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Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 12:46 PM
— The apparent suicide of beloved veterinarian Dr. Charles Scott Hosket has shocked the Greene County community.
Hosket was found dead Thursday morning in his office at his home business, Hosket Veterinary Service, 4450 U.S. 68 North, north of Yellow Springs. He was 65.
Greene County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Brown said on Thursday the death appears to be from a self-inflicted gunshot.
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Hosket was known to be generous in caring for animals even when customers couldn’t pay, according to friends and family who have contacted the Dayton Daily News.
Brenda Champ, who said Hosket was her veterinarian for many years, said she continued to use him for all of her animal care needs even after moving from Springfield to Columbus six years ago.
“I would drive every month to his office because I wouldn’t change vets for nothing,” Champ said. “Scott was all out for your pet never the money. If someone needed to work out a payment arrangement, he was always willing to work with you.”
Champ said she remembers when Hosket’s office was closed for remodeling and she had a sick dog. She called him and he said “bring her right in.”
“You could call him any time, he would always answer his phone after hours,” she said.
The news came as a shock to those who arrived for appointments at his office on Thursday, only to find Greene County sheriff’s cruisers in the driveway, deputies actively investigating the incident.
“I mean, this is so devastating. It’s hard to even talk about it,” said Pamela Davis. “We’ve lost a precious soul in the community.”
Kathy McConehea, of Yellow Springs, extended her sympathies to the Hosket family.
“All we can do is lean on each other and be supportive of them,” McConehea said.
A recent study by the American Veterinary Medical Association suggests veterinarians have bouts of mental stress and depression at a higher rate than the general population.
The study, published on the AVMA website in March 2015, is based on answers to a survey of more than 10,000 practicing veterinarians.
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The study concluded that “more than one in six (veterinarians) might have contemplated suicide since graduation.”
“Results … show that they are more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders, experience bouts of depression, and have suicidal thoughts compared with the U.S. adult population,” according to the AVMA.
The study further indicated that about 14 percent of male veterinarians, and 19 percent of female vets, have considered suicide since graduation, three times the U.S. national mean, according to the AVMA.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 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.
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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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