Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

June 27, 2016 - 4:42pm
4 weeks 12 hours ago

Zanesville, Ohio- Students between the ages of 11 and 14 are exploring career options within the community, touring manufacturing facilities, and learning from experts.

Katie Schafer, Workforce Solutions Coordinator, Zane State College, said that the goal of the five-day summer camp is to get kids interested in manufacturing careers that are offered within the area.

“There are so many good opportunities in our area as well as Cambridge. There are a lot of...

June 7, 2016 - 10:43am
6 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville Police Department says two recent armed robberies may be connected and today one person is in custody.

Detective Harry Taylor says the first incident happened at the Certified Gas Station at 1380 Greenwood Avenue Sunday just after 9:00 pm. A male walked in the store, pulled out a handgun and demanded money. A struggle happened with the on duty employee and the suspect fled. He is described as a short white male, thin build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans...

April 26, 2016 - 4:49pm
12 weeks 6 days ago

Investigators are looking into the possibility of a Mexican drug cartel connection to the mass shootings in Pike County. It's a group familiar to local law enforcement.

Back in 2010 the Ohio Attorney General offices says there was a group growing thousands of marijuana plants here in Muskingum and also nearby Logan County. Authorities arrested 10 illegal immigrants in what Sheriff Matt Lutz said was a "very sophisticated and elaborate operation."

"During that time...

April 24, 2016 - 5:19pm
13 weeks 1 day ago

The 2nd Annual Muskingum County Fairgrounds 5k took place on Sunday at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Proceeds from the event are going towards the renovations of the fairgrounds restrooms along with chairs and tables for the veterans building.

Dan Thornton, Member of the Muskingum County Fair Board said that they raised nearly $1,000. He also mentioned that people of all ages attended the event and it was a great day to have a nice walk with family and friends as well as...

April 21, 2016 - 8:23pm
13 weeks 4 days ago

 The premise of the event was to see which team could drive nails into a piece of wood the fastest with a hammer.  People from all across Muskingum County participated in the event to have some fun and to support a great cause.

"We were really excited, we had some fantastic teams here tonight.  We are going to raise around six to seven thousand dollars tonight for home ownership opportunities and repair programs for Muskingum County," said Habitat for Humanity...

April 18, 2016 - 4:07am
14 weeks 23 hours ago
The Muskingum County Engineer’s Office says that parts of State Route 376 will be closed. Crews will be replacing multiple culverts. The first closure will take place between Monday and Wednesday between Bethlehem Lane and Dittmar Lane. The second closure will take place between State Route 60 and Dittmar Lane. Each day the road will close between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The project should be completed by Friday.
March 14, 2016 - 8:52pm
19 weeks 5 hours ago

Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance to join Muskingum County in an application for the Community Housing Improvement Program.

The jurisdiction partnership could lead to an over $800,000 grant if the application is accepted. The money will be used to help those homeowners who meet income requirements to make necessary repairs.

Public Service and Community Development Director Jay Bennett said the city and county have partnered in the past and seen success in the project,...

March 9, 2016 - 10:49pm
19 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio Presidential Primary is less than one week away and the state said 200,000 ballots have been cast early for the election.

Voters are able to vote in person or by mail. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Timothy Thompson updated us on voting locally.

"The Secretary of State released numbers for early voting and in Muskingum County we have had a total of 2,440 request for absentee ballots or early voting request and actually have received back 18,039....

March 9, 2016 - 9:26am
19 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation said a portion of Foxfire Road in Muskingum County will close in the coming weeks. 

The road will close in two locations at the intersection of State Route 22 on the north and south side on March 29 for culvert replacements. State Route 22 will not close. 

The road is expected to reopen on Thursday, March 31st, weather permitting.

 

 

 

March 7, 2016 - 10:07am
20 weeks 19 hours ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation said that a State Route in Muskingum County will close March 20. 

State Route 345 will close between Hoover Street and Porter Run Road for a culvert replacement. 

Crews will work from 7:30am-5pm. The road will open after 5pm, weather permitting. 

Traffic will be detoured via State Route 93 to State Route 669.

 

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