Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

August 22, 2016 - 7:35am
2 days 12 min ago

The Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol says a sobriety checkpoint is planned this week in our area. Lieutenant Matt Boyd says the county where the event will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location will be announced the morning of the event. Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement agencies.

July 28, 2016 - 2:19pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Congressman Bill Johnson discusses his support for small business in Muskingum County.

The National Federation of Independent Business invited Congressman Johnson to Zanesville to discuss federal issues impacting small businesses. Congressman Johnson said small businesses account for 60 percent of the jobs in America and right now businesses are hurting from over regulation.

"Today regulations take about 2 trillion dollars out of our...

July 26, 2016 - 6:47pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

 ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Officials are encouraging Muskingum County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event.

The bi-annual event is sponsored by Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District and the City of Zanesville in order to help properly recycle things that may be dangerous to dispose of in a dumpster and/or the waste water system.

"The safety...

June 27, 2016 - 4:42pm
8 weeks 2 days 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
11 weeks 1 day 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
3 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
17 weeks 3 days 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
17 weeks 6 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
18 weeks 3 days 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
3 weeks 6 days 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,...

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