Stories tagged with: Mayor Jeff Tilton

October 6, 2015 - 4:39pm
8 weeks 2 hours ago

As early voting gets underway, Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton announced his stance on Issue 3, the legalization of marijuana.

The mayor said he opposes Issue 3, solely due to ballot language conflicts, zoning issues, and other concerns for the City of Zanesville and its citizens. Issue 3 would legalize marijuana allowing only 10 specific growing sites in the state. Tilton said the new zoning laws issued in the amendment should be left up to the city and citizens.

"The zoning,...

September 23, 2015 - 4:09pm
9 weeks 6 days ago

This winter snow and ice will bring with it a lot of damage, especially to our roadways.

Zanesville Mayor, Jeff Tilton, said we may not see as many potholes come spring, due to new crack-sealer being used to repair city streets. Instead of repaving with asphalt, city workers are sealing the cracks with a filling that's proven to extend the life of the street by three to five years.

"Because asphalt is kind of porous if you get water down in it, and with all of the problems...

September 14, 2015 - 8:49pm
11 weeks 23 hours ago

Zanesville City Council held their first meeting for the month of September Monday evening.

An ordinance allowing the purchase of three new cruisers for the Zanesville Police Department appeared on the agenda. The Police Department has received three new cars every year for the last three years. Mayor Jeff Tilton told us more about the vehicles.

"These are all wheel drive vehicles and they are more of the SUV type that we can put a lot more equipment into and get hopefully...

August 17, 2015 - 1:29pm
15 weeks 1 day ago

Center Drive is now repaved, and it happened over a month earlier than originally planned. 

The Shelly & Sands Company moved the project up on its project list after delays with an ongoing project. Center Drive closed to through traffic in March.

Now that repairs have been made, cars can head down the road once again. Mayor Jeff Tilton said it's only a temporary fix. It hasn't been repaired to have water drain outwards from the surface. Planning is now beginning to find...

August 5, 2015 - 5:04pm
16 weeks 5 days ago

Dutro Ford has shown interest in purchasing and demolishing the Zanesville Police Department evidence building in downtown Zanesville.

The demolition of the fourth street property is part of their twelve million dollar project. Mayor Jeff Tilton said the city will lease a portion of the Times Recorder building from Dutro until they can make their move to share space with the Times Recorder. Tilton explained how the city and T-R will share the space.

"We will use just the...

June 1, 2015 - 1:34pm
26 weeks 1 day ago

Newly installed 400 feet of asphalt will increase the flow of traffic on State Route 146. 

A two year project in Zanesville is now completed. Mayor Jeff Tilton cut the ribbon at the intersection of 146 and Northpointe Drive. The city and county collaborated on the $263,000 project. 

"We started a couple years ago hearing a lot of complaints about the traffic," Tilton said. "[We] decided to sit down and kind of discuss this and see what we can do.


May 15, 2015 - 4:17pm
28 weeks 1 day ago

Pot holes, the result of a long hard winter, are now being fixed by this year's Paving Program in Zanesville.

The city is spending $1,900,000 on road work. Mayor Jeff Tilton said the plan for choosing which streets to repair has changed.

"This year what we're doing is something new," said Tilton. "We're bringing a company in to analyze all our streets and see which ones...

April 8, 2015 - 6:06am
33 weeks 6 days ago

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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 - 2:22pm
34 weeks 4 hours 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...

March 10, 2015 - 6:21am
38 weeks 16 hours ago

Top Stories for Tuesday, March 10, 2015:

2 Indicted in Elderly Couple Murder

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - 29-year-old Robert Clark and 21-year-old Jeffrey Stewart are both facing charges in the slayings of 88-year-old Doyle Chumney and his 79-year-old wife, Lillian from Tuscarawas County. An indictment released Wednesday charges Clark with multiple counts of aggravated murder with death penalty specifications for using a gun. Stewart's aggravated murder...

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