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September 3, 2015 - 2:17pm
4 weeks 3 days ago

The law firm representing Perry County Doctor Jeffrey Haggenjos issued a statement Thursday on his recent firing by Genesis HealthCare System.  Brent Stubbins, of Stubbins, Watson & Bryan, in a press release, said "as you know Dr. Jeffrey Haggenjos is no longer employed by the Genesis HealthCare System.  Dr. Haggensjos greatly appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of...

September 3, 2015 - 12:05pm
4 weeks 3 days ago
There is a boil advisory in effect in parts of the Village of Chesterhill. Officials say that includes Coal, Marietta, and East Streets and State Route 555 South. The boil advisory remains in effect until further notice.
September 3, 2015 - 10:37am
4 weeks 3 days ago
A Zanesville man set to go to trial Thursday on multiple drug charges instead decided to enter a guilty plea. The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says that 34-year-old Chad Ballard was facing 12 drug charges and one count of having a weapon under disability when he decided against the trial before Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill. The Judge accepted the plea and ordered a pre-sentence investigation. One count of trafficking in drugs will be dropped at sentencing.
September 3, 2015 - 4:38am
4 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said this week's most wanted suspect has been caught. 

48-year-old Michael Alan Bell of New Concord was wanted on multiple felonies including rape, gross sexual imposition and sexual battery. 

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office thank the community for their assistance in locating Bell.


September 3, 2015 - 4:33am
4 weeks 3 days ago

Two New Mexico natives appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. 

59-year-old TeaJay Johnson and 21-year-old Ginger Maurer both plead not guilty to improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Johnson also plead not guilty to having a weapon while under disability. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said on August 19, the pair was stopped in Dresden and a search of their vehicle...

September 3, 2015 - 4:27am
4 weeks 3 days ago

A Duncan Falls man enters a plea in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at the Duke and Duchess on Adamsville Road. 

33-year-old Clint McLean entered a not guilty plea in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. 

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said in the early morning hours of August 18, State Troopers conducted a felony stop of a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Belmont County. 

The troopers recognized the driver as the same person in...

September 3, 2015 - 4:21am
4 weeks 3 days ago

A former Muskingum County Most Wanted Suspect appears in Common Pleas Court. 

35-year-old Clint Bowen faces felony charges of burglary, robbery and domestic violence. 

In front of Judge Kelly Cottrill, Bowen plead not guilty. His bond was set at $100,000


September 3, 2015 - 2:51am
4 weeks 3 days ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office announces the indictment of two major drug traffickers. 

27-year-old Marcus Isham of New Lexington was indicted on complicity to aggravated possession of heroin, trafficking in heroin and possession of prescription drugs. 

The Sheriff's Office said between May of 2013 and November of 2014, Isham distributed nine and a half ounces of heroin throughout Perry and surrounding counties. 

If convicted on all counts he could face up...

September 2, 2015 - 9:03pm
4 weeks 3 days ago

A dice ride this weekend could mean new prosthesis for one local girl born without legs.

Paige Calendine is four years old and as she grows, she needs new prosthetic legs to accommodate her. This weekend her family is reaching out to the community for help to see that Paige continues her development.

Vice President of Usual Suspects Motorcycle Club, Chico Repuyan said that after meeting Paige there was no question they wanted to be a part of her journey.

"When I met...

September 2, 2015 - 5:19pm
4 weeks 4 days ago

September is a month for celebrating the relationship between a child and their kinship care taker.

Kinship care takers are those aunts, grandparents, or other family members that foster a child who can't stay with their parents due to mental health, abuse, incarceration, or other issues. Kinship Coordinator Patrick Donavan said that taking a child to a relative's home helps the child cope with the trauma of leaving their parents.

"It's never a good thing to have to...

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