Stories tagged with: Funding

July 23, 2014 - 11:28am
2 years 4 days ago

The Transportation Improvement District while helping to secure funding for a turn lane on State Route 146 is having trouble funding itself.

The TID Board's Mike Jacoby said financially the TID can fund itself for the rest of the year, but moving forward something will need to be done.

"Next year we're going to need some administrative money from somewhere so we're looking to the county where we've looked historically for that," said Jacoby. "There may be some...

June 9, 2014 - 3:59pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

The United Way is excited to announce funding for 25 local programs that aim to improve the quality of life in our area.

The programs were chosen based on their positive effects on income, education, health and access. A pool of ten community volunteers came together to decide on which applications to accept for this year.

"The board makes the final decision so it was a very long process. We got started last February and we are pleased to announce results today, " said...

July 22, 2013 - 11:28am
3 years 5 days ago

It took over 280 hours for the United Way of Perry, Muskingum and Morgan counties to review applications for programs seeking funding.

When complete the nine member committee chose 22 programs that will receive help from the agency. This year over $653,000 will be distributed. Unlike in the past the United Way opened up funding to any non profit that focuses on income, education and health.

Four new partner agencies will join the United Way. Those include Scholarship Central,...

February 27, 2013 - 6:23pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

This is the 7th year that The United Way is offering free tax clinics to residents of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties. Those interested just need their W-2's and can call 2-1-1 to set up an appointment. If you didn't file taxes last year, you can set up an appointment to have those filed as well. The United Way will be taking appointments through the first week of April.

"Anyone that is making 60-thousand dollars or less a year is eligible. It is basic tax returns so we would...

February 4, 2013 - 4:15pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

While the Muskingum County Commissioners and Engineer were able to work out funding for Grant Cliff Bridge the issue arises as to how to pay for project in the future.

The Muskingum County Engineer said a portion of his funding comes from the gas tax and license plate fees. Currently, the office maintains 241 bridges that span between 10 and 20 feet. Bridges are placed on a cycle for repair. The engineer has programed bridges out to 2016 based on federal funds. The engineer said for...

April 18, 2011 - 5:51pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

Students interested in pursuing a higher education may think twice about enrolling if there are are less financial aid opportunities available.

Vice President of Enrollment Jeff Zellers at Muskingum University said they are paying close attention to the controversy in D.C. over future funding for the Federal Pell Grant and other financial aid resources.

"There are arguments on both sides, one wanting to cut lots of stuff including the Pell Grant and another one...

April 4, 2011 - 2:03pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

Possible budget cuts at the federal level is leaving one local agency concerned over funding for area farmers.

Executive Director Bill Huston with the Farm Service Agency at the Muskingum- Morgan County Office said they have already seen several changes including a three year pay and hiring freeze. He said this will certainly affect service in the community.

"You get tired of hearing do more with less because there's becomes a point where you're doing less with less and...

November 17, 2010 - 7:03pm
5 years 36 weeks ago

It's a situation no one ever wants to have to deal with, knowing when your next meal is going to be. But the reality is many local residents are asking themselves that question.

Christ's Table in Zanesville has seen an increase in the number of people coming through its doors by about a thousand. Executive Director, Gretchen Sayre, says government assistance and food stamps only go so far, and some of these people are struggling by the end of the month.

"They don't last very...

November 7, 2010 - 9:31pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

The emerald ash borer is taking over the Buckeye State and has a presence in every single county.

It's known as a devastating inspect that can kill a healthy, mature ash tree in as little as a year. Many communities across the state are now facing an obstacle of what to do with these dead trees.

So, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is announcing that 61 counties in the state qualify for nearly $600,000 in federal funding, including Muskingum and surrounding counties. The...

September 29, 2010 - 5:54pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

This summer has been full of paving projects for the city of Zanesville.

It received money from the Community Development Formula Grant to pave some streets on the south end of town. It received $1 million in stimulus funding to pave Dryden, Ridge, and Dresden Roads along with Pershing Avenue. The city was also awarded $400,000 through Ohio Public Works for its latest project that will start Monday.

"You're scored by points by the length of time between the paving options....

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