After seven failed levies, The West Muskingum School District passed their levy this evening by 713 votes.
It was a huge win for the district, after several grass-root campaigns and the urging of local citizens who cared about the students.
"Well what it means is, that the community is demonstrated that they support their local school district and I think that it also means that people are willing to invest in our students and the future of the community by its passage,...
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald stopped by the Muskingum County Democratic Headquarters Saturday afternoon as part of his state-wide campaign talking to Ohioans from every corner of the state.
"It was a hard decision to run state-wide because it's a big time sacrifice and I have a family and you have to juggle those things like everybody else with their career but I thought it was the right thing to do because I was just in such disagreement with what I've seen in the last...
Residents of the West Muskingum and East Muskingum local school districts, and residents of the Village of Dresden are able to vote early at the Muskingum County Board of Elections beginning Tuesday, April 1.
"When they come in they don't need to bring anything. We have everything in our computer system. They'll give us their name and if they're not registered, we will register them and they can vote all at the same time," said Board of Elections Titles Director, Chris Hamill...
The closest race in the county was for County Recorder (R). Juanita Matheney defeated Scott Wiley 59 to 41 percent. Marilyn Bond won against Karrie Walters for County Treasurer (D). No Republican in November filed.
Bob Nau defeated Walt McKee for County Commissioner (D). He will face Republican Steven Bond in November.
The Soil and Water Service Levy did not pass in a close vote, while the Summerfield Village Current Expenses...
94th District State Representative Brian Hill visits the Muskingum County Board of Elections to fill out paperwork for next year's State Representative race.
Hill said he will run for the 97th District seat. He's currently serving out the term vacated by Troy Balderson, who was appointed to the State Senate in July. If elected Hill said he'll continue to focus on jobs.
"Trying to get any barriers that are in the way of businesses locating or expanding in this region. We have...
A special election will be held in Muskingum County on Tuesday, February 8th. Polls will be open from 6:30am - 7:30pm. The issue on the ballot is a 5-mill fire levy for the Frazeysburg Volunteer Fire Department.
"We have approximately 790 registered voters in the Village of Frazeysburg and I feel that maybe we will have a 15% turn out," said Elections Director, Chris Hamill.
If the issue does not pass, voters will see it on the ballot again.
It was a big day for the Republican Party on Tuesday.
WHIZ News went around town and talked to people about how they feel about the election results.
"I personally think the nation is ready for the Republicans to be back in charge and i hope the Republicans can learn from the mistakes they've made. I'm very excited about it, I think it's time for a change," voter Dave Vinsel said.
The Republican party gained control over the United States...