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.
Another bomb threat in Zanesville interrupts a vocational school's daily routine and forces students outside for an hour.
It's the second bomb threat Mideast Career and Technology Center has seen in a week. The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and emergency crews were notified of the incident around 10:45 Tuesday morning.
"Our deputy here at the school received word through a staff member that one of the students had come back into the classroom and found a note stating...
Hunters lead deputies to a plot of marijuana plants in southern Muskingum County.
On October 13, the Muskingum County drug Unit along with agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation harvested a plot of 736 marijuana plants in the Avondale wildlife area in Newton Township. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says the September 20 marijuana bust in Adams Mills is believed to be connected to Wednesday's discovery.