Stories tagged with: County Commissioners

January 25, 2016 - 5:16pm
4 weeks 19 hours ago

The new Muskingum County Senior Center will be located at the old Zanesville City School Administration Building downtown across from Secrest Auditorium.

County commissioner's met on Monday to conduct an interview with the potential construction contractor manager for the renovation project.

The commissioners received a total of 4 applications from different companies for the project, but selected only one to conduct an interview with.

Brian Addis, Head architect of the...

January 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
4 weeks 20 hours ago

Members from the Ohio State University Extension Office in Muskingum County stopped by the county commissioners office Monday.

OSU Extension wanted to introduce themselves to new commissioner Cindy Cameron and share with the commissioners what their plans are for the coming year.

"We wanted to come and meet our new county commissioner. And welcome her to the county and also let her know how much we appreciate the county commissioners and the support that they give OSU...

January 11, 2016 - 3:11pm
4 weeks 20 hours ago

A local man who owns land west of the Village of New Concord met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on Monday to discuss his predicament.  The owner wants to use his land for commercial use to build businesses over the 50-acre location, but is running into difficulties with the railroad authority.

In order for the man to move forward with his project to start selling the land to prospective buyers, there needs to be a change to the railroad that runs through his property....

September 10, 2015 - 4:59pm
50 weeks 1 day ago

American Electric Power is offering incentives to help customers save money, while cutting back on energy use.

AEP Ohio Business Incentive Representative, Darren Sears, stopped by the county commissioners office today to make sure the county is up-to-speed on the program. Some incentives for commercial and industrial customers include, rebates, discounts and money back guarantees.

"If we have a company that wants to upgrade their lighting or whatever, put more energy...

September 10, 2015 - 4:06pm
50 weeks 1 day ago

An old abandoned coal road in Muskingum County will finally see improvements.

After months of negotiation, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mines and Westmoreland Coal agreed to turn a portion of Church Hill Road back over to the county. Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis, said a plan is in place for the county to vacate the road and then replace it with a new one for public use.

"They want to vacate part of the existing county road, improve that it...

July 20, 2015 - 4:50pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Volunteers from the Muskingum County Dog Pound have hopes to bring a new, more inviting facility to the area.

They met with the county commissioners Monday, to discuss options for a new rescue center. Volunteer, Doug McQuaid said an improved facility would be ideal for the overall health and well-being of the animals.

"What we're trying to focus on is trying to build a new pound, and by doing that we needed to get the permission, talk to the commissioners to find out if they...

July 13, 2015 - 5:14pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

Representatives from the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to discuss the 2016 budget.

An increase in salary for employees was the main topic on the agenda. Detention Center Superintendent, Allen Bennett, said the increase would include a raise of $2 an hour. He talked to us about what's next moving forward.

"They seemed receptive to it, they've asked us to provide some additional information, which we'll do and...

February 24, 2015 - 8:49am
1 year 26 weeks 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 - 6:09pm
1 year 33 weeks 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 - 6:05pm
1 year 36 weeks 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...

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