Stories tagged with: Perry County

September 23, 2012 - 9:45pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

Democratic candidates spent the day parading through communities in Perry County.

A trolley tour took them through Somerset, Thornville, Glenford, Mount Perry and surrounding towns.

Three Democratic groups sponsored the ride, and representatives say their objective was to take the campaign to the streets.

"What we wanted to do was to take the campaign to the people and not to the people that are always in the choir," said Robin Bartlett
of the Perry County...

July 2, 2012 - 1:16pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

A sobriety checkpoint in Perry County resulted in the arrest of an impaired driver.

The State Highway Patrol along with the Crooksville Police Department and the Perry County Sheriff's Office conducted the checkpoint Friday night on State Route 93 just north of Flint Ridge Road.

The Patrol reports that contact was made with 216 motorists during the checkpoint with one impaired driver being arrested.

The OVI Checkpoint was funded by...

June 18, 2012 - 8:18pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

People in Perry County had an opportunity to get their questions about fracking answered.

The Perry County Landowner's Association hosted an informational meeting at the Somerset American Legion.  Executive Director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce John Ulmer said the goal is to educate residents before the oil and gas industry makes its way to the area.

"I think, mostly as a private landowner, they want to know how much money is in it for them," said Ulmer...

March 7, 2012 - 1:04am
4 years 7 weeks ago

The results are in for the Perry County Commissioners races.

James O'Brien won the race for the Democrats, while Thad Cooperrider took the race for the Republicans. Ron Baker (R) won the race for County Treasurer, and will go against Democrat Melissa Walker in November. In the race for County Recorder, Democrat Jackie Hoover stood in the winners circle, and will face Republican Ashley Heavener.

Only two issues were on the Perry County ballot. Both the Corning and New Straitsville...

February 27, 2012 - 10:48pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

A man was taken to the hospital by Medflight after being shot Monday by a Perry County Sheriff's Deputy.

The incident happened on Poplar Street in Junction City around 6 p.m. Monday evening.

The man, who is now identified as Dustin Dugan, was shot several times by a deputy and was transported to Grant Medical Center in Columbus. He was later transferred to The Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University where he is listed in serious condition. The...

January 23, 2012 - 8:58pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office says deputies discovered a meth lab Monday at a Crooksville home.

According to Sgt. Kevin Starrett, the lab was discovered at 9796 State Route 669. Authorities found the lab while assisting the Perry County Common Pleas Court Probation Department in the search for 46-year-old Keith Watts at the home.

Starrett says Watts is wanted on outstanding warrants and probation violations. He is still on the loose. If anyone knows of his...

January 9, 2012 - 5:33pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

The Ohio Division of Wildlife said an animal footprint, found outside of Somerset on Sunday, did not belong to a lion.
The Perry County Sheriff's Office and Division of Wildlife officials investigated the report after receiving a call about a large unidentified footprint at a residence on township road 96.
Wildlife Communications Specialist, Lindsay Rist, said there was no evidence that the footprint belonged to a lion.
Rist did not specify what animal the footprint came from...

November 18, 2011 - 5:35pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

A Perry County Grand Jury has indicted two men in connection with a major mairjuana bust back in 2008.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Jose Guadalupe Lopez and 20-year-old Carlos Alvarado Martinez, both of Mexico ,are facing felony counts of cultivation of marijuana.

The charges stem from a bust in August of 2008 off of Harrison Township Road 208 near Crooksville.

Authorities sezied nearly 6,000 marijuana plants with an estimated...

November 9, 2011 - 1:19am
4 years 24 weeks ago

Voters have elected write in candidate Darrel Lantz as the Mayor of Crooksville.

In the race for Mayor of New Lexington, Dale Eveland beat out Larry Rentschler by about 150 votes and in the race for Mayor of New Straitsville,David Brown is the winner over Susan Miller.

As for issues in Perry County, the Crooksville Municipal Park levy passed while the New Straitsville Parks and Recreation levy failed.

Voters said yes to the Perry County...

October 28, 2011 - 6:26pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

To see the full story, click under "Video" on the left side of your screen.

Some Perry County residents are nervous over a Madison Township property housing exotic animals... Following last week's incident in Muskingum County at Terry Thompson's farm.

Perry County Sheriff William Barker said he has been keeping a sharp eye on the Township Road 106 property. At last count the Sheriff said homeowner Andrea Morris had four bears and four lions. But he believes there has...

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