Stories tagged with: washington township fire department

September 28, 2014 - 4:10pm
47 weeks 6 days ago

More problems for the Washington Township Fire Department.

You may recall that we told you the fire department was under investigation for an embezzlement issue. Friday we learned that a fire fighter admitted to the theft, which Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz reported as a large sum of money.

Sunday WHIZ News learned the department is dealing with an insurance issue. Washington Township Fire Department Chief Gene Hanning referred all questions to their attorney, who could...

September 8, 2014 - 12:44pm
50 weeks 6 days ago

The Washington Township Fire Department said they battled a barn fire Sunday afternoon.

The department got the call just before 4:30p.m. for a fire on the Cameron Property at 3995 Northfield Road.

Fire Chief Gene Hanning said when crews arrived about 45 round hay bales were on fire. The fire and heat had gotten into the bales which needed torn apart in order to put out the flames.

Chief Hanning said though it took crews from Washington and Perry Townships until 10:30pm to...

May 11, 2014 - 6:30pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

 Along with the great food at the Washington Township Fire Department Sunday morning, there were great family get-togethers.

Several families brought their mothers and we had the chance to talk to many who have made the barbecue an annual event.

"I usually come down here to visit my mom, and we usually go to church at Bethel United Methodist Church," said Kim Wagner, Mother of Two. "She usually always has flowers for each of the mothers there. Then...

May 11, 2014 - 6:21pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

 The Washington Township Fire Department held their Mother's Day Chicken BBQ fundraiser Sunday morning.

Members of the department arrived around 1AM to fire up pit and prepare for a large turn out. Around 1,200 meals were served.

" We have a 4H club that comes and supports us and they bring about 10 to 12 people to help run the show," said Adam Siddle, Assistant Fire Chief of Washington Township." We have Genesis Healthcare, their trauma unit it here talking...

May 7, 2014 - 6:26pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

 Many families will be taking mom out to eat for mother's day, but why not take her to eat for a good cause.

The Washington Township Fire Department has held a Mother's Day Chicken BBQ for over 45 years. It is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

"We do a half a chicken and all the condiments that go with it, and we have dine in or carry out. We'll do 1,200 plus dinners, we start serving at 11am. The line starts around 10:30am. Most generally if you're not here by 1:...

May 2, 2014 - 4:45pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

One hundred and fifty bales of hay caught fire Friday morning causing officials to shut down a local road for a couple of hours.

A pick up truck was traveling down Eastpointe Rd. in Adamsville when the driver realized his attached trailer packed with hay was on fire . Washington Township fire fighters responded to the scene and say they are unsure of the cause.

"It could be anything from tires to brakes or loading it wet. We do not know yet we haven't started the...

January 6, 2014 - 7:05pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

The Washington Township Fire Department is having a membership drive for the month of January to encourage residents to consider becoming a volunteer firefighter. Chief Gene Hanning says joining is easy and the training is free

"We'll take care of the training for fire, EMS, and hazmat, driving and also the State Fire Marshall has received funding that this year, anyone we train for the firefighter one level, it will be free training."

Chief Hanning estimates...

July 15, 2013 - 6:13pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

The accident happened  just after 4 p.m. Monday afternoon between Samara and Lovers Lane in Washington Township. Lt. Matt Boyd of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says three motorcycles were heading back to Cleveland after sight seeing in Muskingum and Morgan Counties. They were traveling northbound on SR 93 when the third motorcycle, traveling behind the other two, crashed into a Ford pickup truck.

Lt. Boyd said, "A motorcycle and a southbound pickup truck collided. The...

May 13, 2013 - 12:13am
2 years 15 weeks ago

The Washington Township Fire Department cooked over a thousand chickens early Sunday morning for their annual Mother's Day Chicken Barbecue. Area moms and their families enjoyed coleslaw, applesauce, green beans and dessert, all prepared by Washington Township firefighters.

"Since I was in grade school we've been coming here about forty years now. My Dad used to be on the fire department so we would spend the whole day here when he was on the fire department. I know it's a big...

May 9, 2013 - 3:32pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

A group of local fire fighters is gearing up for Mother's Day.

The Washington Township Fire Department is having their annual Mother's Day chicken barbeque dinner this Sunday. The event started in 1967 and has continued ever since. Chief Gene Hanning says he plans for this event months in advance.

"It's not just show up Sunday morning and instantly we have the chicken dinners ready. The guys start the pit at 4 in the morning and start cooking. We do about 1,200 dinners. We...

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