It all started with an asthma attack. Alexander Paraskos was attending a going away party for a friend when he began having trouble breathing. His friend Torri Sablan began rendering assistance. As the attack got worse, their friend Ashley Henderson arrived at the party, sober, and with an open container of potato salad. Henderson was immediately enlisted to drive Paraskos to the OSU medical center. Sablan rode along to assist. They never made it.
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Hundreds of protesters gather in Beavercreek on the anniversary of the police shooting death John Crawford III.
Protesters met on the sidewalk in front of Walmart on August 5th, and observed a moment of silence. The group Black Lives Matter Miami Valley was planning to stage a die-in at 6 p.m. in the pet aisle of the store, where John Crawford III was killed. The group has held several demonstrations and rallies in the area since Crawford’s death.
During the Wednesday protest, Walmart management shut the store down, and customers were turned away for three hours for what the corporate representatives for Walmart called an "operations decision,” an hour before the scheduled die-in.