Stories tagged with: Ohio Department of Natural Resources

March 30, 2015 - 7:19am
13 weeks 4 days ago

Top stories for Monday, March 30, 2015:

Road Closure

The westbound on and off ramps from Interstate 70 at State Route 93 will be closed for three weeks starting April 6th for construction. During the construction, westbound exit traffic will be detoured at State Route 797 to US 22/40 West to State Route 93. Traffic using the westbound entrance will be detoured to US 22/40 East to State Route 797 to westbound I-70.

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March 19, 2015 - 10:38pm
15 weeks 9 hours ago

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has found an erosion of the west bank of the Muskingum River on the McConnelsville-Malta Dam.

ODNR and a private contractor are working to shore up the river bank. Morgan County Road 2 is closed as a precautionary matter to allow workers to repair the embankment without delay. There appears to be no danger of a dam collapse.

ODNR intends to have temporary repairs made late Thursday night and will...

June 27, 2014 - 6:12pm
1 year 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help identifying a man found in the Muskingum River Friday afternoon.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, around 1:00 p.m. the body of a white, middle-aged male with dark hair, a mustache and a goatee was recovered from the river. The man had no identification on him. Officials are hoping some distinctive features will help lead to discovering his identity.

"The following tattoos were found,...

March 27, 2013 - 5:48pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Today The Ohio Department Of Natural Resources Division Of Water Craft used The Licking River to practice it's flood rescue techniques.

The Water Craft Division has jurisdiction over any body of water in the State of Ohio and will respond to major flooding anywhere in the country they are needed..

Training Coordinator of Water Craft Eric Reed said, "Flood rescues and anytime something floods in the state of Ohio. We have actually gone nationally and done flood rescues in our...

May 19, 2012 - 4:51pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Boating season is right around the corner, which means the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is conducting vessel saftey checks.

As part of "National Safe Boating Week", people brought their boats to the Riverside Ramp on the Muskingum River to have them inspected by a State Watercraft Officer. Boats must be registered and contain a certain number of lifejackets. Another safety check will take place Sunday, May 20th at the Marina Ramp on Dillon Lake from 10am...

February 23, 2012 - 6:30pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are giving the public an opportunity to voice its concerns regarding flood legislation.

The commissioners were recently informed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that enforcement of the special purpose flood reduction resolution was found to be deficient.  On Thursday, Floodplain Administrator Ray Mennega sat down with the commissioners to go over the necessary changes.

"Previously, in our fee schedule, we just noted that...

October 20, 2010 - 9:27am
4 years 36 weeks ago

Ohio's fall wild turkey hunting season is underway, and so far, hunters have already bagged almost 300 of the birds.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources indicates the season is popular in our area. 438 turkeys were harvested last year, with totals in Coshocton, Muskingum, and Guernsey Counties topping the list. The season will last through the end of November.

Hunting hours are a half hour before sunrise through sunset, you are allowed to harvest one turkey of either sex per...

September 28, 2010 - 1:26pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

Around 230,000 wild turkeys are inhabiting Ohio, just in time for the start of the Fall Wild Turkey Hunting season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it's a better outlook than last year's season, when more than 2,000 wild turkeys were hunted.

Hunters will be allowed to scout these birds a half hour before or after suset starting next Saturday, October 9th. The season will last through November 28th. Each hunter is only allowed to take one-turkey of either sex. You do need...

July 22, 2010 - 12:11pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

With temperatures in the 90's this weekend you can bet there will be plenty of people boating.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director Tony Celebrezze said a new boat ramp and recent renovations were dedicated Thursday at Buckeye Lake. Now boaters can get in the water faster which is great in this heat.

"We expanded the ramp itself and then we added a dock,"Celebrezze said.

Celebrezze said this will make access easier for everyone and there is a third...

May 1, 2010 - 8:04pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

A Columbus couple is in good condition at Grant Medical Center after a boating accident last evening.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Buckeye Lake near Fireman's Island in Licking County.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft spokesman, John Wisse, says an 18-foot bass boat, carrying 47-year-old Brian Trudeau and his wife 41-year-old Cindy, collided with a 21-foot pleasure boat, carrying 23-year-old Justin Morrison and his brother 27-year-old Tom Huskey....

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