The Zanesville Police and Fire Departments searched the Muskingum River for 30 minutes after receiving a call that two people may have fallen through ice.
Assistant Fire Chief Daviid Huey said eye witnesses saw some juveniles playing down by the West side of the river possibly "polar bear" swimming. When crews searched the river, they did not find anyone.
It could be the juveniles saw the search begin and were afraid to be in trouble so they fled the...
While most of the historic locks, located along the Muskingum River, are open for the spring and summer months, two remain closed for construction purposes.
Lock number nine in Philo has a retaining wall that collapsed. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources was notified of the problem back in February. It has surveyed the site to see how it can be fixed and says it hopes to repair the structure soon.
The other lock that remains closed is Lock number 11, which is south of...
You may see a familiar face on the Muskingum River this summer.
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office will be back on the river after a donation to fix the department's broken boat motor.
"We tried to put the boat out last year and we had a problem with the engine," said Sheriff Lutz. "We've had some demand for it to be out on the river. It's not out on a regular basis, but it's out on the holidays."
One local water source is seeing some improvements.
The Muskingum River's quality of water has dramatically improved, thanks to testing by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency. More fish are also returning to live in the river. That's why Muskingum River Advisory Council President, Joy Padgett, says it's an unrecognized resource in the area.
"So many people are used to it flowing through the four counties that it's in. They don't...