Cold weather made for what Corning Fire crews call extremely icy conditions as they battled a fire in the Village Friday morning.
The fire at the home of the Murphy's at 13966 Waterworks Road broke out around 4am. Living in the home were 50-year-old Amy, 82-year-old Dorothy, 54-year-old Theresa, 23-year-old Laci and 2-year-old Caiden Murphy.
The home is considered a total loss and the family has no insurance.
Fire officials say the family got out safely. Corning crews...
The cold temperatures have dropped blood donations, but one group is stepping up to help.
It seems as though the younger generation is more willing to get in that chair and to help stock that supply.
"We try to get them at least 2 or 3 times every school year into every high school if possible, only because they're there. They're a captive audience, and it usually works out very well," says Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director, Dan Hartman.
A Junction City man is left without a home after a fire Wednesday night. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire broke out in the home of Roger Gleason at 105 East Front Street around 9:30. Junction City fire officials say the home is a complete loss. The Red Cross is assisting with funds to go go shopping for clothes and food and he will be staying with friends. Gleason has no insurance.
The snow and cold temperatures during winter have most people bottled up in their homes, and that's affecting blood donations.
Only about five percent of the population is taking part in blood drives. So, the American Red Cross has deemed it National Blood Donation month to help keep supplies going and save a life, and there's one blood type that's needed above the rest right now.
"O negative is probably the one blood type that if we held a chance to just collect that, we...
The holidays are a time for joy and good cheer and the Red Cross wants to help you keep it that way.
The organization is offering tips to stay safe this holiday season with their Twelve Days of Holiday Safety Program.
"If you're getting the sleigh hooked up and going to grandma's house, make sre you have a full tank of gas," said Dan Hartman of the Red Cross. "Make sure everyone's buckled up. Make sure you have a disaster kit and blankets because sometimes its a...