Stories tagged with: Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

July 24, 2014 - 3:05pm
31 weeks 3 days ago

The summer is the perfect time of year for cold tasty treats and Zanesville features one of the most famous places to enjoy homemade ice cream.

Tom"s Ice Cream Bowl is celebrating National Ice Cream Month with fresh flavors for the summer season. Owner Bill Sullivan said they've enjoyed having a month all about ice cream.

"It's been a good month for us, people have been coming in we got a couple articles from magazines about us," said Sullivan. "People have...

July 19, 2013 - 2:11pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Joe Baker has been an ice cream maker at Tom's Ice Cream bowl for 36 years and he says some of the classics are the most popular flavors.

"What we sell the most of is vanilla because it goes under all the sundaes so that's a no brainer there," said Baker. "Chocolate probably next. We've had cookie dough and mint chocolate chip fighting back and forth. Right now we're selling the heck out of salty caramel. That's the newest flavor i've added."

Baker says he...

May 31, 2013 - 8:37am
1 year 39 weeks ago

As the temperatures continue to rise, area residents are finding ways to cool down. WHIZ Reporter Courtney Wheaton found the best places around the county to beat the heat...

On our search to stay cool around Zanesville, we stumbled into one of the most well known ice cream spots in town. Tom's Ice Cream Bowl has been a staple in Zanesville since 1948. Owner Bill Sullivan said ice cream is a classic way to stay cool.

"It's one of the things people usually do when it gets...

November 26, 2012 - 8:19pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council passes amendments of 1999 and 2002 agreement with Mattingly foods.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said that the company expanded two freezers on its property which required large investments. The agreements made years ago offered tax abatements to Mattingly. The company is currently adjusting their business model after losing a major contract with Bob Evans.

"One of the things they've done is change the ownership of the real property,...

November 13, 2012 - 8:34pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

Expansion could be in the future for two area businesses.

Tom's Ice Cream Bowl owner Bill Sullivan said it is his dream to expand his business and his wife's to have a gift shop. Sullivan is now attempting to make those dreams reality. He recently purchased a home next to the Ice Cream Bowl and plans to turn it into a gift shop. The gift shop will sell pottery and other items currently housed at the ice cream shop.

There's also plans for the outside of the proposed store.


August 13, 2012 - 1:58pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

The Republican Party is preparing for the arrival of their presumptive Presidential Candidate.

State Senator Troy Balderson said Romney's main message will be about how to fix America and will try to rally support from independent and undecided voters.

"Independent voters, the softer party lines, whether it's a soft Democrat or whether it's a soft Republican but those are the people, there are still some people out there that aren't real sure of what to do," said...

August 10, 2012 - 3:51pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

The presidential race makes another stop in Zanesville next week.

Mitt Romney will stop at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl on Tuesday as part of his bus tour. Romney is expected to speak around 3:30 in the afternoon to around 2,000 supporters. A local official helped choose the location.

"Our State Senator Troy Balderson recommended our place. Number one because Mitt Romney loves ice cream and number two he's passing through Ohio and he wants to make a couple stops I believe it's going...

July 17, 2012 - 2:51pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

Those looking for a break from the heat and humidity had many options available to stay cool.

Tom's Ice Cream Bowl, a staple in the Zanesville community, was filled nearly to capacity Tuesday afternoon with patrons enjoying their favorite cold treats.

Customers old and young took a load off while they enjoyed everything from hot fudge sundaes to sorbets and even classic cones.
Owner Bill Sullivan said the heat definitely brings a big boom to business.

"The heat...

July 30, 2010 - 7:39pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

His day job might be scooping ice cream, but a Zanesville man is setting his sights on hearing those four little words.

Levi Funk has worked at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl for nearly eight years, but now, he's heading to New Jersey to follow his dream, and try out for "American Idol" in hopes of hearing "You're going to Hollywood!"

"I've been playing music since I was nine-years-old and practicing two hours a day so this is something I just really...

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