What's News Today: April 15, 2016
(WSLS 10) - The Goodyear Plant in Danville re-opens today, after closing earlier this week following the third death there in eight months. 18 year employee Greg Cooper died while working on Tuesday. OSHA is investigating Cooper's death and the death of Kevin Edmonds. Edmonds died early last month while on the job. Another employee, Jeanie Lynn Strader, died at the plant last August.
Virginia Tech celebrates Bring Your Children to School Day. The Virginia Tech Graduate School is sponsoring the day to raise awareness about the lack of available child care for graduate students. The schedule for the day suggests bringing kids to classes and offices from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 11:15 a.m., families will gather and walk to the Drillfield where Professor Laura Sands will address the crowd about the importance of early childhood education.
A Radford University fraternity will present a check to the Radford City Police K-9 unit today. The students raised money after an alumnus reached out to the group to help after the budget for the program was cut.
Virginia Tech sets up a place today for the community to come to remember those who lost their lives at the university nearly nine year ago. A room in the library will be set up for reflection and their will be a place to leave comments and images. Counselors will also be there. There will also be an exhibit of letters received by the university in the weeks following the shooting that were sent in from around the world. More events take place tomorrow on the anniversary of the shooting which took the lives of 32 students and professors.
A neighborhood walk takes place in Danville today in a effort to promote a crime free community. The walk is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Cabin Creek Condominiums. The neighborhood walks started in February after two people were shot, one of which was a doctor at the hospital.
Students at Lord Botetourt High School will participate in a school-wide Walk-a-thon to raise money for its Relay for Life Team. The event will take place at several times during the school day in the stadium.
The annual Sounds of the Mountains Festival returns to Camp Bethel starting today. The event features professional storytellers and music. The event starts tonight at 7 p.m. and runs through the day tomorrow. Tickets are $35 for the weekend.
Lynchburg Christian Academy high school holds its annual Career Fair today. Representatives from more than 70 local businesses will be there talk to student about their companies and professions.
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