Firefighters worked well into Sunday to fight a blaze that destroyed a home located at 66 Fourth St. in Friendship.
According to Nile Township Fire Department Chief Barry Davis, members of the Nile Township, Washington Township and South Shore, Ky., fire departments responded to the scene Saturday night. After initially putting out the fire, firefighters had to return early Sunday morning and again Sunday afternoon to extinguish the fire when it rekindled, he said.
The house belonged to Jonas Blevins, and housed a family of four. No one was in the home at the time of the fire. Davis said donations can be directed to the Red Cross or the Salvation Army.
Accident victim in fair condition
Joseph Colley, 45, is listed in fair condition at Grant Medical Center in Columbus after an accident Friday night.
According to the Ohio State Patrol, Colley was driving north on Ohio 139 at Maple Benner Road when he went left of the center line and struck a car going south. The driver of the other vehicle, Chad Bentley, 16, and two passengers, John Bentley, 57 and Karen Bentley, 50, all of Wheelersburg, were all treated and released from Southern Ohio Medical Center.
Bake sale will be Saturday
A benefit for South Shore (Ky.) Meals on Wheels will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Foodland, U.S. 23, South Shore. A bake sale and drawing for two Easter bunnies and five Easter baskets will be raffled off. Tickets for the drawings are two for $1. The drawing will be at 4 p.m.
Madison trustees change meetings
Starting in April, the trustees of Madison Township will change the meeting days to the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. The meeting time will be 8 a.m. The trustees will meet at the Township Hall on White Gravel Road approximately one-half mile off of Ohio 335.
Chinese auction set for Saturday
A Chinese auction for the Scioto Township Fire Department will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the multi-purpose building at the Pike County Fairgrounds, U.S. 23, Piketon. Food will include hot dogs, popcorn, pop, coffee and desserts.
Red Cross sets blood drives
The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will have blood drives at these locations: