ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency received money last week to recycle nearly 600 tires.
The agency received an EPA grant to dispose of tires that have been thrown out along the county roadways. Emergency Management Director, Bo Keck said tires that are improperly disposed of pose a fire hazard and create mosquito breeding grounds.
"Tires are hard to get rid of right now, if you go in and buy new tires they're going to charge you...
City leaders held a meeting Wednesday to discuss a new grant that will bring more jobs to the community.
The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority was able to obtain a grant from Jobs Ohio in the amount of $775,000 for the revitalization of a 30 acre location at the Airport Industrial Park. Executive Director, Matt Abbott, said they're excited to be able to develop a turnkey site.
"What this will allow us to do is to compact soils to solve some issues that exist from...
The Zanesville Municipal Airport will soon see some improvements. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says a grant for just under 122-thousand dollars will be used to help increase efficiency and safety at the facility. The funds are coming from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration. Brown says the funds will give Muskingum County the resources to make needed improvements that will benefit those that rely on the local airport and its services.
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency recently received an important grant.
It came through the Department of Homeland Security. The grant was applied for through the State of Ohio EMA and was a competitive process between Ohio's 88 counties. Director of the Muskingum County EMA, Bo Keck told us what the money will go toward.
"There's a little over $100,000 for training. So we will be training first responders. Fire and EMS personnel, within the 11 counties for...
The Zanesville Police Department was awarded $37,455.51, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office was awarded $20,853.99 and the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office received $29,207.23 by the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office for the 2014 fiscal year to make Ohio's roadways safer.
"The primary mission is to reduce traffic fatals in the state of Ohio through a collaborative effort," said Lt. Steve Rine. "And it's...
The Adamsville Fire Department was presented the check to help the department purchase new equipment like self-contained breathing apparatus', protective clothing and communications equipment.
"The Division of State Fire Marshall Department of Commerce is proud to have the training and equipment grant program with 1.6 million dollars that we distribute to smaller departments across the state," said State Fire Marshall, Larry Flowers.
A local community foundation starts a new competition for youth.
The Muskingum County Community Youth Foundation is planning their first youth grant competition.It's goal is to empower youth and improve the community by providing financial support.
CYF Adviser, Juliet Lacy said "The community youth foundation is always looking for activities,community service,and grant making that positively impacts the lives of young people in Muskingum County."
Local Kids are benefiting from grants through Ohio's Race to the Top Inniative.
The Zanesville City Schools have partnered with Muskingum Valley ESC and Riverview Local Schools and will start a new program, The Muskingum Valley STEM Academy. Muskingum Valley ESC Care Team Director, Michele Timmons, says they will receive 750,000 dollars over three years to create a high quality, high tech project based curriculum that will be located in the Old Grover Cleveland School site.