Tragedy Sparks Community Scholarship Fund in Memory of Melissa Murphy Dunham and Children

Hartville, Ohio – The Hartville and Lake Township communities were devastated by a tragic event in August 2023 when Melissa Murphy Dunham and her three children, Renee, Amber, and Evan, lost their lives in a murder-suicide. Since then, the family has been coping with the aftermath, striving to find a way to honor the memory of their loved ones and the impact they had on the community. Melissa’s sister, Valerie Murphy-Daugherty, expressed a desire to …

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Gun control legislation proposed by Maine Governor to address crisis, fund victims’ medical costs, and prevent violence

AUGUSTA, Maine — Governor Janet Mills unveiled a series of comprehensive proposals aimed at addressing gun control and mental health crises in the wake of recent tragedies in the state. The governor’s plan includes the creation of a $5 million fund to cover the medical costs of those injured in mass violence incidents, similar to the Virginia Mass Violence Care Fund. This fund, to be invested over time, is part of a larger effort to …

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