Stories tagged with: Steve Welker

July 12, 2013 - 6:09pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

A former longtime Muskingum County Sheriff has died. Bernie Gibson passed away around 4 this morning after a battle with cancer and emphysema.

The strong willed, tough and fair law enforcement officer was elected sheriff in 1976 and held the position for 20 years, leaving behind a long legacy. Out of the 110 current employees at the sheriff's office, around 35 were hired under Gibson. The consensus is that he was a great boss and he was always very up front with his employees and...

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