The ribbon-cutting ceremony for ValleyCare Health System of Ohio’s $20 million, 30,000-square-foot tower that will expand the emergency department and created a new main entrance at Northside Medical Center on Gypsy Lane is set for 11 a.m. today.

The project also includes the modernization of 28,000 square feet of the hospital.

The expansion includes a new emergency room with 21 new, private examination and trauma rooms; enhanced surgical services with 21 private same-day-surgery patient bays, endoscopy suites, a bronchoscopy room and a waiting area; and a new tower that contains a new main lobby with registration, pre-admission testing, outpatient lab services, a waiting area, gift shop and information center.

A community open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Man arrested


A South Side man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after reports said he threatened to cut off his daughter’s head with a sword. Police were called just after 5 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 1300 block of Miami Avenue where the woman told them she and her father, Jerry Duecaster, 74, argued over the television when he pulled a long sword he had and threatened to cut her head off, reports said.

Duecaster left the home, and police were called, but he returned while police were taking a statement from his daughter and was arrested, reports said.

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