Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

July 13, 2015 - 5:28pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

A local veteran is turning to the Muskingum County Commissioners for support in his new venture to stop veteran homelessness.

Lester Abele, of Veteran's First, met with the commissioners Monday to discuss receiving administrative funding for a homeless shelter in southeastern Ohio. He also asked for a letter of recommendation to bring to the federal level to apply for grant money, to further his project. Abele said he hopes to improve the lifestyle of veterans, and help get them back...

June 29, 2015 - 5:48pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Road resurfacing continues across the area, and so does the bidding process for companies to get the projects. 

The Muskingum County Commissioners received eight bids Monday for four different projects. After several brief meetings announcing the bids, the commissioners took all of them under advisement. Now, the county engineer's office will review all of the bids. 

"They review the numbers and make sure everything is in order with their cost of them, their...

June 29, 2015 - 3:46pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Following an investigation into allegations of favoritism at the Muskingum Respiratory Care Association and the Muskingum TB & Respiratory Clinic, the Muskingum County Commissioners have terminated an employee's contract.

An investigation into the conduct of Crystal Bebout, who was the executive director of the TB clinic, found "sufficient evidence" to take disciplinary action against her. During executive session last Thursday, the commissioners received the...

May 18, 2015 - 5:19pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District met with County Commissioners Monday.

The purpose was to submit their preliminary budget for 2016 and discuss highlights of upcoming events and things being worked on. We had the chance to talk to Lisa Crock, Administrator for the Soil and Water Conservation District who gave us an overview of some of the highlights.

"The grant is called nutrient management and water quality. We've received a $5,000 grant from the Muskingum...

May 7, 2015 - 2:57pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met with the Center for Seniors Director and Board President Thursday morning.

The purpose was to discuss options for the new center after the a half-mill levy failed in tuesday's primary. Muskingum county commissioner Jim Porter said they are considering a building that is located downtown.

"We're still in negotiating for the building. We have a building in mind but nothing concrete as far as purchasing it yet. We're going to wait on...

April 30, 2015 - 1:17pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

We have an update to bring you in the story of the dogs who were quarantined after officials feared they may have distemper.

What were once 28 pooches feared to be sick with a typically fatal disease, are now heading back to the pound. We spoke to Muskingum County Dog Pound volunteer, Doug McQuaid, who told us a vet stated they were the healthiest looking pound dogs she had seen in her duration. McQuaid told us what the plan was going forward.

"What we're going to try to do...

April 27, 2015 - 5:33pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

A group looks to get improvements to the Muskingum County Dog Pound. 

Right now, dogs at the pound only have access to tiny cages, and the only form of exercise they get is being walked by volunteers.

A group of those volunteers told the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday that there's no opportunity for the dogs to play. This is one of the reasons the group is pushing for either a new or improved pound. 

"We will actually form a formal committee and get...

April 27, 2015 - 5:33pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners vacated the County Treasurers position Monday afternoon.

The position was formerly held by Carol Friel. A new legislative action was passed in March that states a treasurer can not be absent from office for more than 30 days or actions to vacate the position can take place. We spoke to commissioner, Jim Porter who told us more about the meeting.

"The purpose for today's hearing was to discuss the County Treasurer. We invited her Thursday...

April 23, 2015 - 7:15pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

A bid opening for the Avondale Sanitary Sewer Project was held at the Muskingum County Commissioners office Thursday.

Project Director of Muskingum County, Don Madden told us for these types of projects, the bids are based off of an engineers estimate. This particular project was estimated at $2.4 million. Madden told us a little bit more about the ongoing repairs.

"This is a project actually to replace a failing septic system or a failing sewer system that still maintains...

April 16, 2015 - 3:55pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners approved the re-appointment of the members of the Muskingum County Floodplain Board Thursday afternoon.

The board consists of all of the same members with the exception of one new one who replaced a retired member. Floodplain Administrator, Ray Mennega told us more about what the floodplain board does.

"We have an appeals board for the floodplain that rules on any appeal to floodplain construction that could be in violation of flood plain...

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