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The Guernsey County Community Development has initiated a new program designed to assist Veterans in obtaining affordable permanent housing, temporary or transitional housing and providing assistance in transitioning into civilian life. This program was made possible thanks to Steven Ashby, himself a Veteran, who came to our executive director, Ron Gombeda, with his idea and desire to help Veteran...

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On November 3rd we received a call from the Sheriff’s Office about some illegally dumped tires, so today Paul Dickson and Dylan Tope went out and picked up the tires that were dumped at the intersection of Broadhead Rd. and Coats Rd. They picked up a total of 37 tires, which will be disposed of by Liberty Scrap Tire Service.      

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The CDC is once again hosting our annual Veterans’ Angel Tree. Please contact us if you you would like to place the name of a veteran on the tree. If you are interested in helping a veteran, just stop into the office and pick an ornament off the tree. If you have questions, please contact Sharon or Melissa at 740-439-0020.

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The Guernsey County Community Development (CDC) has so much going on to start 2021, I feel amazed and blessed at the same time. Honestly, I don’t know where to start, but let me give it a whirl. We are currently rehabbing one of our buildings in Byesville. The building will be home to a new business that will be a welcome addition to downtown Byesville. This will be the fifth business in Byesvil...

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We are thrilled to announce that the Trailside Skate Park is now open for the general public to use. Located adjacent to the Great Guernsey Trail at 63500 Corduroy Rd. Cambridge, Ohio, the park is open from dawn to dusk. Parking is available in the gravel lot near the Guernsey Trail Archery Range. The park is free to the general public and is a “skate at your own risk” activity. We strongly en...

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We are very excited and pleased to post these pictures. What you see here is the The CDC’s newest park, the Shon Lenzo Nature Space. This project is nearing completion and when done, the citizens of Guernsey County will have a beautiful new open green space area of 70 acres that will provide people with opportunities to hike, mountain bike, explore and fish. The new addition is named after the p...

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Throughout the past few months our work crews have attempted to keep pace with necessary updates and repairs to The Great Guernsey Trail, our dog park and Coal Ridge Park and Trails. All along the trail you will notice that the old wooden message boards have been replaced with new sturdier display boards that are weather and graffiti resistant. At our dog park (located at the Corduroy Rd trail h...

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On May 5th we reached an agreement to complete concrete work for our skate park. This process has been many years in the making, going back to 2015, and has involved numerous people and various avenues of funding. Now, thanks to private donations, we have surpassed the dollar amount necessary to pour the concrete and provide a wonderful skate park for people to enjoy. For those of you that are unf...

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Greetings Folks, WOW! We had one busy November and December is shaping up to be just as busy. First and foremost, thanks to a $40,000.00 donation from Utica Resources LLC we bought a new hybrid van for our military veterans transportation program and quite frankly, it’s amazing. This is going to save the CDC a FORTUNE on fuel. Speedy Print is designing a fantastic looking warp for the van and on...

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We had a first 12k’s of Christmas Race for Veterans. The proceeds from the race will go towards funding our veterans transportation service, which provides free transportation for veterans to and  from a variety of appointments. On hand for the race were 71 runners and walkers, which is a great turnout for a first time run on a cold December morning. The race was held in conjunction with a ...

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