Stories tagged with: Columbia Gas

July 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Zanesville Ways and Means Committee met Monday to discuss a variety of topics, including raises for elected officials.

Budget & Finance Director, Rhonda Heskett, proposed to form an outside committee to compare current wages of Zanesville elected officials to those in other cities of our size. Specific job duties and experience would be a factor in the raises.

"I felt really good about it, I think that people recognize this takes away personalities or emotions and...

April 8, 2015 - 7:06am
1 year 20 weeks 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 - 6:23pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville moves forward in hopes of leasing a Fairview Road property.

The city purchased the property at 1674 Fairview Road years ago for $665,000. The plan was to use it as a new Northpointe Fire Department, but that never happened, and the property has largely sat vacant for years now. A few weeks ago, the city received a bid from Columbia Gas to lease the property.

"Their broker has submitted a proposal for a ten year lease on the property with two options to...

February 26, 2015 - 10:19pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department says business and 911 lines are back up and running.

The department lost all phone service after an accident that occurred around 11:00 a.m. Thursday. EMA Director Bo Keck said a Columbia Gas Company crew was doing some work and accidentally severed all phone lines to the Zanesville Police Department, including 911.

Emergency calls were redirected through the sheriff's office while AT&T worked to resolve the issue. Chief Kenneth Miller said...

February 5, 2013 - 1:29pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

Columbia Gas is making it easier to get accurate monthly readings.

Beginning this week the company started using automated meter readings. 1.5 million customers statewide had a new dial placed on their meters which transmits a signal every fifteen seconds. The meter reader drives their route and the information from the meter is sent to a computer.

"It was inconvenient for customers to be home on the day the meter was scheduled to be read and if they happen to miss the meter...

September 6, 2012 - 5:23pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

Columbia Gas Of Ohio is helping its customers save money on energy bills.

Spokesman Ray Frank met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss several programs.  He said the guidelines vary based on income levels, but all residents are eligible to participate.

"Programs such as Simple Energy Solutions, where customers can purchase programmable thermostats and high performance low flow shower heads and receive rebates for those, to full blown energy audits through...

January 17, 2012 - 9:12pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

Columbia Gas of Ohio says it has plans to make improvements to the gas pipeline system on the city's south side.

The nearly 700 customers affected by the upgrade received a letter from Columbia Gas detailing their plans.
A public meeting was held Tuesday evening at the John McIntire Library to discuss the two million dollar project.
Construction Services Supervisor, Michael Schwieterman, said they are replacing more than 21,000 feet of main and service lines...

December 7, 2011 - 7:13am
4 years 37 weeks ago

Columbia Gas is reporting Wednesday morning that almost all customers are back in service after a problem with a natural gas line Monday night in New Concord.

A spokesperson for the company said crews worked overnight to get service restored to the 150 customers affected. The only ones still offline are those that were not home or did not answer the door.

Crews are available to restore service to these handful of people once they contact Columbia Gas.

Crews will now fix...

December 6, 2011 - 9:58pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

Around 150 Columbia Gas customers in New Concord have been without natural gas Tuesday following a problem with a pipeline late Monday night.

A Columbia Gas spokesperson says moisture got into the pipeline. The company has cleared the moisture, but now in order to restore service they must make access to every affected customer's home.

Additional crews have been called in to assist. The company is asking all the homeowners to leave outdoor lights on. Homeowners should have...

April 28, 2011 - 4:55pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

Part of downtown Cambridge was shut down Thursday afternoon, after workers struck a natural gas line.

Cambridge Fire Chief Rick Long says it happened around noon on the North 500 block of Wheeling Avenue. As soon as crews arrived they immediately shut down the area. Columbia Gas was called in to make the necessary repairs.

"They're putting a new water line in, and they just happened to hit the gas line, and it pulled it out from the main line" says Fire Chief Rick Long...

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