Stories tagged with: muskingum river

June 27, 2014 - 1:18pm
9 weeks 7 hours ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff says that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has recovered the body believed to be that of a man missing in the Muskingum River. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the body of a man was discovered south of the Rokeby Lock in Morgan County,Friday. 

On Tuesday, Zanesville Police and Fire Department recieved a call in regards to two men in the river. Upon investigation officals found debris of a boat, which later turned out to be stolen. 

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June 25, 2014 - 5:32pm
9 weeks 1 day 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...

February 22, 2014 - 12:40am
26 weeks 4 days ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on the Muskingum River.

Ice broke loose on the Muskingum River Friday afternoon,  tearing out docks, gazebos, trees, and other debris. EMA Director, Bo Keck, said his office has been monitoring the river ever since it froze across earlier this winter. He called what happened Friday  "devastating."

"We're a little concerned about the Lorena right now. And then of course down stream,...

July 12, 2013 - 5:54pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

It is day two of a search of the Muskingum river for a Coshocton man who has been missing since the boat he was riding in capsized.

In only two weeks time, southeastern Ohio has seen more than 7 inches of rain and has caused significant flooding of local rivers and streams. Harsh flood conditions are extremely dangerous and are to blame for the flipping of a boat into the Muskingum River in Coshocton with three individuals on board. 53 year old Mark Walters is still missing.

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July 12, 2013 - 5:18am
1 year 6 weeks ago

 Crews will be back at work Friday morning searching for a man still missing in the Muskingum River. 

Authorities had to call off the search for the 53-year-old man Thursday night as they reported it was too dangerous to be near the water after dark. The river is still high from recent rains and had a swift current. 

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office said this all began at 6:53 p.m. Thursday when they received a call from 48-year-old Chris Holder advising he...

May 16, 2013 - 5:29pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Lorena Sternwheeler went through a routine inspection by the Coast Guard in March and it turns out the repairs weren't as expensive as they originally thought.

"We are very excited the Lorena Sternwheeler is back in the water and it has already set sail," said Kelly Ashby, V.P. of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.

Ashby says there will be public rides, dinner, lunch and twilight cruises and a variety of different themed rides too.

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September 2, 2011 - 2:35pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

The case of the death and disappearance of half-brothers Ayden Cecil and Anthony Tullius will go in front of a Grand Jury.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the case was sent to Prosecutor Mike Haddox for review nearly 2 weeks ago. He said Haddox has assembled a list of witnesses and will present the case next Wednesday.

2-year-old Anthony Tullius and 3-year-old Ayden Cecil were last seen June 4th camping at Ellis Dam with their mother and step-father, Kasey and...

July 25, 2011 - 2:11pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Search crews continue their search efforts in the Muskingum River for the third day after a man who had been tubing with a group of friends went missing Saturday afternoon.

Officials said 41-year-old Troy Hindel of Frazeysburg was just south of the Dresden area holding onto a raft in the river with a group of friends when the person closest to him saw him go under twice, not resurfacing the second time. Local Campers described the situation as a 'Group Float' where upwards of 50 people...

July 24, 2011 - 7:06pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Search crews continue their search efforts in the Muskingum River for the second day after a man who had been tubing with a group of friends went missing Saturday afternoon.

Officials say 41-year-old Troy Hindel of Frazeysburg was holding onto a raft in the river with a group of friends when the person closest to him saw him go under twice, not resurfacing the second time. Witnesses tell fire officials they heard the group yell for help when Hindel went under, who authorities said...

July 23, 2011 - 8:27pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Search crews continue to scour the Muskingum River after a man went missing who had been tubing with a group of friends Saturday afternoon.

 According to Muskingum County Sheriff Captain Jeff LeCocq, 41-year-old Troy Hindel of Frazeysburg was holding onto a raft in the river with a group of friends when the person closest to him saw him go under twice, not resurfacing the second time. The Dresden Volunteer Fire Department were the first to respond and witnesses tell them they...

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