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Published: Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 1:42 PM
Updated: Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 1:42 PM
DAYTON — Here in Dayton, getting a haircut can be a life-saver.
High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because often it does not cause pain or result in other obvious symptoms. Alarm bells often don’t go off until it’s too late.
But people don’t have to visit a doctor to get their blood pressure checked. They can swing by City Stars Unlimited barbershop, at 1649 N. Gettysburg Ave., and get a nice trim while they are at it.
Public Health — Dayton & Montgomery County, in conjunction with Sinclair Community College, placed blood pressure cuffs at City Stars as part of minority health month, which is in April.
Public health would like to put blood pressure monitors at other barbershops and salons across Montgomery County because they are popular gathering spots and a community resource, said Haley Riegel, public health’s grant manager for communities preventing chronic disease.
“You should just be aware of what your blood pressure is,” she said.
Danny Beasley, a 32-year-old barber at City Stars, died in late 2017 from heart complications, officials said.
Beasley was black, and black men are at a much higher risk of hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, than other segments of the population.
About half of black residents tested in Montgomery County have high blood pressure, and black people tend to have high blood pressure at earlier ages, compared to other races, Riegel said.
Last month, City Stars hosted a three-hour event that allowed visitors to get free blood pressure checks, which was part of “Minority Health Month.” The checks were part of project named after Beasley.
The blood pressure cuffs remain at the barbershop. Public health trained the shop’s staff on how to use the equipment and screen visitors.
Using barbershops to combat hypertension isn’t a new concept — it’s used in other communities across the nation, Riegel said. But projects across the nation have proven effective at improving community health.
People who have eleveated blood pressure can combat it by changing their diets, losing weight, taking medication, exercise regularly and limit alcohol.
People with high blood pressure should consult their doctor or other medical experts.
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
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Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:01 AM
PERRY TWP. — Crews are responding to South Wolf Creek Pike on a reported stabbing that occurred late Tuesday night.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Reported shooting in Greene County prompts crews to respond
Initial reports indicate a person was possibly stabbed in the 11000 block around 11:35 p.m., reportedly prompting officials to request additional units.
We’re working to learn more details and will continue to update this story with more.
Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 4:20 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
KETTERING — UPDATE @ 9 a.m. (July 17):
A 21-year-old Dayton man was cited for failure to control in a Saturday crash after he drove off South Dixie Drive and crashed into Keily Gallery in Kettering.
A crash report shows Jordan Boston was believed to be going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone around 10:40 a.m. when he left the road and crashed into the antique shop, 2382 S. Dixie Drive.
Witnesses reported Boston speeding, however the 21-year-old told police his brakes locked up causing him to crash.
The building needed emergency construction to secure it.
A blue Ford Fusion crashed into an antique shop this morning while the owner of the store was inside in Kettering.
The crash happened at 10:40 a.m. at Keily Gallery, 2382 S. Dixie Drive.
The owner told us he was in the shop working on renovations when the driver went off South Dixie Drive while speeding and crashed into his shop.
He said he was working where the car broke through the window just minutes before the wreck. He had moved to another part of his shop.
The owner said he had just bought the location and was working to get it open.
The cause of the crash is not yet known.
It’s not known if the driver suffered any injuries.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 7:35 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 8:01 PM
NEW JASPER TWP., Greene County — UPDATE @ 8:04 p.m.: The report of a water rescue on Shawnee Lake in Greene County is a training exercise, fire officials tell us.
A water rescue has occurred at Shawnee Lake, in Greene County's New Jasper Twp., for one victim who may have suffered a cardiac event.
CareFlight has been put on standby. The incident was dispatched about 7:15 p.m.
We're hearing that the victim, believed to be male, has been located and pulled out of the water.
Shawnee Lake is east of Xenia and just southwest of Jamestown.
We have a crew on the way and we'll update this developing report.