Stories tagged with: Mike Jacoby

May 8, 2015 - 11:28am
12 weeks 9 hours ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority named a new executive director during a special meeting. 

Friday the Port Board voted to hire Matt Abbott. Abbott served as Assistant Superintendent at Foxfire Schools and is president of the East Muskingum School Board. 

He replaces Mike Jacoby who served as executive director for nearly five years and left in February to take a position at Shale Energy as executive director for the Appalachian Partnership for Economic...

January 22, 2015 - 8:39am
27 weeks 1 day ago

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One of Two Bodies Identified

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) -The Muskingum County Sheriffs office have publicly identified one of the two bodies found dead in a home just outside of Adamsville. The bodies of 77-year-old Carolyn Eileen Porter and a 64 year-old male, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, were found in a residence at 5180 West Road on Tuesday.

House Fire on Crew...

January 21, 2015 - 11:55am
27 weeks 1 day ago

The Executive Director of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority is resigning.

After nearly five years on the job Mike Jacoby is stepping down. His resignation is effective February 13, and at that time he will start his new job as the Shale Energy Director for the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth.

"It allows me to do some new and exciting things, and I look forward to the opportunity," Jacoby said. "At the same time this has been a good...

December 16, 2014 - 4:01pm
32 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority focused on the Airport Industrial Park Tuesday during its monthly meeting. It granted an easement to the MCM group.

Its owns a 34-acre property at the park, which includes an 18,000 square foot building. The group has a plan to further develop the entire parcel by building a road on county property.

"They've kind of studied that property and determined that to really access the back of that property they'd like to have an...

November 21, 2014 - 5:07pm
36 weeks 8 hours ago

Fanatics is looking for 1,000 seasonal employees.

The company sells officially licensed sports apparel. We spoke to Mike Jacoby, Executive Director of the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority, and he told us it is growing incredibly quickly and is needed to prepare for the busy holiday season. Jacoby told us a little bit more about the jobs that will be available.

"You're...

November 19, 2014 - 5:20pm
36 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority board had its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Each month the Port Authority discusses its finances. Right now Port Authority is looking at several different land sales that will bring the general fund up to nearly $850,000 at the end of the year.

"Right now we've been pretty fortunate. We've had some land sales out at Eastpoint. We think we're going to close on some land sales at Northpoint before the end of the year," Executive...

October 15, 2014 - 5:50pm
41 weeks 2 days ago

During the month of September the Port Authorities and Chamber of Commerce for Muskingum and Guernsey Counties conducted a survey to determine to extent of the reported shortage of skilled workers.

The survey found numerous positions in need of skilled employees. One of the most common reasons employers are having difficulties filling those positions is a lack of experienced candidates. Mike Jacoby, of the Port Authority, said that in the next month they hope to meet with the industry...

September 24, 2014 - 12:28pm
44 weeks 2 days ago

The topic of conversation at the Muskingum County Port Authority involved what move the county should make next.

Through American Electric Power and the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth a site selection consultant toured the area looking at land the port has for sale and buildings available for business.

The consultant confirmed what the port board already knew, the land available is small and isn't entirely ready for a business to be built on it.

"In terms...

August 20, 2014 - 4:43pm
49 weeks 2 days ago

After a couple of tests on the roadway at Eastpointe Industrial Park, the problem that plagues the road still remains a mystery.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said they recently dug a test hole expecting to find water as the source of the problem, but no water was found.  The sewer department then ran a camera through the sewer line that goes underneath the road, but they couldn't find any breaks in the line.

"We're eliminating causes for the sagging in...

July 23, 2014 - 11:28am
1 year 1 week ago

The Transportation Improvement District while helping to secure funding for a turn lane on State Route 146 is having trouble funding itself.

The TID Board's Mike Jacoby said financially the TID can fund itself for the rest of the year, but moving forward something will need to be done.

"Next year we're going to need some administrative money from somewhere so we're looking to the county where we've looked historically for that," said Jacoby. "There may be some...

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