A former Glenmoor firefighter who has earned the reputation of “The Puzzle Man” in the village has donated money for new firefighting gear for the local department.
David Butler, who turns 92 next month, served on the Glenmoor department in the early 1960s up to the 1980s. His first experience with firefighting was for the Navy Seabees in China from 1945-1946.
Butler said firefighting has changed tremendously over the years thanks to new technology and equipment not available back then.
He also said there is a lot more training now.
One thing that has remained the same, however, is the camaraderie among firefighters, he said.
Originally from East Liverpool, Butler moved to East Palestine in 2002.
For his birthday last year, his daughter, Cindy Butler Fletcher, gave him some jigsaw puzzles, which he began piecing together at alarming speed.