Stories tagged with: Fred Buck

December 10, 2013 - 9:58pm
18 weeks 1 day ago

The Public Safety Committee Meeting was Tuesday evening at City Hall to discuss important issues at both Zanesville police and fire departments.

Public Safety Director Fred Buck says the meeting serves as a liaison between his department and city council.

"We like to give updates, what we are doing, where we are at, at our departments, and what we need to move forward,” Buck explained. “In case we do need councils backing or approval of what we are doing."...

November 25, 2013 - 10:12pm
20 weeks 2 days ago

Zanesville City Council passed a traffic order that prohibits southbound traffic on Maple Avenue to turn left onto Bell Street. So if you're driving southbound on Maple and need to turn into Walmart or the Genesis Health Plex, you now have to turn left at Balls Lane.

"With the new safety study, ODOT enlarged the intersection with Balls Lane, moved it further up by Bethesda Hospital," explained City of Zanesville Safety Director, Fred Buck. "That new road there is a...

September 9, 2013 - 8:35pm
31 weeks 2 days ago

The 5th Street Project is underway and there are a lot of drivers failing to fully stop at stop signs, according to Director of Public Safety Fred Buck and Mayor Jeff Tilton.

"We do have to take down the signals at 5th and Market and 5th and South," said Buck. "We're gonna leave them up as long as possible because people aren't used to traffic signals. But the stop sign means the same. So it'll be a three way stop both ways."

Buck says a mobile...

July 2, 2013 - 5:37pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

One teenager was injured Tuesday afternoon in a tractor accident on East Market Street in Zanesville.

The Zanesville Fire Department says, the young male was working for a contractor that was hired by the City of Zanesville, to maintain weeds and high grass, when he lost control of the tractor and it flipped down a steep backyard hill.

"My understanding is, he went to pull up out of there and the way the tractor works, the pedal goes one way to make it go forward and one way...

October 22, 2012 - 9:00pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

An ordinance passes through Zanesville City Council hiring three temporary employees for the city.

The employees are retired communications officers and will be hired through a temporary employment agency to work at least 90 days. The hope is to allow current dispatchers take delayed vacations and save the city money on overtime.

The city has hired three permanent dispatchers that are in the process of training. Public Safety Director Fred Buck said this will elevate some stress...

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