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Two Bethany College Students Killed in Saturday House Fire in Ohio

Two Bethany College students, engaged to be married, were identified as among those killed in a Saturday house fire in Geauga County, Ohio.

Jordan Weaver, of Huntsburg, Ohio, and Mitchell Sotera, of Atwater, Ohio, were among three people killed. The Ohio State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences and offer our prayers to their families, friends, teammates, professors, and all members of the Bethany community,” Bethany President Rev. Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg said. “Support services have been made available, and we will continue to do all we can to provide support and comfort at this time.”

Bethany is on its summer break, but counselors are available by emailing counseling@bethanywv.edu and through a partnership with BetterMynd.com.

Weaver was a biology/biochemistry major and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Sotera was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

The two were juniors at the college. Bethany is planning a memorial service for the fall.


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