Stories tagged with: Bo Keck

March 22, 2016 - 3:11pm
5 weeks 3 days 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
13 weeks 4 days 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
32 weeks 5 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 9 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 15 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 16 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 16 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...

January 8, 2015 - 9:26pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency today held its final meeting regarding the sinkholes affecting old Columbia Cement mining land.

Back in June five families were displaced after they were forced to leave their home due to sinkholes. The last seven months the EMA has dedicated over 15,000 hours to helping these families find new homes. In fact, over $506,000 dollars was needed to help correct the situation.

"Today is our wrap up meeting for the Stiers Lane...

October 16, 2014 - 6:11pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency recently received an important grant.

It came through the Department of Homeland Security. The grant was applied for through the State of Ohio EMA and was a competitive process between Ohio's 88 counties. Director of the Muskingum County EMA, Bo Keck told us what the money will go toward.

"There's a little over $100,000 for training. So we will be training first responders. Fire and EMS personnel, within the 11 counties for...

September 16, 2014 - 4:10pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

State environmental officials have determined what caused the mysterious sheen on the Muskingum River.

Test results from the state EPA reveal that the sheen is a naturally occurring diatom algae bloom. The director of the Muskingum County EMA, Bo Keck, said that the algae forms at the bottom of the river and the dams cause it to give off an oil-like sheen on the surface.

Though officials know what it is, they do not know what caused it.

"There's no real reason for it...

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