Stories tagged with: city of zanesville

October 1, 2015 - 11:29am
1 week 22 hours ago

Ohio's Attorney General announces that his office is sending checks to 850 Ohio Public Entities as part of the Attorney General's $11.5m settlement to resolve a lawsuit against Cargill Incorporated and Morton Salt Incorporated over past rock salt prices.

In a press release from Mike DeWine's office said over $21,000 will be paid out to the Muskingum County Engineer, while the City of Zanesville will receive over $14,000. 

As a county, funds will also be paid out to several...

September 9, 2015 - 3:43pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

A mandatory registration form went out to Zanesville residents earlier this week. It's caused a stir in the city limits. 

Now, the city's treasurer explains that people don't have a reason to worry. 

"In order to try and prevent any loss or minimize any potential loss, we're going to have everybody register to file a city income tax return," treasurer Paul DuBeck said. 

Seated in his office, DuBeck described that the form spawns from Ohio House Bill...

August 28, 2015 - 4:02pm
5 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Hunger Network provided nearly 1,000,000 meals last year to families in need.

Feed the Children, Avon, Christ's Table, and the City of Zanesville teamed up for the 5th year in a row to help the Network, by distributing boxes filled with food and personal care items to local families. During Friday's milestone, 1,200 families went home with essentials. Avon Inventory Analyst, Glen Haynes explained why this event is so important in the community.


August 26, 2015 - 5:40pm
6 weeks 1 day ago

After an accident at Military and Northpointe Tuesday, WHIZ New's Facebook page received many comments asking why something isn't done at the intersection.  

The Zanesville Police Department has responded to 21 accidents at the intersection since January 2014. Police captain Tony Coury said 12 of those have happened this year. 

However, despite public outcry for a traffic signal, he does not believe adding one would solve all of the problems. 

"With the...

July 29, 2015 - 4:30pm
10 weeks 1 day ago

Plans are in the making for the first move toward a city-wide revitalization in Zanesville. 

The city has already applied for a $300,000 city block grant and is waiting for a $200,000 planning grant to become available. Once it is, the city will apply for it with the hope of using it to redevelop what are considered underdeveloped areas. 

Public service director, Jay Bennett, said...

May 5, 2015 - 5:12pm
22 weeks 2 days ago

An old drive through on Wayne Avenue is being officially condemned by the city of Zanesville. 

Cracking on the property has pulled the East Side Chill Thru off its foundation. Tim Smith is the chief building official for the city. He said he was alerted to the crack this morning and promptly inspected the property. Along with the city engineer, he determined that it is no longer safe for people to be on the property. 

"Obviously we've got some settlement going on...

April 22, 2015 - 6:15pm
24 weeks 1 day ago

The City of Zanesville celebrated the work anniversary of one of their employees Wednesday afternoon.

Mary E. Bush has been working for the city for 55 years. That makes her second in line for the longest city government career in the state of Ohio. The current longest career is 57 years. Bush worked as the purchasing coordinator for the city. We had the chance to speak with her, and she told us how she was feeling looking back on her career.

"After 55 years there's no doubt...

April 13, 2015 - 3:08pm
25 weeks 3 days ago

The City and the Genesis Wyoming Railroad are working hand in hand to complete repairs of the sinkhole on Linden Avenue.

We spoke to Chip Saunders, Engineer for the City of Zanesville who told us they had to dig 20 feet down to the location of the hole and reinforce it with 12 foot wide trench boxes. Saunders told us just how the sinkhole appeared on the roadway.

"The sinkhole was caused by a stone arch structure that was actually probably over 100 years old. It went...

April 8, 2015 - 7:06am
26 weeks 2 days ago

Top stories for Wednesday, April 8, 2015:

New Trucks for Zanesville Street Department

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - For the first time in 12 years, the City of Zanesville has purchased two new trucks with 11 foot stainless steel beds. Mayor Jeff Tilton and Street Superintendent, Jeff Shook, say the purchase of the trucks is part of a larger project of revamping the city's equipment and making the street department more efficient.

New Program at Zane...

April 7, 2015 - 3:22pm
26 weeks 2 days ago

It's been 12 years since the city of Zanesville has purchased new trucks to be used for snow removal and dozens of other jobs.

As paving season begins, the city introduces the newest trucks in its fleet. Compared to the older trucks with ten foot beds, the new ones have stainless steel, 11 foot beds. Mayor Jeff Tilton explained how the new trucks will be put to use.

"With these new trucks we can do a lot better plowing. We can use them a lot better than with the smaller...

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