Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center

November 19, 2015 - 6:43pm
40 weeks 1 day 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...

July 13, 2015 - 5:14pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

Representatives from the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to discuss the 2016 budget.

An increase in salary for employees was the main topic on the agenda. Detention Center Superintendent, Allen Bennett, said the increase would include a raise of $2 an hour. He talked to us about what's next moving forward.

"They seemed receptive to it, they've asked us to provide some additional information, which we'll do and...

January 16, 2015 - 5:36am
1 year 31 weeks ago

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Muskingum County's Juvenile Detention Center


January 15, 2015 - 7:26pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

The Juvenile Detention Center in Muskingum County is making more upgrades.

Since their last meeting with the county commissioners, the center has received another grant from the state. Superintendent, Allen Bennett, says this grant is for a little more than $16,000 and will be used to replace some equipment in their kitchen.

"It's a little bit different than the other grant that we recently got. This was just a meeting to determine how we were gonna get, it's also a...

January 12, 2015 - 4:20am
1 year 32 weeks ago

Several schools along with others across the state will share more than $1.1 million in federal funding.

The State's Department of Education said the competitive grants went to schools participating in the National School Lunch program. The money will go toward purchasing food service equipment, such as ovens, freezers and serving line counters. 

In our area Crooksville, Buckeye Trail, Foxfire, The Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center and Somerset Elementary will see...

January 5, 2015 - 6:09pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center makes final plans for updating their facility.

Superintendent, Allen Bennett, met with the county commissioners this morning to finalize plans regarding the grant money that is expected to come in sometime this month. Bennett says once the grant money is available, they'll start updating right away.

"We received a grant basically it's $10,000 from the federal government administered through the state. The commissioners...

November 20, 2014 - 6:35pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center is getting ready to make some updates.

Superintendent Allen Bennett met with the county commissioners today to finalize a grant that has been previously discussed. The grant money will be used to update some of the equipment within the detention center.

"We need to get a new DVR system, shower doors in our facility definitely need to be replaced, a new time clock system. A lot of our, our building is now 13 years old, a lot of...

September 26, 2013 - 2:48pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center currently uses nurses from the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department for medical treatment at their facility, but next year, they have a new plan.

"Due to some changes in what we kind of want to do and what the health department want to do, we've decided to maybe look a different direction, go with a different company," said Superintendent of the Muskingum County Detention Center Allen Bennett.

During a...

April 13, 2013 - 9:50am
3 years 19 weeks ago

The Amber Alert issued on Saturday morning has been canceled and it appears the girl made up the story.

Officials say Elizabeth Oakes, 17, "was found safe and the Amber Alert has been canceled."

According to Lt. Chris Phipps, Oakes made up the story because she got into a fight with her mother late last night. Lt. Phipps says that Oakes has been taken to the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center and will be charged with falsification, inducing panic and...

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