An auction held this weekend proved to be a success for the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office.
Items auctioned were seized and recovered during drug investigations the Sheriff's Office conducted over the past year. Deputies recovered everything from gold coins to four wheelers and even a 1967 Firebird convertible.
"We had over 255 buyers numbers distributed, the sale started at about 10:00 and we sold right around 600 items out there at the sale," said Muskingum County...
A Zanesville man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison on multiple drug charges.
32-year-old Jeremy Johnson-Fowler appeared before Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill where he received a 3 year sentence on a charge of trafficking in crack cocaine and a 7 year sentence on charges of trafficking in cocaine and marijuana and possession of marijuana.
Johnson-Fowler plead guilty to the charges in February after being arrested several months...
The pain at the pump could end up causing you a lot more pain than you bargained for. When the price is high, some people fill their tank and run -- without paying.
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls of drive off's at area gas stations. Sheriff Matt Lutz says in the first four months of 2011, they have had 58 drive off's compared to 63 last year during the same time.
"I can't really explain why we have five less but I can say with gas prices up...
Some Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputies are turning in their badges this week.
Lieutenant Randy Wilson, Sergeant Pat Keck and Deputy Roger Kelly are retiring from the department. A small party was held for them Friday afternoon highlighting their years of service. We spoke with Sergaent Pat Keck who has been with the Sheriff's Office the last 27 years. He says it's been an amazing experience serving Muskingum County.
"I'm going to take summer off, i've got 2 kids and two...
A woman was shot in the head Wednesday night during a dispute in Muskingum County.
It happened around 7:30 p.m. at 3900 Hemmers Lane in Wayne Township. Sheriff Matt Lutz says several family members were at the residence when the victim was shot by her step-brother following an argument.
"Our deputies got here on the scene, there was some people that had the victim out of the residence. At that point the suspect was still in the residence," he says.
The closing of the northbound lanes of Northpointe Drive in Muskingum County due to a slip is not only a headache for drivers, it has now become a safety concern.
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has received many complaints from drivers in the southbound lane saying northbound drivers are ignoring the closure where the slip occurred and are using the southbound lane causing near accidents with drivers. Sheriff Matt Lutz says even though one lane is open, it does not mean...
The Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday passed a resolution allowing the Sheriff's office to lease five new cruisers for deputies this year.
This is the third year the commissioners have leased the vehicles. Before, the county bought used Highway Patrol cruisers from the state. The commissioners decided leasing Ford Crown Victorias was the better decision in the long term becasue of longevity and cost.
"It's saving on repair bills, vehicles are lasting longer having them...
With Governor Kasich making drastic cuts across the state trying to fix a nearly 8-billion dollar deficit, the pain is being felt in some law enforcement agencies here in Southeast Ohio. Click the video link on the left to view Mark Bullion's full story.
The Licking Muskingum Correctional Center in Newark is expected to close come summer this year. And this poses a concern among many like where the current inmates will go.