A Newark man was sentenced to 11 years in prison today after evading authorities for three years.
A visiting judge from Cuyahoga County imposed a new sentence of life with the possibility of parole after 20 years for a college mother convicted of murdering her newborn baby after the Supreme Court of Ohio vacated Emile Weaver's life without parole sen
A Muskingum County jury found Wayne Gheen, 40, of Zanesville, guilty of perjury Tuesday afternoon after hearing from Det. Randy Wilson in a case presented by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gerald Anderson.
The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the professional association for Ohio’s 88 county prosecutors, urged Ohioans to oppose Issue 2 at the ballot box next Tuesday or face new burdens and costs to county governments already stretched thin. Issue 2
A Muskingum County case involving the prosecution and conviction of a mother who injected herself with fentanyl in the hospital parking lot on her way to deliver her child will not move forward after the Supreme Court of Ohio decided not to hear the case
In July of this year, Jermaine Thorpe, 43, of Zanesville, appeared in the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court to plead guilty to numerous felonies from an Easter evening drive-by shooting
The Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld the life sentence of a Zanesville man who was convicted during a trial last year of raping a young child.
A 26-year-old Zanesville woman pleaded guilty for a second time to charges related to her role in a local drug-dealing conspiracy.
Jesse Baker, 45, of Adamsville was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 15 years of sexual offender registration following his conviction for sexual imposition Friday morning.
Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch and his office were recognized for their ongoing advocacy and support for victims of domestic violence during the Transitions Shelter Walk a Mile in my Shoes event.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office is a proud supporter of Heroes Landing Children’s Justice Center.
Cody Moody, a Zanesville man charged in the murder of Timothy Norris, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday morning.
A 43-year-old Zanesville pleaded guilty as charged to two third-degree felony counts of abduction and two first-degree misdemeanor counts of endangering children Monday morning in Common Pleas Court.
Members of the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office wore purple Thursday in support of overdose awareness efforts in the community.
Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch is pleased to once again support Muskingum Behavioral Health (MBH) with their school-aged drug education programming.
Last year the Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch submitted a grant proposal to the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services for purposes of addressing violent crime and some of its causes.
On Wednesday, three local men pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving children.
The parents of a 9-month old baby who died of an overdose have been sentenced to prison.
Jurors in Muskingum County convicted a 41-year-old Dresden man on 31 counts related to the ongoing sexual abuse of three children.
Detectives with the Zanesville / Muskingum County Joint Drug Unit and the CODE Task Force arrested a repeat drug offender Monday afternoon for her latest criminal activity, this time involving children
A Zanesville man charged in the shooting death of Timothy Norris pleaded guilty to aggravated murder with a firearm specification on Wednesday morning
A 43-year-old man from Zanesville pleaded guilty in common pleas court Wednesday to four second-degree felony counts of felonious assault after shooting at a car full of people, including one child, on Easter Sunday.
Days after a jury convicted Juliana Washington of 41 counts related to a regional theft conspiracy, co-defendant and lead conspirator Keith Taylor pleaded guilty to his part Monday in common pleas court.
After three days of trial led by Muskingum County Assistant Prosecutor Molly Martin, jurors returned 41 guilty verdicts against Juliana Washington, one of several participants in a regional theft ring.
A 22-year-old Crooksville man received a prison sentence Tuesday for the life-threatening injuries he caused his passenger when he crashed into a West Muskingum school bus at a dangerous rate of speed in September.
A Zanesville man received a prison sentence of eight to 12 years in relation to the death of a new mother in Dresden.
Four men from Cambridge who terrorized a New Year’s Eve party at a criminal bar in Zanesville with guns and violence received their prison sentences in Judge Mark Fleegle’s Court.
Dozens of area high school senior girls joined the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office at The Fieldhouse for a day of sexual assault awareness and self-defense training, organized by Office Manager and former Victim Advocate, Sacha Daniels.
Muskingum County Assistant Prosecutor Gerald Anderson shared his experiences working with and fighting for survivors of sexual assault during Tuesday’s awareness event at Zane State College.
Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch, joined by his staff of attorneys, paralegals and professionals volunteered Wednesday to plant seeds for grass and wildflowers on a vacant lot at 753 Putnam Ave.
A 37-year-old Somerset man will serve three life sentences in prison without parole, in addition to a fourth life sentence, after Muskingum County jurors convicted him of repeatedly raping two children for several years.
A Zanesville couple was sentenced to a combined 18 years in prison this week for child abuse.
A 37-year-old Zanesville man with a violent criminal record was sentenced to prison Monday in connection to the abduction and assault of two victims.
A 37-year old Somerset man will serve a life sentence in prison without parole after jurors in Muskingum County convicted him of repeatedly raping two children for several years.
Domestic Violence cases are some of the most difficult and oftentimes frustrating matters handled by the prosecutor’s office.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges Friday against Thomas Pritchard of Zanesville in relation to an Amber Alert issued Thursday evening involving the abduction of two young children from Muskingum County.
The Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted 26-year-old Franklin Grayson of Jacksonville, Florida in connection to the March 17 shooting at Muskingum University in which the defendant shot a baseball player from Olivet College multiple times following the g
Franklin Grayson, the 26-year-old man charged in the March 17 shooting at Muskingum University, appeared in court for the first time Tuesday morning.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office has filed initial charges related to a shooting that occurred at Muskingum University following a March 17th baseball game with Olivet College in Michigan.
A 28-year-old Guernsey County woman received a prison sentence of eight to 12 years Wednesday in the overdose death of 44-year-old Andy Marshall.
During the first week of March, the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office proceeded to trial on two separate cases of child sexual abuse in front of two separate juries.
A Zanesville drug dealer whose sales contributed to the death of another man pleaded guilty to several charges in Common Pleas Court Friday.
A 23-year-old Zanesville man who brought a gun into the Lazy River Lounge the night of a shooting in August was convicted of inducing panic and illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor permit premise Thursday afternoon.
A Zanesville woman who killed a man during a drunken night of partying received her sentence of 10 to 13 years in prison Monday morning.
Members of the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s showed their support for the recovery community during this year’s First Responders vs. Second Chancers dodgeball tournament sponsored by Drug Free Muskingum.
A 52-year-old Zanesville man faces life in prison for raping a toddler and possessing thousands of images involving the sexual abuse of children.
Nathan Keen, a 35-year-old Zanesville man convicted at trial of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child, was sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday morning.
On Thursday, a jury of 10 men and two women convened in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom to hear the case of Joseph Roth.
A Nashport man received a prison sentence Wednesday morning for contributing to a Zanesville man’s fatal overdose this past summer.
A Nashport drug dealer charged in the 2021 death of a local high school student received a maximum sentence of eight years in prison Monday.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office began the new year with back-to-back guilty verdicts this week under the lead of Assistant Prosecutor Gerald Anderson.
A Zanesville woman who drunkenly killed 30 year-old Alex King with her car changed her plea in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Thursday.
A Zanesville man who sold cocaine laced with fentanyl that resulted in a multi-victim overdose involving five victims was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office awarded three local essay contest winners with checks to fund drug awareness and prevention programming at their respective high schools.
Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch spent his Monday morning with a classroom full of kindergartners reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
A 35-year-old Zanesville man faces prison after jurors in Muskingum County convicted him last week on all charges related to the repeated sexual abuse of a child.
The Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday granting a new sentencing hearing for a former Muskingum University student who murdered her newborn daughter in 2015.
A Nashport man charged in the 2021 death of a local high school student pleaded guilty to a prosecutor’s bill of information containing one second-degree felony count of corrupting another with drugs.
Garland Lewis appeared in Judge Fleegle’s court Monday morning to plead guilty to five counts of corrupting with drugs.
A Zanesville man convicted by jurors as a major drug dealer was sentenced by Judge Kelly Cottrill to up to three decades in prison for his crimes.
The Zanesville man responsible a series of car break-ins on the city’s north end that had residents on edge for months will spend the next five years in prison for his crimes.
A former Dresden police officer was sentenced to four years in prison and must surrender his police certification for the crimes he committed while wearing his badge.
Saalih Abdullah Tawwab El Muhammed, 38, of Cleveland, appeared in front of Judge Mark Fleegle in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday to answer for charges related to a July traffic crash on Interstate 70.
On Friday morning, Rodriquez S. Hampton appeared with his attorney, Joseph Landusky, before Judge Kelly Cottrill, where he agreed to a sentence of more than 20 years for his most recent run-in with the law.
More than a dozen Muskingum County residents accused of defrauding federal and state food, childcare, and Medicaid benefits programs are facing the consequences after being indicted by the Muskingum County Grand Jury.
Marcus McAlister, of Akron, faced Judge Kelly Cottrill Wednesday morning for sentencing on one count of trafficking in methamphetamine, and one count of trafficking in fentanyl.
A 28-year-old Guernsey County woman pleaded guilty to her part in a Zanesville man’s overdose death last month.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office is proud to support the Transitions Shelter Walk a Mile in my Shoes walk event for the eighth year in a row through financial donations and participation.
The Muskingum County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is implementing its newly developed Diversion and Rehabilitation Treatment program, otherwise known as DART.
Jurors in Muskingum County convicted a Zanesville man on drug trafficking charges during a trial in Judge Kelly Cottrill’s court this week.
A local drug dealer faces a maximum of nearly 20 years in prison after changing his plea in common pleas court Monday.
A Zanesville man who provided a 25-year-old he claimed to be his friend with drugs that killed him will spend the next 10 to 15 years in prison for the crime.
At the conclusion of a one-day trial in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, jurors convicted 50-year-old Chad Chapman of felonious assault for the brutal attack of another man.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office successfully argued for the maximum sentence for a child molester in court Monday.
Four parents in Muskingum County are charged in Common Pleas Court for providing drugs to children.
A 35-year-old Zanesville man was sentenced to 15 to 18-and-a-half years in prison for possessing child sexual abuse materials and a weapon while under disability.
A Zanesville man who provided his friend, 25-year-old Timothy Corder, with the drugs that killed him faces up to 17-and-a-half years in prison for Corder’s overdose death last July.
A child rapist will serve life in prison without parole, plus 14 years for raping a young girl. Last month, jurors in Muskingum County convicted Joshua Carbaugh, 31, on charges of rape with a sexually violent predator specification and gross sexual impos
A Chandlersville man was sentenced to seven to 10-and-a-half years in prison Monday for holding an infant down and putting the fluid from a herpes lesion into her mouth.
Members of the community had the chance to tour Heroes Landing, Muskingum County’s first children’s justice center, and learn about the programs and resources the center has to offer during an open house Wednesday.
Two separate parents appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court this week to receive their prison sentence for providing drugs to children.
A Zanesville man will spend the next 14 to 19 years in prison for torturing a woman throughout the course of a day while threatening to end her life.