Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

February 4, 2013 - 2:57pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

The county looks to demolish houses left vacant.

Fourteen properties within the county from Roseville to New Concord to Otsego are on the list to be demolished through the "Moving Ohio Forward Grant."

"We trying to eliminate the decrease in property value, illegal activity that's going on in some of these houses with arson. Some of the homeless people or just teenagers are just breaking into them," said Muskingum County Community Development Director Shelia...

November 7, 2012 - 12:47am
3 years 28 weeks ago

In Muskingum County two major levy's on the ballot passed.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health District's 1mill levy for 10 years passes 21,722 to 13,131. The Muskingum County Mental Health Recover 1mill levy for ten years passed 21,092 to 13,747.

Failing was the West Muskingum School District Emergency levy for 5.9mills for five years. It failed with 2,829 votes for and 3,549 votes against.

November 5, 2012 - 6:33pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

A sewer line running under the old Muskingum County Home property on Newark road was the cause of a heated discussion between the city and county Monday.

According to Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton, since 1996 the old County Home property has been a city sewer customer, but it's unclear which entity installed the line and how it came about. The county thinks the line may belong to them, giving them a reason to take a second look at the Joint Economic Development District [JEDD]...

October 15, 2012 - 12:17pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Timber sales at Blue Rock State Forest net over $42,000 in profit for Muskingum County.

The money will be split between the county, Blue Rock and Salt Creek Townships as well as Franklin Local School District. The Timber sales occurred between July of 2011 and June of 2012. The money comes from the Division of Forestry "Trees to Textbooks" program.

"Every year on a 20 year cycle timber stands are inventoried and depending on how those schedules come in that's how...

August 25, 2012 - 7:51pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

Mitt Romney's tour bus made a stop in Zanesville Saturday for the grand opening of the Muskingum County Republican Party headquarters.

GOP Candidates and volunteers came to the ribbon cutting on Maple Avenue.

Before the ceremony, Representative Brian Hill addressed the crowd and said the focus of the election will come down to jobs and the economy.

"Voters want a President who has the experience to implement a pro-growth agenda to turn around the sluggish economy,...

August 21, 2012 - 5:01pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

President Obama has declared Muskingum County and 36 other counties in Ohio as major disaster areas after the June 29th severe storms.

Muskingum County EMA Director Bo Keck said the money will be made available to the county as well as cities and villages, but not to the general public.

Keck believed the money will help many local governments struggling to pay bills, offset the costs of the damages and clean up.

"These small villages especially and townships they don't...

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July 12, 2012 - 5:51pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley and Licking County All-Star Game is set for Friday, July 20th in Newark at Historic White Field.  Kickoff time is 7:00 and you can listen to the game live on Z-92 beginning with pre-game coverage about 15 minutes before kickoff.  The game will also re-air on WHIZ-TV on Saturday afternoon at 3:00.

In the days leading up to the all-star game, WHIZ will talk with the players and coaches of the Muskingum Valley All-Stars who are looking to make it three...

April 23, 2012 - 1:03pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Some bridges in Muskingum County will be getting a overhaul this construction season.

On Monday, Matt Russell, from the Muskingum County Engineers Office spoke to Commissioners on two major bridge improvement plans.

The most expensive plan calls for a replacement of the Roseville Bridge on Main Street, costing an estimated 1.5 million dollars.

"From the ground up, that's just the whole bridge-- abutments, super structure, sub-structure, everything, and there are piers...

March 16, 2012 - 3:06pm
4 years 10 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
4 years 20 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...

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