The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency today held its final meeting regarding the sinkholes affecting old Columbia Cement mining land.
Back in June five families were displaced after they were forced to leave their home due to sinkholes. The last seven months the EMA has dedicated over 15,000 hours to helping these families find new homes. In fact, over $506,000 dollars was needed to help correct the situation.
"Today is our wrap up meeting for the Stiers Lane...
A fuel spill at the Maple Avenue Speedway created traffic congestion for several hours Monday. It happened around 10 a.m.
Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director, Jeff Jadwin said a Speedway customer was pumping diesel fuel into his tow truck and walked away, when the nozzle fell out of the vehicle and started spraying diesel on the ground.
"We've got somewhere between 25-35 gallons of fuel on the ground, it got into the storm sewers, so that is where...
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency took part in the statewide test Wednesday of the tornado alert system. The news is good -- all the sirens performed as expected locally. Starting next week the E-M-A will be testing all 42 sirens in the county every Wednesday at noon through October.
"Every county has a different test schedule. They usually do it on a Wednesday or on a Saturday. Some of them do it at 10, some do it at 11,...
The huge storm known as Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and will make landfall on the east coast Monday night.
The storm brings with it powerful, damaging winds, potentially flooding rains, and will even drop snow on some areas. Muskingum county Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says he's been in constant contact with city, county, and state agencies, the National Weather Service, and local power companies in preparation for Sandy's wrath.
When there is an emergency -- like today's fatal accident -- first responders immediately head to the scene. There's one group that ensures those responders have everything they need to handle the incident.
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency coordinates everything when an accident happens, so if the responders need help they can get it, with machinery or in the case today, water.
Jeff Jadwin is the Deputy Director for the Muskingum County...
State Route 146 in Muskingum County was shut down for hours Friday afternoon following a tanker truck rollover.
The crash occurred around 4:30 near Clay Littick Drive. According to Jeff Jadwin with the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency, the tanker went off the roadway landing in a creek rupturing the fuel tanks and oil panel in the truck.
Jadwin says the load the truck was carrying was not hazardous.
"It's powdered cement. It's a truck that's used for...