Stories tagged with: Center for Seniors

January 19, 2016 - 2:10pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

County Commissioners met with the architect for the Muskingum County Senior Center Brian Addis Tuesday.

The meeting focused on the new Center for Seniors. Addis said the objective of this meeting is to get a construction manager under contract.

"So that we can move forward with the construction of renovation for the Muskingum County center for seniors," said Addis.

Addis said the senior center is extremely important for the community because it's a place to...

December 21, 2015 - 4:57pm
7 weeks 3 days ago

The Center for Seniors is officially under construction.

Muskingum County Maintenance Workers have begun demolition in the new building on Shinnick and 4th St. and Muskingum County Commissioner Jim Porter said he's happy to see the project underway.

"We've actually had some of our county employees down there doing some of the demo already," said Porter. "It's opened up a lot of walls and areas. It's a big change from previously. "

Bidding has begun in...

November 12, 2015 - 5:07pm
13 weeks 4 hours ago

The new Center for Seniors building sits nestled in downtown Zanesville on the corner of Shinnick and 4th Street but renovations have not yet begun.

As the new Center for Seniors project moves forward, the County Commissioners and the Senior Center Board want to ensure the local community has a hand in creating a new center that will fit the needs of area seniors.

"Basically what we're going to be bringing to the meeting is basically an opportunity to see the building...

June 17, 2015 - 2:11pm
34 weeks 1 day ago

After renovations are completed the Center for Seniors will have a new home in downtown Zanesville.

Muskingum County Officials announced Tuesday that they purchased the Zanesville City Schools Administration Building on fourth street for $475,000. Commissioner Jim Porter hopes to hire local contractors for the project. Executive Director of the Center for Seniors Ann Combs is excited for the move after the levy to build a new center failed in May.

"The voters spoke, that...

June 16, 2015 - 12:26pm
34 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are buying the Zanesville City Schools Administration building. Commission President Jim Porter says once the building is renovated it will become the new Center for Seniors. Porter says the county bought the building for $475,000.Porter says Center for Senior officials got an estimate on how much it would cost to renovate the building and they learned it would be around $2,000,000, but Porter thought it could be done for less money. ...

May 8, 2015 - 4:19am
39 weeks 6 days ago

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May 7, 2015 - 1:57pm
40 weeks 5 hours ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met with the Center for Seniors Director and Board President Thursday morning.

The purpose was to discuss options for the new center after the a half-mill levy failed in tuesday's primary. Muskingum county commissioner Jim Porter said they are considering a building that is located downtown.

"We're still in negotiating for the building. We have a building in mind but nothing concrete as far as purchasing it yet. We're going to wait on...

April 6, 2015 - 5:15pm
44 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors asks voters for support in the upcoming election.

The center kicked off its campaign at the Ohio University-Zane State Campus Center Monday. If passed, the point 5 mill bond issue would allow the county to build a new senior center.

"It is vital that we have a facility that we own and can be in charge of repairs and take care of on our own," Executive Director, Ann Combs said. "We've rented this facility since 1998, for a...

March 26, 2015 - 5:05pm
46 weeks 6 hours ago

The Executive Director of the Muskingum County Center for Seniors in Muskingum County sets a tentative reopen date for the center.

After weeks of repairs, Ann Combs said if mother nature cooperates, construction could be finished by the first couple of weeks of April. Although activities cannot take place in the center until early April, Combs said the kitchen is up and running.

"The roof over our kitchen has been repaired, and we've been able to open our kitchen in order to...

March 12, 2015 - 4:11pm
48 weeks 2 hours ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors remains closed Thursday after a serious roof problem.

It closed last week after the roof began leaking, and the search continues for a temporary home for the center. Muskingum County Commissioner, Jim Porter, says it's still an ongoing process.

"The staff has been working non-stop to find another location suitable," Porter said. "They've run into multiple hurdles everywhere they go."

Repairs on the center are...

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