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Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 1:53 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
OAKWOOD — UPDATE @ 8:36 a.m. (March 9):
A 30-second 911 call was released by the city of Oakwood Friday.
“Wall collapsed over on the guys here in the water department,” the caller told emergency dispatchers.
We’re working to learn the injured workers’ names as well as their conditions.
A city of Oakwood worker was buried up to his waist for hours in a trench collapse Thursday that ended without serious injury to the relief of dozens of rescuers – many specially trained for just such an emergency.
The rescue resulted in “a safe and successful outcome,” said Oakwood Police/Fire Chief Alan Hill.
Emergency responders were called around 1:40 p.m. to the 200 block of Northview Road in Oakwood, where city workers were installing sewer pipes running under the street.
Rescuers from across the region answered the call, some arriving in special gear like that worn by spelunkers. They worked slowly and methodically to dig out the worker, Hill said.
“The biggest challenge is you don’t want to make a bad situation worse,” he said. “We have to make sure that not only we don’t do anything to cause more injury to the person who is trapped, but we have to protect every single rescuer who is involved in the rescue.”
At one point, rescuers put a rescue basket down into the trench but later pulled it up and instead lowered a section of ladder. About two hours after the 9-1-1 call, the man emerged from the 6-foot-deep trench and was loaded into a waiting ambulance. He was alert and talking.
He was taken to an area hospital but did not appear to be seriously injured. A second person was injured trying to help the trapped worker and also was taken to a hospital. Neither worker was identified.
“A full investigation needs to happen to determine exactly what happened within the trench. At the time we were here, obviously the walls had collapsed and he was trapped inside,” Hill said.
Two other high-profile trench collapses since 2016 were fatal.
In December 2017, a Warren County man died after being buried at least 25-30 feet underground in a trench collapse. Zachary Hess, 25, of Mason was an excavating worker at a home construction site.
A wrongful death lawsuit is moving forward in Montgomery County over the June 2016 death of James Rogers who died in a trench collapse at a Washington Twp. construction site.
In January, Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Erik Blaine ruled the case can proceed without defendant Timothy Scott Dickey, who filed for Chapter 7 in Dayton’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Emergency crews responded to the 200 block of Northview Road around 1:40 p.m. on a report of a trench collapse in Oakwood.
We’re working to learn more.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:23 PM
— A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for some counties in the area until midnight.
The watch is in effect for Auglaize, Clark, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami, and Shelby counties until midnight.
THIS EVENING:Partly sunny with a few passing showers or storms into the early evening. Some isolated storms may become intense with locally heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Severe threat is low, but the potential exists that a couple of storms may produce damaging winds. Storms will weaken and taper of into the night. Clouds linger with temperatures falling into the middle 60s late.
TOMORROW: Mostly cloudy, mild and still a little muggy with the chance of a few passing showers or isolated storm. A little bit of a breezy afternoon with temperatures in the upper 70s. Some breaks in the clouds Saturday night with temperatures dropping into the lower 60s.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny and warm with the slight chance of a passing shower. Most of the area will remain dry with highs in the lower 80s.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny and comfortably warm for Monday. Temperatures rise into the lower 80s.
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy and warmer for Tuesday. Highs in the middle 80s.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny skies with showers and a few storms developing. A very warm and muggy day with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 2:22 PM
UPDATE @ 12:22 p.m. (June 22):
Body camera footage obtained through a public records request shows police and fire personnel rushing to help a trash truck driver for Rumpke who crashed into a Xenia nursing home.
Timothy Plemons, 58, of Dayton, suffered injuries not believed to be life threatening, according to a crash report.
No citations have been issued in the crash, according to the report.
The report shows that Plemons was driving northwest on a private driveway when he drove of the left side of the road. Plemons then drove off the right side of the road before he hit a tree and the building, the report shows.
Xenia police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.
UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m. (June 21): The Rumpke trash truck has been pulled from the building it crashed into this morning.
The office the Rumpke trash truck hit was the home administrator's office, Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson said. The nursing home administrator was in the front of the building and was not injured.
"We've had some of these issues before [a car hit the treasurer's office on Main Street some time ago]... I wasn't expecting to see a trash truck actually inside our building," he said.
Huddleson said, "by the grace of God, the folks that were in those offices were out in the field or out in other places in the building."
He noted it's hard to imagine that anyone who would have been in the building could have escaped.
There are about 50 residents in the building, but the entire wing where the truck hit is all administrative/maintenance offices.
There was some ancillary flooding in the damaged portion of the building, because of the sprinkler system that activated. Otherwise, he said, it's business as usual at the nursing home.
UPDATE @ 12:45 p.m.:
A building support will have to be installed at the Greenwood Manor nursing home before the Rumpke trash truck lodged inside a wing of offices can be pulled out, Greene County building inspectors said.
No employees were in the wing when the truck crashed into the home, 711 Dayton Xenia Road, about 8:45 a.m.
A Rumpke official said the company and police are continuing to investigate the incident.
The trash truck driver was taken to Greene Memorial Hospital, where he was to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, Xenia police said.
A trash truck has crashed into a nursing home on Dayton Xenia Road in Xenia Thursday morning.
Fire crews were initially dispatched to the Greenwood Manor, 711 Dayton Xenia Road, around 8:45 a.m. on reports of a fire alarm from the building.
While crews were still responding, dispatchers said a trash truck had crashed into the building.
Initial reports indicate one person was injured in the crash and the wing where the crash occurred has been evacuated.
Additional details were not available.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:08 PM
CLAYTON — The Clayton Police Department is investigating a break-in at Marlyn Jewelers in the 8000 block of North Main Street.
The break-in occurred Friday morning at 2:10 a.m. A dark colored, four-door sedan can be seen backing up to the front of the store and three subjects exiting.
The three subjects eventually gained entry into the business and stole property.
If you recognize these individuals please contact Detective Shawn Schutte at 937-836-3500 ext 119.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:30 PM
NORTHERN OHIO — A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for an 83-year-old northern Ohio man who hasn't been seen since he left his residence Friday morning.
Sheldon Kamen was last seen about 10:30 a.m. when he was leaving his residence on Southhampton Drive in Aurora, Portage County. He hasn't been seen since, according to Aurora police.
He suffers from Alzheimer's. He has gray hair, brown eyes, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.
He is believed to be driving a black Toyota Rav4 bearing Ohio license tage GLZ 4994.
Police issued a photo similar to one Kamen is believed to be driving.
Call or dial 911 if you see the adult or the vehicle.