Some Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputies are turning in their badges this week.
Lieutenant Randy Wilson, Sergeant Pat Keck and Deputy Roger Kelly are retiring from the department. A small party was held for them Friday afternoon highlighting their years of service. We spoke with Sergaent Pat Keck who has been with the Sheriff's Office the last 27 years. He says it's been an amazing experience serving Muskingum County.
"I'm going to take summer off, i've got 2 kids and two...
A woman was shot in the head Wednesday night during a dispute in Muskingum County.
It happened around 7:30 p.m. at 3900 Hemmers Lane in Wayne Township. Sheriff Matt Lutz says several family members were at the residence when the victim was shot by her step-brother following an argument.
"Our deputies got here on the scene, there was some people that had the victim out of the residence. At that point the suspect was still in the residence," he says.
The closing of the northbound lanes of Northpointe Drive in Muskingum County due to a slip is not only a headache for drivers, it has now become a safety concern.
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has received many complaints from drivers in the southbound lane saying northbound drivers are ignoring the closure where the slip occurred and are using the southbound lane causing near accidents with drivers. Sheriff Matt Lutz says even though one lane is open, it does not mean...
The Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday passed a resolution allowing the Sheriff's office to lease five new cruisers for deputies this year.
This is the third year the commissioners have leased the vehicles. Before, the county bought used Highway Patrol cruisers from the state. The commissioners decided leasing Ford Crown Victorias was the better decision in the long term becasue of longevity and cost.
"It's saving on repair bills, vehicles are lasting longer having them...
With Governor Kasich making drastic cuts across the state trying to fix a nearly 8-billion dollar deficit, the pain is being felt in some law enforcement agencies here in Southeast Ohio. Click the video link on the left to view Mark Bullion's full story.
The Licking Muskingum Correctional Center in Newark is expected to close come summer this year. And this poses a concern among many like where the current inmates will go.
A teenager was taken to a Columbus hospital following an ATV crash around 7 p.m. Monday night off Ford Road.
According to Sgt. Pat Keck with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, a brother and sister were riding an ATV on private property when they hit a hole and were thrown from the vehicle. The 17-year-old boy was thrown into an electrical fence.
Keck says, the boy was taken by Newton Township first responders to Good Samaritan Hospital and then transferred by ambulance to...
32-year-old Jeremy Johnson-Fowler of Zanesville appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Wednesday and pled guilty to multiple drug charges including trafficking in marijuana, cocaine and crack.
Johnson-Fowler was arrested in December after a warrant sweep by the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office.
Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Johnson-Fowler remains in the Muskingum County Jail.