Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center met with the County Commissioners Thursday morning.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the current lease of the building, but both sides had differing opinions on the issue. Muskingum County Commissioner, Jim Porter gave us background on the legal matter.
"They approached us several months ago with a check, and there seems to be some difference of opinion as to what we are legally required to rent to them for one dollar a...
The dog pound on Newark Road is dealing with a breakout of distemper. It's a highly contagious disease that can cause hysteria, paralysis and seizures in un-vacianted dogs.
County dog warden, Bryan Catlin, and representatives from the animal shelter met with the county commissioners Thursday to discuss the issue. The two options the county is faced with is finding a location for all the dogs to stay in quarantine for 30 to 60 days or to euthanize each dog at the pound. Jody Murray...
Muskingum County Commissioner's stand by their decision to not authorize the county engineer to work on a shelter house for a local baseball league.
Thursday, members of Y-city Baseball approached county commissioners about writing a letter authorizing Doug Davis to draw up plans for a shelter house. At that time Commissioners Jerry Lavy and Jim Porter said they wouldn't give approval based on Davis never asking for permission before and not wanting every private non-profit asking for...
Some area officials fear a plan by the Ohio Department of Transportation could have severe consequences for those that travel State Route 60 near Dresden.
A Jefferson Township Trustee said that when he found out ODOT was studying plans to remove the traffic light at State Route 60 and Raiders Road he began to write letters. He along with other trustees and county officials contacted ODOT and State Representatives urging them to keep the light.
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 County Commissioner's are deciding on whether or not an extra $10 fee should be added onto license plates.
The Commissioner's met with Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis on Thursday to discuss the possibility. Commissioner Jim Porter says no decision has been made on the permissive license plate tax as of yet.
"I believe in our conversation this morning, we would like to meet in the new year, discuss maybe putting it on the ballot or even a...
While a roadway may exist on paper in reality finding it can be a bit of a challenge.
That's the problem Salem Township resident John Wofter brought before Muskingum County Commissioners. Wofter recently bought a piece of property, but can't access it by vehicle because it's surrounded by land owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
ODNR won't let Wofter drive a vehicle onto his property because it crosses a piece of their land. Now he must prove Township Road 330...
On Thursday, the Muskingum County Commissioner's received bids from two companies to replace 28 deteriorating manholes and pipelines.
"Over the period of years, there's been a lot of different chemicals or what-have-you, put in that line and they were concrete manholes and they are deteriorating," said Commissioner Jim Porter. "Some of them, there's nothing there but a lid actually. So we've got a major problem out that way."