Stories tagged with: Mayor Jeff Tilton

November 22, 2013 - 5:14pm
1 year 13 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 - 7:46pm
1 year 22 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...

September 9, 2013 - 7:35pm
1 year 24 weeks ago

The 5th Street Project is underway and there are a lot of drivers failing to fully stop at stop signs, according to Director of Public Safety Fred Buck and Mayor Jeff Tilton.

"We do have to take down the signals at 5th and Market and 5th and South," said Buck. "We're gonna leave them up as long as possible because people aren't used to traffic signals. But the stop sign means the same. So it'll be a three way stop both ways."

Buck says a mobile...

July 2, 2013 - 4:37pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

One teenager was injured Tuesday afternoon in a tractor accident on East Market Street in Zanesville.

The Zanesville Fire Department says, the young male was working for a contractor that was hired by the City of Zanesville, to maintain weeds and high grass, when he lost control of the tractor and it flipped down a steep backyard hill.

"My understanding is, he went to pull up out of there and the way the tractor works, the pedal goes one way to make it go forward and one way...

May 15, 2013 - 11:11am
1 year 41 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority Board votes to terminate and abandon a project that would have built a cultural event center in Zanesville.

The project had been nearly seven years in the making and executive director of the MCCFA board Vicki Maple said they were in the middle of firming up financing when the board voted to end it.

The decision was made at the end of April. The cultural event center was slated to cost $11.2 million. Money donated to the...

February 25, 2013 - 9:52pm
2 years 1 day ago

The Mayor of Zanesville took time before City Council Monday evening to discuss the State of the City.

During, his yearly address to the community the Mayor Jeff Tilton touched on ways the city has grown over the last year. The Zanesville Police Department has hired seven new police officers as well as seven new fire fighters and been able to upgrade the police force's radio system.

"Our officers now are able to run vehicle registrations, check on driving privileges and...

January 3, 2013 - 5:39pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

The Mayor of Zanesville wants the face and direction of the a local board to change.

At the Muskingum County Commissioners Office Mayor Jeff Tilton spoke on the need to replace some members of the Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority Board.

"There were some concerns about some of the people that were put on in the past that the city shouldn't have put on," said Mayor Jeff Tilton. "I just wanted to talk to the commissioners about and ask questions and...

December 1, 2012 - 10:14am
2 years 12 weeks ago

A fatal accident has knocked out power to part of Linden Avenue. 

Mayor Jeff Tilton tells WHIZ-TV that during the accident a power pole was broken. The accident happened in front of the Credit Union on Linden. 

As a result some residents and businesses along Linden Avenue will be without power for part of Saturday.

Mayor Jeff Tilton said the power outage will occur from The Barn the the Y-Bridge. 

He expects power to be restored by Noon on Saturday....

July 1, 2012 - 10:16am
2 years 34 weeks ago

Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton tells WHIZ News that traffic is reduced to one lane north and southbound on Maple Avenue after a serious water main break.

The break occurred in front of Burger King on Maple Avenue Sunday morning.

Crews are on the scene working on the broken line.

No word of any boil advisories that have been issued as a result.

We will bring you more details as they become available.

May 31, 2012 - 12:26pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

Mayor Jeff Tilton met with Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday May 31st to discuss an application that must be filled out by June 30th to get the $445,000 that will be used to tear down vacant and abandoned homes.

The money is part of a grant of $75 million Ohio received after the federal government announced a $25 billion settlement with five banks involved in foreclosure nationwide. This will be the first round of demolition for the county.

"we're just trying to get...

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