Muskingum County, OH

Rhonda Boyd charged with more than 150 felonies

Cambridge resident and former bail bondsman Rhonda Boyd was indicted by a Muskingum County grand jury on May 11 on 151 felonies. She was arrested on May 12 and a jury trial is scheduled for next month. According to the 41-page indictment, between Oct. 17, 2017 and Nov. 23, 2020,...
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Exciting Updates for the Muskingum County Fair

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Oh – The Muskingum County Fair is around the corner and you can expect a couple of new features to your experience. The fair begins Sunday August 14th, and will go on until Saturday August 20th. Admission tickets remain at $8 and are available both online and...
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Tools for School

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- It was a busy morning at Zanesville Middle School as volunteers filled back packs with school supplies. Eastside Community Ministry is preparing for their annual Tools for School event for pre-registered students. The backpacks are packed based on teacher’s supply list, getting the necessary items for students can...
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Chapman Found Guilty

Jurors in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court convicted 50-year-old Chad Chapman after a one day trial. Chapman was found guilty of felonious assault for the attack on another man. The Muskingum County Prosecutor said in September a neighbor heard fighting sounds from Chapman’s home on Spruce Street in Zanesville and...

Ohio man dies in ATV crash; 1 more injured

OHIO- A man from Ohio died Sunday morning after an ATV crash. The crash happened on County Road 148 in Muskingum when the driver, 53-year-old Kent Thomas Burkhart, went right off the right side of the roadway in a 2018 Polaris Ranger XP, overcorrected, and then overturned on the roadway.  John Scott Wills, of Nashport, […]

Dog of the Week: Meet Susie

ZANESVILLE, OH- It’s time to introduce you to this week’s K-9 of the week….Meet Susie, she’s a house-trained dog with low energy and loves being around people. K-9 Adoption Center Volunteer, Doug Mcquaid, said Susie is very obedient but doesn’t like being around other dogs. She also loves rolling on the grass and loves going on car rides.

Adoption center making adjustments to help the dogs

ZANESVILLE - Despite some growing pains, the Muskingum County K-9 Adoption Center is up and running. "The building has been a huge success," said Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz. "We are in a more modern facility, it is updated, and bigger. It is light years ahead of where we were." The new facility opened to the public in February. ...

Charity Steer Show raised big dollars for Ronald McDonald House

The 2022 Dean’s Charity Steer Show, held at the Ohio State Fair on Tuesday, August 2, raised an astounding $240,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Media personalities, celebrity exhibitors, and 4-H youth, along with their steers, donated their time to raise money and compete for bragging rights in front of a large crowd of supporters in the Cooper Arena.
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Muskingum County Community Foundation Names New Staff

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio — The Muskingum County Community Foundation has announced the names of their newest staff members through the Scholarship Central Access Program. Beth Fox is the Director of Programs/Scholarship Central. Beth comes from Muskingum University where she has worked in various roles in the Athletics Department, including Compliance Director, Senior Women’s Administrator, Lecturer, and Head Women’s Basketball Coach. She also helped design several new academic majors while there. Beth has a B.A. in Psychology from Bluffton University and a master’s in education with a focus in Sports Administration from Bowling Green State University. She is currently pursuing her Ed. D in Leadership and Innovation through St. Thomas University.

Local Parks Host Local Performing Arts Events

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Muskingum Valley Park District was formed to provide natural, recreational spaces to encourage people to spend time outdoors. Park District Administrative Assistant Michelle Illing explains how the Park District works with local organizations to hold outdoor events in search of ways to draw people to the parks.
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Guernsey County leads area counties with new COVID cases

Ohio reported 27,785 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, down 7% from the previous week. The previous week had 29,876 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Ohio ranked 22nd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis. However, counties in...

MCJFS Meets With County Commissioners

ZANESVILLE, Oh – The Muskingum County Job and Family Services executive director met with the County Commissioners Office today to update them on their work. They discussed things happening within MCJFS and factors affecting their work, as well as numbers relating to caseloads, food assistance, Medicaid cash assistance, and Child Support.

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ZANESVILLE − Performing Arts in the Parks by the Muskingum Valley Park District will present "Twain's Tales" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Westview Community Park by the Homegrown Players. Bring a chair or blanket. Donations accepted but admission is free. A read along with free books from the Muskingum...
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Muskingum County Man killed in ATV Accident

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — An ATV accident took the life of a Nashport man on Sunday morning in Muskingum County. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, John Scott Wills, a passenger in the vehicle, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The accident...

Fatal Accident in Muskingum Twp.

One person was killed in a single vehicle accident Sunday morning in Muskingum County. The State Highway Patrol said that John Scott Wills a passenger in the vehicle died as a result of his injuries. Another passenger Megan Marie Wills of Nashport suffered minor injuries. The accident took place around...

Painters Hollow Road closure

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio–The Muskingum County Engineer’s Office is alerting motorists of an upcoming road closure. Painters Hollow Road will be closed between SR 666 and Church Hill Rd, beginning Tuesday, August 9, for approximately 2 weeks. Crews will be replacing a bridge. Motorists should plan their routes accordingly.

DeVillers brought in to investigate Tri-Valley

The former U.S. Federal Prosecutor for the Southern District of Ohio, Dave DeVillers, and an associate at his firm Barnes & Thornburg were tasked with investigating employees at Tri-Valley Local Schools, an investigation by Y-City News has discovered. In a deviation from typical practice, Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch selected...

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ZANESVILLE − The Muskingum County Engineers Office has announced Painters Hollow Road will be closed for about two weeks starting Tuesday for a bridge replacement from Ohio 666 to Church Hill Road. Nashport man dies in crash. ZANESVILLE − The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported a fatal traffic crash...