Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

March 30, 2015 - 5:41pm
17 weeks 5 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 - 5:55pm
18 weeks 5 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 - 5:40pm
18 weeks 5 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 - 3:45pm
19 weeks 2 days 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 - 7:22pm
19 weeks 5 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...

March 12, 2015 - 5:31pm
20 weeks 2 days ago

 The Muskingum County Commissioners have given a proclamation to the county 4H program.

In a meeting this morning, the commissioners recognized everything that 4H does to spur innovation in kids. The organization educates kids in a different way than in school. 4H Educator at the OSU extension office, Michelle Fehr, said it presents kids with an informal education.

"It gives kids the opportunity to choose things that they're interested in," Fehr said. "...

February 23, 2015 - 2:43pm
22 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Engineer plans to contact the prosecutor's office about an apparently abandoned coal road.

A portion of Church Hill Road that runs past the property of Bennett Woerner was once used by Oxford Coal now Westmoreland Coal to haul their product. 

This portion of the road has since been left in disuse and dead ends at Woerner's farm. Woerner would like to see the road either vacated or maintained.

"They could put the old road back in and put a...

February 9, 2015 - 4:30pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

During a luncheon today, the Ohio State Extension Office gave a progress report to the Muskingum County Commissioners.

Extension Educator, Mark Mechling, said the meeting provides extension officials with a platform to update the commissioners on the past year's work. Some of the items discussed included programs the office deals with in agriculture and other service projects. Mechling highlighted some of their upcoming plans.

"We're doing some soil testing with looking at...

January 22, 2015 - 4:49pm
27 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners held a meeting with the Village of New Concord Thursday afternoon.

They discussed development at the intersection of 83 and I-70. We got the chance to talk to Greg Adams, mayor of the Village of New Concord who told us a little bit more about what they are planning on doing.

"We've had a number of discussions with a couple of developers and we're working with the commissioners to understand how or if we might partner with them on some of...

January 5, 2015 - 6:08pm
29 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton met with Muskingum County Commissioners Monday.

It was held to discuss road maintenance in Washington Township. We spoke with Mayor Tilton after the meeting this afternoon who gave us an overview.

"A while back the Washington Township trustees came to us and wanted more money out of the Jed we have out there. So we just came today to talk to commissioners on what our options are about giving them more money or what we can do to help them out....

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