Stories tagged with: County Commissioners

November 20, 2014 - 6:42pm
1 year 26 weeks 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 - 6:35pm
1 year 26 weeks 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 - 5:12pm
1 year 39 weeks 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 - 5:48pm
1 year 44 weeks 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 - 5:28pm
1 year 44 weeks 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 - 4:14pm
1 year 45 weeks 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.

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February 27, 2014 - 6:42pm
2 years 12 weeks 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...

February 6, 2014 - 7:23pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

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...

January 16, 2014 - 6:50pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

Board members for the Muskingum County Center for Seniors met with the county commissioners to talk about the progress being made towards building a new facility.

Executive Director, Terry Dunn says that the group has worked on ideas for the center for the past five years and they are finally in talks with architects to make it happen.

"We've been working with an architect, we have gone through all of our SOQ's and we have chosen Addis, Davis and Van Wey (ADV) as our...

January 13, 2014 - 1:05pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

A licensed kitchen for area producers won't be a reality without funding.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator has funding to renovate the kitchen at its Pinkerton Road location and make it a licensed facility for individuals looking to bake goods, can food or create other items to be sold regionally or statewide.

For the project to take off they must generate $100,000 for operational costs to run the facility for two years. Where that funding will come from is now the...

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