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Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 11:15 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 2:21 PM
— A flood of panicked calls started pouring in to the Champaign County Sheriffs office at 7:36 a.m. Friday, reporting an active shooter on the premises at West Liberty-Salem High School, but little else, according to Senior Dispatcher Robin Ballard.
Ballard said she and two other Champaign County dispatchers, as well as their supervisor, were suddenly and unexpectedly deluged with pleas for help dripping with fear and despair.
“We had calls from teachers, staff and several of the children inside the school that called 911,” Ballard said. “The kids were all upset. They told us there was an active shooter, but they didn’t know if there was more than one.”
Ballard said dispatchers remained on the line with callers until police arrived at the school, where one student, identified as Logan Cole, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is in critical but stable condition. A 17-year-old student, who was not named, was hit with part of a shot that discharged but was not seriously hurt. The 17-year-old suspect, identified as Ely Serna, was armed with a shotgun, according to authorities.
“We were busy getting help there to them, and trying to keep them calm, but we didn’t have to give the much direction because they all had had ALICE training,” Ballard said, referring to a civilian active shooter response training program adopted by many schools and other institutions.
The program acronym stands for “Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate,” and West Liberty students and staff did exactly that, Ballard said.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 7:15 a.m.:
A 38-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head in a home in Dayton, according to Sgt. Thomas Schloss of Dayton Police Department.
The man was found lying on the floor in the home on Brooklyn Avenue, Schloss said.
Homicide detectives were called out to investigate, said Schloss.
It’s not known how the man was shot and his identity was not released.
This is currently an ongoing investigation, according to Sgt. Spires of the Dayton Police Department.
Emergency crews are on scene of a shooting in Dayton.
The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to initial reports.
Police have the road between West Second Street and Edison Street blocked off with crime tape.
Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
WEST CHESTER TWP. — The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads.
The Dayton-based restaurant chain announced Thursday that it had closed its location at at 7701 Voice of America Park Drive “effective immediately.”
“It is with heavy hearts that we share this news and we so appreciate the West Chester community for all of the support they’ve shown us,” Milano’s Pizza, Subs & Taps wrote via social media. “We are making every effort to relocate our current employees to other Milano’s locations.”
Milano’s opened its West Chester Twp. location in January 2014, replacing Marlin & Ray’s.
Marlin & Ray’s, a steak and seafood restaurant, served its last meal in January 2013 at the location, just one month shy of its one-year anniversary.
The restaurant was one of 13 locations closed by its owner, Ruby Tuesday Inc.
Prior to Marlin & Ray’s, the building housed a Ruby Tuesday restaurant.
“The opportunity arose to sell this property which includes both the building and the land,” Milano’s said in a statement. “We made this decision carefully and determined that the sale fit our future plan and the new owner would be a great addition to the area.”
Milano’s said the future restaurant tenant would be disclosed at a later date.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 8:53 AM
— This edition of WHIO Reports will focus on your personal safety – the safety of your family, and your ability, under state law to carry a concealed weapon. It does require the proper training and licensing with local authorities.
INTERACTIVE QUIZ: Do you know Ohio’s gun laws?
It’s a very personal choice and your right, but it may not be for everyone, but a recent report said about one in every 20 people around the state of Ohio have a license for concealed carry.
Guests include: Skip McGee, Mad River Armory and Range and Kim Campbell, Ohioans for Concealed Carry
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:27 PM
— What if you needed help right now, and emergency crews couldn’t find you?
News Center 7’s Jim Otte investigates why 911 dispatchers might not know where you are until it’s too late.