Stories tagged with: Scott Hillis

August 12, 2013 - 9:12pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Zanesville residents periodically submit moral claims to the clerk of council asking for money they believe to be owed to them by the city. And at Monday's Zanesville City Council meeting, two moral claims were voted down. City of Zanesville Law Director, Scott Hillis, explains why the majority of moral claims that go through City Council are denied.

"It goes through the proper channels. I then review it and look at the statute to see if we're immune from it or...

January 1, 2013 - 7:13pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

Within a year, there are thousands of news stories reported but only a handful of these stories stand out.

Narrowed down to the local top three, the first of these takes us back to June 29th when severe weather blew through our quiet city. The storm brought hail, strong winds and even a reported tornado in Tuscarawas County.

The damages were extensive as the wind caused numerous downed trees, ripped off shingles and in severe cases entire roofs. Thousands of people lost power and...

October 22, 2012 - 9:00pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

An ordinance passes through Zanesville City Council hiring three temporary employees for the city.

The employees are retired communications officers and will be hired through a temporary employment agency to work at least 90 days. The hope is to allow current dispatchers take delayed vacations and save the city money on overtime.

The city has hired three permanent dispatchers that are in the process of training. Public Safety Director Fred Buck said this will elevate some stress...

September 10, 2012 - 9:58pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council voted down a resolution asking Law Director Scott Hillis to resign.

Last month Hillis was found guilty of soliciting and criminal trespassing charges.  Tonight he was the center of a non-binding resolution that questions his ability to perform his duties.

"The actions and choices of the law director indicate, to me anyway, that he's above the law," said Councilman Stephen Kilpatrick.

"If you are arrested, you go to court, you're...

August 13, 2012 - 10:08pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

The job status of the Zanesville City Law Director was the elephant in the room at city council Monday night.

On Thursday Scott Hillis was found guilty of soliciting and criminal trespassing charges.  Assistant Law Director Emily Tarbert filled in for Hillis at the council meeting.  City Councilman Stephen Kilpatrick was the first one to address the issue.

"There isn't a lot that we can do, according to the Ohio Revised Code, but we could at least agree upon a...

August 9, 2012 - 5:52pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

Scott Hillis is familiar with sitting before a judge, but this time, the Zanesville City Law Director is the one facing charges.  Hillis pled no contest to one count of soliciting and one count of trespassing.

"I'm going to find you guilty of soliciting and criminal trespass," said visiting judge Timothy France of Coshocton County.

France found Hillis guilty of all charges and sentenced him to 30 days in jail, which was suspended, his driver's license will be...

March 1, 2012 - 6:35pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

The trial of Zanesville couple charged in connection with a house party this past July where a teen died ended Thursday in Zanesville Municipal Court.

43-year-old Tamara and 45-year-old Warren Howard were found guilty on all seven counts of endangering children by Judge James Fais.

"The evidence shows their home had been a known watering hole among their sons friends, where minors would drink upon their premises on several occasions, as admitted to by the witnesses and the...

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