Stories tagged with: muskingum river

January 21, 2015 - 7:32am
6 weeks 1 day 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 - 5:20pm
8 weeks 3 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 - 3:10pm
24 weeks 2 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 - 12:18pm
35 weeks 6 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 - 4:32pm
36 weeks 19 hours 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 21, 2014 - 11:40pm
1 year 1 week 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 - 4:54pm
1 year 33 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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July 12, 2013 - 4:18am
1 year 33 weeks ago

 Crews will be back at work Friday morning searching for a man still missing in the Muskingum River. 

Authorities had to call off the search for the 53-year-old man Thursday night as they reported it was too dangerous to be near the water after dark. The river is still high from recent rains and had a swift current. 

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office said this all began at 6:53 p.m. Thursday when they received a call from 48-year-old Chris Holder advising he...

May 16, 2013 - 4:29pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

The Lorena Sternwheeler went through a routine inspection by the Coast Guard in March and it turns out the repairs weren't as expensive as they originally thought.

"We are very excited the Lorena Sternwheeler is back in the water and it has already set sail," said Kelly Ashby, V.P. of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.

Ashby says there will be public rides, dinner, lunch and twilight cruises and a variety of different themed rides too.

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September 2, 2011 - 1:35pm
3 years 26 weeks ago

The case of the death and disappearance of half-brothers Ayden Cecil and Anthony Tullius will go in front of a Grand Jury.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the case was sent to Prosecutor Mike Haddox for review nearly 2 weeks ago. He said Haddox has assembled a list of witnesses and will present the case next Wednesday.

2-year-old Anthony Tullius and 3-year-old Ayden Cecil were last seen June 4th camping at Ellis Dam with their mother and step-father, Kasey and...

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