KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) - 27 candles, representing the 20 children and 7 adults killed, in Friday's school shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.
"My heart just melted. I just said no, not another school," comments Joe Kenney.
Marshall Road Church of God in Kettering was the site of a candlelight vigil for the victims Friday night.
"I have a 3-year-old in my life that I just love and adore and I couldn't even imagine kindergartners in a classroom with this kind of horror. I mean it's really unimaginable," explains Tina Rogal.
With heavy hearts, mourners prayed to try to help heal.
"This could happen anywhere, this could be in our own communities and, in times like this, I believe the body of Christ needs to gather together," says pastor Rick Smith.
A light to remember each life, taken too soon
"Those little kindergartners are in heaven and they're fine. But, it's the families, the parents, the grandparents, the brothers and sisters. My heart just breaks," comments Angie Aldridge.
As communities across the nation come together in the face of tragedy.
The Greater Dayton Christian Connections and Summit Christian Church will hold a prayer vigil for the victims of the school shooting massacre, this Sunday at 3 P.M.
The address is 4021 Denlinger Road in Trotwood.
The church is asking for pastors in the area to volunteer to help. For more information, call (937) 222-4322 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, they will help 13 families in need buy toys, clothing and other items.
The man suspected in the RTA bus hub attack that led to another man's death has been released from the Montgomery County Jail pending further investigation.
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.