Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

March 16, 2012 - 3:06pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

Friday marked the second monthly meeting of the newly-created Shale Task Force of Muskingum County.

The task force was created to keep county government officials and the general public informed about new shale drilling projects in the county.

Commissioner and Facilitator Steve Strauss said he had a lot of positive feedback from the first meeting.

"We had excellent attendance it was a really good thing, and we reviewed the trip we made to Anadarko, and Halliburton...

January 6, 2012 - 6:47pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Tourism typically stalls during the winter months, but Muskingum County continues to welcome visitors even as the weather gets colder.

Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby said 2011 was an incredible year for tourism.

"We had lots of opportunities for visitors to the area," said Ashby.  "There were new adventures at The Wilds.  The Lorena Sternwheeler had a fantastic season.  Our museums all offered great...

December 29, 2011 - 12:14pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

From an economic standpoint, things are looking optimistic for the area as the year 2012 approaches.

President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman, says there is a lot of work to do in economic development, but Ohio, and specifically Muskingum County, are both headed into the right direction as we enter 2012.

"I think these employers in this area are slightly optimistic. 2011 was a mixed bag; there was some bright spots. For example,...

September 29, 2011 - 10:49am
2 years 40 weeks ago

If you are looking for something to do, this weekend is your chance.

Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby says the fall season is the ideal time for tourism in Muskingum County.

"Muskingum County attractions do a great job at putting events together and having great things for travelers to do. Events are still top 5 reasons why folks travel. They love to go to events and we do a great job of putting those events together and...

September 19, 2011 - 6:14pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

An opportunity for you to get your flu-shot will serve as a test-run for the Local Emergency Management Agency.

It'll happen Tuesday at the Muskingum County Fair Grounds. A large flu clinic will be treated as a drill in the event of a mass immunization or other community emergency. The EMA will bring out their communications plan as well as all equipment.

"That's part of what we play as part of Emergency Management, is to help organize and get equipment and resources...

May 26, 2011 - 6:16pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Muskingum county residents can expect to see traffic delays and orange barrels all summer long.

The Ohio Department of Transportation met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday afternoon to review the construction projects going on this summer. District 5 Deputy Director, Joe Rutherford, says there are around $21 million worth of projects scheduled for Muskingum County this year.

"One of the biggest projects will be the resurfacing of I-70, basically from...

May 17, 2011 - 6:28pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

Some Muskingum County offenders are getting a second chance to show they can change their ways.

"I don't lie anymore, I don't try to do everything I can to get money to buy drugs which is what I was doing all day everyday when I was using, I was a mess," said Megan Lewis.

Lewis is one of dozens of misdemeanor offenders enrolled in Hope Court, a rehabilitation program ran by Judge Eric Martin through the Muskingum County Court System. It provides medical treatment for...

May 17, 2011 - 6:05pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Library System is continuing to expand its use of technology.

The John McIntire Library in Zanesville recently added eight laptops to its facility. Last year, 52,000 hours of public computer use were logged, creating an increased demand for internet access.

"It's another research information seeking tool and it's a new format that we continue to expand in the library in response to the agreement that we made with the community that we'll listen to...

May 16, 2011 - 5:23pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum River Advisory Council held a meeting on Monday at the Yacht Club in Zanesville.

Area Supervisor Cathy Janosko with Ohio DNR Division of Watercraft spoke about national safety boating week, which begins this Saturday. Events will be taking place throughout the state including vessel safety checks at ramps here in our area.

"Just to make sure all the equipment is in good working order and that it got back on the boat after winter storage so we just want to...

May 14, 2011 - 5:09pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

Two soldiers who served in the Civil War are being commemorated.

The Muskingum County Civil War Association gathered at the Woodlawn Cemetary in Zanesville on Saturday to dedicate gravestones to the Hazlett brothers who died in the Civil War. Theirs had become worn over the years and needed to be replaced.

"We are trying to show honor to them and when we do our reenactments, that's what we do them for because we respect what they did and that's why we like to do it,...

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