Artists memorialize shooting victims on one year later

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Tuesday was somber in the Oregon District. The few people who roamed the streets were there to pay their respects to the victims. Gray weather and the pandemic kept many people at home, but some did gather at a memorial, leaving notes of love on the nine trees painted for the nine victims. 

One year later: Memories of shooting still fresh for survivors

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A year later, memories of the mass shooting in the Oregon District are still raw for witnesses and survivors.

The main thing I still remember is mainly just that night and seeing him, you know, come from the alley,” recalls Dana Friendly who watched the first shots fired.

Dana was standing outside the patio of Blind Bob’s when the shooter ambushed E. Fifth St.

President Trump signs off on Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — President Donald Trump took pen to paper and signed off on the Great American Outdoors Act Tuesday.

We’re preserving an incredible inheritance,” Trump said.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the law will pay for long-overdue repairs and improvements at national parks, forests, monuments, and other public lands. It will provide nearly $3 billion a year to those projects.

‘It’s not enough,’ Gov. DeWine still trying to pass gun legislation one year after Dayton shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Governor Mike DeWine arrived at the scene of the Oregon District shooting less than 24 hours after the gunman opened fire. As he spoke to the crowd later that night, people chanted for the governor to “Do Something” to stop future tragedies.

A few months after the shooting, Governor DeWine introduced the Strong Ohio bill that would enhance state and federal background check systems, among other things. That bill has yet to pass.

‘We get to choose who we’re going to be,’ Dayton police chief reflects on year since mass shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The phone call that awoke Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl was one he had heard before: the report of an officer involved shooting.

“What I wasn’t prepared for was what was said next. Multiple casualties, there was a mass shooting, it was just shocking,” he said.

World’s Longest Yard Sale begins

(WRCB)  The annual World’s Longest Yard Sale officially kicked off Thursday, despite the coronavirus. 

Days before the official start of the sale, which stretches from Michigan to Alabama, Signal Mountain, Tennessee was already dotted with sellers and shoppers.

Lone Oak Community Center President Tommy Johnson says the early birds played it safe with social distancing.

“When couples come in they stick together but they talk at a distance to the vendors and so it’s not as much one on one as it used to be,” he said.


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