Stories tagged with: Matt Hemmer

July 14, 2014 - 6:28pm
45 weeks 3 days ago

Public health officials and officials from Falls Township met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to discuss a growing sewage problem for an area neighborhood.

The problem is occurring in a residential area of approximately 116 homes in Licking View. Many homes in the area were built from the 1920s to the 1950s when regulations were not as strict as they are now. Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said collection systems that were made to work at the time are now...

July 11, 2014 - 10:44am
45 weeks 6 days ago

This week Columbus health officials announced two pools of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus.

Last year in Ohio only four cases of West Nile were reported. In fact 80 percent of those with West Nile never develop symptoms.

"The Health Department uses treatment methods the same whether we are in an outbreak or not," said Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer. "We are able to ramp up our treatments if need be, but usually we attempt to cover the county in...

June 26, 2013 - 10:50am
1 year 48 weeks ago

Going on vacation should be an enjoyable time for most people.

But, there could be a problem lurking under mattresses and other furniture in hotel rooms. The Muskingum County Health Department said there's been a rise in bedbug complaints mostly due to increased travel and regulation of pesticides that controlled the pests in the past. To make sure you don't bring home an unwanted souvenir from your trip there are some things you can do.

"Isolate your belongings, your...

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