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Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:28 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 9:55 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The triple homicide that stemmed from the Tuesday night shooting on Quinlan Court has been ruled a murder-suicide, Springfield Police Chief Lee Graf said Wednesday:
UPDATE @ 10 p.m.: The deceased are Eric Sirons, Jennifer Sirons and Andrea Heiser.
Eric Sirons was pronounced dead at the home in the 1300 block of Quinlan Court. Heiser was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Jennifer Sirons was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where she died Tuesday night, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said.
Police were dispatched just before 10 p.m. on a report of a shooting at the address. A Springfield police sergeant said there were “multiple” victims.
Chief Graf, at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, said the investigation is continuing.
WHO ARE THE VICTIMS?
Jennifer Sirons, 49, was chief financial officer for the Clark County Juvenile Court since 2011.
Judge Robert Vaughn and the county commissioners released statements Wednesday expressing condolences.
“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,” Judge Vaughn said.
“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.”
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The commissioners, in their statement, said: “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of a talented county employee. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends, including the many people she worked with at the Clark County Juvenile Court.”
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Andrea Heiser, 21, was an undergraduate student at Wright State University majoring in statistics.
“Wright State University community members are mourning the loss of student and friend Andrea Heiser,” the university said in a statement. “Counseling and Wellness Services are being made available to any and all from our community that are impacted by this tragedy.”
Eric Sirons, 56, was employed by the Springfield News-Sun for several years.
He left in 2012 to work for the Chamber of Greater Springfield, where he was employed at the time of his death. The organization sent the following note to members on Wednesday:
The mother of Eric Sirons said he was a giving person who was active in the community. She declined to comment further.
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.
» Best state for veterans? Ohio isn’t on the list
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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