DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Montgomery County honored dozens of students Tuesday for their artistic efforts to solve serious issues.
It's part of an annual event aimed at ending violence, sexting and bullying.
150 children joined Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck at the Dayton Masonic Temple for a pizza party.
Artwork they created as part of the Violence Prevention Project is what got them here.
Heck says 1,500 students participated in this year's event from start to finish.
"The great thing about this is that it's a very positive response, too many times, we hear negative things about our youth today that when you get a group like this is so positive," said Prosecutor Mat Heck.
"It's pretty exciting to be here. I was pretty surprised," said William Smith, Trotwood Madison High School.
It's a great honor to be here. I think one of the things that's great is looking at the art and seeing that there are a lot of people who care about solving the problems," said John Tsatalis, Centerville High School.
The Violence Prevention Project is in its 23rd year.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a Speedway gas station early Sunday morning.
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Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Wagner Ford Road Sunday afternoon.
Fairhaven Church is donating 1,500 bins of clothes, household gifts, and toys to families in the Dayton, Springboro, and Northmont school systems.