Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

April 30, 2015 - 12:17pm
41 weeks 1 day 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 - 4:33pm
41 weeks 4 days 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 - 4:33pm
41 weeks 4 days 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 - 6:15pm
42 weeks 1 day 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 - 2:55pm
43 weeks 1 day 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...

March 30, 2015 - 4:41pm
45 weeks 4 days ago

Jim Hough has dealt with an overflowing dumpster near his property for several years now.

After trying, and failing, to resolve the situation with the landlord of the apartments at 175 Fox Creek Road in New concord, he met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to see what can be done.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, dumpsters must be emptied once every seven days. Hough said that is done each Sunday or Monday morning. He added, however, that overflowing trash doesn't always...

March 23, 2015 - 4:55pm
46 weeks 4 days ago

People Outworking Events for Recovery started last November as a jail diversion program. 

Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge, Kelly Cottrill, started the program to help people over come their addiction to drugs. However, he said the program is very intense and not an easy way out. The program is offered to those who really want to kick their addiction. Currently, there are only six participants in the "POWER COURT." According to Cottrill, the program is set up to last...

March 23, 2015 - 4:40pm
46 weeks 4 days ago

Progress continues Monday for the Leach Xpress Project which will create a 125.7 mile natural gas transmission pipeline across Southeast Ohio.

The Columbia Pipeline Group wants to start construction on the pipeline by Fall of 2016. Monday, Community Relations Manager for CPG, Zane Daniels, met with Muskingum County Commissioners. The pipeline would cross through nine miles and 15 properties in the southern part of Muskingum County.

"What we found is there's a lot of...

March 19, 2015 - 2:45pm
47 weeks 1 day ago

Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center met with the County Commissioners Thursday morning.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the current lease of the building, but both sides had differing opinions on the issue. Muskingum County Commissioner, Jim Porter gave us background on the legal matter.

"They approached us several months ago with a check, and there seems to be some difference of opinion as to what we are legally required to rent to them for one dollar a...

March 16, 2015 - 6:22pm
47 weeks 4 days ago

Nearly two weeks ago, the Muskingum County Center for Seniors had to close its doors.

Now, the push continues to get a temporary building for the seniors to have the center's daily activities. One of the seniors who enjoys square dancing at the center said it's like not seeing your family for several weeks.

"We've missed it very much, Margaret Godby said. "But we also feel sorry for the noon time people that can't come in and get there meals, but we do miss square...

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