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Motorcycle Rider Cited After Fatal Accident

by George Hiotis on September 6, 2009 at 11:22 am

Zanesville Police today released the name of the second motorcycle rider involved in a high speed fatal accident on Linden Avenue this past weekend. Detective Randy Ritchason says 21-year-old Adam McPherson of South Zanesville has been cited for reckless operation and operating a motorcycle without a helmet. Ritchason says McPherson estimated that he and 20-year-old… Continue Reading

Patrolling the Fairgrounds

by Kelly Mills on September 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

With thousands of people at the fairgrounds this week, it is the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office’s job to help keep everyone safe. Deputies are stationed on the midway, at all events and in the parking lots. They also patrol on golf courts throughout the grounds, especially in areas where items are stored overnight. “We do… Continue Reading

Fair Stop Could Save Your Life

by Kelly Mills on September 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

It’s one of the most popular stops at the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair and it may end up saving your life. The Rambo Memorial Health Center booth in the Veteran’s building offers a variety of free health services. They offer glucose testing, TB skin tests, blood pressure screenings, pulmonary function and pulse oximeter tests,… Continue Reading

Morning News Headlines 8-18-09

by Nichole Hannahs on September 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

Did you happen to miss what’s making headlines locally? To get caught up with Nichole and Nathan click on the watch video link and enjoy.

Elderly woman assaulted during home invasion

by on September 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

Four people were tied up and robbed at gunpoint during a home invasion, now investigators are searching for clues. Perry County Sheriff officials say on August 13th three masked men broke into a North Somerset duplex, where Joshua and Sherry Noll live. According to authorities, the two were taken at gunpoint to the other side… Continue Reading

Two badly burned after lightning strike

by on September 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

Two men were reportedly badly burned after lightning struck in the backyard of a Crooksville home. Officials with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two are receiving medical attention due to lightning, but would not give specifics. A man who identified himself over the phone as Sean Booth, a relative of the two, says… Continue Reading

Healthy House Has New Info

by Emily Baird on September 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department’s healthy home is back, but it has some new elements to it this year. The healthy house was built, thanks to money from the lead poisoning prevention grant. It helps recognize steps to keeping a healthy home, such as keeping it dry and keeping it pest-free. “We have some new… Continue Reading

Fair Passes Safety Inspection

by Emily Baird on September 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

The Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair is getting a good grade on its safety inspection. Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says he checked all the concession stands, barns, tents, and rides to evaluate the electrical layout and to make sure the setup will not accidentally start a fire. “We did have a couple concession stands… Continue Reading

Walking 1,000 Miles to Promote Awareness

by Emily Baird on September 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

Three men are walking more than one thousand miles from Chicago to Washington DC to spread the word about genocide in their homeland of Sri Lanka. Kannan Sreekantha, who was born in Sri Lanka, says the three have encountered the heat of the day, some cool nights, and even some storms on their walk. “We… Continue Reading

Fire Will Be Ruled Arson

by Emily Baird on September 6, 2009 at 11:21 am

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says an overnight fire will be ruled arson. It happened around 1 a.m. this morning at 924 Daniels Court. Lacy says the home was vacant at the time. “There was a young lady supposed to move into that house today. They had just put all new carpet in yesterday in… Continue Reading