CELINA, Ohio (WDTN) - A small town was rocked Friday by a tragedy that ensnarled small children in the violent end of on-going domestic trouble.
"The actual call was murder-suicide," said Chief Dave Slusser, Celina Police.
The call for help came from a neighbor, after a group of 6 children, ages 5 and under, came to her home.
"The children had gathered themselves up and went to the neighbor's to look for help because they knew that something bad had happened in the house and they needed to go find help," said Slusser.
Inside, investigators found two bodies belonging to Eric Vann, 34, and his estranged wife, April Vann, 33. Police said there was also a baby inside.
Celina Police said April Vann used the home to provide day care. In all, there were 7 children inside at the time of the shooting, including the Vann's 4-year-old son.
"It's kind of shocking for our small town. We don't usually have this kind of stuff," said neighbor Eugene Flohre.
Slusser said April Vann had a protection order against Eric Vann, who was living with a friend outside Celina.
The Vanns have two other children, ages 7 and 11. Police said family members were available to care for them after school was dismissed.
Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, responded to Wednesday's Air Force’s announcement to begin reductions in force of both Airmen and civilian employees.
A Veterans Treatment Court opened Wednesday in Montgomery County designed to help veterans adjust and rebuild their lives after coming back from war.
After a third levy failure, students at Shawnee High School will no longer have bussing.
Interstate 70 is closed following a crash involving several semi trucks and a car at the 31 mile marker, near the exit for the Dayton International Airport.
The family of Dione Payne, the 16-year-old who died after police say he was attacked by two men, are seeking the death penalty.