Public Service Director Mike Sims says the Fifth Street enhancement project has been in the works for about five years and says the city was short funding for a year or two, causing delays in the project.
"This is the final year we can get it done and we were able to team up with ODOT funding along with Ohio Public Works funding to pull off a roughly 1.2-million dollar project for 43-thousand dollars out of the city so I think we utilized our grant sources to the max there,"...
Downtown Zanesville is thriving even as the economy continues to recover.
Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz said 2011 was a year of impressive growth for the art community.
"The Artist Colony of Zanesville has done a good job of beginning the stages of strategic planning, looking at a five year plan," said Matz. "We're very excited about that. The group has continued to grow. We have over 20 locations each Friday and over 150...
Downtown Zanesville continues to add more notches to its belt as we enter 2012.
Zanesville Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz, says the occupancy growth of Masonic Temple, the Y-Bridge Arts Festival and the new Downtown Fitness locations are just some of the many 2011 downtown successes.
"Revitalization is a slow process. One of the key things I learned early on after going to a seminar was that the downtown will recover as quick as it declined. That was a slow and...
A barbershop will be the most recent addition to the more than 180 businesses in Downtown Zanesville.
Main Street Barbers and Stylists celebrated their grand-opening today. Previously known as Zanesville's Finest, the store is now under new management. Owners Leon and Ashley Droughn were unable to make it today due to extenuating circumstances but Managing Barber Prince Fields expressed his enthusiasm for the business.
"I love doing what I do and I love when the kids...
A lifetime spent maintaining and caring for his hometown will officially be recognized by the City of Zanesville as they declare the second Saturday of each October Wally Moore Clean-Up Day.
89-year-old Wally Moore was once a commonly seen man among the streets of downtown Zanesville. Moore's deep appreciation for his hometown inspired him to walk the streets, pulling weeds, picking up garbage and bringing attention to the areas in need.
Downtown Zanesville will be full of activity this week, featuring unique tastes and sounds.
A Taste of Zanesville will kick off Wednesday afternoon with about 35 local businesses taking part in the event. The day will include art displays, demonstrations, and activity for kids taking place throughout the downtown area. Downtown Manager Dana Matz said, the day originally served as a bridge between pottery festivals and has been a success ever since.