Blue Rock man charged with murder

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — A Blue Rock man was arrested by Horry County police after allegedly strangling a woman to death, according to arrest warrants obtained by WBTW News 13 in South Carolina.

Blake William Linkous, 18, was arrested and charged with murder, warrants showed. He allegedly strangled a woman on Tuesday. Horry County police began a death investigation after the woman, whose name has not been released, was found dead in a home on Wednesday morning on Maison Drive.

ZMHA board meeting June 22

ZANESVILLE − The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Board will meet in regular session at 5:15 p.m. June 22 at the board office, 407 Pershing Road.

SEAT board slated to meet

ZANESVILLE − South East Area Transit Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at noon June 14 at the board office, 205 N. Fifth St.

Perry Chamber luncheon set

NEW LEXINGTON − The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will have it’s monthly luncheon at noon June 20 at the Pizza Place, 100 W. Broadway, New Lexington.

Guest speaker will be Tony David of Peoples State Bank on the new bank location being constructed on Main Street. Register by June 15 by calling 740-342-3547.

Chamber scholarships awarded

NEW LEXINGTON − The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced annual scholarships being given to Milla Garrett of Crooksville High School, Emily Youtsey of Miller High School, Grace Baker of New Lexington High School and Katelyn Heath of Sheridan High School.

Independence Day celebrations set in Perry County

NEW LEXINGTON − Various communities in Perry County have announced Independence Day celebrations upcoming.

Crooksville will be the first with a community day and fireworks June 25 at Crooksville Park.

An old-fashioned community picnic at the shelter house with various activities starting at noon and fireworks at 10 p.m. will be July 1 in New Straitsville. July 1 at Somerset Park will be a car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., parade at 11 a.m. and various activities throughout the day with fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Fireworks will be July 3 at Fairfield Beach in Buckeye Lake. A parade will be at 11 a.m. July 4 in Thornville with crafts, food, music, square dancing and pet show at the park. A parade will be at 1 p.m. July 4 in New Lexington with food, music and other activities following at the park.

Locals make honor lists

ZANESVILLE − Named to the spring semester dean’s list at Wilmington College were Sadie Devore of Dresden, Tabitha McCutcheon of Junction City, Mollie Moore of Malta and Trinity VanDusen of Zanesville.

Christina Rozsa of Frazeysburg and Caden Harris of Zanesville were named to the spring semester president’s list at the University of Alabama.

Named to the spring semester dean’s list at Ohio Northern University were Evan Dinan, Brianna Morrison and Trey Wilson of Zanesville; Madeline Spiker of Nashport; Brody L. McNulty of New Lexington; Colten Stotts of Duncan Falls; Haylee Whyde of Frazeysburg; and Anna J. McIntire of Beverly. Caden H. Sauerbrey of Dresden graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and Brody McNulty received a doctorate in pharmacy.

Balyeat graduates GRCA

COLUMBUS − Preston Balyeat of Zanesville recently graduated from the Great River Connections Academy.

Ponchak named to MWCD board

NEW PHILADELPHIA — Jennifer Ponchak of Morgan County was recently selection to fill a board of directors opening for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. She will fill a five-year term and replaces Joanne Limbach, who was on the board for 20 years.

Ponchak is the founder of Follow the River Environmental, a specialty company that performs clearing and grubbing, erosion control, seeding landscaping and environmental consulting services on private commercial, heavy highway and municipal projects. Follow the River is a certified DBE, SBE, EDGE and WBE Company.

Ponchak has a bachelor’s degree in natural resources from Ohio State University and CPESC and CPSWQ certifications and is a Licensed Underground Storage Tank Installer.

Spongy Moth treatments to begin

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is starting aerial treatments to control Spongy Moth populations across the state by disrupting its mating cycle. It was formerly known as the Gypsy Moth.

Treatment in Crooksville is expected to begin this coming week, weather permitting. Treatments are administered using a low-flying yellow aircraft, approximately 100 feet above the tree tops. In all areas receiving treatments, ODA will use a single application of the product SPLAT GM-O. The product is not harmful to birds, bees, plants, pets or humans.

For more information on treatment and see a map of treatment areas, go to the Spongy Moth website.

This article originally appeared on Zanesville Times Recorder: Briefs: Blue Rock man charged, chamber luncheon, Ponchak named to board

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