Stories tagged with: Perry County

July 17, 2016 - 5:23pm
4 weeks 11 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - A full week of entertainment and good food kicks off this week.

The Perry County Fair will open Monday in New Lexington. We talked to 4-H Educator for Perry County, Jessica Rockey who oversees the youth program, who said they are preparing for the start of the week. She described this time as the quiet before the storm.

"Today is getting everything set and ready. If you were outside you will see a lot of animals moving in, campers pulling...

June 7, 2016 - 10:43am
11 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Police Department says two recent armed robberies may be connected and today one person is in custody.

Detective Harry Taylor says the first incident happened at the Certified Gas Station at 1380 Greenwood Avenue Sunday just after 9:00 pm. A male walked in the store, pulled out a handgun and demanded money. A struggle happened with the on duty employee and the suspect fled. He is described as a short white male, thin build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans...

May 31, 2016 - 6:38pm
4 weeks 12 hours ago

NEW LEXINGTON, OHIO- Theressa Snyder, Executive Director and Medical Manager, Perry Behavioral Health Choices, said that she met with Stivers and his staff earlier this year at an Opiate Roundtable discussion.

It was after that discussion that Snyder invited Stivers to come out to Perry Behavioral Health Choices in New Lexington on Tuesday.

“Today Stivers visited Evolution, which is our 10 bed men’s residential program. We then toured Eclipse, which...

March 21, 2016 - 2:48pm
4 weeks 14 hours ago

Perry Behavioral Health Choices officials welcomed Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services Director Tracy Plouck Monday.

She met with local judges, and Perry Behavioral Health Choices board members in New Lexington.

"I've been looking forward to this visit for a long time. I think that the establishment of so many services on an continuum in smaller communities is excellent. And I think that it is a great example for other places in Ohio to follow,"...

March 15, 2016 - 5:22pm
23 weeks 2 days ago

Perry County Sheriff William Barker announced Tuesday that  two separate investigations have led to the arrest of seven people on drug trafficking charges.

Authorities said following an investigation that began in February, detectives arrested 33-year-old Timothy Riley and his girlfriend 59-year-old Darla Jackson.

Investigators said detectives witnessed Jackson and Riley on several occasions selling oxycodone, once outside a pharmacy in New Lexington, the other...

November 4, 2015 - 1:35am
42 weeks 2 days ago

In Perry County, Kevin A. Ratliff is elected Mayor of New Lexington, defeating Trent Thompson and Dale Eveland.

Also in New Lexington, Susan Goodfellow, Dan Bethel, and Susan C. Boyle are elected to Village Council.

Levies for Perry County DD, the Perry County Home, Mental Health, and Children services all passed.

In Crooskville, Rhonda Hinkle and Kevin Weaver are elected to the school board.

For full Perry County results, visit the "2015 Election Results"...

August 14, 2015 - 3:56pm
1 year 1 week 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
1 year 6 weeks 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
1 year 10 weeks 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
1 year 13 weeks 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...

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