Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

August 20, 2014 - 5:18pm
1 week 5 days ago

The Ohio Department of Health has identified the state's first two human cases of West Nile Virus this year -- one of them right here in Muskingum County.

A 24-year-old Muskingum County woman was hospitalized with Encephalitis.  The other case involves a 78-year-old Cuyahoga County woman.  If you've been outdoors in an area where mosquitoes could be prevalent, Epidemiologist Kristen Baker said there are certain symptoms to look out for.

"West Nile Virus typically...

July 29, 2014 - 4:53pm
4 weeks 6 days ago

Muskingum County will soon have a new candidate for county commissioner.

Once the proper paperwork is filed later this week, Linda Regula is slated to replace Grant Hutcheson as the Democratic nominee to face off against incumbent Republican Jim Porter this fall.

"The candidate that was in the primary dropped out, and the nominating committee asked if I would run," Regula said. "I took about two weeks to think it over, and I got out in the county and drove around...

July 4, 2014 - 5:54pm
8 weeks 3 days ago

Day two of the annual Stars and Stripes on the River event kicked off Friday afternoon.

Visitors can expect food, drinks, a live band, activities and a fireworks display which began at 9:45PM. All of the funds raised support local non profit organizations. One local group in particular, Christ's Table, will be selling Lemon Shake Ups to raise money for the hungry in Muskingum County.

Keely Warder, Executive Director of Christ's Table says, "Well we're enjoying the wonderful...

June 24, 2014 - 10:56pm
9 weeks 6 days ago

Muskingum County Gearing up for All-Star Game

In all-star games there is no sure way to predict what is going to happen. A group of players on the field together for the first time, it will be a test of will and skill.

Muskingum County head coach Chad Grandstaff and his squad are in the final stages of preparing for Friday night's game at White Field. The Muskingum County team lost a season ago and this year's group of seniors are looking to avenge that loss....

June 19, 2014 - 1:38pm
10 weeks 4 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be taking place in Muskingum County Friday, June 20.

A time and location has not yet been released, however Lieutenant and Post Commander, Matt Boyd said it should be a quick and effortless process for sober drivers who encounter it on their commute Friday.

"Our goal is to make the encounter very brief, just to pass on the information. We try and keep the encounter with the person we stop about 30...

June 7, 2014 - 6:02pm
12 weeks 2 days ago

Hundreds of area residents are walking through the night, all for a good cause

Relay for Life of Muskingum County hosted their annual event at the fairgrounds Saturday. The walking started a little after 4 p.m. and runs 18 hours through the morning. Just because you may not have been there to start the event, doesn't mean it's too late to join.

"Well if you're still awake at 11 o'clock, come visit us," said Elizabeth Lewis, co-chair of the event.  ...

May 20, 2014 - 10:46am
14 weeks 6 days ago

Three area counties rank in the top ten for spring wild turkey harvests.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Ohio hunters checked in over 16,000 wild turkeys during the wild turkey hunting season and youth hunting season that ran from mid-April to May 19.

The numbers are down slightly from 2013 when over 18,000 turkey's were harvested.

In our area Coshocton County came in third in the state with 480 birds taken in. Guernsey County was fourth with 466 birds and...

May 6, 2014 - 11:25pm
16 weeks 6 days ago

Election results are in for the 2014 Primary Election.

In the race for commissioner candidate in the republican party Mollie Crooks falls in defeat to incumbent James Porter. Porter will move on to face Grant Hutcheson in November.

In the republican auditor's race Debra Nye defeats Jeanette Moll by over 4,000 votes.

In the hotly contested Probate Juvenile Judge race Eric Martin defeats Steve Buck, Maria Kalis and Susan Montgomery-McDonald.

Taking a look at the first...

April 8, 2014 - 4:42pm
20 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is focused on promoting three niches Muskingum has to offer to potential tourists, including hunting, exploring the great outdoors, and promoting the county as a women's getaway destination.

"We have new marketing materials, new free standing banners and several trade shows that particularly go after those niches," said Kelly Ashby, VP of the ZMCCC. "So we have been completely focusing on those three...

March 26, 2014 - 4:51pm
22 weeks 5 days ago

A survey done by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute shows that Muskingum County ranks very low when it comes to being a healthy county.

Out of Ohio's 88 counties, Muskingum County ranks 74 in the Health Outcomes category for 2014, down from 73 in 2013. Jody Stones a Community Health Planner at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department explained there are two main factors when ranking a county in the...

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