Tourism is a vital part of economic development, especially here in Southeastern Ohio. A couple of local residents have spearheaded a plan to push local tourism even more.
What will soon be coined the “Blue Rock Region” is home to many things. Including Ohio’s first Earthship, a home made entirely of eco-friendly goods. Annie Warmke and her husband are the creators and builders of the home and also advocated of promoting more local tourism; or as Annie calls it, Micro-tourism....
There was a full house today at the bid auction for a local renovation project through the Muskingum County Commissioners Office.
Thirteen local and other companies throughout Ohio, came to bid on the renovation of the Muskingum County Job and Family Services Building on Woodlawn Ave. County Commissioner, Dorothy Montgomery says that the building basically needs interior reconstruction and says that the estimated reconstruction bid is 811,100 dollars.
Budget concerns are causing fear in another local office today, as they turn to the Muskingum County Commissioners and local city officials for help.
Bryan Catlin is the Dog Warden for Muskingum County, and says the county and city has supplied many of their wages and operating costs in years past. But with an ever-tightening budget all-around, Catlin doesn’t know how much to expect this time around.
“We’re trying to get them to accommodate some of the funds to try and...
Five families are homeless today after an early morning electrical fire caused severe damage to two structures.
The call came into the Zanesville Fire Department a little after midnight this morning of a fire at 1109 West Main St. When the firefighters arrived, the blaze had also spread to three adjoining apartments and the home next door at 1105 West Main.
Dale Bollinger’s mother is the sole resident of 1105 and has lived there all her life. He says he’s just glad she...