Stories tagged with: Perry County

July 10, 2013 - 5:15pm
1 year 7 weeks 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....

June 18, 2013 - 10:01pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

A search of a home in Perry County Tuesday results in the seizure of several mobile meth labs.

Detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force with assistance from the Perry County Sheriff's Office executed a search of a home located at 323 Mill Street in New Lexington and seized several "one pot" style meth labs from the property.

Information obtained from this search led officers to 1725 Township Road 128 in Junction City where another meth lab was...

May 1, 2013 - 9:49pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

One person was taken by med-flight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus after a head on collision near 4480 State Route 37 in Perry County Wednesday evening.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Aaron Vollmer, right before 6 p.m.., a young male driver operating a gold Chrysler sedan was driving east on 37, when he was stung by a bee, causing him to drive left of center, striking a Jeep Liberty traveling west head on.

"The young man driving the Chrysler, wasn't...

April 28, 2013 - 12:22pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash that happened Saturday night in Salt Lick Township.

Troopers from the Lancaster Patrol Post in Perry County responded to a call at 7:14 p.m. from a driver reporting an accident.

According to the OSHP, Michael R. Starlin, 53, of Zanesville was driving westbound on SR-155 on his Harley Davidson when he lost control of his motorcycle. Starlin traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a pole, ejecting...

March 20, 2013 - 12:36pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

Ohio's Attorney General announced a plan to address existing gaps in sexual assault services across Ohio and some of that money will come to Perry County.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said the formation of a Sexual Assault Services Expansion Program comes after a survey conducted by his office found that 59 percent of Ohio's counties do not have comprehensive, direct sexual assault services.

According to the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, a county with comprehensive,...

November 7, 2012 - 12:40am
1 year 42 weeks ago

One of the biggest races in Perry County involved the race for sheriff. Incumbent William Barker fought off challenger Amy English who is the Junction City Police Chief.

Barker got 7,529 votes and English received 6,880. There were also three county commissioner seats up for grabs.  The winners were Ed Keister, Jim O'Brien and David Freriks.

Other winners included Timothy Wollenberg for clerk of court, Jackie Hoover for county recorder and Melisa Walter for Perry County...

September 23, 2012 - 9:45pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

Democratic candidates spent the day parading through communities in Perry County.

A trolley tour took them through Somerset, Thornville, Glenford, Mount Perry and surrounding towns.

Three Democratic groups sponsored the ride, and representatives say their objective was to take the campaign to the streets.

"What we wanted to do was to take the campaign to the people and not to the people that are always in the choir," said Robin Bartlett
of the Perry County...

July 2, 2012 - 1:16pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

A sobriety checkpoint in Perry County resulted in the arrest of an impaired driver.
 

The State Highway Patrol along with the Crooksville Police Department and the Perry County Sheriff's Office conducted the checkpoint Friday night on State Route 93 just north of Flint Ridge Road.
 

The Patrol reports that contact was made with 216 motorists during the checkpoint with one impaired driver being arrested.
 

The OVI Checkpoint was funded by...

June 18, 2012 - 8:18pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

People in Perry County had an opportunity to get their questions about fracking answered.

The Perry County Landowner's Association hosted an informational meeting at the Somerset American Legion.  Executive Director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce John Ulmer said the goal is to educate residents before the oil and gas industry makes its way to the area.

"I think, mostly as a private landowner, they want to know how much money is in it for them," said Ulmer...

March 7, 2012 - 1:04am
2 years 25 weeks ago

The results are in for the Perry County Commissioners races.

James O'Brien won the race for the Democrats, while Thad Cooperrider took the race for the Republicans. Ron Baker (R) won the race for County Treasurer, and will go against Democrat Melissa Walker in November. In the race for County Recorder, Democrat Jackie Hoover stood in the winners circle, and will face Republican Ashley Heavener.

Only two issues were on the Perry County ballot. Both the Corning and New Straitsville...

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