Stories tagged with: Guernsey County

August 28, 2014 - 4:13pm
2 years 15 hours ago

Howard Stewart of the Southeast Area Transit District addressed the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday afternoon. The meeting focused on renewing funds for 2015.

The county commissioners have supported the bus service in the past, and that will not change for next year. Stewart requested a renewal of the $10,000 the county gave SEAT this year. That plan was agreed upon. Stewart said that SEAT is providing a service and people are utilizing it.

"We move people to provide...

August 22, 2014 - 4:58pm
2 years 6 days ago

The president of Bi-Con Services, Inc. Denny Patterson, was challenged to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge, so he and his company decided to take it to the next level.

The Guernsey County company set out just two and a half days ago to attempt to raise $5,000. They ended up with over $19,000 in donations. To match the massive donation, Patterson set out to find a huge bucket of ice water to dump on both him and his staff. They found three back hoes. A chilly Patterson shared his...

May 20, 2014 - 10:46am
2 years 14 weeks ago

Three area counties rank in the top ten for spring wild turkey harvests.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Ohio hunters checked in over 16,000 wild turkeys during the wild turkey hunting season and youth hunting season that ran from mid-April to May 19.

The numbers are down slightly from 2013 when over 18,000 turkey's were harvested.

In our area Coshocton County came in third in the state with 480 birds taken in. Guernsey County was fourth with 466 birds and...

May 6, 2014 - 11:23pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

In Guernsey County the race for County Commissioner is set for November. In last night's primary Democrat Frank Fleischer and Republican Dave Wilson were winners and will meet in the fall. In the primary for Probate-Juvenile Court Judge Andy Warhola is the winner and will face David Bennett in November. The one big issue that voters decided was an alcohol-drug addiction/mental health program levy...and it passed easily.

December 17, 2013 - 5:48am
2 years 36 weeks ago

 We do still have some counties that remain under snow emergencies as we begin our Tuesday. 

Those under a level one snow emergency include:

  • Coshocton
  • Perry

A level one snow emergency means that roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and you should drive with caution. Keep with WHIZ for any changes.

July 11, 2013 - 7:55am
3 years 7 weeks ago

 The Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation announced $8.7 million in worker's compensation rebate checks are headed to Muskingum and Guernsey Counties.

Administrator and CEO Steve Buehrer said the rebates to private employers, local governments and schools are part of a billion dollars in rebates announced by Governor John Kasich in May. 

Buehrer said in the past rebates and a number of checks have remained uncashed or ignored over concerns they weren't legitimate....

June 26, 2013 - 4:04am
3 years 9 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that a portion of Interstate in Guernsey County has now reopened. The closure affected the right lane of Interstate 77 southbound in Guernsey County between mile markers 56 and 58 and was caused by high water.




May 7, 2013 - 5:46pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

Election Results:


West Muskingum School District 5.9 mills/5 yrs-Emergency Requirements-Additional

YES: 1741 NO:1371

East Muskingum School District 1.3 mills/5yrs-Emergency Requirements-Renewal

YES: 995  NO: 300

Village of Dresden 3.8 mills/5yrs-Current Expenses Renewal

Yes 113 NO: 52

April 22, 2013 - 5:13am
3 years 18 weeks ago

A chance to prevent pill abuse and theft will take place this weekend.

Saturday, April 27, local law enforcement officials and the drug enforcement task force will hold a drug take back day.

Last September Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 site operated by the DEA and local law enforcement.

Authorities said medicines that sit in home cabinets are susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription...

July 2, 2012 - 11:26am
4 years 8 weeks ago

Disaster relief reaches Guernsey County courtesy of a presidential campaign.

The Romney for President Campaign made a bus visit to Cambridge, Monday morning. Supporters and volunteers spent the weekend collecting over 25,000 bottles of water along with granola bars, crackers, trail mix and pretzels.

The items delivered to Cambridge will be taken to their cooling center at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center and the emergency shelter at the Senior Center. The supplies couldn't...

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