Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

May 6, 2014 - 11:25pm
47 weeks 1 day ago

Election results are in for the 2014 Primary Election.

In the race for commissioner candidate in the republican party Mollie Crooks falls in defeat to incumbent James Porter. Porter will move on to face Grant Hutcheson in November.

In the republican auditor's race Debra Nye defeats Jeanette Moll by over 4,000 votes.

In the hotly contested Probate Juvenile Judge race Eric Martin defeats Steve Buck, Maria Kalis and Susan Montgomery-McDonald.

Taking a look at the first...

April 8, 2014 - 4:42pm
51 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is focused on promoting three niches Muskingum has to offer to potential tourists, including hunting, exploring the great outdoors, and promoting the county as a women's getaway destination.

"We have new marketing materials, new free standing banners and several trade shows that particularly go after those niches," said Kelly Ashby, VP of the ZMCCC. "So we have been completely focusing on those three...

March 26, 2014 - 4:51pm
1 year 6 days ago

A survey done by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute shows that Muskingum County ranks very low when it comes to being a healthy county.

Out of Ohio's 88 counties, Muskingum County ranks 74 in the Health Outcomes category for 2014, down from 73 in 2013. Jody Stones a Community Health Planner at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department explained there are two main factors when ranking a county in the...

March 10, 2014 - 3:53pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

The results from The State of Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 2013 have come in and there are strong similarities shown in local surveys conducted in Muskingum County.The state survey was conducted to assess health risks and behaviors in six categories; unintentional injury,violence, tobacco, alcohol, drug use, sexual behavior and disease, dietary behaviors, as well as physical inactivity.

" We now have a really good picture of our youth. Our community organization,...

February 10, 2014 - 4:31pm
1 year 7 weeks ago


Officials from the city of Zanesville and Muskingum County county met for lunch on Monday.

Mayor Jeff Tilton says that a little over a year ago he decided to start bringing members of the city and county together over a meal . The group of a dozen or so meet every couple of months to discuss issues that they are facing.

"We really don't make any decisions. We just talk maybe about snow, salt things that we are probably going to talk about today. A little bit of...

January 28, 2014 - 8:15pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

Attorney General Mike DeWine's 5th Community Forum on drug abuse was held at the Zane State College/OUZ Campus Center to discuss drug abuse in Muskingum County. While DeWine recognized the effective programs in Muskingum County, he said it will take the community to help fix the problem.

"The dad's program for example, that helps people, but there may be some other ideas that we can share with the grassroots in the county because it has to come up from the grassroots," DeWine...

January 28, 2014 - 7:18am
1 year 9 weeks ago

Some customers of American Electric Power woke up to not only cold temperatures Tuesday morning, but no power as well. 

According to an AEP power outage map at one time 668 residents were without service. That number dropped to 168 before power was completely restored.

An AEP representative tells WHIZ at this time they do not know what caused the outage.

 

January 27, 2014 - 9:07am
1 year 9 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says as of 8 a.m. Monday the County is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency

January 16, 2014 - 6:50pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

Board members for the Muskingum County Center for Seniors met with the county commissioners to talk about the progress being made towards building a new facility.

Executive Director, Terry Dunn says that the group has worked on ideas for the center for the past five years and they are finally in talks with architects to make it happen.

"We've been working with an architect, we have gone through all of our SOQ's and we have chosen Addis, Davis and Van Wey (ADV) as our...

November 21, 2013 - 12:02am
1 year 18 weeks ago

It's a taken a complete team effort for Zanesville to get to week 13. From the players, coaches, parents, and community...everyone has their part in the success of Blue Devil football.

By most standards, the season has already been a success, but Zanesville has one thing on their minds and that is a state championship.

The Devils can get one step closer to that goal Friday night against New Albany. The Eagles are favorites in the division, they won it last year and...

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