Gov. Mike DeWine is pushing for expanded background checks for gun purchases in Ohio, one of his 17 proposals to combat gun violence. His plan followed the Oregon District shootings in Dayton and comes less than a year after the publication of a 10-year study of California’s comprehensive background check. The study found California’s law made no difference in the number of suicides or homicides committed by firearm.Read More
Federal authorities announced Monday they made an arrest in the investigation into the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
Authorities arrested Ethan Kollie, a friend of gunman Connor Betts, Friday and charged him with possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance and making a false statement regarding firearms, authorities announced Monday in a press conference.Read More
Musician John Legend, a Springfield, Ohio native, returned to his home state Sunday night to make the case for stricter gun-control laws.Read More
DAYTON, Ohio — The temperature climbed to near 90 degrees on 5th Street in the Oregon District as hundreds of people lined the street, waiting for President Donald Trump to drive through the crime scene of Dayton’s Sunday morning mass shooting. Trump never came, but supporters, protesters, media and residents created a tense mix that almost boiled over.Read More
DAYTON, Ohio — The beautiful tree-lined, brick-paved streets of the Historic Oregon District were eerily quiet Sunday following a mass shooting outside Ned Peppers Bar on East 5th Street earlier that morning. Nine victims have been confirmed dead thus far and more than two dozen injured. Police, who were on the scene within one minute, shot and killed the suspect. Praise for their fast response is coming in from all around the city, and state including from the Oregon District itself.Read More