Stories tagged with: odnr

May 26, 2016 - 4:31pm
4 weeks 11 hours ago

 The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that the water levels at Buckeye Lake are rising and boats are allowed back on the lake, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The 1st phase of the Buckeye Lake improvements has finished one-year ahead of schedule. ODNR's Director, Jim Zehringer said the gates have now been closed and the water level will rise approximately 2 feet. State Senator, Troy Balderson, said the project is one phase closer to being completed....

September 10, 2015 - 4:06pm
50 weeks 1 day ago

An old abandoned coal road in Muskingum County will finally see improvements.

After months of negotiation, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mines and Westmoreland Coal agreed to turn a portion of Church Hill Road back over to the county. Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis, said a plan is in place for the county to vacate the road and then replace it with a new one for public use.

"They want to vacate part of the existing county road, improve that it...

February 23, 2015 - 2:43pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Engineer plans to contact the prosecutor's office about an apparently abandoned coal road.

A portion of Church Hill Road that runs past the property of Bennett Woerner was once used by Oxford Coal now Westmoreland Coal to haul their product. 

This portion of the road has since been left in disuse and dead ends at Woerner's farm. Woerner would like to see the road either vacated or maintained.

"They could put the old road back in and put a...

December 3, 2014 - 10:09am
1 year 38 weeks ago

This Sunday friends of Adam Shinn will gather to raise money for family he left behind. 

The 26-year-old was killed Monday while deer hunting. The money raised through the spaghetti dinner fundraiser will go to his family. 

The meal includes spaghetti, salad, breadstick and drink for $5. Take out will be available. The dinner will take place at the Adamsville Fire House from 11:30-2pm Sunday, December 7. 

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said Shinn...

December 3, 2014 - 7:28am
1 year 38 weeks ago

Hunters in the State of Ohio brought in over 17,000 deer on the first day of deer-gun hunting season. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports 17,512 deer were checked-in. That's less than last year's first day numbers when hunters check 22,619 deer on the first day of deer gun season. 

Counties reporting the highest numbers of deer Monday include:

  1. Coshocton 793
  2. Tuscarawas 667
  3. Muskingum 652
  4. Ashtabula 586
  5. Knox 573
  6. ...
June 27, 2014 - 1:18pm
2 years 8 weeks 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. 

May 20, 2014 - 10:46am
2 years 14 weeks ago

Three area counties rank in the top ten for spring wild turkey harvests.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Ohio hunters checked in over 16,000 wild turkeys during the wild turkey hunting season and youth hunting season that ran from mid-April to May 19.

The numbers are down slightly from 2013 when over 18,000 turkey's were harvested.

In our area Coshocton County came in third in the state with 480 birds taken in. Guernsey County was fourth with 466 birds and...

May 12, 2014 - 6:52am
2 years 15 weeks ago

 The Ohio Department of Natural Resources needs a home for a new mine safety training simulator. 

In a press release Director James Zehringer said they're accepting proposals from community and business leaders that have potential locations for the facility. 

When completed the training center will include a simulated underground coal mine, training rooms and space to hold federally required mine safety competitions.

ODNR requested that proposals for...

May 12, 2014 - 6:27am
2 years 15 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announces upgrades to one of the Ohio's largest state parks. 

In a press release ODNR Director James Zehringer said that improvements will be made to the Sugartree Marina. Using capital improvement funds, the department will renovate the marina by redecking the dock as well as renovating the concession building. 

This work will be completed in stages to not disrupt service to the public. 

The campground at Salt Fork...

December 5, 2013 - 12:30pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

While a roadway may exist on paper in reality finding it can be a bit of a challenge.

That's the problem Salem Township resident John Wofter brought before Muskingum County Commissioners. Wofter recently bought a piece of property, but can't access it by vehicle because it's surrounded by land owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

ODNR won't let Wofter drive a vehicle onto his property because it crosses a piece of their land. Now he must prove Township Road 330...

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