Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

January 5, 2011 - 6:05pm
3 years 26 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Continuum of Care will conduct a point-in-time count of the homeless in Muskingum County on January 25th. 

The local organization is teaming up with the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio.  The count is a survey of homeless persons across the state which will help sustain funding for the less fortunate.  Chairperson Theresa Antal says by doing this count, they can understand the changes and trends in homelessness resulting in...

December 20, 2010 - 7:30pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

Local law enforcement are looking for those who owe child support.

The Muskingum County Job and Family Services Child Support Division held a press conference Monday afternoon with the Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office to announce its annual round-up of any parent who owes money.

"So the folks that are out there in the community that owe the child support who might potentially get involved in this type of a round up, know that this is going on and sometimes come in...

November 29, 2010 - 8:07pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Muskingum County is welcoming hunters from all over.

With the start of deer gun season also comes tourism to Muskingum County which is widely known for its great hunting locations.

"When Fall comes we know what's next, and when hunting season and so deer season is right up with that, packages are sold for the hunters coming into the area," said Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby.

This year's deer-gun season is expected to draw about 420,000...

November 2, 2010 - 11:33pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

There will be a new look at the Muskingum County Commissioners Office.  In Tuesday's election republican challenger James Porter beat incumbent democrat John Bates by almost 4000 votes.  The other big issue on the ballot involved the City of Zanesville Lodging Tax.  It would be used to build a community pool.  But voters said no to that issue.  It failed by around 1600 votes.  The rest of the issues passed on the Muskingum County ballot.  Three liquor...

October 28, 2010 - 5:10pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

State funds are cleaning up thousands of tires from Hopewell-area properties.

ODNR grant money, and Ohio EPA Scrap Tire Consensual Agreements are funding the clean-up of close to 10,000 tires from three properties in a Hopewell watershed.

"The grant itself was for $20,000. About $18,750 of it goes to actual tire clean up and disposal," says Robert Reiter, District Coordinator of the Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management.

The remaining funds will...

October 14, 2010 - 6:01pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

Recycling is picking up here in Muskingum County.

Officials from the Muskingum County Recycling Center met with County Commissioners on Thursday to discuss updates. It has been reported that there has been a 20% increase in recycling here in Muskingum County.

"I think more people are paying attention to recycling so these bins are relatively full and the update here that was given to us today the amount of collection has been pretty phenomena," said County...

October 6, 2010 - 4:01pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Health Department will be offering free flu shots for Muskingum County residents on Thursday, October 7th at four locations.

Muskingum County Fairgrounds: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Ohio University Zanesville/ Zane State @ Campus Center: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dresden Fire Department: 1 - 5 p.m.

Muskingum University is also hosting a clinic for students and faculty.
 

October 4, 2010 - 7:09pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

More than 900 employees who use Muskingum County insurance will see changes come this January.

Commissioner Brian Hill met with county employees Monday night at the Center for Seniors. In 2011 the county is considering offering three plan options. Employees' current plan will be available as the "gold" plan and the high-deductible Health Savings Account will also still be available. The county may also offer a third plan they are calling a "silver" plan....

September 15, 2010 - 4:36pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

September is nationally recognized as Senior Citizens Month.

Various activities are taking place all week long at the Muskingum County Center For Seniors including an art show for members to display their work.

"It's an expression that they love to do and also it's a time for socialization, support, some of the members in the group have experienced some serious illnesses like cancer," said Activity Director for the Senior Center Rosemary Scherfy.

Scherfy says they...

September 13, 2010 - 1:01pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

Some Muskingum County Residents will be without water Tuesday due to a water valve replacement project.

The Muskingum County Water Department says work will begin at 9 a.m until the job is completed.

The following areas will be affected: Grove Road going east to Dale Road, all of Garden Road, all of Dale Road, Field Drive and East Military Road.

Officials say a boil advisory will be in effect once water is restored.

Customers should check for discoloration before...

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