Stories tagged with: Perry County

July 3, 2010 - 7:21pm
5 years 21 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 - 8:41am
5 years 22 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 - 7:19am
5 years 26 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 - 8:57pm
5 years 29 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 - 10:33pm
5 years 29 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 - 8:50pm
5 years 32 weeks 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 - 8:53am
5 years 34 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...

March 12, 2010 - 9:12am
5 years 37 weeks ago

An investigation leads to the arrest of five Perry County residents.

Perry County Sheriff's Sergeant Kevin Starrett says Friday morning just minutes after 3 the Perry County Sheriff's Office along with the New Lexington and Crooksville Police Departments served two search warrants in New Lexington, one at 320 East Water Street the other 647 Center Street.

The warrants were a result of a three month investigation into the trafficking of heroin in the presence of juveniles....

March 6, 2010 - 8:27pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

Three people are arrested after a drug bust in Perry County.

According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office 45-year old Daniel Jacobs, 37-year old Dixie Owens and 43-year old Robert Carney all of New Lexington were arrested Friday after an investigation into the illegal trafficking of of morphine and marijuana.

The three are charged with various counts of trafficking in prescription drugs.

Deputies seized drugs, money and a vehicle as a result of the investigation....

March 2, 2010 - 12:47pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

The Southern Perry County Water District has lifted a boil order for all customers located in Millertown.

The area affected includes those living on Township Road 331 and Millertown Road.

If you have any questions you can contact the Water District at (740) 347-9030.

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