Local student shot at school urges classmates not to walk out

Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 4:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Local student shot at school urges classmates not to walk out

Logan Cole, the victim of a high school shooting that took place at West Liberty-Salem last year, took to social media recently to speak out against the nationwide student walk-out demonstration that is planned for March 14.

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Labeled as the first large-scale, coordinated national demonstration following the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the event planned by organizers of the Women’s March calls for a 17-minute walkout, one minute for each of the 17 students and staff members that were killed. 

Cole, who was allegedly shot by Ely Serna, a fellow student who a brought a shotgun hidden in a backpack inside their school, calls for a different demonstration to protest gun violence.

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"I invite all WL-S students, no matter your political views, to attend our memorial service for the Florida shooting victims. It will take place on Wednesday, March 14th, from 12:20-12:45 during lunch and homeroom. I feel that it is a good alternative to honor the victims of the shooting in a non-political way. I will not be participating in the Women's March walkout that day for the reasons mentioned in this video”, said Cole in a minute and a half video posted to his Facebook page.

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Schools around the country are preparing for the national walkout demonstration with some administrators  promising to suspend students who walk out, while others are using a softer approach, working with students to set up places on campus where they can remember the victims of the Florida shooting and express their views about school safety and gun control.

National demonstrations are also planned for March 24, with a march on Washington, D.C.; and on April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado.

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Two Dayton rec centers host world’s largest swimming lesson

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:05 PM

Dayton rec centers hold world's largest swimming lesson

Two Dayton recreation centers hosted the 2018 World's Largest Swimming Lesson this morning. 

The Greater Dayton and Lohrey Recreation Centers taught basic water safety reminding everyone that learning to swim helps prevent drowning. More than 41,000 swimmers in 27 countries on six continents participated in 2017.

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning remains the leading cause of injury related death for children ages one to four, and the second leading cause for children under 14. Internationally, the World Health Organization estimates drowning is one of the top five causes of death for children ages one to 14 in 48 of the 85 countries it monitors. 

"The earlier you introduce kids to the water, the greater chance of survival," said Ian Morgan, the Head Life Saving Instructor for the City of Dayton. "When you enter a kid into water and teach them swim lesson one through four, you reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent." 

In a 2014 survey completed by the American Red Cross, results indicated 54 percent of Americans either can't swim or don't have all of the basic swimming skills. 

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Other results show parents do not recognize that supervision is key. 

According to a 2016 Safe Kids Worldwide report, despite the fact that lack of supervision played a role in the majority of drowning deaths, less than half of parents (49 percent) indicated they remain within arms' reach of their child in the water.

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Miamisburg Bicentennial events canceled for Thursday evening 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:12 PM

All activities related to the Miamisburg Bicentennial have been canceled for Thursday night due to inclement weather.

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The schedule for Friday remains unchanged at this time.

For updates, please visit the Miamisburg 200th Facebook page.

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Potential for flooding remains; flood advisory for some in effect

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Multiple chances for showers and storms today in the Dayton area.

FLOOD ADVISORY issued until 1:45 a.m. Friday for Champaign and Logan counties. Minor flooding of low-lying and poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses will occur. also, farmland near creeks, streams and drainage ditches will experience minor flooding.

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  • Lingering showers possible overnight
  • Storms Friday could be strong
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Overnight: Expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance for lingering showers. A rumble of thunder is possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s.

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Friday: Partly sunny skies are expected to start the day with scattered thunderstorms developing. While the overall severe weather threat is low, one or two storms could become severe with isolated wind damage or even a tornado possible. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

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Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds and a chance for a few passing showers or storms. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.

Sunday: Partly sunny skies will end the weekend with a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm. Highs will reach back into the lower 80s.

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Monday: Mostly sunny skies will start the new week with highs in the lower 80s.

Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the lower 80s.

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Suspect in Seattle-area homicide arrested in raid on Dayton home

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:59 PM

A 25-year-old man arrested Wednesday in a raid on a home in the 1700 block of Xenia Avenue in Dayton is wanted in the killing of a motel clerk in a Seattle suburb.

Dayevion Royalston was apprehended on a parole violation and a detainer from the King County Sheriff's Office. 

King County sheriff's detectives will travel here for an extradition hearing to return Royalston to SeaTac, an inner-ring suburb of Seattle. 

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Several members of the Dayton Police Department, FBI, Safe Streets Task Force and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office descended on the home, with weapons drawn, late Wednesday afternoon. 

Sheriff Phil Plummer said King County sheriff's officials called his office to relay information that the suspect had associates in Dayton. That information pointed local authorities to a woman living at the Xenia Avenue address, Plummer said. 

Royalston is wanted in the shooting death of a motel clerk in the city of SeaTac early on June 16.

According to The Seattle Times and other news reports in that area, a shuttle driver pulled up to the America's Best Value, south of the Sea-Tac Airport, and found the 40-year-old clerk on the floor and bleeding about 11:15 p.m. 

The sheriff's office has not released any information about what led to the killing.

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