Stories tagged with: Perry County

November 11, 2010 - 5:05pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

Two Perry County residents are facing charges after authorities discover a large marijuana growing operation inside a Corning home.
 

Perry County Sheriff's Sgt. Kevin Starrett says deputies along with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Corning Police Department seized more than 50 marijuana plants and hydroponic equipment from inside a residence at 167 Main Street around 8 a.m. Thursday.

Sgt. Starrett says a tip from a resident is what led them to the...

September 16, 2010 - 10:49pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

The relief effort for the victims continue through the night..

For victim's of the tornado, they had a safe haven at Crooksville High School which was transformed into a relief zone. ***Update***Shelter moved from High School to Crooksville Fire Department****Update

"We felt that it was safe to keep all the people here in the building after that the red cross had contacted me and we decided that we would use this as a spot," says Crooksville Principal, Kasey Coffey...

September 5, 2010 - 3:41pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

Bridge construction will begin this Tuesday on a road in Perry County.

Crews from Shelly and Sands out of Zanesville will be working on State Route 668 at mile marker one. Drivers will not be able to access the road for 60 days, starting one mile south of Maxville through one mile north of the Perry-Hocking County line.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says the project is aimed at making the structure sound and safe for drivers to use.

It's expected to last...

August 7, 2010 - 3:47pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

Five people are taken into custody following a drug bust in Perry County.

It happened at 6749 Monroe Township Road 1008 in Corning yesterday.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office along with agents from the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force responded to the residence after receiving reports of trafficking in heroin. Two search warrants were executed at the home, in some vehicles at the scene, and at a nearby camper. Sergeant Kevin Starrett says deputies seized an undisclosed...

July 23, 2010 - 2:48pm
4 years 5 days ago

Three people are taken into custody after a drug bust in Perry County.

Sgt. Kevin Starrett says on Thursday deputies along with members of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team executed search warrants at 7650 Number 8 Hollow Road in New Lexington.
 

Starrett says deputies recovered a large quantity of marijuana, an undisclosed amount of currency and firearms from the property.
 

He says the names of the people arrested aren't...

July 19, 2010 - 6:32pm
4 years 1 week ago

A Crooksville family is still looking for answers about what happened to 18-year-old David Savage Junior. The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that a vehicle struck Savage, who was walking along State Route 93, and continued driving without stopping.

David escaped death once. He was struck by lightning out in his backyard last summer. He was taken by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for serious burns but survived.

"I thought he was dead the...

July 19, 2010 - 3:15am
4 years 1 week ago

Perry County officials discover a large hydroponic marijuana growing operation in Thornville.

Perry County Sheriff's Sergeant Kevin Starrett said that a search at 75 Park Drive in Thornville, Sunday, led to the findings.

Deputies seized over fifty marijuana plants as well as a large quantity of items associated with the grow.

Suspects have been identified but names are not being released until formal charges are filed.

July 3, 2010 - 8:21pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Tradition is binding together one small village in Perry County.

For 26 years, Somerset has been holding their annual celebration with food, antique cars, and lots of people. It begins with a parade that travels through the village and ends at Somerset Memorial Park. The celebration is funded through the generosity of the community.

"This whole thing doesn't happen without the support of the village and they've been very very supportive every year, all the money we raise to...

June 28, 2010 - 9:41am
4 years 4 weeks ago

The United State's Department of Agriculture is expanding its Emerald Ash Borer quarantine to include Perry County.

The Ash Borer was located in an Ash Tree near State Route 668 at Township Road 133 within Wayne National Forest.

This is the counties first known infestation.

The quarantine helps slow the spread of the tree killing insect by prohibiting the movement of all hardwood firewood and Ash Tree materials. Since the Emerald Ash Borer was first discovered in Ohio in...

May 25, 2010 - 8:19am
4 years 9 weeks ago

A new piece of equipment in Perry County will help emergency medical services and response times in the area.

The United States Department of Agriculture approved $56,000 to the county for the purchase of a Geographic Information System, which maps terrain.

The system will create a GIS Map of the area that can be used to help emergency dispatchers more accurately send out personnel.

Other money for the over $235,000 project came from the county, The County Engineers...

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