Stories tagged with: Perry County

October 24, 2014 - 9:42pm
1 year 30 weeks 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
1 year 31 weeks 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
1 year 37 weeks 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
1 year 37 weeks 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.

"The...

August 8, 2014 - 5:55pm
1 year 41 weeks 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
1 year 46 weeks 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...

June 14, 2014 - 11:54pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

At approximately 10 o'clock on Saturday night officials from the South Zanesville Police Department said they pulled over a man in a red Jeep Cherokee at a traffic stop near the Speedway on the Maysville Pike for a moving violation .

On later observation officials were made aware of charges he was facing in Perry County for brandishing of a weapon. According to South Zanesville Police Chief, Eric Finley his department  detained the subject in order to...

May 12, 2014 - 11:41am
2 years 2 weeks ago

Some residents of Perry County are without power at this time. 

American Electric Power reports that 2,071 are without service at this time. 

A company spokesperson says there is a problem with a transmission line and crews are working to restore service. There's no word on what caused the failure with the line.

They hope to have power back on by 12:30 p.m. 

 

 

May 6, 2014 - 11:09pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Here are your Primary Election Results for Perry County.

Todd Shafer defeats Jeremy Seals 530 to 506. Shafer will face Davie Freriks in the November election.

The Village of New Lexington Proposed Charter Amendment passes 191 Yes votes to 110 No votes.

Southern Local Schools 4.5 Mills for five years failed by fifty-four votes.

The Village of Corning point 3 Mills for five years for cemetery Maintence and 5 Mills for five years for current expenses both passed...

March 28, 2014 - 6:07pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

Perry County Sheriff William R. Barker announces the indictment of three New Lexington residents involved in a large scale heroin trafficking operation.

On Tuesday, a Perry County Grand Jury indicted 27- year- old Chelsie Maddux, 31- year- old Timothy Harris and 46- year-old Laura Hynus for their involvement in distributing more than 680 grams of heroin since 2012.

"That's equivalent to about one and a half pounds, if people are trying to equate some size to that its about a...

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