Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

March 18, 2013 - 1:21pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center is gearing up for a busy tourism season and has already started showing off Muskingum County. As part of their marketing strategy, they have put together new brochures and tour guides for Muskingum County residents and visitors.

"Our visitor's guide is hot off the press, we have our new 2013 Lorena guide and schedule. We also have a brand new brochures marketing the Village of Dresden, and we also have hot off the press, the pottery...

March 14, 2013 - 10:36pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

A robbery happened at the National Road Pump and Pantry on Greenwood Ave. Wednesday around 9 p.m. Deputies say the suspect entered the drive-thru on foot and confronted two female employees and then fled on foot. A K-9 unit tracked the suspect through a cemetery to Eastman St. towards Fox Ave. before losing the trail.

Sheriff Lutz says there was a red truck in the drive-thru at the time of the robbery. Details on what was taken are not being released at this time. The sheriff's...

March 6, 2013 - 10:56pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Over 200 people gathered at the Southwest Coshocton and Muskingum County Landowner's Association meeting earlier tonight. The monthly meeting was held at Tri-Valley High School in Dresden to discuss oil drilling and leases. The association's petroleum engineering consultant, and two legal teams were at the meeting to answer any questions the landowners had.

"The purpose is to get landowners together to form a group that will present a really good package to oil and gas companies...

March 1, 2013 - 4:32pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz says the drug deal happened early this morning in Zanesville. Two Muskingum County residents were selling prescription drugs to four males who live in other counties and then attempted to rob them. The two Muskingum County residents were able to get money from them and then took off.

"There were a male and a female from Muskingum County that live here had made a prearranged drug deal with four out-of-county residents," said Sheriff Lutz....

February 26, 2013 - 6:33pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

If the White House and Congress don't reach an agreement on budget cuts by Friday, March 1, an automatic 85-million dollars worth of cuts will be made across the board to many federally funded programs. The "sequester" spending cuts will affect cities across the U.S., including Zanesville.

"Our largest source of federal funds is our "Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program", and it could see a cut of 8.2% across the board is what we've been...

February 20, 2013 - 6:53pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office says that one man is in custody tonight. Captain Jeff LeCocq says deputies responded to an altercation between a male and a female after multiple 911 calls were received by dispatchers.

"It was shortly after 8 this morning the Sheriff's officer started receiving 911 calls reporting yelling and screaming in the area of 165 Sundale Road out in Norwich," Captain LeCocq said.

Captain LeCocq says the suspect fled on foot and was later...

February 4, 2013 - 2:57pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The county looks to demolish houses left vacant.

Fourteen properties within the county from Roseville to New Concord to Otsego are on the list to be demolished through the "Moving Ohio Forward Grant."

"We trying to eliminate the decrease in property value, illegal activity that's going on in some of these houses with arson. Some of the homeless people or just teenagers are just breaking into them," said Muskingum County Community Development Director Shelia...

November 7, 2012 - 12:47am
1 year 23 weeks ago

In Muskingum County two major levy's on the ballot passed.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health District's 1mill levy for 10 years passes 21,722 to 13,131. The Muskingum County Mental Health Recover 1mill levy for ten years passed 21,092 to 13,747.

Failing was the West Muskingum School District Emergency levy for 5.9mills for five years. It failed with 2,829 votes for and 3,549 votes against.

November 5, 2012 - 6:33pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

A sewer line running under the old Muskingum County Home property on Newark road was the cause of a heated discussion between the city and county Monday.

According to Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton, since 1996 the old County Home property has been a city sewer customer, but it's unclear which entity installed the line and how it came about. The county thinks the line may belong to them, giving them a reason to take a second look at the Joint Economic Development District [JEDD]...

October 15, 2012 - 12:17pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Timber sales at Blue Rock State Forest net over $42,000 in profit for Muskingum County.

The money will be split between the county, Blue Rock and Salt Creek Townships as well as Franklin Local School District. The Timber sales occurred between July of 2011 and June of 2012. The money comes from the Division of Forestry "Trees to Textbooks" program.

"Every year on a 20 year cycle timber stands are inventoried and depending on how those schedules come in that's how...

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