Muskingum County got a very large check from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry.
State forest timber sales just brought more than $58 ,000 to Muskingum County.
Forest Manager David Glass says the Ohio revised code allows us to return revenues back to the local governments from the state timber sales.
"Each year division forestry manages about 188,000 acres of state forest property," Glass said.
Meaning they improve the forest’s overall health and diversity.
They also keep on eye on the value of the forest for recreational opportunities and soil and water conservation.
"The proceeds from our timber sales that are generated on those state forest properties we can deduct our marking and management cost then the proceeds in lieu of paying taxes we return those money back to the local government county and school district and township," Glass said.
Franklin schools will receive about half of the $58,000 and the county and Blue Rock township will split the other half.