Sheriff Applying For Jail Grant

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio-The state of Ohio is allocating money to law enforcement agents for COVID related jailing needs.  Muskingum County sheriff Matt Lutz sees this as an opportunity to help fund the construction of a new jail for the county. The county’s current jail has had a longstanding overcrowding problem that Lutz has been trying […]

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Sheriff’s Office Waives CCW Class Fee For Military Personnel

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio-Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is reminding residents of a discount on conceal and carry permits for military personnel.  All active, honorably discharged and retired military personnel can apply for a CCW permit without taking the required class. The state of Ohio views military experience and training as an acceptable alternative to obtaining […]

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County Comm. proclaims September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A proclamation was signed this morning by the Muskingum County Commissioners making the month of September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Muskingum County. Local children battling cancer and their family members gathered in the Muskingum County Commissioner’s Office for what was an emotional discussion about their battle. Numerous people mentioned the community […]

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Manhunt for Derek Bush Continues

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz held a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the manhunt for Derek Bush. Bush is a suspect in the death of 5-month-old Kenslee Spears of Roseville. Bush is a 41-year-old man, stands at 5 foot 8 and weighs approximately 170 pounds. Lutz said they have received several […]

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