Stories tagged with: Bo Keck

February 26, 2015 - 10:19pm
21 weeks 6 days 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
28 weeks 1 day 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
28 weeks 5 days 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
28 weeks 5 days 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
28 weeks 6 days 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
40 weeks 6 days 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
45 weeks 1 day 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...

August 12, 2014 - 7:07pm
50 weeks 1 day ago

A day after one confirmed tornado and a second possible tornado passed through southeast Ohio, the local EMA is surveying what all happened.

Muskingum County EMA Director Bo Keck traveled to Short Road near Frazeysburg Tuesday morning to take a look at some of the damage that affected crops and one home in the area.

"If everything were just laying straight over, it'd be a straight-line wind, but these crops and the corn and everything were all laying different...

June 6, 2014 - 5:35pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

A White Cottage home about to be swallowed by a half acre sinkhole was moved to safer ground Friday.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources received permission from Michael Lane, the son of the property owner, to go in and have the home relocated. According to Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck, Lane and his family are staying in a Zanesville hotel right now funded by the Red Cross and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources until a long term solution...

April 11, 2014 - 10:29am
1 year 15 weeks ago

Officials from all stages of emergency response play out what could be a real life scenario.

The Emergency Management Agency hosted this table top disaster drill once a year. This year's scenario builds on a drill they did last year. In it there are victims hurt in the river and a tanker that's leaking.

All agencies work together to then figure out how to secure the area, rescue the victims and inform the public.

"It's a learning experience, "said Muskingum County...

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