Stories tagged with: Perry County

August 14, 2015 - 3:56pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

The Village of New Lexington Fire Department hosted a community lunch to share an important message Friday.

The efforts were through Perry County Safe Communities. The event was to promote community safety, but also to focus on the dangers of driving while impaired. Scott Ervin, Police Chief for the Village of New Lexington told us more about who is at risk of drinking and driving.

"We have a pretty wide range of age group there." Said Ervin, "Some of the...

July 16, 2015 - 11:41pm
6 weeks 3 days ago

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred Wednesday night in Perry County.

It happened just before 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 204 and New Salem Road. When troopers arrived, they found a Pontiac G6 driven by 44-year-old Rebecca S. Silva of Thornville with heavy damage to the passenger side door and a Yamaha motorcycle driven by 56-year-old Timothy A. White of Thornville with heavy front end damage.

Silva was...

June 16, 2015 - 4:32pm
10 weeks 5 days ago

It was a project three years in the making, Perry County unveiled a new AT&T cell tower Tuesday.

To improve public safety, the tower was just a small part of Perry County's new public safety radio communications system.

"It turns out we were trying to figure out a way to rebuild our infrastructure for public safety communications, at the same time AT&T was beginning to look for an 4G LTE tower, and it turns out it was on state property," said Program Director...

May 21, 2015 - 2:48pm
14 weeks 3 days ago

New Lexington, Ohio — Two New Lexington High School exchange students picked up more than just a new language during their almost year-long stay in the U.S.

Julius Rauhaus, 18, of Germany and Joachim Hodne, 17, of Norway are returning to Europe next month as successful three-sport athletes and will represent the Panthers on an international stage.

Hodne will take home the title of the Muskingum Valley League’s kicker of the year and an invitation to play...

March 24, 2015 - 6:40pm
22 weeks 5 days ago

The Perry County Sheriffs Office made progress in the fight against drugs Tuesday.

The drug bust occurred at the address of 315 Pine Street. The call came between 10:30AM and 11:00AM. We spoke to Sargent Joey Carr of the Crooksville Police Department who told us how the meth lab was discovered.

"We got a tip that there was a smell of a chemical coming from the area down here somewhere. We came down and we smelled the chemical, traced it down to the house we thought it was...

November 25, 2014 - 11:39pm
39 weeks 5 days ago

Five more people have been indicted in connection with a year long meth lab investigation in Perry County.

Seven others have already been indicted in the case. According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, the indictments announced Tuesday include 27-year-old Sierra A. King , 26-year-old Kayla A. Simon, 29-year-old Ricky L. Simon, and 54-year-old Harold L. Gardner, all of New Lexington. Also indicted was 39-year-old Matthew A. Webb of Newark.

All are facing charges of...

November 12, 2014 - 9:23pm
41 weeks 4 days ago

According to the Perry County Sheriffs Office, the Courthouse received a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon.

The call came on the non emergency line shortly after 12PM Wednesday saying that there was a bomb in the Courthouse. The building was evacuated for 2 1/2 hours as the State Fire Marshals K-9 unit searched the perimeter. The Sheriff's Department is unsure of where the call originated from but are working to find the caller. This is the second bomb threat out of Perry County this...

October 24, 2014 - 9:42pm
44 weeks 2 days ago

Perry County is making an effort to get the word out about bus safety.

The awareness event took place at Crooksville High School. Law enforcement and other officials worked to educate individuals on the purpose of the safety week. William Barker, Sheriff of Perry County told us about the target audience.

"The target audience is the drivers on the road. Thats who we need to get the information out to is you and me when we're driving down the road to make sure we watch for...

October 19, 2014 - 7:41pm
44 weeks 6 days ago

A Perry County Church reached a new milestone today.

When the Oakfield Baptist Church opened its doors James Madison was President of the United States. Church members feel blessed to be celebrating the churches 200th anniversary. The church was organized in 1814 and they built a church in 1860. That is the same church that stands today. Pastor Scott Johnston is pleased with the amount of people who came back to celebrate today.

"Well, today is our 200th year anniversary,...

September 4, 2014 - 4:37pm
51 weeks 3 days ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is having a Campaign Kick-off week. Events start Monday September 15 with a Take Control of Your Credit Score! event.

The credit score event is a one-on-one sit down to discuss what your credit score actually means and how you can keep track of it. That is only one of many events that United Way is having during the Campaign Kick-off for 2014-2015. We spoke with the Community Impact Director for the local United Way, Amy Davis...

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