Stories tagged with: Sheriff Matt Lutz

June 27, 2014 - 12:18pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff says that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has recovered the body believed to be that of a man missing in the Muskingum River. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the body of a man was discovered south of the Rokeby Lock in Morgan County,Friday. 

On Tuesday, Zanesville Police and Fire Department recieved a call in regards to two men in the river. Upon investigation officals found debris of a boat, which later turned out to be stolen. 

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May 8, 2014 - 10:05am
42 weeks 2 days ago

Remnants of mobile meth labs can cause problems for county workers.

As workers get out on roadways this summer doing project a danger could be lurking. Leftover items used in the making of meth are sometimes dumped on the side of the road.

Items include two liter bottles, gas cans, batteries, rubber hoses and even pill containers. Contact with these items without proper precautions can be harmful to one's health.

"Once it's discarded it would still have remnants of...

May 6, 2014 - 3:57am
42 weeks 4 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office investigates what they consider a suspicious death. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said that around 10:50p.m. Monday the sheriff's office received a call in reference to an unresponsive female at 6677 McCaslin Road. 

When deputies arrived they found the body of a 25-year-old female, deceased. Sheriff Lutz said detectives are investigating the case as a homicide. 

The sheriff reports detectives do have a person of interest and a...

April 21, 2014 - 9:59am
44 weeks 5 days ago

Sudden cardiac arrest kills nearly 300,000 Americans each year.

SCA causes a disruption in the heart's rhythm causing a lack of blood flow to the brain and vital organs. If treatment isn't initiated quickly death will occur.

The only way to survive SCA is through cardiopulmonary resuscitation and an automated external defibrillator.

"It's really fairly user friendly. It talk talks once you open the lid. It talks you through everything. So, as long as someone has...

March 5, 2014 - 10:52am
51 weeks 3 days ago

Tornado sirens sound throughout the state as part of severe weather awareness week.

In Muskingum County the sheriff's office dispatch center sets off the sirens as part of the test. The dispatch center can sound sirens for the entire county or certain portions.

"It's like everything else you seldom need it but you want to make sure when you need it it works," said Sheriff Matt Lutz. "It's kind of like back up generator your always want to try it before you...

March 3, 2014 - 5:12pm
51 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is warning residents of an asphalt scam by  two men named Bill Boswell and Teddy Lee. Lutz says the two are suspected of running fake businesses called "Asphalt Construction" and "A-1 Paving." Lutz says the two men have been traveling across the nation, making stops in Ohio and right here in Muskingum County going door-to-door asking residents if they need their driveway re-paved.

"They try to basically...

January 17, 2014 - 5:57pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says his deputies and officers from the Zanesville Police Department seize a drug house.

Sheriff Lutz says that their department constantly receives calls about illegal activity happening at 770 Findlay Avenue. Once they obtained a search warrant they went into the house and took Justin L.Minor into custody.

"Today we were able to get charges on him. We have obviously have a weapon under disability, we did find a gun at the residence...

January 1, 2014 - 9:52pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Following the release of dozens of exotic animals in 2011 by Muskingum County resident, Terry Thompson, Governor John Kasich created an exotic wild animal commission and new regulations and permit requirements have gone into effect with the start of the new year. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the commission's main goal was to create a state wild animal response plan, and that the plan was given to Ohio's 88 counties to modify and make adjustments to fit the needs of each...

December 19, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The local community said its final goodbyes to one of it's most influential members.

Mourners watched as the funeral procession for 28 year veteran of the South Zanesville Fire Department and former South Zanesville Mayor, Dick Guss passed by. One woman says her grandson worked with Guss at the fire department and is devastated by the loss of such a well respected man and hero in the community.

"What can you say..I mean what can you say." said Donna Barker. He passed on...

November 26, 2013 - 6:41pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

Morphine. . . Codeine. . . Hydrocodone. . . the list goes on. All have the same main ingredient.opium. The potent ingredient, typically used to relieve various forms of pain is derived from the opium poppy plant, can be traced back to ancient times and is used frequently in modern medicine.

"We have natural pain controllers in our body to some degree, so there are receptors there, so when those drugs hit those receptors, as fast and as hard as they do, that's when you've got that...

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