In the event of a disaster or weather emergency, the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency teams up with other agencies to make sure the community stays safe. With the frigid temperatures and high winds, a "warming center" has been set up at the Salvation Army.
"In this situation with the severe weather coming, we're looking at a place where people can go, what they call a warming center or even a shelter," said EMA Director, Bo Keck. "And all of us this...
Drivers can expect long delays on Maple Avenue and throughout Zanesville on Thursday afternoon during the funeral procession of fallen firefighter and South Zanesville Mayor, Dick Guss.
Guss' family and friends are asking for the publics patience and respect as the late local hero is laid to rest. Guss' longtime friend, Bo Keck, says due to the fact that Guss was a firefighter and died in the line of duty, he's anticipating a lot of fire departments from across...
Muskingum University in New Concord was evacuated and closed on Thursday after a bomb threat.
Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says that at around 12:45 p.m. the school received a bomb threat via the university's 1-800 number. Officials asked all students, faculty and visitors to vacate the premises in order to facilitate a campus wide investigation.
"We are now in the process of searching buildings, searching dorms and checking every place we...
Last Friday we told you about a new pieces of equipment being used by emergency responders and government entities to inform the public on everything from water breaks to weather emergencies. That same piece of equipment is now being used to help those responding to emergencies.
The system from Everbridge allows for government entities to set up a database of employees so they can inform them of upcoming training, overtime availably and staffing in case of emergency.
A committee will soon work to put a wild animal release plan in place.
A dangerous wild animal response committee is being formed in Muskingum County. It brings together law enforcement, health officials, veterinarians and others to help create a plan for the county to follow in the event of an animal release.
The committee members must meet approval by county commissioners and the state before work can begin on an emergency plan.
The warm days of spring are finally here but that also means the possibility of severe weather..
Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director, Bo Keck says, the key to dealing with severe weather is to stay alert and prepared.
"Other than that, you still need to be prepared. You need to have a portable radio, flashlight, and a place to go in your house. Or if you live someplace that doesn't have a basement or a small room, a safe place to go in case of a storm...
A house bill currently under debate in the State House Finance and Appropriations Committee could change the structure of the Emergency Management Agency in Muskingum County.
House Bill 59 isn't likely to be voted on until mid April, but already it's creating a stir. The bill would allow county commissioners to place the sheriff in charge of the Emergency Management Agency.
While there has bee no formal discussion between the sheriff, commissioners or EMA all three oppose the...