The fight to stop prostitution in the downtown Zanesville area is once again causing officials to take action.
Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz says the cameras that were placed around the city are working and there’s talk they could buy more.
“Cameras so far have been efficient. We’ll see how the budget goes for the year, may possibly install a couple more cameras. It prevents the overall crime in the downtown area so it’s good for everyone,” says Matz.
Budget cuts were also seen in the Zanesville fire department making it difficult to buy new equipment.
Thanks to city council tonight, the assistance to firefighters grant was passed. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says it was crucial that they receive it.
“This particular grant is safety equipment almost half of it is going to go for diesel exhaust systems its been determined that there are carcinogens in that exhaust and with the addition of the filtering units on the vehicle,”...
As we reported last night, Sheriff’s offices around the state are concerned about proposed budget cuts to the law enforcement agencies. And the problem is certainly evident in Muskingum County.
Sheriff Bob Stephenson says he along with other Sheriff’s from around the state are going to Columbus on Wednesday to voice their opinions to our state representatives, hoping to modify the existing legislature.
“It could be devastating and especially with other cuts its been...
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority once again is not receiving funding from the city or county.
The 120,000 dollars from each would be useful, says Executive Director Larry Merry. But they knew with the tight budgets there was a chance they would get cut. He does not think the cut has anything to do with sexual harrassment allegations that were made against him in the past.
“The county’s budget is really tight, I think the city’s budget and all government...