Wittenberg University students hold vigil for Las Vegas shooting victims

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 2:09 AM

Wittenberg students hold vigil after Las Vegas shooting

The overall message of Thursday night’s vigil at Wittenberg University for victims of the Las Vegas mass shootings was “stand together, and lean on one another.”

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Students at Wittenberg University knew that people across the country were struggling emotionally in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history and urged everyone to come together to spread a message of peace and love.

“You could tell just the whole campus had a sad feeling to it so I thought we should come together and talk about this," junior Emma Lyons said.

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Some students spoke of getting involved in local government, while others simply shared prayers. The environment to commemorate those lost to the unfortunate event was that of love, while also letting victims know that they are not alone.

“As cheesy as it sounds, you're not alone and this happens a lot and it's really unfortunate that it's become so normalized that we hear about shootings, we hear about sexual assaults, we hear about bad things happening all the time. But I think we need to take a second, learn about it, educate ourselves about it and try to make a change, try to make a difference," said Hannah Brown, a junior.

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At least two Wittenberg students are from Las Vegas and individuals present at the vigil know others personally affected by the horrific act, which added to the vigil’s importance. 

"I think we just want to be able to stand and support those who were involved or were traumatized by this event. We like to think Las Vegas is a far away place and there couldn't possibly be anyone connected to it around here but in reality, I’ve already talked to people who have had people involved in the situation," said Heath Queen, Coordinator for Engaged Learning for the Business Department.

Following the vigil for the shooting victims, another act of awareness continued with students taking part in a “Take Back the Night” event that acknowledges sexual assault victims.

New Carlisle news photographer shot by deputy back at work

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 11:43 PM

New Carlisle News photographer Andy Grimm on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, shows where a bullet went in through his torso and out the side while on the scene of an accident. He was shot around 2 a.m. Sept. 4 when a Clark County Sheriff's deputy said he mistook Grimm's camera for a gun.
New Carlisle News photographer Andy Grimm on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, shows where a bullet went in through his torso and out the side while on the scene of an accident. He was shot around 2 a.m. Sept. 4 when a Clark County Sheriff's deputy said he mistook Grimm's camera for a gun.

Andy Grimm, the New Carlisle News photographer shot by a deputy last month on the job, was spotted working today at an accident scene.

News Center 7 photographer Jim Noelker this evening caught up with Grimm when they both responded to a crash in New Carlisle.

RELATED: Body camera footage released of news photographer shot by deputy

Grimm showed Noelker where the bullet entered on the left side of his torso and came out on his side.

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He was shot around 2 a.m. Sept. 4 by Clark County Sheriff’s deputy Jacob Shaw at a crash scene. Shaw said he shot Grimm because in the dark he mistook the tripod Grimm was carrying for a gun.

Cedarville HS band plays Greenon fight song in honor of student killed in crash

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 10:44 PM

At tonight's Greenon vs Cedarville game, Cedarville's band played Greenon's fight song to honor Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, who died in a car accident on Sunday (CONTRIBUTED/Mariah Gossett).

The Cedarville High School marching band tonight played the Greenon High School fight song in honor of the marching band member killed in a weekend crash.

The Cedarville band faced Greenon fans when they played the fight song.

>>Driver in crash that killed Greenon student says he ‘fell asleep’

It was in tribute of 16-year-old Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, a Greenon  junior who was a passenger in a car that crashed Sunday afternoon on Fowler Road in Clark County. He was a member of the marching band and on the swim team.

The musical tribute happened during the football game at the Cedarville stadium, which Greenon’s varsity team won with a score of 7-6. Video above was contributed by student Mariah Gossett.

>>Greenon mourns 3rd student death in 2 months in fatal car crashes

The driver of the car was a fellow Greenon student, 16-year-old Andrew Scott, who sustained non-life threatening injuries.

DePhillip was the third Greenon student to die in a crash this academic year.

A crash in August killed David Waag and Connor Williams.

Woman taken to hospital after Miamisburg fire; garage set afire last week

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 10:03 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

FROM SCENE: One sent to hospital from Miamisburg house fire

UPDATE @ 11 p.m.

A 21-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital tonight to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The property owner said there was a fire last week at the home’s detatched garage, though he would not provide further details about that incident.

The owner of the dwelling in the 700 block of East Central Avenue said there are three people who live on the first floor: an infant, the woman and the woman’s mother. There is one person who lives on the second floor.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the Miami Valley Fire District.

UPDATE @ 10:10 p.m.

One person was sent to a local hospital tonight after a house fire in Miamisburg.

The fire was reported in the 700 block of East Central Avenue.

The victim’s condition was unknown.

FIRST REPORT

Firefighters were called tonight to a house fire in Miamisburg.

The fire was reported around 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of East Central Avenue.

According to initial reports, fire was showing from the rear of the two-story house.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

SB I-75 back open after semi, 2-car crash in Tipp City

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:34 PM
Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 9:30 PM

FROM SCENE: I-75 in Tipp City closed for crash between semi, 2 cars

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m.

Two southbound lanes of Intersate 75 in Tipp City are back open following a crash involving a semi hauling new cars and two cars.

A third lane remains closed for road construction.

FIRST REPORT

The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Tipp City are closed tonight following a crash involving a semi and two cars.

The highway is shut down just south of exit 68, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Piqua Post.

The crash was reported around 7:45 p.m.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.