Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Board of Elections

August 13, 2015 - 6:51pm
2 weeks 19 hours ago

The November ballot will feature a controversial issue this year.

Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections Timothy Thompson said that Responsible Ohio's successful marijuana legalization proposal may increase the amount of voters at the polls this fall.

"It's going to draw a lot of voters out to the polling locations," said Thompson. "People are going to have to make a choice concerning what they're going to do with the marijuana issue. I believe that's...

July 23, 2015 - 4:50pm
5 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Board of Elections swore in its new Executive Director today.

Timothy Thompson was recently appointed to serve as the new director. He officially began his duties this week, and said he's most looking forward to leading the board through the upcoming election on November 3.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to serve the county of Muskingum, and to serve the voters and help them to have a smooth election, so I'm excited about the opportunity...

July 6, 2015 - 3:17pm
7 weeks 4 days ago

A multi-month search for a new executive director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections came to a close this week. 

The board selected Timothy Thompson as the new director. Currently, he is a math teacher at the Zanesville Christian School. The chairman of the board, Jack Boyd, said Thompson fits the description of what the board was searching for to replace Chris Hamill. 

"We were looking for someone who was organized, would be dedicated to the position,...

May 5, 2015 - 5:24pm
16 weeks 3 days ago

Polling closes for this year's primary election Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. We sought out people voting in the election. 

There were only a handful of things to vote on in Muskingum County, and Director of the board of elections, Chris Hamill, said that's one reason she expected a low turnout. As of late afternoon Tuesday, she did not think voting would hit 13 percent. But one voter said everyone should get out and vote. 

"I know it's a smaller, kind of a local...

April 21, 2015 - 2:43pm
18 weeks 3 days ago

Election Day is just two weeks away, and several local issues will be decided.

There are four issues on this year's ballot and a Republican primary race for Zanesville city law director. County wide, the Center for Seniors has a bond issue to provide funds for a new building.

In the Village of Philo, voters can decide on a levy for current expenses, in the Village of Dresden there is a natural gas aggregation issue and in Jackson Township there is an issue for cemetery operation...

April 7, 2015 - 7:04am
20 weeks 2 days ago

Top stories for Tuesday, April 7, 2015:

Meth Lab Bust

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to Zaneville Police Chief Kennith Miller around 12:30 P.M. Monday afternoon detectives staked out a residence at 1030 State Street for Jerry Melrose Junior, who was wanted on drug charges in Perry County. Melrose faces manufacturing and possession charges.

Voting for May 5th Primary


April 6, 2015 - 7:09am
20 weeks 4 days ago

Top stories for Monday, April 6, 2015:

Annual Community Egg Hunt and Cook Out

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - More than 1,200 colorful eggs peeked from the trees and bushes this Easter in Violet Flickinger's yard during the Annual Community Egg Hunt and Cook Out. The event has been going on for at least 30 years. Over 50 people attended.

Baketball for Charity

NEW LEXINGTON, PHIO (WHIZ) - 14 former Ohio State football players hit the...

February 13, 2015 - 8:39am
28 weeks 20 hours ago

Top stories for Friday, February 13, 2015:

Missing Teenager Jessica Reed

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to detective Brad Shawger, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is looking for missing 18-year-old female, Jessica Reed. She was last seen wearing a red jacket with burgundy sweatpants on February 11th around 3:45 in the afternoon in the area of Schultz Drive in Zanesville.

Two Charged After Police Chase


February 12, 2015 - 5:14pm
28 weeks 1 day ago

Muskingum County Board of Election members met this week to certify candidates and issues that will be placed on the May 5th ballot.

Of the 20 candidates to be placed on the ballot, 19 were certified. One council at large member was not and was notified by mail.

"There will be one contested race, and it is in the republican ballot and it is the law director," said Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Chris Hamill. "So if you're wanting to request an...

February 5, 2015 - 8:15am
29 weeks 1 day ago

Here are the top 5 stories to start your day:

Snow Emergencies

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) -As of 7:20 A.M. Coshocton and Morgan Counties are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.

Final Filing for May 5th Primary

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Making his first run for public office, (R) John Moor added his name to the ballot for Zanesville City Council's Second Ward. Moor is running on the campaign promise of cleaning up the drug houses in...

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