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A great day to be outside.

In Local News on June 26, 2022 at 5:32 pm

This was the scene today at Shawnee Lake in Jamestown. It was a warm day of around 82 and windy, but everyone was out enjoying the lake.

TCN Behavioral Health Announces Opening of Hope House

In Local News on June 13, 2022 at 9:25 am

Troy, Ohio –  June 13, 2022 –  TCN Behavioral Health Services, Inc. announces the opening of Hope House, a place where adults struggling with opiate or stimulant use disorder can stay as they begin recovery.

Hope House is a Social Detox Program that is an important part of TCN’s continuum of substance use care. It creates a safe environment staffed by medical professionals and social detox technicians who offer support and comfort to guide residents through the acute stages of opioid and stimulant withdrawal. Prior to being considered for admission to the Hope House, a client will have completed a full assessment at TCN or another certified provider. 

In many cases, a client will begin Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) while at Hope House. “If a person has substance use disorder and is trying to stop and remain abstinent, Medication Assisted Treatment is available for acute withdrawal as well as for the maintenance phase to decrease cravings and help resist the temptation to use,” says Dr. Esam Alkhawaga, Chief Medical Officer at TCN. “MAT uses FDA-approved medications for the withdrawal management of substance use disorder that are safer for the clients, promote recovery and reduce the potential for overdose.”

MAT is administered by a team of professionals including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, nurses, substance use therapists, social detox technicians and peer support specialists.

A typical stay at Hope House is 7-14 days, during which residents live on the premises and commit to following individualized treatment recommendations. Upon discharge, Hope House residents are transported to TCN’s Troy campus located at 1059 North Market Street. Here they work with a counselor to set up the next steps of their recovery plan, which may include a stepped-down level of residential treatment or transitional housing, group or individual therapy, MAT, and community support. TCN currently operates Christopher House, a residential treatment program located in Greene County, and 8 gender-specific recovery houses in Greene, Montgomery, Miami and Logan counties.

Founded in 1990, TCN Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is a comprehensive behavioral health agency dedicated to improving lives by providing clinically excellent and accessible behavioral health services.  TCN provides mental health, substance use and psychiatric services for adults and youth in Miami, Greene, Montgomery, Logan and Champaign counties.  For more information or to donate to TCN call (937)376-8700 or visit www.tcn.org.

Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio, sold to employee and spouse for $4.5 million

In Local News on April 27, 2022 at 10:48 pm

Yellow Springs, OH – April 27, 2022 – The stylish Mills Park Hotel, located at 321 Xenia Avenue, in downtown Yellow Springs, Ohio, has been sold to an employee and his spouse. Ryan Aubin, the marketing manager for the hotel since 2019, and his husband, Alex Price, have purchased the property and business for approximately $4.5 million. The Dayton couple was one of several parties who made offers when the owners first announced their intent to sell nearly a year ago.

Mills Park Hotel was the project of developer Jim Hammond and his family, who have owned and operated the property from the start. Construction was completed in 2016 and forever changed the look of the small, eclectic, Greene County village. The 28-room, 31,000 square-foot southern-style hotel, with its sprawling front porch and grand foyer, rises three stories and houses a restaurant, gift shop, banquet hall, fitness room, and conference space.

The hotel’s design was modeled after the 19th Century home of William Mills (1814-1879), an early settler who first came to Yellow Springs in 1827. While the original home no longer exists, every attempt was made to incorporate its charm and style into the hotel. Some of the furnishings were even built from trees that grew on the property.

According to Aubin, the community and hotel staff have been very encouraging. “Obviously, there are questions, but everyone has been assured all along that Alex and I do not intend to change anything,” he said. “We just want to build on the great product that the Hammond family started.”

Mills Park Hotel Marketing Director, Ryan Aubin (seated), and his husband Alex Price, are the new owners of the property located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The couple plans to continue the great service that made the hotel a success since it opened in 2016.

Mills Park Hotel is ranked in the top 2-percent of properties on Hotels.com and Expedia. It is a favorite of destination travelers who want to experience the relaxed, diverse charisma of the village, yet be only footsteps from great outdoor adventures, museums, performing arts, and the Dayton area’s many historic attractions.

Aubin and Price intend to continue to offer a unique experience for guests and keep the hotel a shining star in the community. “We’ve got an amazing staff that cares about how wonderfully our guests are treated,” Aubin said. “We do everything we can to make them feel like they are staying in a presidential suite but with the personal touches of a bed-and-breakfast.”

For reservations or booking information, visit millsparkhotel.com. Media inquiries should be directed to their publicist, Gery Deer at GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd., (937) 902-4857 or gdeer@gldenterprises.net. Video story available at https://youtu.be/8JI27CBo2Fw.