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DeWine orders flags lowered for Ohio marine

Weninger was killed in a training exercise at Fort Benning in Georgia.

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered that all U.S. and Ohio flags be flown at half-staff in Geauga County in honor of the life and service of Ohio Marine Sgt. Wolfgang Kyle Weninger.

Weninger was killed last week in a training accident, according to Cleveland television station WOIO.

A graduate of Kenston High School, Weninger, 28, was training to become a paratrooper at the Army’s Fort Benning facility in Georgia. 

DeWine's orders also applies for flags at the Ohio Statehouse, Vern Riffe Center and Rhodes Tower in Columbus. 

All other public buildings and grounds throughout the state may fly U.S. and Ohio flags at half-staff at their discretion for the same time period, DeWine ordered.

Flags shall remain lowered until sunset on the day of his funeral, DeWine ordered.