Stories tagged with: city of zanesville

August 27, 2012 - 4:17pm
2 years 35 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 - 12:28pm
3 years 2 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 - 5:46pm
3 years 15 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 - 2:24pm
3 years 21 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 - 10:28am
3 years 26 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 - 5:00pm
3 years 37 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...

July 19, 2011 - 5:48pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

In response to WHIZ's news story on Veteran and Hoarder John Krouskoupf the City of Zanesville has received a number of calls and interest of people wanting to help.

The Zanesville man claimed the city was on the verge of tearing down his home after he failed to meet the city's Property Maintenance Code, which prohibits residence from accumulating trash or debris outside their home. Mayor Butch Zwelling said Code Enforcement Supervisor Tim Smith along with the City of Zanesville...

July 12, 2011 - 7:13pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

A  Zanesville man is on the verge of possibly losing his home and he thinks the city is taking advantage of him. War Veteran John Krouskoupf who some people call a "hoarder" claims the City of Zanesville is threatening to tear down his home if he doesn't clean it up.

Krouskoupf has been living in the 8th Street home since his dad built it in 1954. City Code Enforcement Supervisor, Tim Smith said neighbors have complained in the past and says they have every right too...

February 14, 2011 - 2:07pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville has grant money available to residents who qualify. 

The Community Development Department is now accepting applications for the Community Housing Improvement or "Chip"  grant money meant to benefit low to moderate income homeowners.

The $500,000 is meant to help those that need repairs to their home.  The east end of Zanesville is being targeted for the money, but it is a city-wide program.

"It had a large...

February 11, 2011 - 12:42pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Dry conditions allow City of Zanesville Street Department crews to dig in to fix area potholes.

Three crews spent time going ward to ward scouring the areas and filling in potholes along the way.

"The operation of filling them when it's under dry conditions goes pretty smoothly unless they have to dig out preexisting patch that takes a little extra time," said Public Service Director Mike Sims.

At this time crews can only patch the holes with a temporary cold mix...

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