Stories tagged with: projects

May 18, 2011 - 4:54pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Port Authority is working on ways to generate revenue.

Executive Director Mike Jacoby said their biggest issue has been the downturn in the commercial real estate market. He said they had a good year in 2007 because they sold a lot of land, but they haven't seen much activity since.

"We've had a long period of investment and now we've not had since 2007 not had any land sales and that's a big part of our revenue," he said.

He said now they are...

February 24, 2011 - 7:22pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners are seeking financial support for several area projects.

Kent Moore, a field representative for U.S. Senator Rob Portman stopped by the commissioner's office on Thursday afternoon to introduce himself and to also discuss any concerns the officials may be dealing with.

"Water and sewer are our main issues when we deal with infrastructure, laying new sewer lines, new water lines," said Commissioner Jerry Lavy.

He said with such tough...

November 18, 2010 - 7:40pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

The largest construction season in the history of the state is wrapping up.

$2 billion was invested into 1,600 Ohio projects, including interstate repairs, resurfacing, and bridge and culvert replacements.

"We had a lot of crews, a lot of contractors, and i know they were all very satisfied with the work they received. Everything turned out just great, " says District 5 Highway Management Administrator, Rick Williams.

Williams says thanks to a relatively dry...

August 31, 2010 - 5:58pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

A company is receiving more than $100,000 for relocating to a village in Licking County.

The Ohio Department of Development says Accel Incorporated will see a 45% Job Creation Tax Credit for the next five years. In return, the company is expected to stay at its current business site in New Albany for eight years. It's known for producing beauty care products.

A Guernsey County business also has money coming its way. Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company was awarded a direct loan...

April 8, 2010 - 12:53pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is kicking off its construction season with a bang. It will be awarding two billion dollars in construction projects across the state that will reach every county. ODOT District Five employees, which covers five local counties, made the exciting announcement this morning at its headquarters in Jacksontown.

"This is truly a celebration for the state of Ohio because this is the largest transportation construction season in state history, "...

October 8, 2009 - 5:20pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

Fifth-Third securities representatives met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to discuss where Muskingum County is financially.

Commissioner John Bates says the county has faced the economic downturn very well and is doing much better than surrounding counties.

"We are at an A1 plus rating with the bond council which is very, very good.  We are very fortunate a lot of counties are not doing as well as we are, the bond council says we are...

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