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Free Backpack, School Supplies & Activities

Free backpack and school supplies for all Muskingum County children enrolled in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school years! Free activities for all children! Join us Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 9-11am at Zane State College/Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center. Event Flyer


Drive Sober Kickoff is August 8th at Colony Square Mall

The Muskingum County Safe Community Coalition and Colony Square Mall are teaming up for the Drive Sober Kickoff at Colony Square Mall on Friday, August 8, from 6-8pm. Join us for free activities and giveaways! News Release


Party in the Park & Latch On Event

We are celebrating breastfeeding on Saturday, August 9, from 10am-noon at Dillon Dam Pavilion & Playground. Any current or past breastfeeding moms and their children, pregnant moms, siblings, and breastfeeding supporters are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. We will have an official Latch On at 10:30am. Event Flyer


To Request Mosquito Spraying

Call 454-9741 X 300. Report your name and address of location. Calls are retrieved daily to set the spraying schedule. More


Avoid Bed Bugs This Summer

Bed bugs travel wherever people and their luggage go, so frequent travelers should take preventive measures. Before You Go: Pack Lightly in sealable plastic bags. When You Arrive: Look on and under your bed sheets for reddish brown spots or stains that bed bugs make. Store what you can in your suitcase rather than in a closet or dresser. Put worn clothing and anything you buy in a sealable plastic bag. When You Get Home: Inspect your luggage for bed bugs. Wash and dry clothes as soon as possible. More


Is Your Child Up To Date on their MMR Vaccine?

One way to prevent mumps is to be up to date on your MMR vaccine. Check with your childs medical provider or call 454-9741 to schedule an appointment for immunizations. ZMCHD Immunization Clinic Flyer Learn more about vaccines for children


FREE Parenting Class

Help Me Grow, located at 333 Putnam Avenue, is offering FREE Parenting Classes once a month. The next class is Friday, August 8, from 10:30am-12:00pm.  Learn more about car seat safety and snacks on the go! Snacks will also be provided. To register: 450-3275 extension 222 or e-mail hmg@zmchd.org.


Breastfeeding Cafe is August 13

Are you a breastfeeding mom? Come to the Breastfeeding Moms Group! The group meets every month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Muskingum County WIC office (333 Putnam Ave in Zanesville). Its a chance for local moms to talk about breastfeeding and other parenting topics. Its also a safe and fun place for babies and toddlers to play. New, expectant & experienced Moms welcome! For more information: 454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.

Muskingum County WIC Farmers Market Coupons

Muskingum County WIC Farmers Market Coupons will be distributed to WIC participants Wednesdays, 3-6pm at the Downtown Association Farmers Market (Welcome Center Parking Lot 205 N. 5th St Zanesville) and Saturdays, 9am-noon at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds (Pershing Rd Zanesville). More


Board of Health Meeting

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Regular meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the health department, 205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville. For information: 454-9741 X 282.  


Got Drugs?

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the Muskingum County Jail Lobby (28 N. 4th Street, Zanesville). The lobby is open 24 hours 7 days a week. Just walk up, press the buzzer, and they will let you in to drop off your medications into the permanent vault. Permanent Medication Collection Site Flyer How to properly dispose of unused medicines


Smoking Complaint?

To report a smoking complaint, call 1-866-559-OHIO (6446) or e-mail NoSmoke@odh.ohio.gov. All complaints must be made to the Ohio Department of Health, who then forwards complaints on to our department. Our sanitarians investigate each complaint.    

Free Eye Exam & Glasses if You Qualify

Do you need help paying for an eye exam and/or glasses? We may be able to help, if you do not have Medicaid or other vision insurance. Childrens program flyer Adults program flyer


Muskingum County Citizen Alert

Be alerted about emergencies and other important community alerts by signing up for this Notification System sponsored by the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency. Register for this free service: Muskingum County Citizen Alert


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Revised: 7/24/2014