Stories tagged with: Muskingum County

February 22, 2011 - 7:22pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The recycling program in Muskingum County is showing a promising future despite the struggling economy.

Coordinator Robert Reiter of the Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon, to discuss updates on its recycling center located on Adamsville Road.

"Times are tough, everybody needs to make a little more money and there's less money out there so we're looking at a few more ways to bring more...

February 21, 2011 - 6:29pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Library System is boasting a good return on investment.

For every dollar coming into the library for 2010 through a levy and state funding, it returned $5.69 in services, resources, and programs.

"That's one of the measurements we use to measure our efficiency and effectiveness in delivering library services in Muskingum County and being good stewards of the public's investments in library services," said Public Relations Manager Blair Tom...

February 10, 2011 - 10:01pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Muskingum County is currently battling a shrinking budget.

Last month it was discovered that around 2.2 million dollars in county money has been sitting in a non-interest bearing checking account since July of 2010. The county investment committee met with Treasurer Phillip Murphy on Thursday to find out why money that could have been gaining interest in another account, has been idle.

"We've been working on the budget now for several months and and we're...

February 9, 2011 - 4:45pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Ohio's New Attorney General is taking a tough stance against the abuse of prescription medication.

Mike Dewine is planning to work with local law enforcement agencies and the state medical board to prevent prescription drug abuse. It's currently the leading cause of accidental death here in Ohio. Dewine is introducing the proposal after house lawmakers passed legislation to limit doctors ability to disperse controlled substances like painkillers. 

Muskingum County Behavioral...

January 28, 2011 - 5:29pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Muskingum County Auditor Debra Nye is reminding dog owners that Monday is the last day to get your pets license.

She says after Monday there will be a penalty and the cost of dog tags will go up from $10.00 to $20.00.

 

January 27, 2011 - 6:59pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

If you think there is nothing exciting to do during the winter months right here in Muskingum County, think again.

Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby offers suggestions for curing the winter time blues.  The Wilds offers Winter Safari Tours monthly where Ashby says you can enjoy both the animals and scenery.

"There's also things you can do that are fun and creative like getting in the car and traveling along National Road...

January 19, 2011 - 7:31pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

The big talked about solar farm that was supposed to be housed here in Muskingum County will now be moving to Noble County.

Muskingum County Commissioner Brian Hill is dissapointed that the project is moving to Noble County. Hill says Turning Point Solar ultimately made the decision and that the county had no say in the move of the big project. He also says that just because the solar farm is moving, it doesn't necessarily mean jobs will be lost. He is hoping for construction and...

January 13, 2011 - 6:28pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

A new clerk will be taking over for the Muskingum County Court.

After Jackie Garber announced her retirement, the board of county commissioners, with concurrence of the county court judges, appointed Alma Tennent as the new Clerk of Court.  Garber has been working at the County Court for 16 years, and she says she has total confidence in Tennent.

"I think the new clerk is going to do a very good job. I am leaving her with a wonderful staff that has worked with me for...

January 5, 2011 - 6:05pm
4 years 20 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
4 years 20 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...

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