WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The Domestic Violence Shelter of Richland and Huron counties, family, friends and advocates for domestic violence awareness gathered at the Ohio State- University Mansfield Campus Thursday to observe October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. }}" />

   
 
 
Candlelight Vigil raises awareness about domestic violence

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 10/18/2013

The Domestic Violence Shelter of Richland and Huron counties, family, friends and advocates for domestic violence awareness gathered at the Ohio State-University Mansfield Campus Thursday to observe October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The OSU Mansfield Office of Student Life hosted a candlelight vigil inside Ovalwood to remember those who lost their lives to domestic violence and honoring those who survived. Jill Donnewirth, director of community based services for the Domestic Violence Shelter said the vigil raises community awareness. "It's a ceremony to make the community aware that we have people losing their lives due to domestic violence in our community. When you think of domestic violence you think of bigger cities and that's not true." Donnewirth said. "We have a list of names and we have 16 victims that lived in Richland who died due to domestic violence," Donnewirth said. During the vigil victims of domestic violence also shared their stories of survival. Donnewirth said the community must remember that men and children are also victims of domestic violence. If you are someone you know is in imminent danger call the Domestic Violence Shelter at 419-774-5840 or the Crisis Line 800-931-7233. You can also visit www.thedvshelter.com.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A man is shot in Bucyrus, and police are trying to find out how and why it happened. Full Story
Image1 Graham Ford of Mansfield wins a prestigious award, and the dealership is starting a winning streak. Full Story
 
Image1 A Butler family lives in a newly lead-free home, thanks to $46,000 in federal Healthy Homes grant funding through the Ohio Health Department. Full Story
Image1 Clear Fork Student Awarded Rumpke Scholarship. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Clear Fork student awarded Rumpke Scholarship

AU appoints interim provost for 2014-15 academic year

Semi overturns on Ohio 96 and Bowman Road

2014 Shelby Settlement Festival Pulls in Crowds

Mansfield street resurfacing program

Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Local Church Celebrates Family And Friends

More News