Stories tagged with: City Jail

April 5, 2011 - 5:48pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council members recently asked Police Chief Eric Lambes to create a report estimating how much it would cost to reopen the second floor of the jail.

Chief Lambes said if that portion would cost around $80,000 to operate on a yearly basis. They have lost 16 beds by shutting it down.

"Until funding improves, I doubt that we're going to open that floor unless we can come up with a way to operate it more inexpensively, which right now it doesn't appear that it's...

March 14, 2011 - 10:23pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council met Monday night to discuss several city issues.

In its first reading, council raised questions about funding for Z-bus as far as what ridership and percentages are for what cities. They also inquired what Guernsey County pays for Z-bus service.

At the previous council meeting, Councilman Andrew Roberts expressed concerns over Z-bus's payments to the city for fuel. Monday, it was cleared up as to why.

"They get most of their money from the state...

December 21, 2010 - 7:29pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

According to public officials, there are more than 200 offenders waiting to serve time at the Zanesville City Jail.

Police departments across the country are facing major budget cuts due to the struggling economy and Zanesville is no exception.

"It's really getting to the serious point that we can't afford to operate in a very efficient or to me, an acceptable level," said Chief Eric Lambes.

Last year, he had to shut down the second floor of the city jail to save...

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