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...
John Bates summed up his final week as County Commissioner by saying, "Everything I've wanted to do in my life, I've done."
But, by no means does that mean that Muskingum County has seen the last of the politician.
"I think I'll pursue something in the future in government," said Bates. "I don't think you've seen the last of John Bates in Muskingum County. Whether that be running something at the state or local level or whatever. I've had lot of...
The Rockies Express Pipeline is complete and crews are moved out, but they left some county road damage behind.
Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis says Virginia Ridge, Wilson, and Irish Ridge Roads all received heavy traffic throughout the construction of the pipeline. Now, the county must repair the roadways before winter hits.
"I'm running out of the window of weather here where I'll have time to get those roads repaired for Winter, so we've asked them to reimburse the...