Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
‘Miracle, just a miracle’: Wayne County fire chief reacts to a crash involving two semi trucks, driver pinned
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:41:23 -0800
Video and pictures show what some are calling the miracle on I-71. Ashland County Pictures sent video and pictures of the scene to FOX 8. The video shows a crash involving two semi trucks that left one driver pinned inside his vehicle. "When I saw the pictures I thought at first my husband was dead," said Mary Ann Jakovlkevic, the wife of the victim.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 2:41:23 PM - SOURCE: WJW-TV MyFox Cleveland
Retired firefighters and police officers worried about changes coming to health insurance coverage plan
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:01:47 -0800
Big changes are coming to the medical insurance that covers retired firefighters and police officers in Ohio. The Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund said it had to make the changes. Plus, there’s a looming deadline of this Saturday for people under age 65 to sign up. 5 On Your Side Investigators have heard complaints about the new program, its options, and enrollment.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 10:01:47 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV IBS 5 Cleveland
Former Miami Twp. candidate who backed 1st responders charged in firefighter assault after Browns game
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:06:03 -0800
A former Miami Twp. candidate’s status with the Montgomery County Democratic Party will be decided after a felony charge against him is resolved, according to the party leader. Democratic Party Central Committee member Zebulon Music, who during his campaign for township trustee advocated more support for first responders, faces charges involving the attack of a Toledo-area firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 3:06:03 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
Fire heavily damages Kent apartment building, one injured
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:46:19 -0800
A fire at a Kent apartment complex heavily damaged one apartment and caused damage to at least two more in the building. The fire occurred at about 12:08 p.m. Thursday at 1995 Mohawk Place at Indian Valley Apartments in Kent. Luke Dalton, one of the two occupants of the apartment, said the fire started on the second-floor bedroom of the apartment when another man tried to light a cigarette while he had an oxygen mask on.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 12:46:19 PM - SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com
State lawmakers put pay increase for elected officials into public safety survivor benefits bill
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:21:32 -0800
A proposal to provide pay raises to state, county and township officials, giving some their first pay increase in a decade, was amended Wednesday into a bill dealing with survivor benefits for police and firefighters. But law enforcement is not pleased that House Republicans are using a bill aimed at helping their families and those of firefighters to play a game of chicken with Gov.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 5:21:32 PM - SOURCE: Lima News
Ellsworth awards retired Fire Chief with high honor
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:50:55 -0800
Former Ellsworth Fire Chief, Robert Sternburg, was honored on Wednesday for serving the Ellsworth community for nearly 45 years as a firefighter. Ellsworth awarded Sternburg the title of Chief Emeritus, which means he will still be remembered as a successful leader. "I was taken aback, I was not expecting it, and it was an honor and a privilege to do so, to get the award, it was just as much of an honor to serve this community for 16 years as Fire Chief," said Sternburg.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 9:50:55 PM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Bath Township to split off from Fairborn for fire, EMS services
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:08:42 -0800
After more than 40 years, Bath Township plans to split off from Fairborn for its fire and EMS services, choosing to enter into contracts with three other townships instead. The decision comes after Fairborn proposed significantly raising the price of its services to the township. According to officials, Fairborn runs more than 500 fire and EMS calls for Bath Township each year.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 7:08:42 AM - SOURCE: WDTN-TV 2
'Five is unfathomable': Youngstown firefighters struggle to cope with children's deaths
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:39:40 -0800
Wednesday was the first day Youngstown firefighters who were on the scene of a deadly fire went back to work. Seeing death firsthand changes people and firefighters are no different. Flames claimed the lives of five children stuck in a Parkcliffe Avenue house Sunday night. The firefighters have a mandatory 48-hour break from work.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 6:39:40 PM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News
Father, child rescued from Colerain Township house fire
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:34:34 -0800
A father and his young son were rescued from a fire in their Colerain Township home overnight, fire officials said. Neighbors rescued the child, and firefighters pulled his father from the home, according to Fire Batallion Chief Tim Beach. Crews were called to Yuba Court just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 3:34:34 AM - SOURCE: WXIX-TV FOX 19 Cincinnati
Wellsville home damaged by fire
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:42:59 -0800
Officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire to a Commerce Street home Wednesday afternoon in which two small animals perished. Fire crews were called around 2:15 p.m. to 533 Commerce St. for a fire that had taken place on the top floor of the two-story home. About nine firefighters from Wellsville, utilizing two engines and a ladder truck, and four with the Highlandtown Volunteer Fire Department, also providing an engine, worked for a little less than two hours to put out the flames.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 11:42:59 PM - SOURCE: Lisbon-Columbiana County Morning Journal News
Youngstown's Chief Arson Investigator says gas explosion did not cause deadly fire
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:01:56 -0800
There is new information related to that fatal fire in Youngstown that killed five children and critically injured their mother - America Negron Acevedo. 21 News has learned that as the investigation into the cause moves forward what witnesses described as explosions were not what they seemed. There was speculation that there was an explosion before neighbors spotted the deadly fire at the two-story home at 418 Parkcliffe Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 6:01:56 PM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Man dies in Bellaire fire
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:02:11 -0800
Fifty-six-year-old Louis Meager died in a house fire Tuesday night in the St. Joe neighborhood between Bellaire and Neffs. The fire broke out a little before 9 p.m. The house is considered a total loss. Multiple fire departments were on the scene, including Neffs, OR&W, and Cumberland Trail. The state fire marshal is also investigating.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 3:02:11 AM - SOURCE: WTOV-9 Steubenville
Kettering to officially open fourth new fire station Friday
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:50:16 -0800
The city has completed the fourth and final new Kettering fire station as part of a roughly $30 million overhaul of the department. City leaders have announced a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tours for Fire Station 37 at 10 a.m. Friday at 1300 West Dorothy Lane. MORE: Ohio lawmakers debate pay raise for themselves, other elected officials The event celebrates the completion of a multi-million dollar effort to modernize Kettering’s fire stations.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 4:50:16 AM - SOURCE: My Dayton Daily News
Fire destroys home in Whipple
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:23:05 -0800
Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. Washington County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Ryan Zide along with the Fearing, Salem, Devola, Reno and Williamstown Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 2229 Reeds Run Road in Whipple to a house fire. According to Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks, there were no injuries, but at one point the house was engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 4:23:05 AM - SOURCE: Marietta Times
Warren officer honored for fire rescue
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:53:40 -0800
On Tuesday, Warren city leaders honored police officer Joe Wilson for his actions on November 14 when he arrived at a house fire and a man inside the house was calling for help. Officer Wilson entered the house and found Cecil Ford in the middle of flames and heavy smoke lying on the living room floor.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 2:53:40 PM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Fire destroys garage in Piqua
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:56:56 -0800
Quick work by firefighters kept a burning garage from doing even more damage on Tuesday. Fire units were dispatched to a reported garage fire in the 1300 block of South Street just after 5 p.m. The caller stated that a garage was burning with flames showing. It also appeared that a nearby home was beginning to burn.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 3:56:56 AM - SOURCE: Piqua Daily Call
One dead after Belmont County log cabin fire
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
One man is dead after his Belmont County home caught fire late on Friday night and into Saturday morning. At 2 a.m., a flash was captured on a neighbor's surveillance camera, but nobody was awake to notice it. A call was then made to 911 at 2:56 a.m. about a fire on Stone House Road. The house, a two-story log cabin, was fully involved when first responders arrived on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTRF.com
Update: Youngstown mother critical following fire that killed 5 children
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 02:41:15 -0800
America Negron-Acevedo is in critical condition one day after a fire killed her five children at their home. Neighbors say she banged on the door of the house across the street and screamed for help in a fruitless plea to save her children. Fire officials in Youngstown said the woman jumped from a second-story window and was the only survivor of the Sunday blaze that killed the children.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 2:41:15 AM - SOURCE: WJW-TV MyFox Cleveland
First responders feel emotional effect of fatal Youngstown fire
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:54:43 -0800
As you can imagine, responding to a tragedy like Sunday night's deadly Youngstown fire has an impact on our first responders. Ptlm. Robert DiMaiolo says the scene was the most horrible one he's been on in his 21 years at the Youngstown Police Department. "Just knowing that that's somebody's baby that they won't ever see again," he said.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 2:54:43 PM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News
Bath Township finalizes contract agreement
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:24:46 -0800
The Bath Township Board of Trustees is finalizing contract agreements with three neighboring townships to provide annual fire protection and emergency medical services, effective Jan. 1. During a special session held Dec. 3, township trustees voted unanimously to enter into fire and EMS contract agreements with Beavercreek and Miami Townships in Greene County and Bethel Township in Clark County, ending a longtime agreement with the City of Fairborn.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 1:24:46 PM - SOURCE: Fairborn Daily Herald
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