Months after trash truck rammed its side, Xenia nursing home is getting repairs

Drone footage of the June 21 crash into the Greenewood Manor nursing home in Xenia. CHUCK HAMLIN/STAFF

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Drone footage of the June 21 crash into the Greenewood Manor nursing home in Xenia. CHUCK HAMLIN/STAFF

Five months after a trash truck crashed into it and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, a Xenia nursing home is expected to begin its reconstruction soon.

The insurance company for Rumpke, whose truck was involved in the June 2018 crash, recently sent a check to Greene County to pay for damages.

“We have just received payment from the insurance company to cover the building repairs,” said Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson. “The next step will be to enter into an agreement with the contractor to do the work. We expect that to happen very soon.”

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The county received the check from Rumpke in late October for $212,328.54, according to records.

County commissioners approved a resolution earlier this month to enter an agreement with Beavercreek-based Possert Construction Company to do the work.

The building at 711 Dayton Xenia Road has been stabilized, and the wreckage has been cleaned up, but no other work has been done yet to repair the damages, Huddleson said. The crash produced striking visuals of both the truck pushing several feet deep into the building and the hole that was created once it was removed.

No one was injured in the incident. The truck plowed into the the nursing home administrator’s office. The administrator was in the front of the building at the time of the crash.

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Greenewood Manor houses about 50 people, and operations have continued with the damaged section of the building secured. Tarps are serving as a barrier to the weather.

There are no records in Xenia Municipal Court that the driver, 58-year-old Timothy Plemons, of Dayton, was ever cited in the incident.

Plemons suffered injuries and was taken to Greene Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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In the initial report, police said Plemons was driving northwest on a private driveway when he drove off the left side of the road, then off the right side of the road before he hit a tree and the building.

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