Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Commisioners

January 11, 2016 - 3:11pm
15 weeks 3 days ago

A local man who owns land west of the Village of New Concord met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on Monday to discuss his predicament.  The owner wants to use his land for commercial use to build businesses over the 50-acre location, but is running into difficulties with the railroad authority.

In order for the man to move forward with his project to start selling the land to prospective buyers, there needs to be a change to the railroad that runs through his property....

November 19, 2015 - 6:47pm
23 weeks 13 hours ago

Job and Family Services is making strides in their move to a 10 county shared services model.

The model will allow the counties to work together on cases and better serve customers. Director of Muskingum County Job and Family Services Troy McCollister said, right now the focus is on creating the technology which will help tremendously on serving customers more quickly

"We need imaging systems," said McCollister. "We need voice over I.P telephone systems so right...

November 19, 2015 - 6:43pm
23 weeks 13 hours ago

Two men are being honored by Muskingum County for their part in saving the life of a young man attempting to commit suicide.

It was almost a month ago. Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Intake Officer Jonah Carson was simply checking on the youth on a routine round. Every 15 minutes they check to ensure all is well but this time it wasn't. A young man was unconscious and it was apparent that he had attempted to commit suicide. Carson explained how he reacted to a sight he never...

November 12, 2015 - 6:02pm
23 weeks 6 days ago

The city of Zanesville continued to work with Muskingum County and the Port Authority in their project to assess Brownfield structures in the area.

They're applying for a federal grant of $600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which will set the project in motion. The money will allow them the funds to assess certain properties. Redevelopment Administrator for the city of Zanesville Patrick O'Malia explained what is considered a 'brownfield structure'.

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October 22, 2015 - 4:46pm
27 weeks 15 hours ago

The Muskingum County Community Action Agency seeks to help those in need in our community.

The agency offers a variety of programs to assist residents, but unfortunately there is little money in the budget. CEO, Nancy Pierce, stopped by the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to ask for financial support. Pierce said the extra funding will help with administrative costs, including salaries, insurance and audit fees.

"With the funds getting tighter and tighter, our budget...

October 5, 2015 - 4:56pm
29 weeks 3 days ago

Ohio's Appalachian region covers a vast majority of the state.

The Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia works to increase job opportunities in our region, and serves as an advocate to improve the overall quality of life through economic and community development. Director, Jason Wilson, visited the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to give an update on the budget, and to talk about upcoming projects in our area.

"I want to make sure we're building our relationship,...

September 24, 2015 - 4:58pm
31 weeks 17 hours ago

Muskingum County Treasurer Chris Hamill met with County Commissioners to discuss the county's investments Thursday.

Hamill said that it's important to meet monthly and monitor how the county's money is used and to make sure they do their part to make the county more money when the opportunity arises.

"The county has CDs [Certificate of Deposits] and when those mature we upgrade those to hopefully a higher interest rate and it's the investments for the county," said...

September 21, 2015 - 5:23pm
31 weeks 3 days ago

South East Area Transit (SEAT) met with county commissioners Monday.

Transit Director Howard Stewart made an appearance to ask for financial support for 2016. SEAT transports approximately 415 people a day and Stewart said funding from local government agencies is key to the continuation of that transit.

"Yes we report how much we get, local funding," said Stewart. "Our operational split. Our budget is split 50-50. So if it costs us 1 million dollars to operate,...

September 14, 2015 - 4:30pm
32 weeks 3 days ago

Muskingum County will be seeing changes in its telephone systems in the next few years.

The county commissioners review every paid phone bill in the county, and Muskingum County Emergency Management Director, Bo Keck, stopped by their office Monday to give an update on their service.

"They just wanted an update on the phone bill to make sure that we're getting a good deal and the best deal that we can get at this point, and the fact that we have individual systems for every...

August 24, 2015 - 5:43pm
35 weeks 3 days ago

The County Commissioners met for their monthly Investment Committee meeting Monday.

Treasurer of Muskingum County, Chris Hamill said there are CD's that will be maturing in the months of September and October. The purpose of the meeting was to decide what dates to renew them for. The investment committee decided on option two, which allows the first bond to mature in December.

"This will give us a little bit of flexibility to have them maturing at different times of the year...

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