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August 13, 2014 - 4:35am
2 weeks 6 days ago

Zanesville Police investigate a shooting in the 700 block of Dryden Road.

Lt. Chris Phipps said they were called to the area around 11:20p.m. Tuesday and found two homes that had bullet holes in them.

Residents told officers that the shooting of the homes had actually taken place around 9:00p.m. No injuries were reported.

Lt. Phipps said at this point officers have little to go on in their investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Zanesville Police at...

August 12, 2014 - 7:07pm
3 weeks 6 hours ago

A day after one confirmed tornado and a second possible tornado passed through southeast Ohio, the local EMA is surveying what all happened.

Muskingum County EMA Director Bo Keck traveled to Short Road near Frazeysburg Tuesday morning to take a look at some of the damage that affected crops and one home in the area.

"If everything were just laying straight over, it'd be a straight-line wind, but these crops and the corn and everything were all laying different...

August 12, 2014 - 6:59pm
3 weeks 6 hours ago

Rides have long been a part of the scene at the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair, and this year is no different.

Bates Amusements out of Wintersville, Ohio have been providing the rides at the fair for over 25 years now. From a Merry-go-Round to the Cliffhanger, and the Kiddie Bus to Pharoah's Fury, Karen Bates said they offer something for everyone.

"If they're little, they like all the rides at Kiddie Land, and the teenagers like this side of the fence. "


August 12, 2014 - 6:51pm
3 weeks 6 hours ago

For some, the fair is all about the food.  For others, it's the rides.  But for 4-H members, it's about all that hard work put into their projects finally paying off.

"We have approximately 1800 youth in our 4-H program which is the biggest part of our Jr. fair program," said 4-H extension educator Michelle Fehr.

While 4-H encompasses a wide range of activities, many of those 1800 are involved with showing animals.

"This year we tagged in about 330...

August 12, 2014 - 11:14am
3 weeks 6 hours ago

A summer recess for congress doesn't mean a break from work for Congressman Bill Johnson.

The 6th District Representative is busy visiting constituents in eastern and southeastern Ohio. The Congressman said through his meetings he's listening to the needs of those living and walking in the district every day.

He said concerns about jobs and the economy continue to surface.

One bill recently passed would eliminate the red tape affecting cross border pipeline projects. He...

August 12, 2014 - 8:45am
3 weeks 17 hours ago

A Muskingum County Court judge will take the bench of the Court of Common Pleas in Zanesville.  Governor John Kasich has appointed Judge Eric Martin to serve as probate and juvenile court judge and he will assume office on August 13th.  Martin is replacing Judge Joseph Gormley, who retired.  Martin must win in November to retain the seat for full-time starting February 9th 2015.  The Muskingum County Board of Election says the only way that is possible if petitions are...

August 12, 2014 - 5:27am
3 weeks 20 hours ago

Two former members of the Harrison Township Emergency Medical Service Board change their pleas to guilty.

In Muskingum County Common Pleas Court 49-year-old Terry Randles and 49-year-old Richard Bennett entered pleas of guilty to theft of money between $1,000 and $7,500. Two other charges engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and money laundering will be dropped at the time of sentencing. Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation.

In June of this year both men...

August 12, 2014 - 4:49am
3 weeks 19 hours ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said one woman was killed during a traffic accident in Coshocton County.

Sergeant Kelly said that the accident took place on US 36 between Coshocton and Warsaw around 5:10p.m. Monday.

He said their investigation shows that 46-year-old Tammy Steed, of Warsaw, was driving east on US 36 when she lost control of her vehicle, spun around and went left of center into the path of a vehicle driven by 48-year-old Karen Darby also of Warsaw....

August 11, 2014 - 8:57pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has confirmed an EF0 tornado struck down just northeast of Frazeysburg Monday afternoon.

EMA Director Bo Keck said the sheriff's office received multiple calls reporting a tornado at Old Riley Road and State Route 16 around 3:00 p.m. The tornado knocked a large branch onto a home at 4940 Short Road near Frazeysburg. It also knocked out a window in the rear of the house. Residents of the home said the twister came through a corn field...

August 11, 2014 - 7:32pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

With the Muskingum County Fair in full swing the Fair Board and Sheriffs Office are working hard to keep fair goers safe.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says that deputies will never be in the same spot very long. They will be driving around the fair grounds in golf carts, supervising events and patrolling the fairground around the clock. Although it's the Sheriffs Offices job to keep fair goers safe, parents can help by creating a plan with their families.

"If you come to the fair, if...

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