Firefighters representing four local departments participated in a search and rescue training exercise Sunday in South Zanesville.
The training started at 9:00 a.m. and ran through about 4:00 p.m., led by two instructors from the state fire academy in Reynoldsburg. One of the instructors is a retired firefighter from Violet Township, while the other is a fire chief from Bedford Heights near Cleveland.
MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fatal fire in Muskingum County. Muskingum County Coroner says 58-year-old Toni Finnerty of Philo died of smoke inhalation.
Muddy Boot Fire
MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire from Tuesday morning at the Muddy Boot Bar and Drive...
Shortly after 8:30PM, fire crews were called to a barn fire at 2530 Thompson Run Road Thursday.
The barn was full of hay, making the fire difficult to put out. Newton Township, Crooksville, South Zanesville, and National Trail Volunteer Fire Departments all responded to the blaze. The barn looks to be a total loss, but it is believed that no surrounding buildings were damaged. Fire fighters say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A Stiers Lane home is a total loss after an early Monday evening fire.
All occupants of the home were able to escape the blaze with no injuries. The Assistant Fire Chief with the Newton Township Fire Department says the fire remains under investigation at this time by the State Fire Marshal's Office.
It took crews from Newton Township, South Zanesville, Roseville and Crooksville about 15 minutes to get the fire under control.
A Zanesville man has passed away following an ATV accident early Saturday afternoon.
Sgt. Melanie Appleman with the Highway Patrol said they received a call shortly after 1:00 p.m. of a one vehicle ATV crash with serious injuries. When they arrived on the scene at Granger Hill Road near Briar Rabbit's shooting range, Sgt. Appleman said the driver, identified as 57-year-old John Stanbery of Zanesville, had already passed away from his injuries.
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...
Hundreds of people and at least 30 fire departments from across Ohio and West Virginia paid their respects to the late South Zanesville mayor and firefighter, Terry Richard "Dick" Guss at his funeral on Thursday. New Concord Fire Department's Fire Chief, Brent Gates, described Guss as a well respected and dedicated firefighter who always went the extra mile.
Drivers can expect long delays on Maple Avenue and throughout Zanesville on Thursday afternoon during the funeral procession of fallen firefighter and South Zanesville Mayor, Dick Guss.
Guss' family and friends are asking for the publics patience and respect as the late local hero is laid to rest. Guss' longtime friend, Bo Keck, says due to the fact that Guss was a firefighter and died in the line of duty, he's anticipating a lot of fire departments from across...