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Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 @ 12:29 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014 @ 4:26 PM
— James Shook, 59, of Springfield, is recovering at Miami Valley Hospital after his right leg was amputated by a train Wednesday evening.
Shook was attempting to jump between two cars of a train that was stopped at the intersection of South Center and West Washington streets, according to the Springfield Police Division report of the incident. Officers responded to the scene on a report of a man hit by a train and found Shook sitting on the north side of the railroad tracks with his right leg amputated just above the knee, according to the report.
Shook told police the train was stopped and he attempted to jump in between two railroad cars. The train began to move again and this caused Shook to fall and get his leg caught by the train, according to the report.
A mobile intensive care unit transported Shook from Springfield Regional Medical Center to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Along with the injury sustained to his knee, the man was also injured along his right side, police said. As of Thursday afternoon, Shook was listed in serious condition at MVH, hospital officials said.
Police interviewed both Shook and the operator of the train after the accident. The operator told officers the train was stopped in the downtown area of the incident for approximately four to five minutes, and when the train began to move again he was not aware that Shook had been injured, according to the report. After the injury, a Norfolk Southern Railroad Company train master alerted the operator, who was able to stop the train east of Springfield, according to the report.
Shook told police he had drank four 16-ounce beers before the incident, but did not provide a time frame for when the alcohol had been consumed, police said.
“We recommend that everyone crossing a railroad track be aware of posted signs and warnings, even if the crossing gates are stuck or a train is stopped,” said Scott Schmid, director of the Clark County Transportation Coordinating Committee. “You never know why the gates are down or when the train is going to move again.”
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:06 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:06 AM
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Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:47 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 12:25 AM
OHIO — UPDATE @ 12:26 a.m. (April 26): The Amber Alert has ended. Authorities located and arrested Neil Perin in Cleveland, near Shaker Square. His three children have been found safe.
UPDATE @ 9:49 p.m. (April 25)
An Amber Alert has been issued for three children from Athens, Ohio, authorities believe have been taken today by their father following a domestic dispute.
According to Athens police, the incident took place at a home in the 100 block of East State Street, where the children live.
If you see the group, you are asked to approach with caution because the suspect has a history of violence.
They may be traveling in a gray Dodge Journey, Ohio license plate GJG 8892.
The children are:
* Lilly Dudas, 4 years old. She is 3 foot 6, 44 pounds, is a blonde and has brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue top and purple skirt with blue pants
* Olive Perin, 2 years old. She is 2 foot, 24 pounds, has brown hair and eyes.
* Henry Perin, 6 months and 1 pounds, is blond and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a onesie with a hoodie. The color is not known.
They are believed to have been taken by Neil Perin, 34. He is described as 6 foot 1, about 190 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes, according to authorities.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Man apparently strangled in jail cell
If you have information about Perin or the children, or believe you have seen them, you are asked to contact the Athens Police Department, 740-592-3313.
You may also call 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST), 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764) or 9-1-1 to be transferred directly to the investigating agency or to hear the alert information.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — After some morning fog, expect lots of sunshine and milder temperatures topping out in the middle 60s.
Friday will start with sunshine but clouds will increase late.
There is a chance for a passing shower in the evening or at night. Temperatures will reach into the middle 60s.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 11:11 PM
DAYTON — Briana Greenwood, witness to the near-drowning of a 2-year-old boy at Island MetroPark on April 21, is advocating for changes because of safety concerns about access to the water at the park.
Park employees notified Greenwood in an email that the boy is doing fine, but she is still concerned.
Greenwood told park officials, in a letter, how the boy wandered from his parents and wound up in the river.
The child's father pulled him out. He coughed up water after CPR was performed.
Signs at the park warn that adult supervision is required, but Greenwood advised officials there is no barrier to keep children out of the water. She suggested a "strong, sensible fence" be put up.
Mark Hess, chief of Public Safety for Five Rivers MetroParks responded to Greenwood: "We will take your ideas and others into consideration as we evaluate this incident and look for ways to prevent such incidents in the future."
Greenwood frequents the park about once a week with her son and is concerned an incident like the one on April 21 could happen again if a barrier is not put in.
"This simple precaution could save many lives of the thousands of children and families that enjoy the MetroParks," wrote Greenwood.