Stories tagged with: Mayor Jeff Tilton

March 19, 2014 - 4:50pm
22 weeks 2 days ago

The ongoing search for the Zanesville Public Service Director has come to an end.

Since Mayor Jeff Tilton took office in January 2012, Zanesville has seen the demotion of Mike Sims as well as the hiring and firing of James Sawyer, all in the effort to find the most suitable Public Service Director. Today Mayor Tilton announced that Zanesville native, Jay Bennett, is returning to town to take on the position of Public Service and Community Development Director.

"I grew up...

February 10, 2014 - 4:31pm
27 weeks 4 days ago


Officials from the city of Zanesville and Muskingum County county met for lunch on Monday.

Mayor Jeff Tilton says that a little over a year ago he decided to start bringing members of the city and county together over a meal . The group of a dozen or so meet every couple of months to discuss issues that they are facing.

"We really don't make any decisions. We just talk maybe about snow, salt things that we are probably going to talk about today. A little bit of...

November 22, 2013 - 6:14pm
39 weeks 7 hours ago

The city of Zanesville has a new public service director.

Starting on December 3, James Sawyer will replace Mike Sims as the city's public service director. Mayor Jeff Tilton made the announcement Friday afternoon and says he's excited to bring Sawyer on board.

"We have went through the process of looking at applications and went through resumes and we picked the top four, and Mr. Sawyer was our pick and we're glad and happy that he agreed to come on board," explained...

September 23, 2013 - 8:46pm
47 weeks 4 days ago

There were only two ordinances up for action at Monday's City Council meeting.

One, an emergency ordinance allowing an agreement with North Valley Bank regarding the refinancing of the Southeastern Ohio Air Services mortgage. The final ordinance up for action, and the only one that passed will now allow the city to enter into a contract with URS Corporation-Ohio to design the city's combined sewer project. The cost for the design is estimated at just over $70,000. Mayor Jeff...

September 9, 2013 - 8:35pm
49 weeks 4 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
1 year 7 weeks 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...

May 15, 2013 - 12:11pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority Board votes to terminate and abandon a project that would have built a cultural event center in Zanesville.

The project had been nearly seven years in the making and executive director of the MCCFA board Vicki Maple said they were in the middle of firming up financing when the board voted to end it.

The decision was made at the end of April. The cultural event center was slated to cost $11.2 million. Money donated to the...

February 25, 2013 - 10:52pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

The Mayor of Zanesville took time before City Council Monday evening to discuss the State of the City.

During, his yearly address to the community the Mayor Jeff Tilton touched on ways the city has grown over the last year. The Zanesville Police Department has hired seven new police officers as well as seven new fire fighters and been able to upgrade the police force's radio system.

"Our officers now are able to run vehicle registrations, check on driving privileges and...

January 3, 2013 - 6:39pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

The Mayor of Zanesville wants the face and direction of the a local board to change.

At the Muskingum County Commissioners Office Mayor Jeff Tilton spoke on the need to replace some members of the Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority Board.

"There were some concerns about some of the people that were put on in the past that the city shouldn't have put on," said Mayor Jeff Tilton. "I just wanted to talk to the commissioners about and ask questions and...

December 1, 2012 - 11:14am
1 year 37 weeks ago

A fatal accident has knocked out power to part of Linden Avenue. 

Mayor Jeff Tilton tells WHIZ-TV that during the accident a power pole was broken. The accident happened in front of the Credit Union on Linden. 

As a result some residents and businesses along Linden Avenue will be without power for part of Saturday.

Mayor Jeff Tilton said the power outage will occur from The Barn the the Y-Bridge. 

He expects power to be restored by Noon on Saturday....

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