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Dayton town hall to include talk of gun safety measures

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Dayton mayor Nan Whaley gives update outside Ned Pepper's

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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) will host a town hall meeting on Thursday to talk about “common sense gun safety measures,” jobs, economic opportunity and other legislative priorities.

The meeting at the Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third St., is from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to the public, according to a news release issued by Sykes’ office.

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They will be joined by other Ohio House Democrats as part of a statewide series of town halls unveiling the Democrats’ Ohio Promise, “a legislative framework to invest in Ohio’s future and build an economy that works for everyone,” the news release said.

The town hall comes in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton's downtown Oregon District that left 10 people dead, including the shooter, Connor Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, and dozens injured on Aug. 4.