CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - The Clark County community dedicated a stretch of a busy highway Friday in the name of a fallen Clark County deputy. A mentally ill gunman shot and killed Deputy Suzanne Hopper New Years Day 2011.
The highway sign with her named emblazoned upon it is ready to be hoisted into placed on Interstate 70 between I-675 and Enon Road.
Deputy Hopper's aunt, Judy Hopper, misses her deeply and is glad to finally see the sign is ready.
"This means a lot. Susan was very proud to drive that part of 70. She considered that her mission to keep that part safe and it's ironic because that's where she was killed," said Hopper.
Judy knows Deputy Hopper didn't die in vain, there's been some major changes since her passing. On June 4, Governor John Kasich signed Bill 7, also known as the Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act into law.
It provides officers responding to calls information about whether an offender has ever been sent to a mental health facility for treatment rather than prison time.
Forget the slippery roads and inches of snow on the ground, it's the perfect time to propose marriage. At least that is how Levi Minor felt Friday night.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.