Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

January 19, 2011 - 7:31pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

The big talked about solar farm that was supposed to be housed here in Muskingum County will now be moving to Noble County.

Muskingum County Commissioner Brian Hill is dissapointed that the project is moving to Noble County. Hill says Turning Point Solar ultimately made the decision and that the county had no say in the move of the big project. He also says that just because the solar farm is moving, it doesn't necessarily mean jobs will be lost. He is hoping for construction and...

January 13, 2011 - 6:28pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

A new clerk will be taking over for the Muskingum County Court.

After Jackie Garber announced her retirement, the board of county commissioners, with concurrence of the county court judges, appointed Alma Tennent as the new Clerk of Court.  Garber has been working at the County Court for 16 years, and she says she has total confidence in Tennent.

"I think the new clerk is going to do a very good job. I am leaving her with a wonderful staff that has worked with me for...

January 5, 2011 - 6:05pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Continuum of Care will conduct a point-in-time count of the homeless in Muskingum County on January 25th. 

The local organization is teaming up with the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio.  The count is a survey of homeless persons across the state which will help sustain funding for the less fortunate.  Chairperson Theresa Antal says by doing this count, they can understand the changes and trends in homelessness resulting in...

December 20, 2010 - 7:30pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Local law enforcement are looking for those who owe child support.

The Muskingum County Job and Family Services Child Support Division held a press conference Monday afternoon with the Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office to announce its annual round-up of any parent who owes money.

"So the folks that are out there in the community that owe the child support who might potentially get involved in this type of a round up, know that this is going on and sometimes come in...

November 29, 2010 - 8:07pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

Muskingum County is welcoming hunters from all over.

With the start of deer gun season also comes tourism to Muskingum County which is widely known for its great hunting locations.

"When Fall comes we know what's next, and when hunting season and so deer season is right up with that, packages are sold for the hunters coming into the area," said Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby.

This year's deer-gun season is expected to draw about 420,000...

November 2, 2010 - 11:33pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

There will be a new look at the Muskingum County Commissioners Office.  In Tuesday's election republican challenger James Porter beat incumbent democrat John Bates by almost 4000 votes.  The other big issue on the ballot involved the City of Zanesville Lodging Tax.  It would be used to build a community pool.  But voters said no to that issue.  It failed by around 1600 votes.  The rest of the issues passed on the Muskingum County ballot.  Three liquor...

October 28, 2010 - 5:10pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

State funds are cleaning up thousands of tires from Hopewell-area properties.

ODNR grant money, and Ohio EPA Scrap Tire Consensual Agreements are funding the clean-up of close to 10,000 tires from three properties in a Hopewell watershed.

"The grant itself was for $20,000. About $18,750 of it goes to actual tire clean up and disposal," says Robert Reiter, District Coordinator of the Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management.

The remaining funds will...

October 14, 2010 - 6:01pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

Recycling is picking up here in Muskingum County.

Officials from the Muskingum County Recycling Center met with County Commissioners on Thursday to discuss updates. It has been reported that there has been a 20% increase in recycling here in Muskingum County.

"I think more people are paying attention to recycling so these bins are relatively full and the update here that was given to us today the amount of collection has been pretty phenomena," said County...

October 6, 2010 - 4:01pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Health Department will be offering free flu shots for Muskingum County residents on Thursday, October 7th at four locations.

Muskingum County Fairgrounds: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Ohio University Zanesville/ Zane State @ Campus Center: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dresden Fire Department: 1 - 5 p.m.

Muskingum University is also hosting a clinic for students and faculty.

October 4, 2010 - 7:09pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

More than 900 employees who use Muskingum County insurance will see changes come this January.

Commissioner Brian Hill met with county employees Monday night at the Center for Seniors. In 2011 the county is considering offering three plan options. Employees' current plan will be available as the "gold" plan and the high-deductible Health Savings Account will also still be available. The county may also offer a third plan they are calling a "silver" plan....

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