Local agencies are combining forces to improve our communities. The Pro-Muskingum Task Force and the Muskingum County Commissioners provided funding for nine $500 grants in hopes that several small projects could make a big difference toward the betterment of the community. Projects include an effort to clean up Chaps Run Park by Habitat for Humanity. A grant was also given to the Pomeroy Neighborhood Center to clean up the Civil War statue on Greenlawn Avenue and the welcome sign at Richards Road. All projects will begin in the next few weeks.