Stories tagged with: Perry County

July 5, 2014 - 1:56pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Junction City man early Saturday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Mark E. Metzger was traveling southbound on Toll Gate Road right around midnight  when his GMC pickup truck went off the right side of the roadway and lost control.  The vehicle then went back left of center and off the left side of the roadway striking a...

June 14, 2014 - 11:54pm
5 weeks 3 days ago

At approximately 10 o'clock on Saturday night officials from the South Zanesville Police Department said they pulled over a man in a red Jeep Cherokee at a traffic stop near the Speedway on the Maysville Pike for a moving violation .

On later observation officials were made aware of charges he was facing in Perry County for brandishing of a weapon. According to South Zanesville Police Chief, Eric Finley his department  detained the subject in order to...

May 12, 2014 - 11:41am
10 weeks 3 days ago

Some residents of Perry County are without power at this time. 

American Electric Power reports that 2,071 are without service at this time. 

A company spokesperson says there is a problem with a transmission line and crews are working to restore service. There's no word on what caused the failure with the line.

They hope to have power back on by 12:30 p.m. 

 

 

May 6, 2014 - 11:09pm
11 weeks 1 day ago

Here are your Primary Election Results for Perry County.

Todd Shafer defeats Jeremy Seals 530 to 506. Shafer will face Davie Freriks in the November election.

The Village of New Lexington Proposed Charter Amendment passes 191 Yes votes to 110 No votes.

Southern Local Schools 4.5 Mills for five years failed by fifty-four votes.

The Village of Corning point 3 Mills for five years for cemetery Maintence and 5 Mills for five years for current expenses both passed...

March 28, 2014 - 6:07pm
16 weeks 5 days ago

Perry County Sheriff William R. Barker announces the indictment of three New Lexington residents involved in a large scale heroin trafficking operation.

On Tuesday, a Perry County Grand Jury indicted 27- year- old Chelsie Maddux, 31- year- old Timothy Harris and 46- year-old Laura Hynus for their involvement in distributing more than 680 grams of heroin since 2012.

"That's equivalent to about one and a half pounds, if people are trying to equate some size to that its about a...

March 26, 2014 - 6:21pm
17 weeks 20 hours ago


Seven area fire departments responded to a house fire early this morning in Perry County 

The family-built home located at 3147 Cooperriders Road, just North West of Somerset, belonged to Jim and Judy Vatter. Somerset, Thornville, Thirsten, Millersport, Licking, National Trails, and Hopewell Township fire departments as well as the State Fire Marshal and the Red Cross were on scene.

"When I arrived on scene, the Fire Chief introduced me to the family. I started...

December 26, 2013 - 6:40pm
29 weeks 6 days ago

According to fire officials, the fire started at 5 a.m. Thursday morning at the home of Robert Walker at 7294 SR 345, just north of Crooksville. Fire fighter Dan Rodgers says the two-story wooden-frame home was fully involved in flames when crews arrived, and says the family managed to escape the burning home unharmed. The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family.

"We actually have given them their clothing allowance because...

December 17, 2013 - 5:48am
31 weeks 2 days ago

 We do still have some counties that remain under snow emergencies as we begin our Tuesday. 

Those under a level one snow emergency include:

  • Coshocton
  • Perry

A level one snow emergency means that roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and you should drive with caution. Keep with WHIZ for any changes.

August 11, 2013 - 4:22pm
49 weeks 3 days ago

A Perry County man is dead after a Sunday morning crash. 

The State Highway Patrol said that 20-year-old Tyler Moore, of New Lexington, was traveling northbound on State Route 93 near Dutch Ridge Road when he lost control of his 2009 Toyota Scion and left the roadway. His vehicle then went over an embankment, striking a tree. 

Moore was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Perry County Coroner. 

The State Highway Patrol said...

July 10, 2013 - 5:15pm
1 year 1 week ago

The Crooksville Fire Department knocked on every door at Village Green Apartments Tuesday morning and told everyone to evacuate immediately. When residents arrived back home Wednesday morning, the water had receded but there homes were destroyed. Angela Wayne, a resident at the apartment complex, has salvaged what she could, which is only a couple bags of clothes.

"Yesterday me and my daughter got woke up and we had literally 15 minutes to get stuff put up," said Wayne....

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