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Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 8:58 PM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:11 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 4:10 a.m. (Feb. 17):
The woman who was shot in the head at a residence in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue has died.
According to the Montgomery County Coroner Office, Keyona Murray, 22, died at the hospital around 10:30 p.m. Friday.
An autopsy will be performed later today to determine the cause of death, according to an investigator.
UPDATE @ 9:15 p.m. (Feb. 16):
Dayton homicide detectives have been called to the home on Lorenz Avenue where a female was shot in the head.
She is said to be in critical condition, a police sergeant tells us.
The crime scene stretches from inside the house, in the 100 block, to the sidewalk in front of the house.
Traffic to Lorenz has been stopped at West Second Street to the south, and Edison Street to the north.
INITIAL REPORT (Feb. 16):
A female reportedly shot in the head at a residence in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital.
Her condition is not known.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Gas main broken in vehicle crash; stores evacuated
Police are investigating what happened there. Police and a medic unit were dispatched about 8:25 p.m. on a report of a shooting.
We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report as information becomes available.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 8:08 AM
— An off-duty K-9 officer in Batavia died after being struck by a vehicle on Monday.
A Batavia Police Department K-9 unit dog, Officer Kraft, was accidentally struck and killed by a car. Kraft was Batavia’s first police dog, according to the department.
“Kraft, you will be missed and your service to Batavia Police Department was greatly appreciated. Go and play ball in heaven, my buddy,” according to a statement posted by Batavia Police Chief Michael Gardner on Facebook.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 7:26 AM
A remarkable letter written by an escaped slave living in Dayton to his former master was the subject of a public program recently at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum.
Today is Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, which commemorates the emancipation from slavery in the U.S. Slaves had acted to secure their own liberty, including Jordan Anderson.
» UNMATCHED COVERAGE: Escaped slave living in Dayton sends rejection letter to former master
Jordan Anderson (spelled Jourdan in some documents) and his wife Amanda, escaped slavery from a Tennessee plantation in 1864 and eventually made their way to Dayton.
After the Civil War, the slaveowner, Col. Patrick Henry Anderson, contacted Anderson and asked him to return to work on his farm.
Anderson’s reply, dated Aug. 7, 1865, was addressed “to my old master,” and published in the Cincinnati Commercial newspaper and then reprinted in the New York Daily Tribune on Aug. 22, 1865.
“Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you… Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living.”
In a measured tone Anderson asks what his former master is offering, and goes on to request back pay for decades of abusive labor:
“I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here. I get twenty-five dollars a month, with victuals and clothing; have a comfortable home for Mandy,—the folks call her Mrs. Anderson,—and the children—Milly, Jane, and Grundy—go to school and are learning well.”
The Dayton Daily News is committed to bringing you in-depth coverage of issues that matter to you. Read more about Anderson’s life in Dayton in this interactive report by reporter Lisa Powell.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 7:44 AM
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Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:53 AM
DARKE COUNTY — A driver was critically injured in a rollover crash in Darke County early Tuesday morning.
A 1998 grey Cadillac Deville driven by Kory Dusko, 25, of Greenville, was traveling northbound on Ohio 121 when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control, rolling the vehicle, according to a release.