Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

April 12, 2011 - 5:26pm
4 years 33 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 - 4:58pm
4 years 33 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 - 1:42pm
4 years 34 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 - 8:44pm
4 years 34 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...

March 29, 2011 - 7:54pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Tuesday at noon, the Emergency Management Agency will be testing tornado sirens around Muskingum County.

EMA Director Bo Keck said they will test all 40 sirens so the public can become familiar with the sound and to also make sure they are functioning properly.

"We have spotters at each siren location to tell us whether they worked or not and whenever you're dealing with radio circuits and so forth, you never know if it's going to work," said Keck.

He said the...

March 28, 2011 - 5:32pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

With a shrinking budget, Muskingum County Commissioners are continuing to find ways to not only save money, but make some too.

Commissioners Jim Porter and Jerry Lavy had their monthly investment committee meeting on Monday. They met with a representative from Community Bank to discuss the county's account balances.

"So we have some ideas to see our cash flow and what the interests are that we're earning off the money that's on deposit there," said Commissioner Jerry...

March 22, 2011 - 2:39pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich's budget cuts are not only affecting state agencies, but also those at the local level.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says funding was cut by 25% to the county. He said while the commissioners prepared, it's still going to affect operations at the jail. Governor Kasich is currently considering a reform that will change the sentencing system for offenders in order to save the sate more money.

"If something happens to where they can't hold as many...

March 21, 2011 - 3:32pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

If you need a prom dress, a local organization can help and it won't cost you any money.  

The Eastside Community Ministry is giving away prom dresses to area high school students in Muskingum County.

"Senior year in general is very expensive for families and parents with senior pictures and proms and graduations, so this is just one of the ways that we can help ease that financial burden," said Development Director Joey Osborne.

Osborne said on the day...

March 18, 2011 - 11:12am
4 years 36 weeks ago

It's time to find the biggest tree in Muskingum County...

The Annual Big Tree Contest, sponsored through the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District, is open to the public. Agriculture and Wildlife Specialist Ryan Fink says this contest is a way to get residents in Muskingum County interested in some of their property and score the big trees in the county. Fink gives a hint as to where you may find larger trees.

"They tend to be located out of the human influence,...

March 7, 2011 - 6:02pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

An area club is being recognized by the Muskingum County Commissioners.

The commissioners have declared March 6th-12th as Ohio 4-H week. They believe the program has contributed to the growth and development of the state's youth.

"We're just very blessed in this county to have that kind of support, they support us in a lot of different ways and without them we wouldn't be able to function," said Extension Educator Vicky Reed.

All week long area members will...

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