Columbiana Co. comes together for children of fatal crash victim - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Columbiana Co. comes together for children of fatal crash victims

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - The Fire Street Grille in East Liverpool is answering the call, and firing up the grill, to lend support in a big way to the family of a Columbiana County couple that died in a head-on crash on Sunday.

The owner of the Fire Street Grille, Scott Cox, who is also a Calcutta Firefighter tells 21 News, they sold over 900 steak

Eight children were left behind after a triple fatal crash that claimed the lives of 11-year-old Addisyn Benzel, 39-year-old Jamie Nign, and his wife, 26-year-old Meghann Nine.

The couple, both Calcutta Firefighters, had 4 children together, and Jamie also had 4 children from a previous relationship.

Joyce White of Columbiana County says it was important to attend the fundraiser in a show of support, "It's so sad. We all have children. We all have grandchildren."

Family, friends, first responders from a number of communities and strangers have come together as one, for the day long fundraiser at the Fire Street Grille, offering steak or spaghetti dinners for under $10 and a chinese auction.

100% of the proceeds raised at 9-hour event will benefit the couple's young children and their care.

Beaver Local School bus drivers who attended say, it's a tragedy that hits home. Some of the couple's children are students in the district.

Lisa Cibula of Lisbon says, "If it hurts one family in our community, it hits us all."

The outpouring of support has been overwhelming, business, private citizens, joining firefighters to provide donations including 500 New York Strip steaks, to pull this fundraiser together.

Scott Cox is the owner of the Fire Street Grille, "Just people donating, saying do you need this? Do you need that? ... And we put it all together."

Cox says he worked with Jamie and Meghann Nine as a Calcutta Firefighter, but he's known Meghann nearly all of his life.

He say she always had a hug for everyone. Now it's the community hugging her back.

But the support for the deceased couple's children does not end there, Jim Shaw is Meghann's uncle and he tells 21 News, the community has also donated the materials and the labor to build several bedroom's and an additional bathroom at the grandmother's home, where some of the children will now live.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:06:52 GMT

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>
  • Locations of Mahoning County OVI checkpoints announced

    Locations of Mahoning County OVI checkpoints announced

    Saturday, May 27 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-05-28 00:51:31 GMT

    The Mahoning County OVI Task Force has announced the locations of two sobriety checkpoint tonight. According to a news release, the first checkpoint will be on South Avenue near Mathews Road in Boardman from 10:00 pm until 12:00 am.  The second checkpoint will be on Route 224 at Marinthana near the Southern Park Mall in Boardman and will run from 1:00 am until 3 a.m. Sunday.

    More >>

    The Mahoning County OVI Task Force has announced the locations of two sobriety checkpoint tonight. According to a news release, the first checkpoint will be on South Avenue near Mathews Road in Boardman from 10:00 pm until 12:00 am.  The second checkpoint will be on Route 224 at Marinthana near the Southern Park Mall in Boardman and will run from 1:00 am until 3 a.m. Sunday.

    More >>
  • Sebring names new police chief

    Sebring names new police chief

    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-05-27 22:44:27 GMT
    Ray HarrisRay Harris

    Sebring Police Department will have a new chief on Sunday.  

    More >>

    Sebring Police Department will have a new chief on Sunday.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms