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News Roundup: Week of Oct. 3

Campus scene | Photo by Qusai Takuri | The Wright State Guardian


From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing for the week of Oct. 3, 2022. 

Local

The 2022 Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled to take place Oct. 8 at 10am at the Day Air Ballpark. 

Pre-event activities will begin at the ballpark at nine, followed by a short ceremony before commencing the walk, according to the event website.

Registering for the walk is free, though donations to the Alzheimer’s Association are encouraged. 

Funds raised by the event allow the Alzheimer’s Association to provide round the clock care, support and  research on the disease, according to the page

National

After making landfall in Florida on Sept. 28, Hurricane Ian returned to sea, where it became a category four storm on a projected path for South Carolina. 

 In Florida, search and rescue efforts began on Sept. 29, and linemen are working to restore power to over 1.9 million outages, according to news released from Gov. DeSantis. 

The federal government has approved DeSantis’ request for a major disaster declaration in Florida, which will aid in individual assistance and debris removal. 

President Biden also approved a pre-landfall emergency declaration for South Carolina as of Sept. 29, in anticipation of a need for federal aid, according to a fact sheet from the Biden administration. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, there is danger of a “life-threatening” storm surge along the coast of the Carolinas, and hurricane force winds and flooding are also expected. 

Hurricane Ian made landfall in South Carolina on Sept. 30.

 “This storm is not as bad as it could have been, but don’t let your guard down yet,” Gov. Henry McMaster said  in a press release. 

Residents of the Miami Valley will see increased air traffic as a result of the hurricane. According to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Air Force aircraft forced to evacuate from the storm will land at the base beginning Sept. 27, and will continue to stay in the area based on the movement of the storm. 

Global

In the wake of Russia claiming the annexation of Ukrainian regions, President Joe Biden released a statement on Friday, Sept. 30, calling the act a “fraudulent attempt to annex sovereign Ukrainian territory.”

According to the statement from the White House, the U.S. and other “allies and partners” have imposed sanctions against Russia. 

“These sanctions will impose costs on individuals and entities — inside and outside of Russia — that provide political or economic support to illegal attempts to change the status of Ukrainian territory,” Biden said in the statement.

According to the release, Biden also plans to approve over $10 billion in financial support to Ukraine and its efforts to contend with Russian threats to sovereignty.