Stories tagged with: Health Department

July 14, 2014 - 6:28pm
1 week 12 hours ago

Public health officials and officials from Falls Township met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to discuss a growing sewage problem for an area neighborhood.

The problem is occurring in a residential area of approximately 116 homes in Licking View. Many homes in the area were built from the 1920s to the 1950s when regulations were not as strict as they are now. Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said collection systems that were made to work at the time are now...

April 17, 2014 - 6:42pm
13 weeks 4 days ago

Most everyone welcomes the warmth of spring after a long winter, but this year may be tough if you suffer from allergies.

Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department says that studies suggests that the delayed winter has caused the pollen counts to rise in our area.

" Not only are the trees budding and putting out pollen but also the grasses are sort of all happening at once," said Dr. Whitacre.

Luckily for allergy sufferers there are a...

March 20, 2014 - 6:23pm
17 weeks 4 days ago

Officials from the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on Thursday to negotiate a new rental agreement for the lease of their building on 7th St.

Work on the document has lasted for the past several months and now it is in the final stages of completion. During the meeting the health department raised issues concerning the agreement.

"We occupy about 25 to 26 percent of the building that we are in so we are looking to...

November 18, 2013 - 7:03pm
35 weeks 10 hours ago

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Epidemiologist Kristen Baker says Pertussis, which is commonly known as the Whooping Cough, has a trend of increasing every 3 to 5 years. Baker says in 2012, there were nine confirmed or suspect cases of the disease and so far this year, she says that number has doubled. The highly contagious disease can start out as a cold or cough and is spread through close contact.

Baker explained, "Close contact is defined through the Infectious...

March 6, 2013 - 10:46pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Heath Department held it's annual District Advisory Council Meeting tonight. The health department is required to meet with their advisory council every march. The council is made up of township trustees, county commissioners and mayor's of every city and town in Muskingum County.

"We released to them our annual report for 2012. We provide them with quarterly updates as well. The updates give them good information with what the health department is...

January 3, 2013 - 1:39pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

Experts said this flu season could end up being as bad as the H1N1 outbreak in 2009.

In Muskingum County they've seen a peak in people being admitted to the hospital with complications from the flu. Since November 28, 31 patients have been admitted. Last year there wasn't even six or seven.

"If you're developing a productive cough, persistent fever or getting short of breath, can't eat or drink, then you're going to need to be seen by your doctor," said Dr. Vicki...

November 7, 2012 - 6:51pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department one mill, ten year levy was a success in Tuesday's election.

The funds the levy will generate will help pay the cost of many critical local programs. With funding sources decreasing for many organizations, health commissioner Corey Hamilton says the levy is vital.

"We struggle with trying to apply for and receive grant funds, and that's more and more competitive." explained Hamilton. "We're competing with...

July 16, 2012 - 4:03pm
2 years 5 days ago

The Health Commissioner of Muskingum County is asking for a renewal levy to be put on the November ballot.

Corey Hamilton met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday morning to discuss the levy.

Hamilton said the current one mill, ten year levy is set to expire at the end of the year, and a renewal is needed to help balance the budget at the Health Department.

"That's about 47% of the total funds that the Health Department uses, about 30% of our funds come from...

December 22, 2011 - 12:07pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department is having phone problems. Public Information Officer Jennifer Hiestand says her office is having problems receiving phone calls from Time Warner phone customers. Also callers will not be able to reach the Health Department phone menu and can’t leave voice messages. In the meantime special phone numbers are being put in place for those affected.

For Nursing Services – 740 819-2084

For Environmental Services – 740...

April 27, 2011 - 5:48pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

It's National Infant Immunization Week and local officials want to raise awareness in the community.

Dr. Vicki Whitacre with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said it's extremely important infants and young children receive the required shots and also be assessed by their family's physician.

"It's very important for you to go for your shots to get that immunity so you don't lose a child from a preventable disease and also so their milestones of their...

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