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Gov. Kasich orders flags at half-staff for Capital Gazette victims

Gov. Kasich orders flags at half-staff for Capital Gazette victims
Posted at 9:41 AM, Jul 03, 2018

Governor John Kasich ordered that all flags be flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds throughout the state Tuesday in honor of the five victims of the tragic shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis last week. The order is effective immediately until sunset Tuesday.

Gov. Kasich’s order reads: “In accordance with the orders issued today by the President of the United States of America to honor the victims of the attack perpetrated on June 28, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio, effective immediately until sunset, July 3, 2018.”

Police say on Thursday, June 28, Jarrod Ramos walked into the local newspaper building with a shotgun, killed five people, and injured two. Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters all lost their lives while at work. 

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