Stories tagged with: Ohio Department of Natural Resources

June 27, 2014 - 6:12pm
7 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help identifying a man found in the Muskingum River Friday afternoon.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, around 1:00 p.m. the body of a white, middle-aged male with dark hair, a mustache and a goatee was recovered from the river. The man had no identification on him. Officials are hoping some distinctive features will help lead to discovering his identity.

"The following tattoos were found,...

March 27, 2013 - 5:48pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

Today The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources Division Of Water Craft used The Licking River to practice it's flood rescue techniques.

The Water Craft Division has jurisdiction over any body of water in the State of Ohio and will respond to major flooding anywhere in the country they are needed..

Training Coordinator of Water Craft Eric Reed said, "Flood rescues and anytime something floods in the state of Ohio. We have actually gone nationally and done flood rescues in our...

May 19, 2012 - 4:51pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Boating season is right around the corner, which means the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is conducting vessel saftey checks.

As part of "National Safe Boating Week", people brought their boats to the Riverside Ramp on the Muskingum River to have them inspected by a State Watercraft Officer. Boats must be registered and contain a certain number of lifejackets. Another safety check will take place Sunday, May 20th at the Marina Ramp on Dillon Lake from 10am...

February 23, 2012 - 6:30pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are giving the public an opportunity to voice its concerns regarding flood legislation.

The commissioners were recently informed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that enforcement of the special purpose flood reduction resolution was found to be deficient.  On Thursday, Floodplain Administrator Ray Mennega sat down with the commissioners to go over the necessary changes.

"Previously, in our fee schedule, we just noted that...

October 20, 2010 - 9:27am
3 years 43 weeks ago

Ohio's fall wild turkey hunting season is underway, and so far, hunters have already bagged almost 300 of the birds.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources indicates the season is popular in our area. 438 turkeys were harvested last year, with totals in Coshocton, Muskingum, and Guernsey Counties topping the list. The season will last through the end of November.

Hunting hours are a half hour before sunrise through sunset, you are allowed to harvest one turkey of either sex per...

September 28, 2010 - 1:26pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

Around 230,000 wild turkeys are inhabiting Ohio, just in time for the start of the Fall Wild Turkey Hunting season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it's a better outlook than last year's season, when more than 2,000 wild turkeys were hunted.

Hunters will be allowed to scout these birds a half hour before or after suset starting next Saturday, October 9th. The season will last through November 28th. Each hunter is only allowed to take one-turkey of either sex. You do need...

July 22, 2010 - 12:11pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

With temperatures in the 90's this weekend you can bet there will be plenty of people boating.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director Tony Celebrezze said a new boat ramp and recent renovations were dedicated Thursday at Buckeye Lake. Now boaters can get in the water faster which is great in this heat.

"We expanded the ramp itself and then we added a dock,"Celebrezze said.

Celebrezze said this will make access easier for everyone and there is a third...

May 1, 2010 - 8:04pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

A Columbus couple is in good condition at Grant Medical Center after a boating accident last evening.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Buckeye Lake near Fireman's Island in Licking County.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft spokesman, John Wisse, says an 18-foot bass boat, carrying 47-year-old Brian Trudeau and his wife 41-year-old Cindy, collided with a 21-foot pleasure boat, carrying 23-year-old Justin Morrison and his brother 27-year-old Tom Huskey....

April 30, 2010 - 9:29pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

Two people were flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus Friday after a boat accident on Buckeye Lake shortly before 6 p.m

According to John Wisse, spokesman with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft, the victims were a male and a female. He says little details are known about the accident, just that it was a collision between two boats. He's unsure if any other people were injured.

He says the accident happened near Fireman's Island on Buckeye Lake....

January 30, 2010 - 8:17pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

Charges were announced Saturday against five people for what authorities say was a poaching ring involving deer and wild turkey.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife conducted a two month investigation after receiving information from hunters and anonymous tips called into the "Turn In a Poacher" hotline.

33-year-old Jackie Farley II of Thurman is facing five charges of hunting without permission, four charges of failure to attach a temporary...

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