Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

October 29, 2014 - 7:07pm
39 weeks 2 days ago

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services is looking to help people with civil matters free of cost.

The Zanesville legal office recently closed and moved from Muskingum County to Licking County. The organization gives legal help without charging attorney fees to people with low income and limited assets and also to seniors. Managing attorney Dennis Harrington said they can only help people with civil law cases.

"We don't do any criminal law because if you're lower income, and we...

October 28, 2014 - 10:02pm
39 weeks 2 days ago

A transformer caught fire at a sub station in the 2,200 block of Hughes Street Tuesday afternoon.

It happened happened around 4:45PM. According to AEP Ohio, the fire was due to a fuse failure. The outage involved the east end of Zanesville Maysville, Downard Road and a portion of Brighton Boulevard. 3,900 people were without power until it was fully restored around 8PM this evening. Unfortunately, we also lost power here at WHIZ, and we thank you for your patience as we worked to...

October 16, 2014 - 6:05pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

A major bridge in Muskingum County that's currently undergoing repairs is expected to remain closed for the next 14 to 21 days.

The Philo Duncan Falls Bridge located at Lock and Dam #9 closed to traffic on Tuesday, October 14. The bridge typically sees about 1,200 to 1,300 cars each day. Robert Heady, Design Engineer for the Muskingum County Engineers Office told us about the repairs the bridge has been needing.

"Due to the age of the bridge. It was originally built in 1954...

September 5, 2014 - 5:27pm
47 weeks 5 hours ago

The weather outside is far from frightfull, but it won't be that way come December.

The Zansville and Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is already gearing up for the holiday season. A new event called a Storybook Christmas is happening across the county this winter. The Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby said it's a way to promote all there is to offer in Muskingum County.

"It's just a way to tie in all of our businesses and events that are happening...

September 4, 2014 - 4:37pm
47 weeks 1 day ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is having a Campaign Kick-off week. Events start Monday September 15 with a Take Control of Your Credit Score! event.

The credit score event is a one-on-one sit down to discuss what your credit score actually means and how you can keep track of it. That is only one of many events that United Way is having during the Campaign Kick-off for 2014-2015. We spoke with the Community Impact Director for the local United Way, Amy Davis...

September 3, 2014 - 4:46pm
47 weeks 2 days ago

The Wilds in Muskingum County has welcomed  a new addition to its endangered Rhino herd.

The Wilds announced Wednesday that a greater one-horned Asian rhinoceros, also known as an Indian rhino, was born out in pasture with the rest of the herd on August 30th.

It's the sixth one-horned rhino born at the Wilds.

Born after a gestation of nearly 16 months, one-horned rhinos can grow to be 4,800 pounds and six feet tall at the shoulder.


September 2, 2014 - 6:04pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

Muskingum County's juvenile and probate courtroom was filled to capacity Tuesday evening as supporters turned out to watch Eric Martin be sworn in as judge.

Martin was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to replace Judge Joseph Gormley who retired from the bench. With his wife by his side, Martin took the oath. It's a position he says he's excited about and a responsibility he doesn't take lightly.

"It's a lifelong dream to serve as a common pleas court judge in...

September 2, 2014 - 5:06pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

A 265 thousand dollar "Strong Families, Safe Communities" Grant has been awarded from the State of Ohio to Muskingum, Guernsey, Coshocton and Perry Counties.

The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services along with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities announced the grant this afternoon at the John McIntire Library. Dan Carpenetti, from Tompkins Treatment Inc. described what the grant money would be used for across the four counties.


August 20, 2014 - 5:18pm
49 weeks 2 days ago

The Ohio Department of Health has identified the state's first two human cases of West Nile Virus this year -- one of them right here in Muskingum County.

A 24-year-old Muskingum County woman was hospitalized with Encephalitis.  The other case involves a 78-year-old Cuyahoga County woman.  If you've been outdoors in an area where mosquitoes could be prevalent, Epidemiologist Kristen Baker said there are certain symptoms to look out for.

"West Nile Virus typically...

July 29, 2014 - 4:53pm
1 year 2 days ago

Muskingum County will soon have a new candidate for county commissioner.

Once the proper paperwork is filed later this week, Linda Regula is slated to replace Grant Hutcheson as the Democratic nominee to face off against incumbent Republican Jim Porter this fall.

"The candidate that was in the primary dropped out, and the nominating committee asked if I would run," Regula said. "I took about two weeks to think it over, and I got out in the county and drove around...

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