Stories tagged with: Perry County

May 21, 2015 - 2:48pm
8 hours 32 min 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
8 weeks 2 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
25 weeks 2 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
27 weeks 1 day 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
29 weeks 6 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
30 weeks 3 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
37 weeks 13 hours 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...

September 2, 2014 - 5:06pm
37 weeks 2 days ago

A 265 thousand dollar "Strong Families, Safe Communities" Grant has been awarded from the State of Ohio to Muskingum, Guernsey, Coshocton and Perry Counties.

The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services along with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities announced the grant this afternoon at the John McIntire Library. Dan Carpenetti, from Tompkins Treatment Inc. described what the grant money would be used for across the four counties.


August 8, 2014 - 5:55pm
40 weeks 6 days ago

Area communities are taking part in a program to raise awareness about drinking and driving.

The kick off for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign took place in the New Lexington Kroger parking lot at noon Friday. It runs from August 15th to September 1st. Perry County Safe Communities Coordinator, Corlyn Altier says that the event was held to raise awareness.

"We just want everybody in the area to know that law enforcement will be out in full force. There is federal...

July 5, 2014 - 1:56pm
45 weeks 5 days ago

The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Junction City man early Saturday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Mark E. Metzger was traveling southbound on Toll Gate Road right around midnight  when his GMC pickup truck went off the right side of the roadway and lost control.  The vehicle then went back left of center and off the left side of the roadway striking a...

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