Weathersfield looks to dedicate bridge to fallen Fire Chief Pugh - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Weathersfield looks to dedicate bridge to fallen Fire Chief Pugh

Posted: Updated:
WEATHERSFIELD TWP., Ohio -

Trustees in Weathersfield Township are hoping to honor the efforts of former Fire Chief Randall Pugh. 

Trustees are looking to get county approval to rename a bridge on Austintown-Warren Road renamed in honor of Pugh. 

Steven Gerberry, a trustee for the township, says Chief Pugh was instrumental in trying to get the bridge repaired. 

Pugh, who served as the Weathersfield Township Fire Chief for nearly 20 years, passed away in April after losing a battle to cancer. 

He was certified by the State of Ohio as a Paramedic in June of 1979 after attending The Stark County Paramedic Program. Chief Pugh was one of the first Paramedics in Trumbull and Mahoning County.

He joined the Mineral Ridge Fire Department in May of 1977 and was appointed to the rank of lieutenant in 1980, where he served until 1983 when he was promoted to captain.

He held that position when Weathersfield Township formed a fire department in 1999.

Pugh was hired as the Fire Chief on October 13, 1998, and was the Chief Operations Officer for Lane LifeTRANS Paramedic where he had been employed since 1979.

The repairs to the bridge are expected to be completed in August, just before school starts. 

Gerberry said at that point they hope to have a dedication ceremony. 

The measure must be approved by the county engineer and the county commissioners before that ceremony could happen. 
 

  • Hot ClicksHot ClicksMore>>

  • NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

    NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

    Monday, March 18 2019 9:31 PM EDT2019-03-19 01:31:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by...(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by...
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by...(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by...
    Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reeled from the unprecedented tragedy.More >>
    Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reeled from the unprecedented tragedy.More >>
  • Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

    Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

    Monday, March 18 2019 9:31 PM EDT2019-03-19 01:31:34 GMT
    Police in the central city of Utrecht say on Twitter that "multiple" people have been injured as a result of a shooting in a tram in a residential neighborhood.More >>
    Police in the central city of Utrecht say on Twitter that "multiple" people have been injured as a result of a shooting in a tram in a residential neighborhood.More >>
  • Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

    Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

    Monday, March 18 2019 9:22 PM EDT2019-03-19 01:22:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police stand outside a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed during shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers.(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police stand outside a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed during shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers.
    (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police stand outside a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed during shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers.(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police stand outside a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed during shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers.
    Internet companies scramble to remove New Zealand mosque shooting video.More >>
    Internet companies scramble to remove New Zealand mosque shooting video.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms