Newton Township will be home to one of Muskingum County's newest housing developments, now that Muskingum County Commissioners approved a request for plat approval. The Smith Family owned a substantial amount of land off Heckel Road for generations, but developer Sandy Smith says he thought it was time to divvy up the land and plot single family sites for others. Eighteen plots are scheduled to be built. Gas, underground electric, telephone and cable service will be extended to residents of the development. Maysville Water Authority will provide water.