crews were called to the scene in the 3300 block of Pentagon Boulevard around 3: 40 p.m.
Initial reports indicate that at least two vehicles were involved and two people were transported to a hospital.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 1:51 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 3:02 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3 p.m.:
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is open after an evacuation earlier that day.
No one from the museum able to comment on the incident was available.
It’s unknown why the evacuation happened at this time.
We are working to learn more about a reported evacuation at the National Museum of the United States Air Force Saturday.
Witnesses are telling us the guests were evacuated around 12:40 p.m.
People were seen waiting outside while several left the museum completely.
Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8:32 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 1:36 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 1:15 P.M.
Officials held a ceremony today for a ribbon-cutting celebrating new services at Good Samaritan Hospital North.
WATCH a replay of our Facebook Live from the event below:
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for new services at Good Samaritan North Health Center, which will become Miami Valley Hospital North on July 23, will be held today at 1:00 p.m.
The ceremony will be at the Health Center located at 9000 N. Main Street, according to a release.
For the first time, this site will offer inpatient beds--a total of 46 private rooms for short-stay inpatient and observation care, including four high-acuity beds. Patients will be able to access advanced, integrated services ranging from non-operative medical treatment to inpatient surgical intervention.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Weather is not cooperating this weekend for hot air balloon enthusiasts wanting to take to the skies in Middletown.
The Ohio Challenge competition and glow was cancelled Friday night when strong storms moved through the area. The weather kept pilots from launching again this morning.
The festival portion of the Ohio Challenge is still scheduled for today, and organizers are hopeful current rain will move out before it begins at 4 p.m.
“The pilots are very eager to launch,” said Kathy Stites, event manager. “If the rains stops, then they can glow, that usually happens about dusk. And there will be fireworks rain or shine.
The challenge is scheduled from 4 to 10:30 p.m. today at Smith Park. In addition to the balloons, there is a car show, a band and vendors filling the park.