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Ohio woman killed in house fire and explosion

GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — A Guernsey County woman was killed in an explosion and house fire Tuesday night, say reports. The Antrim Fire Department responded to an incident on Glenview Road in eastern Guernsey County and found a home demolished and on fire. The home was a mobile home or double-wide. Bystanders told first […]
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Cambridge woman pleads guilty in overdose death of Zanesville man

A 28-year-old Guernsey County woman pleaded guilty this week to her part in a Zanesville man’s overdose death last month.Shelbie Mourer pleaded guilty to one first-degree felony count of involuntary manslaughter, one fifth-degree felony count of trafficking a fentanyl-related compound and one third-degree felony count of tampering with evidence.Mourer’s pleas of guilty to a prosecutor’s bill of information are an acceptance of responsibility to the death of 44-year-old Robert “Andy” Marshall.According to detectives from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, Marshall did not show up to work on Sept. 10 and did not return to his parents’ home that evening as usual. Using location tracking services through Apple to find their son, Marshall’s parents traced his phone’s last known location to the vicinity of a dumpster at the West Pike Super 8 motel. The phone was not recovered at the location, and it was determined that it had either been turned off or the battery died.
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Fentanyl Recovered During Traffic Stop

Two Akron residents are in custody in Guernsey County. On October 1, Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office and Cambridge Police Department coordinated a traffic stop of an individual suspected of regularly bringing bulk quantities of Fentanyl to the county. A 39-year-old man in had multiple warrants for his arrest for...
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Bulk quantities of fentanyl found during traffic stop

On Saturday evening, investigators assigned to the CODE Task Force from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office and Cambridge Police Department coordinated a traffic stop of an individual suspected of regularly bringing bulk quantities of fentanyl to Guernsey County. With the assistance of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle following probable cause being established, according to Sheriff Jeffrey Padden.
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Two Akron Individuals suspected of Transporting Fentanyl in to Guernsey County have been Arrested following Traffic Stop

GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio — The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office and Cambridge Police Department investigators with the CODE Task Force arrested two Akron individuals suspected of regularly bringing bulk quantities of Fentanyl to Guernsey County. On Saturday officers conducted a traffic stop and subsequent investigation. A 39-year-old Akron man and 37-year-old Akron woman were taken into custody and placed on a felony investigation hold at the Guernsey County Jail. Investigators confirmed that the male had multiple warrants for his arrest for narcotic related violations and failure to comply. Investigators also located bulk quantities of Fentanyl at a residence in the Kimbolton area in which the male was suspected of delivering to prior to the traffic stop. Sheriff Paden said the narcotics that the male had been suspected of bringing to county have been tied to recent overdoses in the area. The name of the individuals have yet to be released.
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Fatal house fire/explosion reported in eastern Guernsey County

WINTERSET, Ohio–An area woman was killed Tuesday night in an explosion and house fire. According to the Antrim Fire Department, they were called to the report of an explosion shortly after 9 pm Tuesday. Upon their arrival, just minutes later, found a home on Glenview Road completely demolished and on fire. Bystanders told firefighters that one person was in the home, a mobile home/double wide type structure, at the time of the explosion.

'I got hooked from the start'

After 47 years in law enforcement, Guernsey County Auxiliary officer Robert "Fuzzy" Mizer officially called it a career on Aug. 22, his final day in uniform serving the people of Guernsey County. And that's what Mizer expressed he would miss the most - the people. "I just enjoy people, guess...
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Gallery: Photos from recent Guernsey Co. full scale exercise

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio–Nearly 50 participants comprised of law enforcement, EMS and fire service recently completed three days of intense training related to an active shooter scenario. The final day consisted of a live, full scale exercise at Cambridge High School. The following are photos taken by AVC News Reporter Mike...
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Man Wanted by The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office has been Captured

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Cody Heskett who was wanted by the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office for possession of cocaine and cutting of his electronic monitored house arrest bracelet has been captured. Sheriff Jeffery Paden said in a quote posted to Facebook. “We would like to thank the community for the tips that led to the capture of Heskett.” According to the Sheriff’s office Heskett was captured this morning at a business in Cambridge.
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Active threat training brings Guernsey County first responders together

Area law enforcement agencies, EMS, firefighters, and the Guernsey County Emergency Management Agency teamed up with Louisiana State University (LSU) recently to partake in Active Integrated Threat Management training. The federally funded program stems from the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (NCBRT/ACE) at LSU. The three-day long...
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“Planning for the worst, hoping for the best” full scale exercise held in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio–Nearly 50 participants comprised of law enforcement, EMS and fire service on Friday wrapped up three days of training related to an active shooter scenario. The training session, called by some as the largest in Guernsey County history, while based on an active shooter, covered various aspects of a shooter incident, including communication and departmental cooperative between law enforcement, fire and EMS.
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Local First Responders Participate in Active Shooter Training

CAMBRIDGE, Oh – Local first responders spent the day out at Cambridge High School, training for a threat that has, unfortunately, become an everyday fear at best and reality for many at the very worst. Personnel from across Guernsey County, including the Cambridge Fire and Police Departments, EMS, Guernsey...
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Theft reported a Salesville business

SALESVILLE, Ohio – The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Department is in search of a man who broke into and stole items from a Pepsi machine outside Bills Townings in Salesville on Wednesday. Sheriff Jeffrey Paden is asking that anyone with information on the person or vehicle to call the sheriff’s office at 740-439-4455.
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Hazmat spill led to temporary evacuation, road closure

Multiple fire departments responded to a hazmat spill on Tuesday at the Go Mart on Ohio 285 south of Old Washington, after the acid mix cargo was leaking from a tanker truck. The Guernsey County Emergency Management Agency said the spill, which was a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids, led to the evacuation of the area and the temporary closure of Ohio 285. Multiple agencies were on the scene.
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Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS training sesssion in Cambridge Sept 14-16

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio–As recent, tragic events in Texas and other places have shown, a well coordinated response to an active shooter incident is critical for a hopeful outcome. With that in mind, Guernsey County officials are finalizing plans on a training opportunity for area fire, EMS and law enforcement. According...
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New Ohio Wildlife Officer Assigned to Lucas County

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Wildlife Officer Anthony Lemle, of Bowling Green, has been assigned to Lucas County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. A 2014 graduate of the Wildlife Officer Academy, Officer Lemle previously served in Guernsey County, Williams County, and as an at-large officer in northwest Ohio.
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Senecaville Police Department to be taken over by the Guernsey County Sheriff's Department

SENECAVILLE, Ohio – By mid-August, the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Department is expected to take over operations of the Senecaville Police Department. According to Steve Thompson, Director of Public Safety for Senecaville, the police department will be disbanding and one of the major issues has been finding officers to fill open positions. The Sheriff’s office has currently been patrolling the area.
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