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...
The Muskingum County Commissioners held a bid opening for a new sewage department storage unit.
The building will be 50 feet by 80 feet. We had the chance to speak to Muskingum County Commissioner, Jerry Lavy who told us how the project will benefit the community.
"Well it will benefit the community by helping us with our sewer department equipment. The vehicles--they need some additional room there at our location on the Newark Road and this will help with that. So vehicles...
The Sertoma Freedom Week Essay Contest was held Tuesday evening.
The ceremony took place at Trinity Lutheran Church. We spoke to Jerry Lavy, Co-Chair of the event who told us a little bit about the contest process.
"What we do is provide the copy of the Bill of Rights or the Constitution of the United States to all the 8th grade students in Muskingum County, which is about 1,120 this year, and we give them that information the first of January to do a 300 word essay, with...
Members representing West Muskingum Schools met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to discuss hooking the school's sewage into the county's sewer line.
The commissioners had made an offer to the school allowing them to tap into the county's sewer line for $350,000. The board approved a resolution at their last meeting to counter that offer with one of $300,000 saying the school simply doesn't have the money.
We're only half way through 2013 but the Muskingum County Commissioners are already planning the annual budget for next year.
They receive budget submissions from local departments each year that outline their projected revenues and expenses for 2014.
"In the county general fund most of it is your elected officials, your courts, sheriffs department is our largest single item in our budget and the other general expenses within the county," said Lavy.
The November General Election is just a few weeks away.
The two candidates fighting for the Muskingum County Commissioner term commencing January 3rd, 2013 had an opportunity to speak out at last Sunday's candidate forum. Incumbent and Democrat Jerry Lavy is facing Republican Eddie Brock in the fall election. Lavy says it's been an honor an privilege to serve as commissioner, and says he would like to continue to move the county forward.
One local club rewarded area students for their writing skills Tuesday night.
The Zanesville Sertoma Club hosted their annual Freedom Week Essay Contest. All eighth graders in the county wrote a 300 word essay on their freedoms and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen, and the winners were honored at a dinner. Commissioner Jerry Lavy said the kids enjoy the writing project, because there is motivation to win.
"Winners from those perspective schools receive a 50 dollar cash...