Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
Barnesville Fire Chief retires after 50 years
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:46:25 -0700
The Barnesville community came together Sunday afternoon to celebrate retiring Fire Chief Robert Smith. Smith has worked at the Barnesville Fire Department for 50 years. He served the last 20 years as Fire Chief but come May 31st, he will officially be retired. His fellow firefighters, friends and family gathered at the fire department for a surprise party to celebrate Smith's retirement.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2018 6:46:25 PM - SOURCE: WTOV-9 Steubenville
Court docs: Man raped woman in her Colerain Twp. home, set fire that sent 3 officers to hospital
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:47:18 -0700
A 52-year-old man is scheduled to face a judge Monday on charges he raped a woman in her home and then set it on fire, sending three police officers with smoke inhalation to a hospital. Johnny Richardson is set to appear at 9 a.m. in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He was booked into the county jail about midnight on one count each of rape and abduction and three counts of aggravated arson, jail officials said.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 4:47:18 AM - SOURCE: WXIX-TV FOX 19 Cincinnati
Dayton: Paramedics from Pulse nightclub massacre speak at EMS symposium
Sun, 20 May 2018 03:53:44 -0700
An event at Sinclair Community College Friday sadly turned out to be timely with the deadly school shooting in Texas. The two first paramedics on scene at the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando spoke at an EMS symposium hosted by Premier Health. They said this was the second time they've had a speaking event the day of a mass shooting.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2018 3:53:44 AM - SOURCE: WDTN-TV 2
Mental Health First Aid offers new training module for Northeast Ohio Fire/EMS mental health
Fri, 18 May 2018 17:02:20 -0700
According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, one in every five people will experience some sort of mental health illness every year, making it highly probable that first responders will encounter someone within their line of work, maybe even one of their own, facing a mental health issue.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 5:02:20 PM - SOURCE: Ohio News Herald
Up to 20 new Jeep Wranglers damaged in Toledo fire
Mon, 21 May 2018 03:56:31 -0700
Toledo firefighters were on the scene of a large vehicle fire in an Auto Warehousing Company lot this morning. Firefighters from at least 3 stations in Toledo were called in to help. Toledo firefighters on scene tell 13abc that 18-20 vehicles were damaged. They say that all of the vehicles involved were brand new four-door Jeep Wranglers.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 3:56:31 AM - SOURCE: WTVG-TV 13abc Toledo
Reily Township firefighters help rescue 'blind' horse from well
Sun, 20 May 2018 22:38:10 -0700
Some Butler County first responders say they helped rescue a horse trapped in a well Sunday afternoon. Reily Township Fire and EMS posted photos of the rescue on its Facebook page. According to the post, Reily Township assisted the Germantown Fire Department and a veterinarian, Dr. John Nenni, in hoisting the horse to safety in Montgomery County.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2018 10:38:10 PM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
Middletown rejects fact-finding report in fire contract talks
Fri, 18 May 2018 05:26:08 -0700
Middletown City Council has unanimously rejected a fact-finders report in its contract negotiations with its fire union. The city and the Middletown Firefighters Association, Local 336, International Association of Fire Fighters, have been in negotiations for a new contract as the previous three-year contract expired on Dec.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 5:26:08 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
Lynchburg EMS gets first set of ballistic vest, helmet
Fri, 18 May 2018 02:08:27 -0700
As part of an ongoing county-wide project to prepare local first responders for “active threat situations,” the Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District this week purchased its first ballistic vest and helmet for EMS staff with donated funds from the Hillsboro VFW Post 9094. Lynchburg Chief Jeff Turner said the gear, which includes trauma care supplies and bulletproof body armor, costs $1,643.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 2:08:27 AM - SOURCE: Highland Times Gazette
Mahoning County: Firefighters support Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
Thu, 17 May 2018 16:02:27 -0700
The U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan legislation by Senator Sherrod Brown that would establish a voluntary cancer registry for firefighters. Local firefighters who spoke to 21 News are hoping it becomes law, including one man whose father died from lung cancer after fighting fires for 27 years. Pat Holcomb is a second generation firefighter proudly serving with the Youngstown Fire Department for four years now.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 4:02:27 PM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
$578,000 system would have showed officers Kyle Plush's location; Cincinnati didn't buy it
Thu, 17 May 2018 20:52:53 -0700
The Cincinnati Police officers searching for Kyle Plush could have been using a computer map of his location to help find him as the teenager was dying in his van on April 10. But despite a proposal to buy the mapping technology last summer, it never happened. The officers relied instead on incomplete information relayed from the city's emergency communications center, which fielded two desperate 911 calls from Kyle.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 8:52:53 PM - SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer & Cincinnati.com
Police: Fire at shuttered Mt. Healthy school ruled arson
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:31:24 -0700
Police say they believe a fire at a shuttered Mount Healthy elementary school was intentionally set. Officials said the former Rex Ralph Elementary School on Adams Road caught fire sometime around 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The building was boarded up and without power. It has been vacant since 2010. Officials said they searched for victims, but it doesn't appear anyone was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 2:31:24 PM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
Arson investigator called for fire in vacant house on Dayton's east side
Wed, 16 May 2018 21:08:38 -0700
A Dayton fire crew on a medic run smelled smoke and found the house on North McGee Street burning from the basement to the second floor, District Chief Barry Baldwin said. Crews searched the house and found no one and also two people leaving the scene. That prompted the call for the arson investigator.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 9:08:38 PM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
Four Hancock County rural fire departments win equipment grants
Thu, 17 May 2018 06:59:38 -0700
Four Hancock County fire departments have received money from the State Fire Marshal’s Office for equipment. A total of $1.2 million was awarded to 127 fire departments in 63 counties in Ohio. The grants help offset the cost of equipment to local governments. In Hancock County, fire departments in Washington Township, Arlington, Jenera and Liberty Township each obtained $10,000 for protective clothing and related items.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 6:59:38 AM - SOURCE: The Courier (Findlay)
Butler County plane crash: Injured pilot identified
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:37:02 -0700
A Loveland man was piloting a single-engine plane Tuesday morning when it crashed about 100 yards from the runway at Butler County Regional Airport. Henry Rosche III, 63, of Loveland, was injured in the crash when his 1974 Grumman plane experienced engine failure, according to Ohio Highway Patrol Lt.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 12:37:02 PM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
House in Fostoria burns
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:49:38 -0700
Three dogs were rescued from a house fire at 132 Nichols St., Fostoria, early this morning. Chief Brian Herbert of Fostoria Fire Division said the damage mostly was to a rear exterior corner of the house, but the fire extended inside. No one lived in the house, he said. The fire is under investigation, and State Fire Marshal’s Office has been contacted.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 10:49:38 PM - SOURCE: Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune
New Perry Twp. Fire Chief announced after former Chief's investigation
Tue, 15 May 2018 19:36:39 -0700
Tuesday night, Perry Township trustees select a new fire chief, following former chief Rick Phillips resignation, after a two-month-long investigation by the trustees. Phillips' resignation was effective as of Friday, after he voluntarily submitted his resignation the previous week, ending the investigation.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 7:36:39 PM - SOURCE: Hometown Stations
Newton Falls Fire District placed on "unauditable" list due to incomplete records
Tue, 15 May 2018 11:56:29 -0700
On Tuesday, the Ohio Auditor's Office stated that the Newton Falls Fire District was placed on the "unauditable" list due to incomplete records. Auditor of State Dave Yost said, "Poorly kept records create a lack of accountability. The Newton Falls Joint Fire District must bring its records back to an auditable state in order to start the audit.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 11:56:29 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Fire departments in Belmont County have new vehicle stabilization equipment
Tue, 15 May 2018 16:56:04 -0700
Three area fire departments received generous donations from an Ohio Valley business on Tuesday. With the money, the firefighters and the community will be much safer. Cumberland Trail Fire Department, along with the Barnesville Fire Department and Short Creek Fire District, purchased new equipment, thanks to JB Green Team.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 4:56:04 PM - SOURCE: WTOV-9 Steubenville
One person hospitalized in explosion that leveled home, garage in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood
Mon, 14 May 2018 16:51:13 -0700
One person was severely burned when a house exploded Monday afternoon in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood, officials said. The 45-year-old woman was taken to Metro Hospital in critical condition after the house exploded in the 10000 block of Primrose Avenue, Cleveland police said. Authorities said the woman suffered second-degree burns over 80 percent of her body.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2018 4:51:13 PM - SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com
Cincinnati Zoo fire causes $75K in damages
Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:49 -0700
A fire at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Monday evening summoned 40 firefighters and caused $75,000 in damage but did not harm any humans or animals, according to District Fire Chief Randal Freel. The fire started in a restaurant food smoker around 5:25 p.m., Freel said. The zoo closes at 5 p.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 6:00:49 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV IBS 5 Cleveland

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