Area church members can now rest easy knowing the man suspected in a string of breaking and entering is behind bars.
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said 32-year-old Scott Roberts of Zanesville is facing 43 charges that include burglary, breaking and entering, vandalism and theft. Roberts is suspected of being responsible for nearly all of the church break-ins since July 14th as well as a number of home burglaries taking place throughout the city and county.
The Zanesville Police Department investigates an early Thursday morning break-in at a church on Maple Avenue.
Authorities are still on the scene at Coburn United Methodist Church. Right now all police can say is that a call came into authorities around 5:30 Thursday morning that the church had been broken into.
We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.
A Zanesville woman is lucky to be alive after being shot in the head early Tuesday morning while delivering newspapers.
The 9-1-1 call came in at about 3 this morning. 53 year-old Joyce Miller of Zanesville was delivering the newspaper near Brighton Boulevard and Dryden Road. She thought she heard a car back fire. The sound she heard was gun fire-striking her just behind the right ear.
"I was always worried dogs coming after me," said Miller. "Nothing...
School are all open and running and it's a good time to remind drivers to pay attention to the speed limit.
Zanesville City Schools opened up Monday. Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes said drivers need to slow down and be cautious.
"After three months of break the drivers aren't used to driving through school zones," said Lambes. "We need to be a little more cautious and get used to the traffic pattern changes and the pedestrian changes due to school...
According to Zanesville Police Department Patrolman Tom Porter two vehicles traveling North-West on State Route 146 - Sharon Avenue turned left onto Marietta Street. The driver of a Mazda 626 slowed down for traffic and was then rear-ended by the driver of a Dodge Durango. Porter said 12 witnesses were in the area.
"There was a car infront of him that turning into here, with his blinker on, he slowed down but the car, the truck ,...
A Zanesville man is currently in the Muskingum County Jail after being indicted Wednesday for the murder of his 10 month old son.
Detective Sgt. Ric Roush said that 29-year-old Joseph Miller of Zanesville was arrested Wednesday afternoon without incident and will be arraigned in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court next Wednesday. He's charged with one count of murder and one count of second degree felony child endangering.
An out-of-control driver hits homes on three different Zanesville streets Wednesday evening.
It happened around 9 p.m. According to the Zanesville Police Department, the driver first hit a home at 811 Curtis Street, then continued down an alley striking a home at 952 Sevall Street, and he finally stopped when he struck the home at 939 Pine Street.
The passenger in the vehicle was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. The driver is in custody and the crash remains under...