Stories tagged with: muskingum river

July 9, 2010 - 5:57pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

The historic Philo Lock #9 is open again after receiving repairs.

It temporarily closed when a concrete wall collapsed back in February. The Ohio Department of Transportation says only some minor work remains on the project, which deals with land-based construction.

Ellis Lock #11 near Dresden still remains closed and has for the past decade.

These historic locks, located along the Muskingum River are operated by Ohio State Parks. They were built back in the 1840's and...

June 11, 2010 - 5:23pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

A dangerous situation on the Muskingum River around 4:45 Friday afternoon.

A man was at the dock at Terry's Tavern when his pontoon boat ran out of gas and went over the dam. The boat landed upright and the man was not injured.

The Zanesville Fire Department secured the boat at Putnam Landing Park.

May 23, 2010 - 6:58pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

While most of the historic locks, located along the Muskingum River, are open for the spring and summer months, two remain closed for construction purposes.

Lock number nine in Philo has a retaining wall that collapsed. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources was notified of the problem back in February. It has surveyed the site to see how it can be fixed and says it hopes to repair the structure soon.

The other lock that remains closed is Lock number 11, which is south of...

May 21, 2010 - 5:29pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

You may see a familiar face on the Muskingum River this summer.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office will be back on the river after a donation to fix the department's broken boat motor.

"We tried to put the boat out last year and we had a problem with the engine," said Sheriff Lutz. "We've had some demand for it to be out on the river. It's not out on a regular basis, but it's out on the holidays."

The $500 donation comes from the Rick Neff...

May 17, 2010 - 5:56pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

One local water source is seeing some improvements.

The Muskingum River's quality of water has dramatically improved, thanks to testing by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency. More fish are also returning to live in the river. That's why Muskingum River Advisory Council President, Joy Padgett, says it's an unrecognized resource in the area.

"So many people are used to it flowing through the four counties that it's in. They don't...

May 13, 2010 - 1:33pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

Some concerned citizens in Southeastern Ohio are asking for help for the Muskingum River.

According to Dave Matthew of Dresden . "It's a huge endeavor, a 2 million dollar project. We're looking for support and some of the grant money that's out there."

Today Matthew met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to get support for the potential project. There are some additional issues affecting the river, including farmland erosion along...

May 7, 2010 - 5:08pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

Ohio State Parks are ready to open nine of the 10 locks located along the Muskingum River.

Lock nine in Philo will remain closed for construction purposes. These historic locks were made in the 1840's and continue to be operated by hand cranking.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recognizes these pieces as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Operators work out of the Dillion State Park Region office.

To find out the lock's hours of operation this spring,...

May 4, 2010 - 7:15pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

The Lorena Sternwheeler is back in business this summer.

Public rides have been scheduled starting June 5th and continuing through October.

"You can also think about chartering the Lorena Sternwheeler for a birthday or anniversary or for just a family ride, " says Kelly Ashby of the Zanesville Chamber of Commerce.

Ashby says the rides are as popular as ever.

"They get to experience a relaxing ride. They get to experience the Muskingum River. It's a...

March 23, 2010 - 1:35pm
5 years 1 week ago

An almost week-long hunt for two missing men from Licking County is at end. 

29-year-olds Ben Davis and Ryan Hickey were last seen alive at the Foxhole last Tuesday. They were were reported missing by family when they failed to show up for work the following day.

Monday their bodies were found in a submerged car in the Muskingum River near Harpers Auto Body, around 11:15 p.m.

A citzen told authorites he believed he had seen a tire sticking out of the river at four that...

March 15, 2010 - 3:52pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

The rainy weather may be the culprit of a hole in the Muskingum River canal in downtown Zanesville.

The city was made aware of the hole around 12:30 this afternoon.

City Engineer Chip Saunders said a team of city workers is out on the scene.

"Right now what we're trying to do is diagnose the problem," said Saunders. "We do have a storm sewer in the area. We're going to send some folks from the sewer department to inspect the storm sewer. We're going to see if...

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