Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

April 17, 2015 - 6:23pm
1 week 3 days ago

The summer months always brings an increase for tourism, and Ohio is dealing with competition from surrounding states.

The competition isn't only on a national level, but local level as well. Muskingum County has been in competition with surrounding counties as well. Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, told us the efforts they are using to keep tourism in the area.

"We attend trade shows, we do marketing materials, we do direct...

April 9, 2015 - 6:40am
2 weeks 5 days ago

American Electric Power said service has been restored to customers in Muskingum County.

AEP Ohio said around 6:15 Thursday morning power went out to over 1,200 of its customers in the north Zanesville, Frazeysburg Road area.  



March 29, 2015 - 10:41pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

 AEP reports that 1,194 customers were without power Sunday night. First reports of a power line going down came in around 10 p.m. Crews were at the scene repairing the line. Power was restored Monday morning.

January 23, 2015 - 5:44pm
13 weeks 3 days ago

Hospitalizations for the flu may be on a decline in Muskingum County, but that doesn't necessarily mean flu season is coming to an end.

The average flu season lasts from October to April. According to Epidemiologist, Kristen Baker, we may be seeing a decrease in flu related hospitalizations right now, but that doesn't mean it won't peak again.

"The CDC does say that we do have a peak, and then it'll decrease, and then sometimes we do have another strain come in and there's...

November 24, 2014 - 9:41pm
22 weeks 9 hours ago

Whether rain or snow, sleet or black outs, council must go on.

High winds Monday afternoon knocked out power in a portion of Muskingum County during the day. As of about 8PM, 626 AEP customers in Muskingum County were without any form of electric. City Hall was among the buildings effected by the lack of brightness. Flashlights were the light source of choice by Council Members as they proceeded with the meeting. Some of the ordinances discussed were $80,000 of funds for the Southeast...

November 14, 2014 - 4:59pm
23 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for this week's most wanted suspect.

43-year-old Kevin Chandler of Luck Avenue is wanted on a felony warrant for breaking and entering, theft, possession of criminal tools and vandalism.

He is described as being 5'6"  tall, weighs 150 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Chandler's whereabouts should contact the Muskingum County Sheriff's office at (740)452-3637.

November 7, 2014 - 5:04pm
24 weeks 3 days ago

A problem with a building in Downtown Zanesville forced the temporary closing of a sidewalk on Main Street Friday morning.

Some bricks fell from the right corner of the Olde Towne Antique Mall at 527 Main Street. The Zanesville Fire Department responded to the scene along with Code Enforcement Officer Tim Smith. Zanesville Public Safety Director Fred Buck says the building is structurally sound. Jeff Snyder, owner of the antique shop believes the falling bricks are a safety concern...

October 29, 2014 - 7:07pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services is looking to help people with civil matters free of cost.

The Zanesville legal office recently closed and moved from Muskingum County to Licking County. The organization gives legal help without charging attorney fees to people with low income and limited assets and also to seniors. Managing attorney Dennis Harrington said they can only help people with civil law cases.

"We don't do any criminal law because if you're lower income, and we...

October 28, 2014 - 10:02pm
25 weeks 6 days ago

A transformer caught fire at a sub station in the 2,200 block of Hughes Street Tuesday afternoon.

It happened happened around 4:45PM. According to AEP Ohio, the fire was due to a fuse failure. The outage involved the east end of Zanesville Maysville, Downard Road and a portion of Brighton Boulevard. 3,900 people were without power until it was fully restored around 8PM this evening. Unfortunately, we also lost power here at WHIZ, and we thank you for your patience as we worked to...

October 16, 2014 - 6:05pm
27 weeks 4 days ago

A major bridge in Muskingum County that's currently undergoing repairs is expected to remain closed for the next 14 to 21 days.

The Philo Duncan Falls Bridge located at Lock and Dam #9 closed to traffic on Tuesday, October 14. The bridge typically sees about 1,200 to 1,300 cars each day. Robert Heady, Design Engineer for the Muskingum County Engineers Office told us about the repairs the bridge has been needing.

"Due to the age of the bridge. It was originally built in 1954...

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