Stories tagged with: Perry County

September 5, 2010 - 3:41pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

Bridge construction will begin this Tuesday on a road in Perry County.

Crews from Shelly and Sands out of Zanesville will be working on State Route 668 at mile marker one. Drivers will not be able to access the road for 60 days, starting one mile south of Maxville through one mile north of the Perry-Hocking County line.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says the project is aimed at making the structure sound and safe for drivers to use.

It's expected to last...

August 7, 2010 - 3:47pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Five people are taken into custody following a drug bust in Perry County.

It happened at 6749 Monroe Township Road 1008 in Corning yesterday.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office along with agents from the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force responded to the residence after receiving reports of trafficking in heroin. Two search warrants were executed at the home, in some vehicles at the scene, and at a nearby camper. Sergeant Kevin Starrett says deputies seized an undisclosed...

July 23, 2010 - 2:48pm
4 years 36 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
4 years 36 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
4 years 36 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
4 years 38 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
4 years 39 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
4 years 44 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
4 years 47 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
4 years 47 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...

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