Email List Google Plus
 

Question of the DaySave with the ABC 22 Golf CardReal EstateJob LinksPhoto GalleriesTrafficBattle Buddies

Forecast

Today: A few more clouds with a chance of some spotty afternoon showers.
High: 82     Winds: ESE 3-6 mph

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy with a Slight Chance of Storms
Low: 61     Winds: Light and Variable

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy ...
More...
Washington Times
Advertise with us!

Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Some Workers Can't Escape the Cold

TROTWOOD -- The deep freeze seems to be keeping most Miami Valley residents indoors, but what if your job requires you to work outside all day long?

That's just the case for Rumpke Residential Driver Jim Reeves.

"When we get these snow plows going down the road where do they push the snow? They push it on top of our cans," Reeves said. It makes his work day just a little bit tougher. He has been picking up trash for seven winters, but this might be his coldest yet.

"So you have to pull the cans out of the snow but thats the nature of the job." He added, "Can't ask the snow plows not to plow the streets!"

Reeves is one of about 2,500 Rumpke drivers in 35 local communities who drives with his or her door open, even when temperatures dip below zero.

"About two weeks ago on that Monday when it was bitter cold, minus 15 and wind chills minus 45, we didn't work," said Reeves. "Rumpke didnt feel like it was safe for us to go out on the routes 'cause just being out there for a couple of minutes in that kind of wind and cold is very dangerous."

The company, however, says workers are trained to deal with the cold.

"We always talk to our drivers about the importance of dressing in layers, staying hydrated, eating well," Rumpke Spokeswoman Sarah Collin said.

Reeves added that he can make anywhere between 500 and 600 trips per shift from the cab of his dump truck to the sidewalk to collect a garbage can.

"It's a physical job," he adds, but someone has to do it.

Collin praised the local workers, saying, "This isnt a job for everyone it's definitely challenging. It's hard work, it's very physical, but it's very admirable what these men and women do from day to day in all weather conditions."

 
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Border Crisis

    Border Crisis

    Get the latest developments on the border control issue!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Chefs Corner

    Chefs Corner

    We often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes.  Watch those video segments on this page.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

    River Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform

    The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Secrets Of A Thief

    Secrets Of A Thief

    We expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Cool Schools

    Cool Schools

    Our children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Town Hall

    Town Hall

    Join in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - No Text Zone

    No Text Zone

    Texting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Washington Times

    Washington Times

    Politics, Breaking News, US and World News.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On Time Traffic

    On Time Traffic

    Get the latest traffic information and updates here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - School Closings

    School Closings

    Get the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Save Local TV

    Save Local TV

    Find out how you can save local TV right here!

  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Raw News

    Raw News

    Watch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Pump Patrol

    Pump Patrol

    Find the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Political Pulse

    Political Pulse

    Armstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - News Links

    News Links

    These links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Menard's Around the House

    Menard's Around the House

    Menards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - On the Move

    On the Move

    Get the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Good Morning

    Good Morning

    It's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Top Stories

    Top Stories

    Get up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Your Voice. Your Future.

    Your Voice. Your Future.

    As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
  • Dayton Ohio News, Weather, Traffic :: News - Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.

more »

Business News

Asia stocks dip on Dow drop

HONG KONG (AP) -- Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy.

Consumer Info

   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News

"GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" - ZOE SALDANA

LONDON (AP) -- Zoe Saldana hopes fanboys find her sexy in "Guardians of the Galaxy" even though she has green skin.

Get This

DOGHOUSE ARREST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- He went from the doghouse to the jailhouse.

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: TWITTER SAYS GOVERNMENT REQUESTS FOR USER DATA GREW SHARPLY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

Tonight on ABC 22

6:00 pm ..... ABC 22 News at Six
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Shark Tank
9:00 pm ..... What Would You Do?
10:00 pm ... 20/20
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline
Complete Schedule»