The Muskingum County Library System's 2014 annual report is available for public viewing.
In 2014 for every $1.00 invested in the library's general revenue fund area residents received $4.90 cents in library materials, resources, programs and technology.
"We feel that this is a significant return on investment for area residents and tax payers. Of course, we always plan to grow that and improve that, and trough our strategic plan we look forward to making that an even higher...
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz sat down with us Tuesday and gave us an in depth look at the 2014 drug problems in the area.
According to Lutz, drugs is always the number one focus when it comes to cracking down on crime. There are many drugs out on the streets. We asked Lutz what we deal with here specifically who gave us an overview of what we see here in the county.
"It's kind of hard to pinpoint one exact drug as a major biggest drug. In our community from what we're...
Another candidate in the race for Probate-Juvenile Court Judge is Eric Martin. He is currenlty a judge in Muskingum County Court.
Martin says he has nearly a decade of experience and has presided over 45 thousand cases. He is currently the only judge running for the position. He says working in the Muskingum County Court has allowed him to become familiar with all aspects of the legal system.
"I am named and recognized as the presiding administrative judge by the Ohio...
The May Primary election is just five days away. We now continue our look at the candidates for Muskingum County Probate-Juvenile Court Judge.
Maria Kalis says with more than a decade of experience as a trial lawyer working at Kincaid, Taylor and Geyer and the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office , she's had the opportunity to work with the youth in our area.
" During that time I was in court on a daily basis and I had the unique opportunity to handle and face the very...
Congress has given its final approval of the five year farm bill and a local farming expert weighs in on the subject.
Executive Director of Muskingum- Morgan Farm Agency, Bill Huston says that the new bill comes with some major changes. Huston says it has altered the way it funds federal food subsidy programs which is around 80 percent of the bill. It also no longer carries certain farming programs.
"One they did away with was the Direct Farm Program Payments there use to be...
The Zanesville- Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to talk about the Lorena Sternwheeler.
Chamber Vice President, Kelly Ashby, says that every year members of her office will give the commissioners an update on tourism and the economic benefits that the Lorena brings into town. For 2013 the Lorena provided nearly 200 rides.
"We had a great year. We had fantastic charters, school groups, we had leisure travelers from five...
Planning for the 6th annual Y Bridge Arts Festival is already underway and organizers need your help.
This year the festival will take place downtown at Zane's Landing Park on August 1st and 2nd. There will be 60 artists, local bands and food vendors throughout the event and volunteers are needed to provide the best experience for locals and visitors.
"I'm looking for chairs. We have some in place. I'm hoping to get more on the website there is a list of things we need we...
We're only half way through 2013 but the Muskingum County Commissioners are already planning the annual budget for next year.
They receive budget submissions from local departments each year that outline their projected revenues and expenses for 2014.
"In the county general fund most of it is your elected officials, your courts, sheriffs department is our largest single item in our budget and the other general expenses within the county," said Lavy.