DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Diane Schoeffler-Warren was glued to the television Monday. You would be too if your entire family was in the path of a massive tornado. She is from Oklahoma, but now lives in Dayton and is the Victoria Theater PR and Promotions Manager.
She watched and waited with bated breath, and grasped her cell phone tightly for updates from loved ones she so desperately wanted to reach.
"That's my cousin and he's fine, yay," she said cheerfully while reading a Facebook post from her smartphone.
"This is my best friend, Katie, who lives near there," she said while scrolling through more posts. "I'm waiting to hear from her."
Being nearly 900 miles away from family and friends during an emergency is tough. "I do want to give lots of hugs to my friends and family," she said. "Thank God I can Facebook them and text them and say 'I'm praying for you.'"
Diane said she believes in a full recovery for the Sooner State.
"They'll survive this," she said with a confident smile. "Oklahomans are strong and resilient, and I couldn't be prouder to be an Oklahoman."
Dayton Police officers told 2 NEWS they have found the car that was taken at gunpoint Tuesday night with two children inside.
Firefighters were called to the home on SR 725 west of Camden around 2:30 Wednesday morning.
The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday. The $636 million jackpot was the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
"They came in the front window, went through gifts, unwrapped all the gifts they could find to see what they could take, snatched the TV off the wall, snatched the computer."
The tentative plan calls for the fairgrounds to be build on the northeast corner of the Arlington Road and Interstate 70 intersection.