Stories tagged with: washington township fire department

June 9, 2012 - 9:15pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol said alcohol may have been a factor in an accident Saturday evening.

Trooper Stephen Williams said the driver of a Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound on Old Wheeling Road when he clipped an underground phone line and a private gas well before crashing into a utility pole.

"The driver was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center for medical treatment, and we do believe that alcohol was a factor in this crash," said Williams.

The name...

May 13, 2012 - 5:53pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

Mother's Day means one thing for the Washington Township Firehouse...

The department hosted its annual Mother's Day Barbecue Dinner Sunday. Fire Chief Gene Hanning said people stood in line an hour before the doors opened.

"We always have a really good turnout, good support from our community. Right now, it's looking like it's going to be a sellout. We have about 1200 dinners and so probably within the next hour, those will be sold out," said Hanning.

All proceeds...

May 9, 2012 - 10:46am
1 year 48 weeks ago

It's time to set up the fire pit and get ready to dig into another Mother's Day dinner at the Washington Township Firehouse.

The department will host their Mother's Day barbecue dinner at the firehouse this Sunday. It's the 43rd year for this event that looks to serve up 1,200 birds along with homemade pies, cookies and other treats, donated by community members.

"I's very important the support of the citizens that come out and buy the dinners, not only now but the rest of...

June 26, 2011 - 6:25pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

Communication, a tool that becomes especially important in an emergency situations. So what happens when it fails?

The Muskingum Amateur Radio Association presented their annual field day at the Washington Township Fire Department. The 24-hour demonstration showcased their abilities to set-up communication when there virtually would be none....like in the recent deadly tornado that swept through Joplin Missouri.

"That town was just pummeled and devastated, and their were no...

June 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

A larger crowd than anticipated came out Saturday afternoon to support a local fire department.

Saturday was the 5th annual Car Show sponsored by the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department. President, Adam Siddle said, this year had a lager turn out than in years past with 63 cars taking part in the event.

Participant, Marlene Farley said, "We like to support the local fire department, because he was a volunteer fireman and my husband, which is deceased, was involved...

June 24, 2011 - 4:38pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

If you're a car show enthusiast and looking for something to do this weekend, look no further than the Washington Township Fire Department.

The department will hold their 5th annual car show Saturday. The day will include a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and food. All items are donated, and proceeds will go towards equipment and training. Chief, Gene Hanning said, it's a great event for a good cause, but attendance has been low.

"Last couple years has been down because you got...

May 4, 2011 - 12:41pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Taking mom out for Mother's Day this Sunday is as close as your local firehouse.

Since the 1970's the Washington Township Fire Department has held their chicken barbeque. Rain or shine the firefighters will light up the fire pit in the wee hours of the morning in order to start cooking the chicken.

"We start cooking chickens at 4a.m. We call that the pit crew," joked Washington Township Fire Chief Gene Hanning. "They're up there and doing their thing so that we're...

February 16, 2011 - 11:08pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

Fire severely damages a home in Washington Township Wednesday night.

The mobile home at 325 North Pleasant Grove Road sits just behind Goff Trucking. It caught fire around 9:30 p.m.

According to the Washington Township Fire Department, one person was inside at the time of the fire, but they were able to get out and appear to be uninjured.

Firefighters on the scene say the damage to the home was contained mainly to the inside of the home and it's likely a total loss....

December 13, 2010 - 8:39pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

A man is left homeless Monday evening after a fire in Washington Township.

According to Washington Township Fire Chief Gene Hanning, the homeowner came home from work to find house at 3145 Lisa Lane ablaze. Upon arrival Hanning says firefighters found the living room on the second floor was on fire, leaving it heavily damaged and the rest of the house smoky. Hanning says Red Cross assistance wasn't needed, and instead the homeowner will be staying with family.

Perry Township...

August 30, 2010 - 8:00pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

An accident on Interstate 70 shuts down both Westbound lanes for almost a half hour, and sends one woman to the hospital.

It happened around 6 p.m shortly before the Adamsville exit. Trooper Adam Mckenzie of the State Highway Patrol says a white Mazda with New Jersey plates was traveling West on the interstate.

"It traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, and then traveled back onto the roadway into the left lane where it struck a semi. It then came...

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