Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

May 6, 2011 - 6:09pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Muskingum County residents are invited to throw out any scrap tires free of charge.

The Litter and Recycling Center is collecting scrap tires until June 30th. The county was given $20,000 through a tire amnesty grant last July. They have about $8,500 left to spend of it.

"Those residents that have old tires laying around, bring them out here to get rid of them and get them off the property, that's the easiest way to dispose of them," said Muskingum County Commissioner...

May 6, 2011 - 6:01pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

The names of suspects charged in a Muskingum County drug bust have been released.

On Wednesday, authorities discovered a meth lab at 343 Linn Street in Zanesville. Misti Emmert, Josh Nelson, Elizabeth Barnett, Gregory Tompkins, and Tania Welch were arrested during the investigation.

"These cases they involve a lot of resources and we had some great cooperation. No one got hurt and luckily we were able to shut this thing down before anything serious happened," said...

May 2, 2011 - 6:05pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners held their monthly investment committee meeting on Monday afternoon.

One of the purposes of the day's meeting was to adopt a new policy for the committee which consists of members Jerry Lavy and Jim Porter.

"How many members you have, where you can invest, keeping current with our investments, how many meetings you have a year, stuff like that," said Commissioner Jim Porter.

The commissioners had asked Treasurer Phil Murphy to...

May 2, 2011 - 5:52pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office updated two domestic dispute cases from last week on Monday.

The first took place on April 25th at 1530 Richvale Road in Muskingum Township. Sheriff Matt Lutz says deputies originally went over to the residence to serve a warrant to 60-year-old John Allen, but upon arrival discovered that he was arguing with his wife.

He ended up locking her out of the home and barricading himself inside. The Special Response Team was eventually brought in...

April 30, 2011 - 5:14pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Local officials are working to combat prescription drug abuse here in Muskingum County.

As a part of a national effort, the DEA teamed up with several area agencies on Saturday including the Sheriff's Office to collect and properly dispose of any unused or unwanted prescription medications.

"The goal here is to make sure that there aren't extra pills laying around the house that you don't need," said Pharmacist and Volunteer Rod Strickrath. "I mean for small...

April 13, 2011 - 5:50pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

Muskingum County is seeking funding for top priority projects.

The Transportation Improvement District's Board held a meeting Wednesday morning. Muskingum County and Zanesville Officials gathered to create a list of projects that may qualify for state funding.

"We would like to have an identified top priority project to submit to ODOT for funding through the Transportation Improvement District money that the state still has in their transportation budget," said TID...

April 12, 2011 - 6:26pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

Looking for a job can be challenging, but the Muskingum County Opportunity Center has a few resources that might make it a little easier.

The center provides help with interviewing tips, creating resumes, and filling out applications, all of which are offered for free to the public. Executive Director Bob Mercer said a lot of people claim there are no jobs out there and that's just not true.

"There are jobs and we have a vacancy list that comes out once a week and you need...

April 12, 2011 - 5:58pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is reporting Wednesday morning that a missing Muskingum County woman has been found.  The Sheriff says she told deputies she was not sure why she was reported as missing.  Mae Isch said she was staying with some friends. She was reporting missing by family members on April 10th and was last seen at her home on Ellis Dam Road on April 3rd.

 (Update by G. Hiotis 7:50 am Wednesday)

 

April 4, 2011 - 2:42pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Norfield Road will be closed on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. between State Route 83 and North Moose Eye Road for a cross-culvert replacement. Please use alternate routes. Contact the Muskingum County Engineer's Office with questions at 454-0155.

April 3, 2011 - 9:44pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Statistics show that nearly 44 million adults in the United States are unable to read a simple story to their children and the Muskingum County Literacy Council is hoping to change that.

They passed out free childrens books on Saturday and Sunday at the health fair at the Colony Square Mall.

"The goal is to get all the moms and dads to read to their children twenty minutes a day and therefore promote the idea of reading books and literacy," said Member of the Board Gary...

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