Stories tagged with: County Commissioners

February 24, 2015 - 7:49am
1 week 2 days ago

Headlines for Tuesday, February 24, 2015:

Snow Emergency

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - As of 8:00 Morgan and Perry Counties are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.

Church Hill Road

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Monday, Bennett Woerner and his attorney met with county commissioners and the county engineer in hopes to have Church Hill Road vacated or repaired by Westmoreland Coal. Commissioners have asked Doug Davis to contact the...

January 5, 2015 - 5:09pm
8 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center makes final plans for updating their facility.

Superintendent, Allen Bennett, met with the county commissioners this morning to finalize plans regarding the grant money that is expected to come in sometime this month. Bennett says once the grant money is available, they'll start updating right away.

"We received a grant basically it's $10,000 from the federal government administered through the state. The commissioners...

December 18, 2014 - 5:05pm
11 weeks 11 hours ago

A regional consulting solutions company is looking to work with Muskingum County.

This afternoon, the county commissioners met with De Novo, a cost allocation company with many years of experience working with indirect cost allocation plans for county and city governments. Senior project manager, Kate Hemleben, says De Dovo would be a great fit for Muskingum County.

"We are fresh eyes that come in and look at the cost allocation plan in order to make sure we get the best...

November 20, 2014 - 5:42pm
15 weeks 12 hours ago

The Mid-Ohio food bank came out the the Muskingum County Commissioners this afternoon to discuss the fight against hunger in our community.

A member of the Columbus city council, Zach Klein, who is also a general council member of the Mid-Ohio food bank says that hunger is real and prevalent in Muskingum County and throughout all of Ohio as well.

"This isn't a third world country problem, that our friends and neighbors are hungry, you may not know that but they are. We need...

November 20, 2014 - 5:35pm
15 weeks 12 hours ago

The Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center is getting ready to make some updates.

Superintendent Allen Bennett met with the county commissioners today to finalize a grant that has been previously discussed. The grant money will be used to update some of the equipment within the detention center.

"We need to get a new DVR system, shower doors in our facility definitely need to be replaced, a new time clock system. A lot of our, our building is now 13 years old, a lot of...

August 21, 2014 - 4:12pm
28 weeks 13 hours ago

Superintendent of the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, David Branch met with the County Commissioners Thursday afternoon.

Branch's agenda included the final design for interior and exterior signage for the county services building. After todays approval for the signage design the next step will be to contact the city for the go ahead on the installation of any exterior signage.

The second issue on branch's agenda was inviting the commissioners to be a part of the...

July 17, 2014 - 4:48pm
33 weeks 3 hours ago

Representatives from the Muskingum County Starlight Programs met with the County Commissioners to discuss the levy revenue, current spending, and future plans.

Muskingum County Starlight Programs currently has two levy's continuing, one is 3 mils, the other 2 mils. County Commissioners are considering reducing the 3 mil levy by 1.5 mills. Superintendent John Hill says, Disability Rights Ohio recently conducted a survey which helped formulate recommendations to consider putting in place...

July 17, 2014 - 4:28pm
33 weeks 13 hours ago

Representatives from the Muskingum County Library met with County Commissioners to overview the final phase of the librarys strategic plan and request levy renewal.

The levy would help fund the librarys future goals. According to Assistant Director, Blair Tom, the new  plan will allow them to move forward from a transactional to a transformational way. This forward movement of the library is guided by a newly formed mission statement, which focuses  on connecting people with...

July 10, 2014 - 3:14pm
34 weeks 12 hours ago

The Domestic Violence Coalition is hosting a "Walk a Mile in my Shoes" event this fall.

Chairperson, Dorothy Thomas was at the County Commisioners office today informing them of the plans to bring the event back to the court house. The walk has taken place at other venues but the coalition is hoping to hold it in the original location once again. They hope to educate the community on domestic violence. Thomas said that it's extremely important to spread awareness.


February 27, 2014 - 5:42pm
1 year 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met with County Treasurer, Carol Friel to discuss county investments for the month of February.

Friel says that her office has invested in money market accounts that are earning interest for the county's general fund . She says the budget is balanced, but her office would like to see funds increase.

"We are happy our investments are earning," said Friel. They are not earning what we would like to be earning, but in this marketplace...

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