Stories tagged with: Steve Strauss

November 1, 2012 - 11:35am
1 year 37 weeks ago

A Muskingum County woman wants townships in our area held accountable.

Thelma Cohagen went before Muskingum County Commissioners to express her concerns when it comes to township spending, prompted by a 2011 candidate for trustee's promise not to take township insurance. She sprung into action, researching the insurance, salaries and inventories of the 25 townships. She found most trustees get one hundred percent of their health insurance premium paid and most townships don't cap the...

August 2, 2012 - 10:38am
1 year 50 weeks ago

The local Fraternal Order of Police made its endorsement of candidates for the November election.

President of the FOP Zane Lodge #5 said they are endorsing Representative Brian Hill for the 97th State House District and Muskingum County Commissioner Steve Strauss.

The FOP made their decision after a screening by the endorsement committee and a vote of the membership at their monthly meeting.

April 20, 2012 - 3:09pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Muskingum County has its first shale drilling rig in place after years of exploration.

The drill is located in southeastern Muskingum County, in Meigs Township near The Wilds animal preserve.

Other shale updates were presented today at the Shale Task Force meeting.

Task force facilitator and County Commissioner Steve Strauss said two shale rigs in Guernsey county are now producing and providing data.

One well is actually stated as being, "above expectation"...

March 5, 2012 - 4:17pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioner Steve Strauss has officially filed to run as an independent candidate.

Strauss was appointed to the County Commissioners job in August replacing Brian Hill.

Back in November the Republican Party Policy Committee endorsed Todd Sands in the upcoming Commissioners race.

Strauss said he was planning on running regardless of partisan support.

"I've already tried to prove my affiliation to the community, and look out for their interests. I...

November 11, 2011 - 6:20pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioner Steve Strauss is speaking out about not being endorsed by the Republican Party.

Strauss said he was present at the meeting on Wednesday night when the Party Policy Committee endorsed Todd Sands in the commissioners race in November of 2012.  He said he has no regrets about standing up for his principles.

"There is a "Good Old Boys" network in Muskingum County, and once you step outside that circle, they're going to find somebody...

August 24, 2011 - 9:58pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Muskingum County officially has a new commissioner.

After two hours and three votes, the Republican Central Committee appointed Highland Township Trustee and Strauss Fencing Owner Steve Strauss who campaigned twice in previous elections for a commissioner seat.

"It certainly was a personal goal and I worked really hard at that and I stayed involved for many years and even after previous elections. Hard work pays off and it is gratifying I admit but it's a great challenge. It...

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