Several townships and villages in Muskingum County have submitted applications for the 2011 Community Development Block Grant.
The grant, given at the state level allows townships and villages to apply for funding for small projects like lighting, road resurfacing and landscaping. Last year, the county received 236,000 dollars to be distributed to various communities in the county.
"Some of these entities provide matching grants. They're able to give a little bit of extra...
In a time of uncertainty and difficulties one group is asking the community to pray.
May 5 marks the 59th observance of the National Day of Prayer. One organizer met with Muskingum County Commissioners in hopes of gaining their support of the day and so they could encourage others to come together as a community.
"It's the one day when all differences of religions can be put aside and we can come together in a common goal to show care for our community," said Muskingum...
2011 marks the bicentennial building of the National Road and one group of citizens in southeast Ohio is hoping to do something about it.
Meeting with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday afternoon, concerned citizen Dr. Lorle Porter wasn't asking for funding from the commissioners, she was asking permission, to raise awareness to the public of such a historical road.
"We've asked the commissioners approval and we've talked to the county engineer, mr. Davis about...
An area organization is being commended for its efforts in the community.
Each year, the President of the United States proclaims March as Red Cross month and as a part of the national celebration, the Muskingum County Commissioners acknowledged the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.
"It is always wonderful to know that all of our hard work, all of our dedication doesn't go unnoticed by the city officials along with everyone else in the community," said Executive Director...
Budget complications for Muskingum County aren't over yet.
Muskingum County Commissioners met with Superintendent John Hill of Starlight Programs on Thursday to discuss a cost allocation study that was recently released.
"We're just reviewing some of that information with the departments that the study has been done for and decide if there are charges that should be charged for these various other enterprises," said Commissioner Brian Hill.
Muskingum County Commissioners look to build committees to help guide the direction of the county.
The new plan is an offshoot of a county comprehensive plan made several years ago.
"There was a plan 5 to 6 years ago," said Commissioner Brian Hill. "There was one hundred people involved in it and said this is Muskingum County. It is a plan that shows basically what we have not necessarily what they want to see happen."
With the economy still in the red, the Muskingum County Commissioners are in the process of approving this next year's budget and things are looking rather tight.
The County Commissioners have already passed appropriations for 25 percent of the budget for the 2011 fiscal year. Commissioner Jerry Lavy says estimated revenues are coming in and they are lower than what the county had hoped for. This means the budget belt just got a little tighter.
The new year means changes at the Muskingum County Commissioners Office.
Not only is there a new member to the staff in Jim Porter, but the commissioners are looking at a tight budget in the upcoming year. Commissioner Brian Hill said that they have a projected budget of $33 million but it's predicted they'll actually have $28 million to work with this year.
"They'll have to be cuts," explained Hill. "It's rather if it affects people directly or not that's to be...
Kids and teenagers in Muskingum County have the opportunity to experience the thrill of being a basketball star.
The Zanesville Civic League is gathering players for it's Partnership for County Wide Basketball, which is a league for kids ages 5-16 years old.
"Some kids don't make their junior high team or their looking for something for their kids to do, there's a lot of practice going on after school and the games are played on Saturday," said Howard Stewart from the...