As the end of the year quickly creeps upon us, The Muskingum County Commissioners are taking a look back.
County Commissioner, Jim Porter says that 2013 was a steady year, however there are a few economic development projects that stand out in his mind . He says the local area has more jobs and opportunities thanks to the addition of a new company in our area.
"Looking back at 2013 fanatics comes in mind. We were told at the last port authority meeting there's about 1,800...
The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District met with the County Commissioners on Thursday to discuss their annual budget.
The district meets with the commissioners twice a year to give them an update on expenses and newly implemented programs. This year, with grant funding the Muskingum Soil and Water District was able to participate in a new cover crop program, where crops such as rye, wheat and radishes are planted to improve soil and water.
Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton met with the Muskingum County Commissioner's on Thursday to get their feedback on health department services, to discuss what they'd like to see in the future and next year's budget.
"The heath department is in the process of completing a strategic plan that will cover the period from 2014 from 2018," said Hamilton. "We expect there to continue to be major changes in the healthcare landscape in our community and in...
The Muskingum County Commissioners sat down with the county treasurer to discuss investments for the month of August.
Muskingum County Treasurer, Carol Friel says that changes in investments have been stagnant as of late.
"Well there are no changes, really it's not improving so we are probably going to have to adjust our budget as far as what we planned on earning on interest, so well just have to make an adjustment, " said Friel.
The Muskingum Growth Partnership was started in 1989 to advance economic growth and development within Muskingum County using private sector leadership and resources. The commissioner's received an update on how things are going.
"They, along with the city invest a lot of money in economic development every year through the Port Authority and we try to be a good partner to the Port Authority. So we just wanted them to know what we were up to on the private sector side," said...
County Commissioners met with a new member of the OSU extension Monday.
Jacqueline Kirby Wilkins is the Northeast Ohio Regional Director for the OSU extension and says it's important to meet with the people who she will be working with in the future.
"I have 31 counties that runs from Wood County down to Guernsey and Muskingum and back to Ashtabula so one of the things I like to do is get out to the counties and meet with all the County Commissioners and thank them for their...
Officials with the Muskingum County Center for Seniors met Thursday with the County Comissioners to discuss proposals for the construction of a new facility.
The first step of the process is to issue bid requests to evaluate community feedback. Then decide if the project is realistic. If so, they will ask the county to support a levy for construction of the center. They have been working on this project for more than 3 years and believe now is the right time and place.
Local Emergency Management Agencies are in place in 88 counties in Ohio. They each have a director and are designed to respond to disasters. But now a change being considered at the Statehouse may put the control of the agency under the Sheriff. Some county's have already made the change and It's not sitting well with some people.
Guernsey County Commissioners recently made the legislative switch to consolidate local governing entities. Placing the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office in...
The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District board is going to stay just the way it is.
Back in January the board considered ending the local TID group because there were no projects in the works yet the program still had annual expenses, plus the state funding structure had recently changed. So they used these two months to do research and come back with evidence of how the TID is positive for area projects.
Board Member Mike Jacoby said, "We talked about...