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Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 10:55 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 11:04 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Friends and colleagues are remembering the lives of Springfield women Andrea Heiser and Jennifer Sirons, shot to death in a murder-suicide Tuesday night.
Heiser and her mother were shot by Eric Sirons, Jennifer's husband and Heiser's stepfather, in their Quinlan Court home.
Friends and classmates of Heiser said the Wright State University undergrad was friendly with everyone.
"She was very very sweet, she was very talkative, very bubbly, she was very friendly with everyone in our group," said one of the classmates, Morgan Plummer.
Plummer said she and her classmates formed a quick bond with Heiser, spending countless hours studying macroeconomics together.
"We really got to know each other through school, and that was really nice, because she was really someone to talk to," Plummer said.
Many of Heiser's classmates are in shock over what happened and have come together to remember her and show support for the family.
"Everyone's pretty just shocked,” Plummer said. “A lot of people knew her, and a lot of people have similar stories as me: 'She was in my class,' 'Oh, I sat next to her,' or 'She was my first friend freshman year.' It was a lot of those stories of people coming out and really showing their support for her family and friends.”
Jennifer Sirons served as chief financial officer for Clark County Juvenile Court since 2011.
“Jen was not only a very gifted and devoted employee here at the court, she was also a very sweet friend to many of us,” Juvenile Court Judge Robert Vaughn said in a statement.
“We are all heartbroken, and we grieve deeply for her family. We ask that the public join us in praying for her daughters and extended family for the terrible loss and pain they are experiencing,” Judge Vaughn said.
Eric Sirons’s son, Andrew, admitted the couple's relationship had deteriorated, but that the father he knew was not a bad person.
"People kind of have a negative view on him right now...but he was a really good man, he would do anything for anybody, if they needed help, he would drop what he was doing and come help," Andrew Sirons told News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy on Wednesday evening.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 8:15 AM
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Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:03 AM
DAYTON — Crews are responding to Miami Valley Hospital after a person reportedly showed up with a gunshot wound early Monday morning.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Police find man with gunshot wound to the head in Dayton home
Initial reports indicate the individual was reportedly shot near a Shell gas station in the 3400 block of E. Third St.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:23 AM
— A local organization is giving away wedding dress for military brides this week.
The third annual Marry Me Military for all military brides will take place on Sunday, May 27 in the Grand Ballroom at Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn. The event, offered by the United Service Organizations -Central and Southern Ohio, is open to 75 brides from noon to 3 p.m. The event has provided military brides with more than 300 free bridal gowns.
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Each bride can bring two guests. To be eligible for a complimentary wedding dress, brides must be an active duty, guard or reserve military member getting married, or the fiancé of an active duty, guard or reserve military member. If their military member is deployed, they must bring a copy of his/her orders and a short letter of introduction, along with their confirmation e-mail to be granted access to the event.
“We are excited to be able to provide wedding dresses to our military brides on their special day,” said Mia Walthers, center manager of WPAFB USO. “Often funds are low for our military members, so providing a new gown is one way our USO can show support to our new brides and help offset the expenses of the wedding. In the past, several brides told us they would have never been able to afford a dress like the one they got at the Marry Me Military events.”
Deadline to register is May 25.
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Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:09 AM
— Ohio isn’t one of the best states for veterans, according to a new analysis.
The average officer is only 45 years old — 42 for non-disability enlisted personnel — upon retirement from service, according to WalletHub’s new analysis. Military retirees deal with re-assimilation into civilian life, sometimes facing challenges with the job markets, homelessness, disabilities and Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder.
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WalletHub ranked the best states for the military community, using a data set of 27 key metrics, ranging from veterans per capita to number of VA health facilities to job opportunities for veterans. Ohio didn’t rank in the top 20 states, landing at No. 23. The top states include:
3. New Hampshire
5. South Carolina
7. South Dakota
18. North Dakota
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