Minerva community helps fire family victims - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Minerva community helps fire family victims

Posted: Updated:

GOSHEN TWP, Ohio  - People came from all over the small town of Minerva carrying bags of clothing and boxes of other household goods.

Fire gutted the Goshen Township home of David Kidd Saturday night. Kidd and two other family members escaped uninjured but Justin Kidd, 20, was trapped in the basement and couldn't get out.

The Kidd family is well known in the small community because he happens to be the pastor of True North church.

Now, the lives he touched as a pastor are trying to help him and his family.

"The family means everything to this church they are the backbone for us. They are the life blood of the the church. they mean everything because they'd do anything for us," Darlene Grimm of Malvern says.

And it wasn't just members of his own church that came to help.

Donna Lyons goes to the Malvern Methodist church. She says when they announced it there, she came straight down with bags of clothes because she wanted to do her best to help out.  She calls it all "just unimaginable."

People are devastated over the loss of Justin who spent a lot of time in the church's youth group.

They say Kidd was quiet but always quick with a joke and kept people laughing.

They say he was coming into his own as far as being able to pastor the kids and being able to give them guidance.

"When I would feel down he'd do something silly just to get me out of my funk it was just awesome. Mear words cannot explain this kid. He was an old soul, a beautiful kid," says Mike Grimm.

Donations will continue to be accepted for the Kidd family at the True North Church in Minerva.

The Kidd family is currently staying with a nearby relative.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • $2M offered to Ohio farmers to help reduce algae

    $2M offered to Ohio farmers to help reduce algae

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:07:19 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The federal government is offering $2 million to Ohio farmers to help prevent farm runoff that contributes to potentially harmful algae blooms. Farmers in 20 counties in the western Lake Erie watershed can apply for some of the funds to plant cover crops to reduce nutrient runoff and erosion. The federal money, provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is aimed at reducing future algae blooms. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Toledo Rep. Marcy Kaptur announced th...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The federal government is offering $2 million to Ohio farmers to help prevent farm runoff that contributes to potentially harmful algae blooms. Farmers in 20 counties in the western Lake Erie watershed can apply for some of the funds to plant cover crops to reduce nutrient runoff and erosion. The federal money, provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is aimed at reducing future algae blooms. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Toledo Rep. Marcy Kaptur announced th...More >>
  • 5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

    5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:06:15 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, closing about a 15-mile section of the waterway southeast of Cincinnati. A Coast Guard spokeswoman says that the section of river was closed to river traffic Tuesday to enable cleanup and response. A Duke Energy spokeswoman says the spill from a Duke power plant in New Richmond, about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, happened late Monday night. Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Thelen says the spill oc...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, closing about a 15-mile section of the waterway southeast of Cincinnati. A Coast Guard spokeswoman says that the section of river was closed to river traffic Tuesday to enable cleanup and response. A Duke Energy spokeswoman says the spill from a Duke power plant in New Richmond, about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, happened late Monday night. Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Thelen says the spill oc...More >>
  • Couple stabbed at Ohio home; adult son charged

    Couple stabbed at Ohio home; adult son charged

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:03:06 GMT
    WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - A 22-year-old man suspected of stabbing his parents at their suburban Cleveland home has been charged with felonious assault. Westlake police said in a statement Tuesday that a 58-year-old man was flown to a Cleveland hospital with life-threatening injuries, and his 56-year-old wife was in stable condition. Police say authorities learned about the stabbings after a hang-up 911 call Monday night and a subsequent callback by a dispatcher. The couple's son was arrested wit...More >>
    WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - A 22-year-old man suspected of stabbing his parents at their suburban Cleveland home has been charged with felonious assault. Westlake police said in a statement Tuesday that a 58-year-old man was flown to a Cleveland hospital with life-threatening injuries, and his 56-year-old wife was in stable condition. Police say authorities learned about the stabbings after a hang-up 911 call Monday night and a subsequent callback by a dispatcher. The couple's son was arrested wit...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms