Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Commisioners

March 20, 2015 - 7:18am
5 weeks 2 days ago

Top stories for Friday, March 20, 2015:

740 Area Code Changes

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) - If you use the 740 area code you will have to dial all 10 digits to make a local call starting Saturday. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says callers will have to dial the area code and seven-digit phone number to connect local calls.

Buckeye Lake Dam to be Replaced Immediately

LICKING COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Governor John Kasich says that work...

March 19, 2015 - 11:22am
5 weeks 3 days ago

On March 5th Muskingum County Dog Warden, Bryan Catlin, and representatives from the animal shelter met with the Muskingum County Commissioners after multiple dogs at the pound contracted Distemper.

Thursday, County Commissioner Jerry Lavy gave update on the situation. Lavy said starting Monday, March 16, the dogs housed at the pound were moved to the Muskingum County Fairground to begin a 30 day quarantine.

Lavy then elaborated on the solution, "Out of that group if none of...

December 11, 2014 - 6:13pm
19 weeks 3 days ago

For years the Muskingum County Commissioners have worked with the same company in regards to cost allocation plans. But, if MGT Of America has its way, we could be looking at a change.

MGT Of America has been in business since 1974. Today, December 11th, Senior Consultant Gordon Stryker sat down for a meeting with the Commissioners to talk about the importance of cost allocation planes.

"Cost allocation is important for the counties because the federal government, if they...

December 4, 2014 - 6:22pm
20 weeks 3 days ago

A multi-national consulting firm met with the Muskingum County Commissioners this morning.

Three representatives from Stantec, a consulting firm that specializes in professional consulting in planning, engineering and architectural projects, met with the commissioners to let them know what Stantec is and how they can help improve the city of Zanesville.

"We're reaching out to potential clients to tell them about the services we offer, and I'm in the Logan, OH office and we...

September 18, 2014 - 6:27pm
31 weeks 3 days ago

Zanesville Municipal Court Judge William Joseph met with County Commissioners Thursday.

The idea of consolidating the Zanesville Municipal Court with the Muskingum County Court has been an ongoing discussion for several months now. Judge Joseph says while many other counties consolidate courts, he feels that two court systems are needed to keep up with the flow of cases.

"There are counties that have a single court for the whole county, there are many counties that have both...

September 18, 2014 - 6:23pm
31 weeks 3 days ago

A group known as Lean Ohio Boot Camp met with County Commissioners Thursday afternoon.

The meeting was held to let commissioners know about an opportunity that is available to County Department and Agency employees to learn about process improvement training as well as grant funding. Brad Hollingsworth, Assistant Director for Innovation and Data Services told us what Lean Ohio is about.

"Lean Ohio is a section within the department of administrative services at the state of...

August 2, 2014 - 4:21pm
38 weeks 22 hours ago

Paint, oil and other hazardous material can be hard to get rid of safely and legally. Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District, City of Zanesville and the County Commissioners sponsored the collection day to help with the disposal of the things we can't just throw away.

The collection day took place at the Ohio University-Zane State campus today from 10:00 a.m.. until 2:00 p.m.. The event is bi-annual and cars lined up for the chance to dispose of their waste properly....

July 30, 2014 - 4:08pm
38 weeks 4 days ago

When we think of hazardous waste, things like oil, batteries and rat poison may not immediately pop into our minds...But they can still cause problems if not properly disposed.

That's why the City of Zanesville, Muskingum County Commissioners, and the Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District have partnered up to host a household hazardous waste collection day.

"This is for, like I said, the paints, any old gasolines, and certainly if you have any old mercury...

July 24, 2014 - 3:49pm
39 weeks 3 days ago

The Superintendent of Muskingum County Starlight Programs met with County Commissioners Thursday.

They discussed the possible decrease in the amount of tax dollars the organization receives from a levy. It could be as much as $2.5 million.  Superintendent John Hill says he feels the residents of Muskingum County appreciate their financial responsibility.

"We feel that taxpayers in Muskingum County certainly appreciate the services that we provide and I think also...

June 5, 2014 - 5:45pm
46 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners accepted a bid Thursday afternoon for the Blue Rock water tank project.

The only bid for the tank was submitted by Mid-Atlantic Storage Systems of Washington Court House. Muskingum County Projects Director Don Madden said the project would extend a water line from the county to Blue Rock State Park.

"The Ohio Department of Natural Recourses came to the county about a year ago and asked for the county to extend a water line to the Blue...

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