Stories tagged with: Perry County

July 23, 2010 - 2:48pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

Three people are taken into custody after a drug bust in Perry County.

Sgt. Kevin Starrett says on Thursday deputies along with members of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team executed search warrants at 7650 Number 8 Hollow Road in New Lexington.
 

Starrett says deputies recovered a large quantity of marijuana, an undisclosed amount of currency and firearms from the property.
 

He says the names of the people arrested aren't...

July 19, 2010 - 6:32pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

A Crooksville family is still looking for answers about what happened to 18-year-old David Savage Junior. The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that a vehicle struck Savage, who was walking along State Route 93, and continued driving without stopping.

David escaped death once. He was struck by lightning out in his backyard last summer. He was taken by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for serious burns but survived.

"I thought he was dead the...

July 19, 2010 - 3:15am
3 years 39 weeks ago

Perry County officials discover a large hydroponic marijuana growing operation in Thornville.

Perry County Sheriff's Sergeant Kevin Starrett said that a search at 75 Park Drive in Thornville, Sunday, led to the findings.

Deputies seized over fifty marijuana plants as well as a large quantity of items associated with the grow.

Suspects have been identified but names are not being released until formal charges are filed.

July 3, 2010 - 8:21pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Tradition is binding together one small village in Perry County.

For 26 years, Somerset has been holding their annual celebration with food, antique cars, and lots of people. It begins with a parade that travels through the village and ends at Somerset Memorial Park. The celebration is funded through the generosity of the community.

"This whole thing doesn't happen without the support of the village and they've been very very supportive every year, all the money we raise to...

June 28, 2010 - 9:41am
3 years 42 weeks ago

The United State's Department of Agriculture is expanding its Emerald Ash Borer quarantine to include Perry County.

The Ash Borer was located in an Ash Tree near State Route 668 at Township Road 133 within Wayne National Forest.

This is the counties first known infestation.

The quarantine helps slow the spread of the tree killing insect by prohibiting the movement of all hardwood firewood and Ash Tree materials. Since the Emerald Ash Borer was first discovered in Ohio in...

May 25, 2010 - 8:19am
3 years 46 weeks ago

A new piece of equipment in Perry County will help emergency medical services and response times in the area.

The United States Department of Agriculture approved $56,000 to the county for the purchase of a Geographic Information System, which maps terrain.

The system will create a GIS Map of the area that can be used to help emergency dispatchers more accurately send out personnel.

Other money for the over $235,000 project came from the county, The County Engineers...

May 5, 2010 - 9:57pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

State Route 37 in Perry County was shut down for more than an hour Wednesday night as crews investigated a fatal accident.

According to the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, the one-car accident happened shortly after 4:30 on State Route 37 west of Adcock Road.

Troopers say 44-year-old James Mitchell of Groveport was driving a Cavalier westbound when he drove off the right side of the roadway, struck a tree and came to rest in a creek. Mitchell was ejected from the...

May 4, 2010 - 11:33pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

Perry County voters said yes to three levies on the ballot Tuesday.

The Reading Township/Park Expenses levy as well as the Thorn East Local Option and the Thorn West Local Option levies all passed.

Democrat Lonnie Wood Senior is the winner in the County Commissioner race.

He defeated Todd Shafer by about 125 votes. As of now, Wood will run unopposed in the November Election.

In the Republican race for State Representative in the 91st District, candidate Bill Hayes is...

April 17, 2010 - 9:50pm
4 years 22 hours ago

Perry County is highlighting some of its local artists.

40 vendors took part in the first Perry County Art Walk. There was something for everyone to enjoy, including photography, music, and artwork. Celebrity Chef Susie Cork of Lancaster attended and made a gourmet meal using local meat and produce. It was also the official kick-off of the Farmer's Market.

"We have a lot of beautiful things in Southeastern Ohio and in Perry County. You don't always have to go to the coast or...

March 31, 2010 - 9:53am
4 years 2 weeks ago

Officials in Perry County indict two residents after authorities discover a large marijuana growing operation in their home.

38-year-old Forest Johnson and 20-year-old April Callahan each face one charge of possession of marijuana.

Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Nick Sabo was responding to a report of children in the roadway on State Route 345, July 31, 2009, when he returned the children to the parents he says he located a large indoor marijuana growing operation in the...

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