Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

May 4, 2010 - 11:41pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

Muskingum County voters speak out when it comes to the County Home. In Tuesday's Primary election the 2.5 mill issue passed by just over 200 votes. The issue has generated lots of talk about whether the Home is really needed in the County and Commissioners decided to lets the voters make the decision. The levy for the Home has never failed. Two other issues also passed last night...a levy for Springfield Township for general construction and a Dresden Bond issue for a new fire truck and...

April 29, 2010 - 5:14pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The Duncan Falls area will soon be one step closer to receiving water from the county.

Today the Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids for a water main extension project.

"It's on Wilhelm Road," said Commissioner John Bates. "It will help to make the loop down to the Duncan Falls area and down around Salt Creek. It brings the water further down into that area."

Bates says they've been seeing reasonable bids come in for projects throughout the county...

April 1, 2010 - 9:33pm
4 years 2 weeks ago


Almost every fire department in Muskingum county responded to a massive brush fire in Philo shortly after 6 :15 Thursday evening.

The wind was not on their side as firefighters worked quickly to put out a brush fire that burned across a field and into the surrounding woods. Barely missing a diesel fuel tank.

"Well what had happened, we are not sure how the fire started, but it appears the gas line fueled it and of course the wind helped spread it," says...

March 26, 2010 - 2:51pm
4 years 3 weeks ago


The new Zanesville and Muskingum County Visitors Guide is hot off the press.

The visitors guide has information on hotels, restaurants, shopping options as well as local attractions. The visitors guide is designed to attract visitors and tourists and help build the local economy.

"We distribute over 90,000 copies each and every year of our visitors guide, so it is a great way to market Muskingum County as a travel destination," says Kelly Ashby the vice...

March 18, 2010 - 5:52pm
4 years 4 weeks ago


Every move the first responders made during the drill was monitored by evaluators.

The evaluators are from other county's emergency management agencies and from the state. The evaluators say this is the time for responders to make mistakes and Muskingum County has a few things to work on.

"A little bit of procedural issues, staying out of the hot zone, which is where the chemical is most likely to injure you unless you are fully covered, in this case, Level A...

March 18, 2010 - 5:30pm
4 years 4 weeks ago


Sixteen counties across Ohio Thursday took part in a disaster drill to give first responders and county emergency management agencies practice should a real disaster strike.

"Attention Washington Township Fire personnel, this will be a disaster drill, please respond to 3400 Jim Granger Drive. 3400 Jim Granger Drive, got a tanker truck that has rolled over on its side, unknown injuries, unknown if it is leaking" chimed the Muskingum county scanner at exactly 9:...

March 18, 2010 - 5:03pm
4 years 4 weeks ago


A local campaign is kicking off to stamp out hunger in Muskingum County.

Members of Operation Feed gathered at the Zanesville Civic League for a lunch meeting and collected cash donations and non-perishable food. Carol Morgan with the Muskingum County Center for Seniors hopes they can give hunger the boot in 2010.

"The hunger problem with Muskingum County is a big problem and as I stated, the economy for one thing in 2009, they said they added another 1,785...

March 15, 2010 - 3:57pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Muskingum county will know the approximate value of its properties after a routine appraisal.

Today the commissioners met with the County Auditor Anita Adams to open bids for the appraisal process.

"Ohio Law requires all properties every six years for taxation purposes," said Adams. "We received our order from the Ohio Department of Taxation about one month ago."

The county has about 70,000 properties which will be appraised for 2012.

Adams said...

March 11, 2010 - 4:25pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

The Powerade Muskingum County/Licking County All-Star Basketball games will be held Sunday, March 21st at Maysville High School. Game sponsors are Powerade/Coke, The Energy Coop and Domino's. The girls game starts at 2:00 p.m., 3 point shoot-out at approximately 3:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 4:00 p.m. The rosters are as follows:

Muskingum Co. Girls

  • Aisha Reese - Zanesville
  • Abby Williams - Morgan
  • Kristi Swinehart - Sheridan
  • Kayla...
February 8, 2010 - 6:31pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners have approved the 2010 budget and say the county is fairing well when compared to others across the state of Ohio.

The approval took place last Friday.

"Right now, there will be no lay-offs. There will be no pay increases. So, we're going to try to keep everybody working, " says Muskingum County Commissioner John Bates.

Bates says commissioners have been keeping a close eye on the budget since 2007, when they noticed the start of...

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