A new high security building just outside Columbus has cameras, cages, and a giant fence built to hold dozens of exotic animals temporarily.
It's a result of the new Ohio law established by Governor Kasich, that requires owners to register exotic animals, that came about after Terry Thompson of Muskingum County released dozens of bears, mountain lions and tigers in 2011.
Sheriff Matt Lutz said, "And now that this is built if someone is not in compliance with the law, and...
Local law enforcement work to tie a robbery suspect to other open cases within the county.
With assistance from the Muskingum County Sheriff's the Zanesville Police have arrested 37-year-old Teddie Hunter. Investigators believe that Hunter not only robbed the BP Station at the corner of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Boulevard, Monday night, but robbed the Speedway on Blue Avenue January 24.
"For whatever reason Teddie Hunter was doing these. At some point he was becoming what...
The Muskingum County Sheriff releases its crime stats for the year of 2012.
This past year the office worked more than 700 cases and made more than 270 arrests. The sheriff said they also confiscated more than $650,000 in drugs. In 2012 they also had over 300 burglary related crimes with a clearance rate of 19 percent. The sheriff said those types of cases are some of the hardest to solve, due to lack of evidence and information.
After spending the last week collecting Hurricane Sandy Relief Items, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is ready to leave for the East Coast.
Two sheriff's deputies, streamlined the efforts, reaching out to businesses around town for supplies. Thanks to the donations the department will drive two U-Haul trucks and two trailers filled with supplies to Atlantic City Saturday morning. But a very special thanks goes out to 9-year-old Morgan County girl, Allie Call for all she did,...
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is collecting items to deliver to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
The idea to help the people hit hardest by the storm came from June's weather that left thousands in our area and Ohio without power. Deputy Jay Lawhorne remembers the help he received and those who came to his rescue when he was without power . Now he and others want to return the favor.
"There's a storm coming through supposedly [Tuesday] or [Wednesday]...
A high speed pursuit through two counties ends with one person being transported to the hospital.
Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputies said it began around midnight Thursday when they were attempting to stop a 2002 Toyota on State Route 40 east of Zanesville for a traffic offense.
The driver of the vehicle, Ann Johnson of Zanesville, then lead deputies along US 40 and then onto I-70 eastbound, traveling into Guernsey County, where they State Highway Patrol and Guernsey County...
A routine drug search takes place at Zanesville City Schools.
Wednesday, the Zanesville Police and Muskingum County Sheriff's Office took part in a search of lockers and cars at Zanesville High and Middle Schools. Three K-9's swept the building and parking lot for any traces of drugs.
"The dogs did hit on a couple of cars," explained Student Services Coordinator Kevin Appleman. "We did find a little bit of residue, but nothing to alarm anyone about."
Shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday evening emergency crews were called to a one car rollover crash on Dietz Lane.
According to Muskingum County Sheriff's Office Deputy Swope, a man driving a white Chevy Blazer went of the right side of the roadway and then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll twice near Ellerman Road.
The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, suffered only minor injuries. Deputy...