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Boot Fundraiser     16 April, 2006, 00:03 am

Posted 4/15/2006 10:27 PM

Local fire departments come together to help a little boy.
Story by Stacy Rich Email | Bio

Some local firefighters held out their boots today to raise money for a 6-year-old Bellaire boy battling a form of cancer. The Neffs Fire Department and the Cumberland Trail Fire Department joined forces today to hold a boot drive for Codey St. John, who was recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Codey is at home, but must travel to Columbus on a daily basis for treatment. Firefighter Bryan Holmes says the fire departments have their reasons for holding this fundraiser. The Departments hope to raise between three and five thousand dollars today for Codey. If you would like to help the St.John family, "Pray for Codey" T-shirts are for sale at Vivid Graphics in Bellaire, and proceeds from all sales benefit Codey.


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Fire Strikes House in Neffs     18 March, 2006, 10:48 pm
Morning Blaze does Heavy Damage

Fire broke out at a house in Neffs, Ohio, at around 11:00am Saturday. Fire crews responded to the Sand Hill Road location. Fire Chief John Driscoll said the flames were well underway when they arrived. The back of the house was ablaze. Driscoll believes it started in a wood burner. It took about an hour to put it out. No one was home at the time and there were no injuries among the firefighters.



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Bizarre Accident In Belmont County     4 February, 2006, 11:59 pm
Posted 2/3/2006 10:26 PM

It's a bizarre accident in Belmont County, in which the victims are the perpetrators. It happened in Neffs Ohio, just before dawn on Friday. A man driving his son to school felt an impact under his car. He had run over two people...but there's more to the story.
Story by D.K. Wright Email | Bio

Two men were fighting in the street in front of the Neffs Fire Department. The man who drove along and ran over them is not going to be charged. The Ohio Highway Patrol officer and the prosecutor have already looked at this case and they agree, the two men who were run over were actually the ones who were responsible for the accident. Sgt. Donald Britton, Ohio Highway Patrol, says, "That the individual driving the car wasn't at fault. There's two people fighting and they go out onto the road on a dark-lit road and on the ground, the driver really didn't know what he hit. He was taking his boy to school, I believe, and he said all of a sudden you know the windshield kind of shattered and he thought that initially that someone threw something at his car." The two men fighting both suffered serious injuries. 57 year old Richard A. Hamilka of ...
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Fire Kills Harrison County Fire Fighter     30 January, 2006, 09:10 am
Fire Kills Harrison County Fire Fighter

Saturday night, fire fighters rush to the scene to find one of their own, trapped inside a burning building. Alice LaPorte lives right across the street from where the fire happened on Norris Road in Washington Township, Harrison County. Alice described that night, "I heard someone yelling and I got up and looked out the window. I just saw the whole living room was red. I just started yelling at my husband you have to get up their house is burning down." Alice says around 11:30 Saturday Night she could hear a woman screaming, "She was yelling for me, Mrs. Ash was yelling for me." Two people were trapped inside the burning home. Alice's husband, who is also the local fire chief, rushed outside to help. The couple's family was already outside, the brother yelling to the victim's wife to jump from a second floor window. Alice described what happened next, "My husband came out and he looked over and Paul was saying jump I'll catch you, jump and he started screaming jump, jump, and she did." The victim's family says their son Ray Ash died in the fire. His wife was able to make it out alive. Ray grew up in the area and was a local fire ...
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Bethesda Woman Injured in Trailer Fire;     20 January, 2006, 01:40 pm
BETHESDA — The condition of a village resident involved in a structure fire late Thursday, is still not known according to Fire Chief Neil Hunt.

“We extinguished the fire and searched the premises of the mobile home,” said Hunt. “We found a body, and actually she had some medical needs. We transported her to Barnesville Hospital, which in turn transported her to Allegheny General Hospital. As of last night, she was living.”

The women’s identity is not being released until family members are contacted. Hunt stated that the woman lives alone.

Richard “Dick” Quinlin, county Emergency Management Agency director and a member of the Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department, confirmed on behalf of Fire Chief Neil Hunt late Thursday evening that a mobile home fire had occurred and that a resident of the trailer had been taken to Barnesville Hospital.

According to a Belmont County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, the fire was reported at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, and the Bethesda and Belmont volunteer fire departments were dispatched. Quinlin said the blaze was relatively small; however, there was heavy smoke inside the residence at Mil-Mar Trailer Court on Pear ...
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