The Muskingum County OSU Extension Office is submitting its 2013 budget request.
On Thursday Extension Educator Mark Mechling discussed the report with the county commissioners. He said the office utilizes the funding to provide educational programming in agriculture, natural resources and youth development throughout the county.
"Primarily our main budget item is personnel for the extension office budget," said Mechling. "Other costs also include...
It's been a little over a week since the Muskingum County Commissioners announced the closing of the Muskingum County Home. Thursday the Commissioners met with lawyers to make sure the proper procedures are in place.
Attorney Martha Sweterlitsch says one of the biggest concerns is making sure all of the residents have a place to go once the home closes. She says while many residents may already be Medicaid or Medicare approved, they may not yet qualify for long term care.
Muskingum County is looking to hire a bee inspector.
On Thursday the county commissioners interviewed Jack Head, who already inspects the hives in Belmont and Guernsey Counties. He said it's important to check the colonies once a year for dangerous diseases.
"That's the number one thing that we're looking for when we get in there," said Head. "It's highly contagious, and if you don't do something about it, it'll spread to the other hives in the area....
Muskingum County and the city of Zanesville have been allocated $445,000 as part of a grant that could help tear down abandoned and vacant homes.
On Thursday Community Development Director Sheila Samson provided the commissioners with an update on the grant, which is part of the $75 million Ohio received after the federal government announced in February a $25 billion settlement with five banks involved in foreclosure fraud nationwide.
Muskingum County is applying for a grant that could help tear down abandoned and vacant homes.
On Thursday Community Development Director Sheila Samson provided the commissioners with an update on the grant.
"The county and city combined have a lot of those properties," said Samson. "This will just help us to alleviate some of the criminal acts going on at those properties, and it will assist with increasing property values in those neighborhoods again....