Stories tagged with: Bo Keck

June 8, 2016 - 2:42pm
11 hours 52 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency received money last week to recycle nearly 600 tires.

The agency received an EPA grant to dispose of tires that have been thrown out along the county roadways. Emergency Management Director, Bo Keck said tires that are improperly disposed of pose a fire hazard and create mosquito breeding grounds.

"Tires are hard to get rid of right now, if you go in and buy new tires they're going to charge you...

May 5, 2016 - 3:25pm
12 weeks 1 day ago

The Emergency Management Agency is being proactive when it comes to emergency situations.

Muskingum County EMA Director Bo Keck is requesting matching funds from the commissioners for the hazardous mitigation grant.

"It's a grant we receive from the federal government to write our hazardous mitigation plan," said Keck. "We were granted a total of $24,900. With that we have to match $6,250. So I was asking the board of commissioners to approve us for going forward...

May 2, 2016 - 6:14pm
12 hours 44 min ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency hosted a table top disaster drill on Monday. Bo Keck, EMA Director for Muskingum County, said that they were presented with 3 different disaster scenarios and they had to evaluate each situation as if it were a real one. He also said this year they decided to set it up as a tabletop event where everyone is gathered together in one room to discuss the scenarios.

Keck said that they have a committee that’s in charge of developing...

March 22, 2016 - 3:11pm
13 hours 28 min ago

This week marks Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck stresses the importance of preparation for sever weather.

"I highly recommend is if you have an iPhone get one of the weather apps. I know WHIZ has a good app. Get those apps because they are really good. They get it out quick. Also we have a Citizen Alert 60 website where you can go in login and get notifications from us, not just weather but other...

January 25, 2016 - 4:50pm
17 hours 29 min ago

County Commissioners met with the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Monday.

Bo Keck spoke to commissioners regarding tornado siren reimbursements. He said in the past the state and federal government reimbursed 50% of the emergency operation budget.

"Starting this year they are no longer going to reimburse us for anything similar to this without three quotes for that service. I was discussing with the commissioners at what point to we go out and get those...

September 14, 2015 - 4:30pm
45 weeks 4 days ago

Muskingum County will be seeing changes in its telephone systems in the next few years.

The county commissioners review every paid phone bill in the county, and Muskingum County Emergency Management Director, Bo Keck, stopped by their office Monday to give an update on their service.

"They just wanted an update on the phone bill to make sure that we're getting a good deal and the best deal that we can get at this point, and the fact that we have individual systems for every...

February 26, 2015 - 10:19pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department says business and 911 lines are back up and running.

The department lost all phone service after an accident that occurred around 11:00 a.m. Thursday. EMA Director Bo Keck said a Columbia Gas Company crew was doing some work and accidentally severed all phone lines to the Zanesville Police Department, including 911.

Emergency calls were redirected through the sheriff's office while AT&T worked to resolve the issue. Chief Kenneth Miller said...

January 13, 2015 - 5:33pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The ice jam on the Muskingum River is continuing to build up.

The ice is located from the Dillon Road area back to the Y-Bridge. According to the Director of the Muskingum County EMA, Bo Keck, the ice has been piling up for about a week now. Though there aren't any big concerns with it right now, it is being closely monitored by officials.

"We are watching it daily as well as the County Engineer and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. We're all keeping an eye on it to...

January 9, 2015 - 7:34pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

Recovery efforts for a vehicle that swerved off the road and into an icy pond off of Maysville Pike have come to a close.

Around 3:30 p.m. today, almost 24 hours after the search began, a crane with magnets was able to find and bring to the surface a 98' Black Sunfire Pontiac GT.

"Our goal was to try to initially recover the bodies last night, but we were unable to do that," stated Bo Keck, Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director. "So of course today...

January 9, 2015 - 11:47am
1 year 28 weeks ago

****UPDATE**** Officials say they have found the vehicle that ended up in a pond off of Maysville Pike. The announcement was made just after 1:30 Friday afternoon. It will take some time to bring the vehicle to the surface. Zanesville Highway Patrol Lt. Matt Boyd says if he had to speculate he would say the people involved in this accident are from Zanesville. More to come. ****UPDATE*** 

Authorities began the recovery mission to find the vehicle that crashed into a pond across...

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