Stories tagged with: city of zanesville

February 25, 2013 - 9:52pm
2 years 1 week 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...

February 4, 2013 - 8:46pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

After such a mild season last winter, the City of Zanesville had an overage of salt and struggled with where to store this excess.

The city is required to buy 80% of the total bid amount that the city placed with the Ohio Department of Transportation the year before. Prices vary from year to year because they are dependent on the weather of the winter prior, therefore, due to the quiet winter last year, the reflective price was lower. 

Mike Sims, Zanesville Public...

November 28, 2012 - 8:48pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville plans to lease a building once designated as the new location of the north end firehouse.

The property at 1674 Fairview Road was owned by McCullough's Tree Service and was purchased by the city. Lack of funding, put a project on hold that would have turned it into a fire house. Now, the city is leasing it to the Appalachian Center for Collaborative and Engaged Learning.

"The building itself has just been underutilized for storage that type of thing,...

November 5, 2012 - 5:33pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

A sewer line running under the old Muskingum County Home property on Newark road was the cause of a heated discussion between the city and county Monday.

According to Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton, since 1996 the old County Home property has been a city sewer customer, but it's unclear which entity installed the line and how it came about. The county thinks the line may belong to them, giving them a reason to take a second look at the Joint Economic Development District [JEDD]...

August 27, 2012 - 3:17pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

Law enforcement officials are calling last week's OVI Checkpoint in Zanesville a success.

It took place Friday evening on Pershing road in Springfield township.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said the collaborative operation with state and county law enforcement yielded some interesting results both in and around the checkpoint.

"Only one person had any sign of alcohol use inside the checkpoint," said Coury.  "He was checked and he did not test...

April 18, 2012 - 11:28am
2 years 45 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville cashes in on the sale of the Eastpointe Job Ready Site to Halliburton.

About 10 years ago then Mayor Jack Fenton and former Port Authority Executive Director Larry Merry struck a deal where the city would provide $65,000 in funds for the purchase of Eastpointe property. They would then recoup money with its sale, giving the city over $332,000.

"This will just help with some of the problems we're going to have with the power bills and the fuel going up...

January 13, 2012 - 4:46pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The first major snowfall of the season blew into our area with some snow and lots of wind chill.

Many local schools closed or went on two-hour delays due the bad weather.
Snow plows and salt trucks took to the roadways to try to keep up with the blowing and drifting conditions.
Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims said some minor freezing occurred on roads, but most everything went as planned for the city.

"It did freeze on the streets a little bit after...

December 7, 2011 - 1:24pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville now has a new way to pay your utility bills.

Online bill pay is now available for residents of Zanesville who receive city water and sewer services. Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says the process for completing online bill pay is relatively simple.

"Have your bill with you, it will require completing the account information." explained Sims. "It's all prompted on the screen, so all you have to do is go to coz.org, click on the blue...

November 4, 2011 - 9:28am
3 years 17 weeks ago

It's going to cost the City of Zanesville more money to collect residents leaves this fall.

Already the process has been put off because of a tight budget and fuel costs. Now officials said they'll be taking this year's leaves to a landfill because they don't have a farm to take the leaves like they usually do. The added cost is now $16-18,000.

"It's the same as the tonage for the regular trash pick up and we will have as many as twenty loads a day and up to 120 and they are...

August 18, 2011 - 4:00pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

Weed control has become a big issue in the City of Zanesville and now...City officials need your help.

Mayor Butch Zwelling said grants through the Muskingum County Opportunity Center to help the city mow and control the number of weeds have dried up. And now the city is struggling to keep up with the growth along sidewalks, alley ways and streets.

"Well you don't have to look very hard," said Zwelling. "As you drive to work you can see weeds growing along the curb...

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