Stories tagged with: city of zanesville

August 18, 2011 - 5:00pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

Weed control has become a big issue in the City of Zanesville and now...City officials need your help.

Mayor Butch Zwelling said grants through the Muskingum County Opportunity Center to help the city mow and control the number of weeds have dried up. And now the city is struggling to keep up with the growth along sidewalks, alley ways and streets.

"Well you don't have to look very hard," said Zwelling. "As you drive to work you can see weeds growing along the curb...

July 19, 2011 - 5:48pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

In response to WHIZ's news story on Veteran and Hoarder John Krouskoupf the City of Zanesville has received a number of calls and interest of people wanting to help.

The Zanesville man claimed the city was on the verge of tearing down his home after he failed to meet the city's Property Maintenance Code, which prohibits residence from accumulating trash or debris outside their home. Mayor Butch Zwelling said Code Enforcement Supervisor Tim Smith along with the City of Zanesville...

July 12, 2011 - 7:13pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

A  Zanesville man is on the verge of possibly losing his home and he thinks the city is taking advantage of him. War Veteran John Krouskoupf who some people call a "hoarder" claims the City of Zanesville is threatening to tear down his home if he doesn't clean it up.

Krouskoupf has been living in the 8th Street home since his dad built it in 1954. City Code Enforcement Supervisor, Tim Smith said neighbors have complained in the past and says they have every right too...

February 14, 2011 - 2:07pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville has grant money available to residents who qualify. 

The Community Development Department is now accepting applications for the Community Housing Improvement or "Chip"  grant money meant to benefit low to moderate income homeowners.

The $500,000 is meant to help those that need repairs to their home.  The east end of Zanesville is being targeted for the money, but it is a city-wide program.

"It had a large...

February 11, 2011 - 12:42pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

Dry conditions allow City of Zanesville Street Department crews to dig in to fix area potholes.

Three crews spent time going ward to ward scouring the areas and filling in potholes along the way.

"The operation of filling them when it's under dry conditions goes pretty smoothly unless they have to dig out preexisting patch that takes a little extra time," said Public Service Director Mike Sims.

At this time crews can only patch the holes with a temporary cold mix...

February 9, 2011 - 7:34pm
3 years 21 weeks ago


The City of Zanesville's Budget Committee met Wednesday to discuss the upcoming city budget and ways to help reduce costs.

5th Ward City Councilman David Tarbert said the city could do a better job of keeping track of expenses and forecasting revenue. Tarbert said the city needs a way to look at expenses on a monthly or quarterly basis.

"Why do we have to wait until December to find out what these departments are going to save? Why don't we know at least quarterly? Why...

November 3, 2010 - 8:50am
3 years 35 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville Water Department said some residents may be affected by work in the next two days.

On Thursday, the department will work on main tie-ins from 7:30am-3pm on Harding Road, East Ray, West Ray and North Ray Drives along with surrounding areas.

Friday work continues on Harding Road along with Karl and West Ray Drives. Work Friday also takes place between 7:30am and 3pm.

October 29, 2010 - 12:41pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

The Zanesville Water Department will be working on main tie-ins next week on Harding Road.

The project will start on Monday November 1st and will leave some residents with low water pressure and discolored water from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The following areas will be affected:

  • Harding Road
  • Karl Drive
  • Woodside Drive
  • North Ray Drive
  • East Ray Drive
  • West Ray Drive
  • S. Samuel Drive
  • N. Samuel Drive

On Tuesday...

October 12, 2010 - 6:03pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville will begin their yearly leaf pick-up efforts in November, but that means that street sweeping will end early.

The Public Service Department will be collecting leaves starting November 1 through December 10.

"It's going to be tougher this year because we do have a very tight budget so in order to be able to accommodate picking up leaves we're going to top the street sweeper a little bit early this year. That fuel money can be transferred and...

October 6, 2010 - 10:05am
3 years 39 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville said motorists should expect delays on several roadways because of yearly milling and paving project.

The following streets could experience intermittent delays starting Thursday October 7:

Howard Street

Nutt Street

White Oak Ave

Moxahala Ave

Adair Ave (from Maple to Convers)

East Dr

Rankin Dr

Parkview Dr

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