Local company makes candles in remembrance of the Oregon District Shooting

DAYTON — Nearly a year ago tragedy struck Dayton communities when the Oregon District Shooting occurred Aug. 4 and a local company is taking part in honoring victims as the anniversary of the day nears.

Local establishment, 1880 Candle Company, is making custom candles to remember the shooting victims.

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The “Dayton Shines” candles cost $10 each and all proceeds will be donated to the Oregon District Business Association.

“As we look upon the one year anniversary, we still mourn the day when the lives of so many were forever changed but we celebrate that light, still shining,” read a statement on 1880′s website.

A virtual nine minutes of silence is scheduled to take place at 8:04 p.m. Aug. 4.

The company hopes to raise $10,000.


Franchesca Hackworth, WHIO

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