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Private funeral services have been scheduled for the 24-year-old gunman responsible for a mass shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District, and his 22-year-old sibling, who was one of the victims.

On Monday, the Betts family published obituaries for their only children on a Bellbrook funeral home’s website. The family described their son as "funny, articulate, and intelligent."  The obituary was removed Wednesday and replaced with a statement from the family: 

Surrounded by law enforcement from around the country, the Colerain Police Department, friends and family laid Officer Dale Woods to rest Monday. He died Jan. 7 after being struck by a pickup truck while on duty Jan. 4.

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Former President George H.W. Bush is being honored with funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

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Funeral services have concluded for two Westerville Police officers killed in the line of duty last weekend.

Funerals For Slain Westerville Officers Set For Friday

Feb 14, 2018
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Funeral arrangements have been announced for two Westerville Police officers shot to death over the weekend.

A Holocaust survivor who became a sculptor and has his work on display at Ohio's governor's mansion has died.

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Shortly after Ed Howard's father was diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer and given six months to live, Howard and his sister Kathy Howard-Almagor sat down and talked about what to do.

This story is part one of a two-part investigation. Read part two here.

Ellen Bethea sat alongside her husband's hospital bed after doctors told her that Archie, the man she had been married to for almost five decades, wouldn't make it.

"As soon as everybody else was asleep and I was sitting there with him, he passed on," she remembers. "So I think he kind of waited for me to be with him."

Funeral for Tyre King Set For Saturday

Sep 22, 2016

The family of Tyre King say the 13-year old's funeral is set for Saturday.

Facing Death and Changing Funeral Practices

Aug 26, 2016

Though death is a scary thought for some, it's inevitability makes many want to control how their final services and remains will be looked after. Today, funeral homes are responding to emerging desires to have more green friendly burials and even different funeral atmospheres to match different families. 

A funeral Mass for former U.S. senator, Ohio governor and Cleveland mayor George Voinovich will be held later this week.

The Green Burial Movement

May 15, 2014


When it comes to cemeteries, there is a newer option, a more natural approach, without formaldehyde-based embalming, metal caskets, and concrete burial vaults….in other words, a so-called green burial. Coming up, the green burial revival movement and its ecological value for the future.


Grave Matters: Dealing with Death

May 8, 2013

10:00 It's nobody's favorite topic, but our guests today say that's part of the problem. Nobody leaves this world alive; so why is death so taboo? And so expensive? This hour, we'll talk to people who confront life's end on a daily basis, help others plan funerals, write obituaries, and remove the stigma from mourning.


There's a proposal in the Ohio legislature that's aimed at preventing groups from protesting at funerals of Ohio troops who've been killed in the war in Iraq. As Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, an Iraqi war veteran is sponsoring the plan.