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...
Seven area fire departments responded to a house fire early this morning in Perry County
The family-built home located at 3147 Cooperriders Road, just North West of Somerset, belonged to Jim and Judy Vatter. Somerset, Thornville, Thirsten, Millersport, Licking, National Trails, and Hopewell Township fire departments as well as the State Fire Marshal and the Red Cross were on scene.
"When I arrived on scene, the Fire Chief introduced me to the family. I started...
According to fire officials, the fire started at 5 a.m. Thursday morning at the home of Robert Walker at 7294 SR 345, just north of Crooksville. Fire fighter Dan Rodgers says the two-story wooden-frame home was fully involved in flames when crews arrived, and says the family managed to escape the burning home unharmed. The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family.
"We actually have given them their clothing allowance because...
A Perry County man is dead after a Sunday morning crash.
The State Highway Patrol said that 20-year-old Tyler Moore, of New Lexington, was traveling northbound on State Route 93 near Dutch Ridge Road when he lost control of his 2009 Toyota Scion and left the roadway. His vehicle then went over an embankment, striking a tree.
Moore was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Perry County Coroner.
The Crooksville Fire Department knocked on every door at Village Green Apartments Tuesday morning and told everyone to evacuate immediately. When residents arrived back home Wednesday morning, the water had receded but there homes were destroyed. Angela Wayne, a resident at the apartment complex, has salvaged what she could, which is only a couple bags of clothes.
"Yesterday me and my daughter got woke up and we had literally 15 minutes to get stuff put up," said Wayne....
A search of a home in Perry County Tuesday results in the seizure of several mobile meth labs.
Detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force with assistance from the Perry County Sheriff's Office executed a search of a home located at 323 Mill Street in New Lexington and seized several "one pot" style meth labs from the property.
Information obtained from this search led officers to 1725 Township Road 128 in Junction City where another meth lab was...
One person was taken by med-flight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus after a head on collision near 4480 State Route 37 in Perry County Wednesday evening.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Aaron Vollmer, right before 6 p.m.., a young male driver operating a gold Chrysler sedan was driving east on 37, when he was stung by a bee, causing him to drive left of center, striking a Jeep Liberty traveling west head on.