Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

September 3, 2010 - 5:09pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

If you've been thinking about adding a furry feline to the family, this might be the weekend to do it.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is holding a 'Super Cat Adoption Day.' From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, adoption fees are lowered to $10 at the Animal Shelter and the PetSmart Adoption Center.

"The cats are completely vetted. That means spayed, neutered, vaccinated. Tested for feline leukemia and aids. Microchip, wormed, everything. They're ready to go to their...

August 13, 2010 - 4:09pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department reports a bat found in Muskingum County has tested positive for rabies.
 

The bat was found last week in Falls Townsihp.
 

Officials say a person did come in contact with the bat and is currently receiving a series of rabies shots.
 

 This is the first time rabies has been identified in a bat in Muskingum County since August of 2009 . 

August 5, 2010 - 4:27pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is updating it's Disaster Preparedness Plan.

Two meetings will be held for the public to review the plan before it is submitted to the government, which is updated every five years.

"The plan covers natural hazards that can happen in the county whether it's flooding or tornadoes, wind storms, extreme temperatures, snow, ice, anything that would be a major detriment to the community, or life, or property," said Jeff...

July 8, 2010 - 7:17pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Pottery enthusiasts from across the country will be taking over the town, starting this weekend.

The Pottery Festival encompasses several local communities in Muskingum County.

"Once known as the "Pottery Capital of the World," the groups that continue to come in love that history, love that it's our heritage, " says Kelly Ashby of the Zanesville Chamber of Commerce.

Ashby says pottery has a big following because of its beauty, because its pieces have...

June 7, 2010 - 6:02pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Muskingum County residents are able to get a gallon of water for the cost of one penny.

The County Water Department installed a bulk water station at 375 Richards Road.

"It's a top-fill machine. It's easy access in and out. This is our second one in Muskingum County. We're looking at possibly two other locations, " says Commissioner Jerry Lavy.

The other locations the commissioners are looking at include Adamsville and Muskingum Township. Lavy says its a resource...

May 7, 2010 - 12:18pm
4 years 11 weeks ago


National Tourism Week starts May 9th and it focuses on local tourist attractions and emphasizes that people in the community can enjoy entertainment right here in Muskingum County. Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby says it's time to get to know our area.

"It's time to explore your own back yard and get out there and take advantage of National Tourism Week. There are $2.00 off admission at the National Roads and Grand Museum and...

May 4, 2010 - 11:41pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

Muskingum County voters speak out when it comes to the County Home. In Tuesday's Primary election the 2.5 mill issue passed by just over 200 votes. The issue has generated lots of talk about whether the Home is really needed in the County and Commissioners decided to lets the voters make the decision. The levy for the Home has never failed. Two other issues also passed last night...a levy for Springfield Township for general construction and a Dresden Bond issue for a new fire truck and...

April 29, 2010 - 5:14pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

The Duncan Falls area will soon be one step closer to receiving water from the county.

Today the Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids for a water main extension project.

"It's on Wilhelm Road," said Commissioner John Bates. "It will help to make the loop down to the Duncan Falls area and down around Salt Creek. It brings the water further down into that area."

Bates says they've been seeing reasonable bids come in for projects throughout the county...

April 1, 2010 - 9:33pm
4 years 16 weeks ago


Almost every fire department in Muskingum county responded to a massive brush fire in Philo shortly after 6 :15 Thursday evening.

The wind was not on their side as firefighters worked quickly to put out a brush fire that burned across a field and into the surrounding woods. Barely missing a diesel fuel tank.

"Well what had happened, we are not sure how the fire started, but it appears the gas line fueled it and of course the wind helped spread it," says...

March 26, 2010 - 2:51pm
4 years 17 weeks ago


The new Zanesville and Muskingum County Visitors Guide is hot off the press.

The visitors guide has information on hotels, restaurants, shopping options as well as local attractions. The visitors guide is designed to attract visitors and tourists and help build the local economy.

"We distribute over 90,000 copies each and every year of our visitors guide, so it is a great way to market Muskingum County as a travel destination," says Kelly Ashby the vice...

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