Stories tagged with: Mayor Jeff Tilton

January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
30 weeks 6 days ago

The Mayor of Zanesville said he likes what he's doing and wants four more years of it.

Jeff Tilton got the necessary signatures and filed his petition to be on the May 5 ballot, and he said he is ready to run to be re-elected as mayor. Voters selected Tilton four years ago, and he said he hopes they do it again.

"I truly think we've done great things, and one of my campaign slogans from last time is I want to make the city better as I leave, and I hope I get another four...

January 27, 2015 - 5:51pm
30 weeks 6 days ago

For most people, several inches of snow means a chance to go outside and play or stay in where it's warm.

But, that's not the case for city street crews. These workers head out into the snowy night to clean our streets. Public Service Director, Jay Bennett, said a lot of work goes into planning the best point of attack for winter storms.

"This isn't their first rodeo, so those guys are really really good," Bennett said. "The process starts months ago with getting...

January 5, 2015 - 6:08pm
34 weeks 7 hours ago

Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton met with Muskingum County Commissioners Monday.

It was held to discuss road maintenance in Washington Township. We spoke with Mayor Tilton after the meeting this afternoon who gave us an overview.

"A while back the Washington Township trustees came to us and wanted more money out of the Jed we have out there. So we just came today to talk to commissioners on what our options are about giving them more money or what we can do to help them out....

October 31, 2014 - 4:05pm
43 weeks 3 days ago

Zanesville city employees left Secrest Auditorium with full stomach's this afternoon.

Mayor Jeff Tilton held his annual luncheon thanking them for their hard work.

"We're feeding the employees, each year for many years, each year, they feed the employees for appreciation for what they do throughout the year and Jack Fenton started this tradition many years ago and we've continued it."

Usually, the luncheon is held during the summer months, but Tilton thought it...

October 2, 2014 - 11:55pm
47 weeks 4 days ago

 Over 100 Zanesville residents turned out to share their thoughts and concerns with city officials at a town hall meeting Thursday night.

The meeting began at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic League Center and lasted just under two hours. Several topics were brought up and discussed including problems with crime such as drugs, violence and prostitution.

While many believe there is still more that needs to be done to address the city's crime problem, some took time Thursday night to...

September 29, 2014 - 2:34pm
48 weeks 7 hours ago

Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton is having a town hall meeting at the Civic League Center Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

He is inviting the entire community to the meeting to give people a chance to speak with him and other administrators about the issues facing the community. Tilton wants to hear what is concerning community members.

"This is their city," Tilton said. "It's not my city, it's not the administration's city, it's the citizens' city, and I think they need to have...

March 19, 2014 - 4:50pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

The ongoing search for the Zanesville Public Service Director has come to an end.

Since Mayor Jeff Tilton took office in January 2012, Zanesville has seen the demotion of Mike Sims as well as the hiring and firing of James Sawyer, all in the effort to find the most suitable Public Service Director. Today Mayor Tilton announced that Zanesville native, Jay Bennett, is returning to town to take on the position of Public Service and Community Development Director.

"I grew up...

February 10, 2014 - 4:31pm
1 year 28 weeks ago


Officials from the city of Zanesville and Muskingum County county met for lunch on Monday.

Mayor Jeff Tilton says that a little over a year ago he decided to start bringing members of the city and county together over a meal . The group of a dozen or so meet every couple of months to discuss issues that they are facing.

"We really don't make any decisions. We just talk maybe about snow, salt things that we are probably going to talk about today. A little bit of...

November 22, 2013 - 6:14pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville has a new public service director.

Starting on December 3, James Sawyer will replace Mike Sims as the city's public service director. Mayor Jeff Tilton made the announcement Friday afternoon and says he's excited to bring Sawyer on board.

"We have went through the process of looking at applications and went through resumes and we picked the top four, and Mr. Sawyer was our pick and we're glad and happy that he agreed to come on board," explained...

September 23, 2013 - 8:46pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

There were only two ordinances up for action at Monday's City Council meeting.

One, an emergency ordinance allowing an agreement with North Valley Bank regarding the refinancing of the Southeastern Ohio Air Services mortgage. The final ordinance up for action, and the only one that passed will now allow the city to enter into a contract with URS Corporation-Ohio to design the city's combined sewer project. The cost for the design is estimated at just over $70,000. Mayor Jeff...

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