Stories tagged with: Ed Shaffer

September 22, 2014 - 4:33pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Searching for health inspectors' reports just got a bit easier in Muskingum County.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is now offering an online database with full reports from its inspections. Prior to this initiative, all reports were filed away in filing cabinets at the health department. And while those reports are available to the public as public records, Sanitarium Supervisor Ed Shaffer says it now makes the records more transparent.

"This is all part...

January 14, 2013 - 5:41pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

Officials said the number of complaints involving smoking in bars and restaurants has steadily declined.

When the ban took effect in 2007 the Muskingum County Board of Health dealt with 170 complaints. This past year that number was down to 40.

"The most common is the most flagrant which is basically just people allowing people to smoke," said Sanitary Supervisor Ed Shaffer. "They are providing ash trays, people are actively smoking and the owner of the facility is...

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