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Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 1:39 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 5:26 PM
— The University of Dayton is no longer affiliated with the “Dayton 2 Daytona” annual student trip to Daytona Beach, Florida, according to an email sent to faculty today.
UD President Eric Spina said in an email that the university will “no longer provide logistical or staff support” because “D2D does not advance our Catholic, Marianist educational mission.”
The university’s decision was made with the support of the Board of Trustees, the U.S. Society of Mary leadership and the alumni association board.
» READ THE FULL STORY: University of Dayton cuts ties with annual “Dayton 2 Daytona” trip
Here’s how alumni and students reacted on social media to the university’s decision:
Well there goes Dayton 2 Daytona... there goes me ever donating to UD pic.twitter.com/OaPI3dakFx— Kevin McGrail (@Kev_McGrail) July 10, 2018
You aren't canceled this year. But without official sponsorship the odds of this slowly fading away are truly real. What if they slightly "shift" the academic year after you've booked everything and school is still in session when D2D is about to happen? Alumni Reunions next?— Michael DiLillo (@MADiLillo) July 10, 2018
I am saddened for every @univofdayton student and loss of support for @dayton2daytona I hope the students ban together to continue the time honored tradition. #getmetothepooldeck #traditionnevergraduates #keepitgoing— Karl Stanbery (@CoachStanbery) July 10, 2018
Your tweet about “ignoring decades of tradition” and “being absurdly shortsighted” not only describes the cancellation of @dayton2daytona, but @DaytonPrezSpina’s Presidency as a whole. It’s time the students put their foot down and end this nonsense. #ImpeachSpina— Tom Ferrall (@tomferrall) July 10, 2018
lol this is v v dramatic— El Kay (@lindseyy_lou_) July 10, 2018
Dayton just cancelled Dayton 2 Daytona.— dab (@Duecesbruh) July 10, 2018
That schools never getting a dime from me.
My heart hurts after hearing @dayton2daytona is no more. It was one of my favorite memories of @univofdayton and I'm very sad to see it go. Honored to have been one of the last Directors 🌴 #DayDabForever pic.twitter.com/ZLdnr06lhX— Elaine Laux (@elaux94) July 10, 2018
We’re not dead Kevin!— Dayton 2 Daytona (@dayton2daytona) July 10, 2018
Glad I got to go to the last Dayton 2 Daytona ever RIP pic.twitter.com/hZsSwjiZf6— Keegan Savage (@KeeganSavage) July 10, 2018
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 10:29 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Police are still working to learn what led up to the homicide shooting that killed Howard Edley, 70, of Springfield. The shooting occured in the alley of E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday and found Edley who was shot multiple times according to police.
No arrests have been made in this shooting and police currently do not have a description of any suspects.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 3:08 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
QUICK-LOOK FORECAST — >> Live Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar
This evening: Expect passing showers and storms. A few may contain gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall. Temperatures will be in the 80s but fall into the 70s where rainfall occurs.
Overnight: Any lingering showers will taper off with clouds breaking. Temperatures and humidity will drop with lows in the upper 60s by morning.
Tuesday: Skies will become mostly sunny. It will be warm but less humid with highs in the middle 80s.
Wednesday: Lots of sunshine is expected with much less humidity. Highs will top out near 80 degrees.
Thursday: Expect another nice day under mostly sunny skies. Highs will rebound back into the middle 80s.
Friday: Clouds will be on the increase with a chance for scattered showers and storms developing by afternoon. The humidity will also be on the rise with highs in the middle 80s.
Saturday: Numerous showers and storms are expected, especially in the afternoon hours. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:41 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:24 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE@4:38 p.m.:
Dayton police on Monday afternoon declined to comment on the relations between the victim and the suspect. However, officers acknowledged that both men lived at the address where the shooting occurred.
“They’re working on the motivation, putting the case together to present for the consideration of change,” Lt. Jason Hall said of investigators.
Residents at the apartment complex expressed shock at Lawrence’s death, saying the 70-year-old worked around the complex.
“He was a neighborhood maintenance man, he spoke to the kids, if you needed help, he was there to help, really sad and unfortunate,” said one woman who asked not to be identified.
Most residents at the complex seem to think Lawrence was killed while sitting on a couch, something police did not confirm Monday. They’re not sure why Simpson would shoot him but say, if he did, it just doesn’t make any sense.
UPDATE @ 11:25 a.m.:
A woman, who identified herself as the mother of a 19-year-old arrested on a murder charge, called police after receiving a call from her son, according to a 911 call obtained by this news outlet.
“I just left work. He called me and said ‘come home,’” the woman said.
“And he said he shot someone, my roommate.”
The call ends with the woman saying she arrived at home followed by “Oh my God,” before the line disconnects.
We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on a preliminary charge of murder after a reported shooting at a Dayton home Sunday morning.
Officers and medics were dispatched around 7:30 a.m. to the home in the 3700 block of Lakebend Drive on reports of a person shot, according to dispatch records.
A man listed as the victim in a Dayton police incident report was identified as Robert Lawrence, 70, of Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. His cause and manner of death were still under investigation, according to officials.
A man arrested at the scene, identified as Markell Simpson, 19, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder, according to jail records.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 4:21 PM
TROY — An off-duty Troy firefighter/paramedic passed away unexpectedly Friday evening.
Jason Holfinger, 38, died unexpectedly at his Covington home, according to his obituary.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
Holfinger joined the Troy Fire Department in 2013.
Grief counseling has been offered to Troy firefighters.
Visitation will be at Koinos Christian Fellowship Church in Troy on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church.
A cause of death has not yet been determined.