The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help identifying a man found in the Muskingum River Friday afternoon.
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, around 1:00 p.m. the body of a white, middle-aged male with dark hair, a mustache and a goatee was recovered from the river. The man had no identification on him. Officials are hoping some distinctive features will help lead to discovering his identity.
Tornado sirens sound throughout the state as part of severe weather awareness week.
In Muskingum County the sheriff's office dispatch center sets off the sirens as part of the test. The dispatch center can sound sirens for the entire county or certain portions.
"It's like everything else you seldom need it but you want to make sure when you need it it works," said Sheriff Matt Lutz. "It's kind of like back up generator your always want to try it before you...
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says after a long term investigation his deputies raided two homes on Bailey Street in connection to drugs.
The sheriff says after obtaining search warrants, deputies from his office and the Guernsey County Special Response Team searched both residences Friday evening. Resulting in three people being taken in custody for questioning.
"We did take one individual in custody from the house over there and a male and a female in custody from...
A Zanesville man charged in connection to a drug bust in July of this year enters a guilty plea in court.
34-year-old Jason Tate plead guilty in Muskingum Common Pleas Court to one count of possession of cocaine, one count of possession of heroin, possession of Lorazepam and having a weapon under disability. Six other charges will be dropped at sentencing.
Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation in the case. Tate's bond was continued at $250,000.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the number of concealed carry permits have soared over the past year.
Officials say a record breaking, 82,000 permits have been issued from this year through the end of September. This is significantly higher than all of last year and according to Sheriff Matt Lutz, the same goes for Muskingum County.
"We kind of went through basically October, as a gauging point from the year 2012,” explained Lutz. “Through October, we had...
There's frustration for Maysville School District officials as another bomb threat takes students out of class.
Superintendent Monte Bainter said that around 8:15 a.m. Thursday morning was found written on the second floor bathroom wall of the middle school. Sheriff's deputies swept the building. Both the high school students and middle school were evacuated.
"We went into a soft lock down and got the kids contained to their classrooms," said Maysville Superintendent...