With so much negativity surrounding law enforcement throughout the nation, local police officers are receiving additional training in handling crisis situations.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness- Six County, the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, and local law enforcement agencies all partnered together for the Crisis Intervention Team Academy. On Friday, 13 area police officers graduated from the week-long program.
Paul Quinn, president of the National Alliance on...
The Zane State College Law Laboratory was dedicated on Thursday to Commander Tom Holdren and Mike Watton for not only their public service to the Zanesville community, but for their combined 50 years of teaching at Zane State College.
"Their legacy is the people that they trained and educated, that graduated and went into the workforce, are doing so much for all of us so it's a wonderful feeling to be able to recognize them forever in a dedication such as the law...
The District 7 leg of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) started their day running in Marietta, then to McConnelsville and their last stop of the day was in Caldwell.
"Caldwell will finish us up for today and then on Thursday, we'll be in the Cambridge area over to Zanesville. We'll finish up in Zanesville tomorrow and then we hit four towns on Friday; Newark, Hebron, Thornville and Reynoldsburg," said Lt. Anne Ralston, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The annual event brought back both good and sad memories to local law enforcement officers who remembered their fellow officers that sacrificed their lives for the safety of the community.
"I started when Lt. Lutz started and he's been gone now tragically for a few years and Deputy Tanner, but there were others and my memory of Lt. Lutz because we started relatively the same time," said Sheriff Michael McCauley of Guernsey County.
Local law enforcement are looking for those who owe child support.
The Muskingum County Job and Family Services Child Support Division held a press conference Monday afternoon with the Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office to announce its annual round-up of any parent who owes money.
"So the folks that are out there in the community that owe the child support who might potentially get involved in this type of a round up, know that this is going on and sometimes come in...
It has been a busy year for law enforcement when it come to finding marijuana plants, the most since 1997.
Ohio authorities have recovered more than 70,000 plants this year. Approximately 9,000 were discovered in Muskingum County which nets a street value of close to $1 million. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says over the years, most cases have shifted from local drug dealers growing plants, to larger commercial operations involving illegal immigrants.
A new technology is helping law enforcement nab criminals.
Through Homeland Security funding, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office recently installed a license plate reader, or LPR which is mounted on the back of cruisers.
"It's a new technology for fighting crime for us. It records license plates off of cars. It compares to a database and helps us to track down stolen vehicles, wanted people associated with those cars, or anything else from an agency that has involvement...
For once, local law enforcement officers were on the run, but it was for a great cause.
The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run came through Zanesville . A series of torch relays are held throughout the state and end in Columbus to start up the Special Olympics Ohio State Games. Today, officers started outside of Cambridge, and made their way to Zanesville.
"Tomorrow we'll take off from the Y Bridge, and run on into Columbus. These guys love it. When you make these stops and...