Stories tagged with: EMA

November 21, 2013 - 6:06pm
35 weeks 6 days ago

Muskingum University in New Concord was evacuated and closed on Thursday after a bomb threat.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says that at around 12:45 p.m. the school received a bomb threat via the university's 1-800 number. Officials asked all students, faculty and visitors to vacate the premises in order to facilitate a campus wide investigation.

"We are now in the process of searching buildings, searching dorms and checking every place we...

November 18, 2013 - 5:47pm
27 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency spent Sunday preparing for potentially dangerous storms.

Muskingum County didn't sustain substantial damage from Sunday night's storm, but that doesn't mean the EMA wasn't staying busy preparing for the worst.  EMA Director Bo Keck says his biggest concern was tracking the storm and keeping in constant contact with the National Weather Service.

"We stayed in tune with the National Weather Service and other...

August 19, 2013 - 6:16pm
49 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office received to a call at 1:21 p.m. Monday afternoon about an 18-year-old male trapped in a ditch after it collapsed on McGlade School Road in Dresden.

"He's trapped up to approximately his waist between the dirt and the outside wall of the basement of the house," said EMA Deputy Director, Jeff Jadwin.

Emergency crews spent over two hours working to free the man. Jadwin says at 3:50 p.m. this afternoon, crews were able to extricate...

July 10, 2013 - 5:23pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency works to supply first responders working on hazmat spills, storm clean-up or any other disaster, with what they need to successfully complete the task. And with the major flooding in Perry County, the Muskingum County EMA helped out our neighboring county.

"We helped supply sandbags to Perry County to protect some of their buildings that they had. We'll just take them down and then they get other people to fill them and put them out...

June 13, 2013 - 4:44pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

Despite the weather not hitting as hard as expected, emergency crews remained on high alert throughout the night.

The storms predicted hit further north and bypassed Zanesville,however the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency continued to assess the storm situation as it passed through our area.

"We monitored the weather stations and of course we have notifications that come through to us for any warnings of any counties around us and our county, " said...

May 3, 2013 - 11:46am
1 year 12 weeks ago

Muskingum County is making an attempt to make its residents more informed and protect them in case of emergency through a new system.

Three years ago the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency and other entities started to look for a system that could do mass notifications to the public 24 hours a day day 7 days a week.

"This way we can make sure that they are notified of any type of an incident that's going on in their area or their residence or families residence,...

April 15, 2013 - 6:52pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Local Emergency Management Agencies are in place in 88 counties in Ohio. They each have a director and are designed to respond to disasters. But now a change being considered at the Statehouse may put the control of the agency under the Sheriff. Some county's have already made the change and It's not sitting well with some people.

Guernsey County Commissioners recently made the legislative switch to consolidate local governing entities. Placing the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office in...

March 25, 2013 - 5:22pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency was called to the scene of a car-garbage truck accident this morning that resulted in a fuel spill.

It happened around 10 AM at the intersection of Northpointe and Fairview roads. Zanesville police say the driver of the truck failed to yield at a flashing red light and crashed into a car. Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Jeff Jadwin says the truck's tank ruptured spilling 50 gallons of fuel on the road and into a nearby creek...

March 6, 2013 - 4:58pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency took part in the statewide test Wednesday of the tornado alert system.  The news is good -- all the sirens performed as expected locally.  Starting next week the E-M-A will be testing all 42 sirens in the county every Wednesday at noon through October. 

"Every county has a different test schedule. They usually do it on a Wednesday or on a Saturday. Some of them do it at 10, some do it at 11,...

October 29, 2012 - 5:43pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

The huge storm known as Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and will make landfall on the east coast Monday night.

The storm brings with it powerful, damaging winds, potentially flooding rains, and will even drop snow on some areas. Muskingum county Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says he's been in constant contact with city, county, and state agencies, the National Weather Service, and local power companies in preparation for Sandy's wrath.

"From the looks of things...

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