Stories tagged with: muskingum river

April 15, 2015 - 4:16pm
2 weeks 4 days ago

One area man wants to give Zanesville a place to learn about the past.

Gary Allen said there is a lot of rich history in Zanesville that people may not think about. It's the second state capitol and home to the only y-bridge in the nation. Allen wants to open the Zanesville Historical Museum on the Muskingum River.

"There's just little gold mine things if you know how to scan across the river and see them," Allen said. "We've lost a lot of the buildings that were...

April 10, 2015 - 4:59pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

April showers may bring May flowers, but severe storms brings water pouring into people's yards.

Residents on Pioneer Drive, just south of Duncan Falls on State Route 60 are feeling the hurt from days of strong rain and wind. Trees blown over and water slowly rising, surrounding houses, but not yet rushing into them. We spoke with several residents who did not wish to appear on camera, but they said it's a problem they deal with each Spring. And each year, one family busts out their...

March 11, 2015 - 3:22pm
7 weeks 4 days ago

As temperatures begin to rise ice that had been jammed in the Muskingum River is starting to break free causing serious problems for boat docks.

The ice that was previously frozen bank to bank is breaking loose and as it makes its way down the river it's tearing up docks and trees along the way.

"It's just the ice jams up and then it was frozen bank to bank, and then as the river comes up and it moves in one piece and it took everybody's dock out. I've talked to people far...

January 21, 2015 - 8:32am
14 weeks 5 days ago

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Muskingum River Rescue

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Two juveniles were rescued from the Muskingum River Tuesday when they became stuck on ice. Deputy fire chief of the Zanesville Fire Department Eric Waltemire said that you should never go out onto the ice for safety reasons.

Two Bodies Found in Perry Township

PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is...

January 5, 2015 - 6:20pm
16 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum Riverway Advocacy Council is working on clearing the river from snags and debris.

This afternoon,the group met to discuss ways they can clean up the muskingum river and finalize plans of leasing an office space that will give them a more prominent location. President, Jake Creeks, says they would like to clean up the river before boating and fishing season.

"Today we are going to send out the permit applications through the core of engineers, official wildlife...

September 16, 2014 - 4:10pm
32 weeks 5 days ago

State environmental officials have determined what caused the mysterious sheen on the Muskingum River.

Test results from the state EPA reveal that the sheen is a naturally occurring diatom algae bloom. The director of the Muskingum County EMA, Bo Keck, said that the algae forms at the bottom of the river and the dams cause it to give off an oil-like sheen on the surface.

Though officials know what it is, they do not know what caused it.

"There's no real reason for it...

June 27, 2014 - 1:18pm
44 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff says that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has recovered the body believed to be that of a man missing in the Muskingum River. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the body of a man was discovered south of the Rokeby Lock in Morgan County,Friday. 

On Tuesday, Zanesville Police and Fire Department recieved a call in regards to two men in the river. Upon investigation officals found debris of a boat, which later turned out to be stolen. 

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June 25, 2014 - 5:32pm
44 weeks 4 days ago

Day 2 of the search for the missing men in the river has been unsuccessful so far.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) says the Zanesville and Falls Township Fire Departments along with helicopters from the Highway Patrol and the Division of Wildlife were working the river.

Jason Latchic, Area Supervisor for the ODNR, and Division of Watercraft Cambridge Field Office says, "We have a boat going upstream that is running sidescan sonar unit to try to look for any...

February 22, 2014 - 12:40am
1 year 9 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on the Muskingum River.

Ice broke loose on the Muskingum River Friday afternoon,  tearing out docks, gazebos, trees, and other debris. EMA Director, Bo Keck, said his office has been monitoring the river ever since it froze across earlier this winter. He called what happened Friday  "devastating."

"We're a little concerned about the Lorena right now. And then of course down stream,...

July 12, 2013 - 5:54pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

It is day two of a search of the Muskingum river for a Coshocton man who has been missing since the boat he was riding in capsized.

In only two weeks time, southeastern Ohio has seen more than 7 inches of rain and has caused significant flooding of local rivers and streams. Harsh flood conditions are extremely dangerous and are to blame for the flipping of a boat into the Muskingum River in Coshocton with three individuals on board. 53 year old Mark Walters is still missing.

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