Winds of Change: Wind Turbine Spins near Garland Hotel

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The new wind turbine, located directly next to the Garland Hotel, is technically not located in Muskingum County.

The new wind turbine located next to the Garland Hotel is technically located in Guernsey County.
The new wind turbine located next to the Garland Hotel is located in Guernsey County. Photo credit: Logan Weaver. 

The turbine, built by owner of the hotel, Gary Ruble, sits directly on the Guernsey-Muskingum County Line and is zoned as part of Guernsey County according to New Concord Village Administrator Charlotte Colley.

Colley says that the turbine stands at 180 feet tall measuring from the top of one propeller to the ground.

Colley added the new turbine isn’t expected to make loud noises because it isn’t an industrial-style turbine.

The Garland Hotel (and the turbine) are located at 150 Garland Way, directly across from the Marathon gas station located on State Route 83.

New Year Brings in New Council Members

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New Concord Village Council is welcoming two new members.

Steven Wootton, a chiropractor at locally-owned Wootton Chiropractic, was elected in 2017 to serve on New Concord Village Council.

He will serve a four-year term as a council member until 2022.

There is still a vacant position open on council that has yet to be officially filled.

New Concord Village Administrator Charlotte Colley said the open position is an appointed position.

Wootton and the resident who fills the other position will be sworn in at the beginning of the Jan. 8 council meeting which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of Village Hall, located at 2 West Main Street.

Questions about council meetings can be directed to Village Hall at (740) 826-7671.

New Concord Council meetings are held the second Monday of every month. Recordings of the meetings can be found on Orbit Media’s YouTube Channel OrbitMediaTV.

Meetings also air on Orbit Television everyday at 7 a.m., 12 p.m., and 7 p.m. They air on WMCO 90.7 Wednesdays and Sundays at noon.