Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

June 15, 2015 - 12:25pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Travel to The Wilds and emergency vehicle access to Bethesda Hospital could get smoother by the end of paving season this year. 

The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District Board met Monday to discuss two state TID grant applications. The first, is what Matt Abbott, executive director of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, said could be a life or death matter. It's a project to improve emergency vehicle access at Bethesda Hospital. That grant would bring $...

June 1, 2015 - 2:34pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Newly installed 400 feet of asphalt will increase the flow of traffic on State Route 146. 

A two year project in Zanesville is now completed. Mayor Jeff Tilton cut the ribbon at the intersection of 146 and Northpointe Drive. The city and county collaborated on the $263,000 project. 

"We started a couple years ago hearing a lot of complaints about the traffic," Tilton said. "[We] decided to sit down and kind of discuss this and see what we can do.


May 5, 2015 - 9:50pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Muskingum County election results have been finalized. 

David Tarbert has won the only primary race in the county. He defeated Derrick Moorehead and will now face democratic incumbent Scott Hillis in the November General Election. 

Tarbert: 647

Moorehead: 509

The county wide bond issue to provide for a new Center for Seniors has failed. The issue was for 0.5 mill over 20 years. 

FOR: 2,487

AGAINST: 2,884...

April 17, 2015 - 6:23pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The summer months always brings an increase for tourism, and Ohio is dealing with competition from surrounding states.

The competition isn't only on a national level, but local level as well. Muskingum County has been in competition with surrounding counties as well. Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, told us the efforts they are using to keep tourism in the area.

"We attend trade shows, we do marketing materials, we do direct...

April 9, 2015 - 6:40am
1 year 11 weeks ago

American Electric Power said service has been restored to customers in Muskingum County.

AEP Ohio said around 6:15 Thursday morning power went out to over 1,200 of its customers in the north Zanesville, Frazeysburg Road area.  



March 29, 2015 - 10:41pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

 AEP reports that 1,194 customers were without power Sunday night. First reports of a power line going down came in around 10 p.m. Crews were at the scene repairing the line. Power was restored Monday morning.

January 23, 2015 - 5:44pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

Hospitalizations for the flu may be on a decline in Muskingum County, but that doesn't necessarily mean flu season is coming to an end.

The average flu season lasts from October to April. According to Epidemiologist, Kristen Baker, we may be seeing a decrease in flu related hospitalizations right now, but that doesn't mean it won't peak again.

"The CDC does say that we do have a peak, and then it'll decrease, and then sometimes we do have another strain come in and there's...

November 24, 2014 - 9:41pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

Whether rain or snow, sleet or black outs, council must go on.

High winds Monday afternoon knocked out power in a portion of Muskingum County during the day. As of about 8PM, 626 AEP customers in Muskingum County were without any form of electric. City Hall was among the buildings effected by the lack of brightness. Flashlights were the light source of choice by Council Members as they proceeded with the meeting. Some of the ordinances discussed were $80,000 of funds for the Southeast...

November 14, 2014 - 4:59pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for this week's most wanted suspect.

43-year-old Kevin Chandler of Luck Avenue is wanted on a felony warrant for breaking and entering, theft, possession of criminal tools and vandalism.

He is described as being 5'6"  tall, weighs 150 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Chandler's whereabouts should contact the Muskingum County Sheriff's office at (740)452-3637.

November 7, 2014 - 5:04pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

A problem with a building in Downtown Zanesville forced the temporary closing of a sidewalk on Main Street Friday morning.

Some bricks fell from the right corner of the Olde Towne Antique Mall at 527 Main Street. The Zanesville Fire Department responded to the scene along with Code Enforcement Officer Tim Smith. Zanesville Public Safety Director Fred Buck says the building is structurally sound. Jeff Snyder, owner of the antique shop believes the falling bricks are a safety concern...

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