A leak in a downtown Zanesville canal could have had major consequences.
Monday during a routine check of the canal by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources they found the canal was leaking into the river in two places. The areas being looked at are near the Y-bridge. Emergency Management Director Bo Keck said it's similar to a breach in a dam.
"It would basically erode out the ground around the opening and take the canal out of the picture and just erode it clear out,...
Muskingum County officials say that relief efforts are progressing well.
EMA Director Bo Keck said many people are still not sure what to do with their spoiled food.
He said residents should contact their insurance company for reimbursement information regarding any spoiled food and that those with food stamps and other government assistance are urged to contact their case worker for more information.
"Anything that they would possibly get help with through Job and...
Despite the lack of rain, this week marks National Lightning Safety Week and a new campaign from the National Weather Service encourages the public to heed the warning, "When lightning roars, go indoors."
According to the National Weather Service, lightning is one of the nation's most deadly weather phenomena.
Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says at the first sign of thunder or lightning, it's best seek shelter in a sturdy structure.
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency works quickly to clean up an oil spill.
Around 6:20 Tuesday morning EMA officials were called to Mar-Zane at the intersection of Moxahala Avenue and Ohio 719 when a delivery truck ran into a holding tank. The force ruptured a holding tank causing 265 gallons of waste oil to spill out onto the pavement. The oil was able to be contained before it seeped into a nearby creek.
"It get into the water than it can affect the fish...
The Zanesville Highway Patrol says the westbound lanes of I-70 were shut down early Wednesday morning after two semi tractor trailers were involved in an accident. It happened just before 3:00 a.m. two miles West of New Concord. Troopers say 42-year-old Timothy Lindquist of Mountain Home, Nebraska failed to maintain assured clear distance and struck another semi in front of him. That truck was driven by 44-year-old Santos Ernesto of Miami, Florida. Troopers say the drivers and one...
Area firefighters are taking a structural collapse operations class this week to prepare for any major disasters that could occur here in the area.
Program Director Dalan Zartman said upon completion of this course, all participants will become certified as required by the state to be a member of the Region 8 Rescue Team. He said their focus will center around natural disasters including water rescues and structural collapses.