Stories tagged with: odnr

July 5, 2013 - 6:12pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

If you are thinking about taking your boat out during the summer there are some basic precautions every boater should take before leaving the dock. Watercraft Officer Specialist, Mark Klies says that every person on a boat should have a regulation life jacket available that fits their size and weight.

 "They should always have life jackets with them and of course wearing them is always a good thing. The majority of you accidents would've most likely be prevented if people...

April 13, 2013 - 1:48pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

About 70 people participated in The Gary Finnicum Memorial Wheelin' Sportsmen Spring Turkey Hunt at Blue Rock State Forest early Saturday morning.

"It is designed for handicapped hunters and we were fortunate, we had 20 handicapped hunters that went into the field this morning along with at least two guides per each hunter. The guide is the one that's calling the bird in for them and telling the hunter when to shoot and bringing the harvest back in," said Kathy Hollman, Co-...

March 19, 2013 - 5:07am
2 years 19 weeks ago

State Officials find no trace of Chronic Wasting Disease in Ohio's Deer population.

In a press release from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources it states that 519 samples were taken from deer in 2012. For the 11th year in a row all the samples returned negative for CWD.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife and the Ohio Division of Animal Health along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife and Veterinary Services, has...

January 15, 2013 - 6:06pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

A leak in a downtown Zanesville canal could have had major consequences.

Monday during a routine check of the canal by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources they found the canal was leaking into the river in two places. The areas being looked at are near the Y-bridge. Emergency Management Director Bo Keck said it's similar to a breach in a dam.

"It would basically erode out the ground around the opening and take the canal out of the picture and just erode it clear out,...

September 20, 2012 - 10:31am
2 years 45 weeks ago

Investigators at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources release preliminary findings into a Wednesday morning mining accident at Buckingham Coal.

A spokesperson for ODNR said their initial report indicates the accident took place because of a miscommunication between the track and traffic coordinator.

Investigators said the accident occurred during a shift change while the day shift was going into the mine and the night shift was coming out.

One of the rail cars was...

December 17, 2011 - 10:00pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

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What started as a peaceful day in the woods turned into a chaotic scene of fire trucks, ambulances and deputy cruisers.  Around 9 AM on Saturday three adults and two 14-year-old boys were deer hunting off of Ransbottom Road in Ironspot near Roseville.

"What it looks like is one of the juveniles was shot in the abdomen by the other juvenile," said Wildlife Officer Supervisor Bryan Postlethwait.  "I know the...

December 17, 2011 - 11:23am
3 years 32 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is helping to investigate a hunting accident involving a teenager.

It happened around 9:30 Saturday morning in Ironspot near Roseville.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the 14-year-old hunter accidentally shot his hunting partner. The sheriff said the injury is serious.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is heading up the investigation. The names of the hunters weren't released.

 

March 7, 2011 - 12:29pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

Progess continues on the draining of an area lake.

The lake owned by American Electric Power near State Route 313 and Yorker Road is down three feet from where it was Tuesday when they started the process. So far, the weekend rain is the only hic-up in the project.

"Friday night there was that decision to stop the controlled release so we didn't have any flooding downstream whatsoever," said Bo Keck Muskingum County's Emergency Management Director. "If we had...

March 3, 2011 - 12:40pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

Residents of Zanesville shouldn't be concerned about an abundance of dead fish in the canal along the Muskingum River.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Fish Management Supervisor of District 4 Tim Parrett said it's normal.

Parrett explains that the fish called Gizzard Shads are fragile and usually die off due to winter's harsh conditions. He says ODNR officials have checked the canal and there's no sign of it being anything more than that and they've even seen Gizzard...

June 30, 2010 - 1:29pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

The busiest recreational boating weekend of the season will be upon us this weekend, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft wants to make sure everyone makes smart choices and stays safe while on the water.

"Operation Dry Water" went into effect last weekend and will continue during the holiday weekend. Officers say they are cracking down on those driving while intoxicated and those committing other boating violations. 11 people were arrested this...

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