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June 26, 2014 - 10:57am
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department says a semi tractor trailer caught on fire Thursday as it was driving through Zanesville. 
Z-F-D say it happened around 10:30 on I-70 eastbound between the Underwood Street on-ramp and the Hamline Bridge.  Investigators say the truck's brakes caught on fire which in turn caught the tire and trailer on fire.  The driver – Bruce Yarnell – was carrying pork bellies which were being transported to a plant in Lancaster...

June 26, 2014 - 4:59am
3 weeks 6 days ago

New federal resources have been awarded to two fire departments in Muskingum County...

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio announced that Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department and Zanesville Fire Department have been awarded resources for Operations and Safety by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

Senator Brown said firefighters put their lives on the line each day to keep our...

June 25, 2014 - 5:32pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Day 2 of the search for the missing men in the river has been unsuccessful so far.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) says the Zanesville and Falls Township Fire Departments along with helicopters from the Highway Patrol and the Division of Wildlife were working the river.

Jason Latchic, Area Supervisor for the ODNR, and Division of Watercraft Cambridge Field Office says, "We have a boat going upstream that is running sidescan sonar unit to try to look for any...

June 25, 2014 - 5:17pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The sinkhole issue in Muskingum County continues to be a problem for some area residents.  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says on Monday residents who live on Stiers Lane in White Cottage reported hearing a loud noise near their homes.  Local and State emergency officials responded and found more evidence of ground collapse.  O-D-N R says based on that incident officials started efforts to relocate the remaining five families living in the area.  They have all...

June 25, 2014 - 2:26pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the boat two missing men were likely in before it went over the dam on the Muskingum River was stolen.  O-D-N-R spokeswoman Eileen Courson says sometime after 8:30 p.m. Monday a boat was stolen from a dock near the Zanesville Yacht Club.  Courson say the boat was a 19 foot 1994 Crownline that was blue and white.  Searchers are speculating the men crashed after going over the dam and were thrown into the swift current. ...

June 25, 2014 - 1:57pm
4 weeks 9 hours ago

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority (ZMHA) recognized a very special member of the community Wednesday Afternoon.

James Singer, a board member to the ZMHA has retired from his many years of volunteer work. Steve Randles, Executive Director of the ZMHA said they felt it was appropriate to honor his dedication to the City of Zanesville with a celebration at the quarterly staff meeting.  

"He's been a long term, long standing board member, and...

June 25, 2014 - 1:42pm
4 weeks 14 hours ago

A Zanesville man changed his plea in connection to a stabbing incident on Brighton Boulevard.

27-year-old Brian Williams entered a plea of guility to charges of felonious assault and possession of drugs.

Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office said on April 2, Williams got into an altercation with another man on Brighton Boulevard over drugs and stabbed the man with a knife causing injuries.

Williams attorney, Jerry McHenry told Judge Cottrill that the victim in the case had...

June 25, 2014 - 1:14pm
4 weeks 14 hours ago

Seven former Harrison Township Emergency Medical Service Board members appeared in court for arraignments Wednesday.

In front of Judge Kelly Cottrill, Brian Hatfield, Richard Bennett, Heather Price, Robert Hatfield, Beverly Hatfield, Mary Randles and Terry Randles all plead not guilty to charges that include engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering and theft, among others.

Price, Bennett and Robert and Beverly Hatfield have all posted $100,000 bonds. At the...

June 25, 2014 - 10:18am
4 weeks 16 hours ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s help in the search for two missing men in the Muskingum River.  O-D-N-R investigators say eyewitness reports from yesterday said two white males were in a boat near the Lorena Sternwheeler.  It was described as a white and blue boat with the name “jake’s dream” on the back.  It was a 14 to 16 foot power boat that included two white males in their 20’s and 30’s.  So far...

June 25, 2014 - 6:25am
4 weeks 21 hours ago

Seven people indicted in connection with the misspending of around $500,000 meant for the Harrison Township EMS Squad go before a judge.

Brian Hatfield, Richard Bennett, Robert Hatfield, Beverly Hatfield, Heather Price, Mary Randals and Terry Randals will be arraigned Wednesday morning in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

Attorney General Spokesperson Kate Hansen said the alleged activity happened between 2008-2012.

The Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox said...

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