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...
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."
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...
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...