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.
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...
Zanesville City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance regarding Ohio Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
The EPA has mandated the city to implement a storm water management program. Council President Dan Vincent said it requires the city to update its program rules for erosion and sediment control as well as storm water discharge resulting in construction activities.
"Anytime there is storm runoff, whatever the rain is washing away, it's going...
The Zanesville City Law Director made his first appearance at a council meeting in several weeks.
Scott Hillis was recently found guilty of soliciting and criminal trespassing charges. Assistant Law Director Emily Tarbert has been taking his place at council. City Councilman Stephen Kilpatrick is co-sponsoring a resolution that would ask Hillis to resign.
"Some of my constituents have said to me several times that they're not sure how the law director can...
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...
The Zanesville Fire Department is applying for a grant to buy a new pumper truck.
Zanesville City Council passed an emergency ordinance approving an application for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant. Public Safety Director Fred Buck said the city is trying to replace a 16-year-old truck.
"More reliable equipment is a huge thing with the fire department," said Buck. "Everytime they go, it's an emergency, so we want to be able to respond and get there...
Zanesville City Council defeated a resolution that would have approved a liquor permit at the Starfire Express on Pershing Road.
With two members absent from the meeting, council turned down the measure with a five to two vote. Law Director Scott Hillis advised council that the owner of the business and his attorney had requested to table the discussion for two more weeks. Councilwoman Connie Norman said she's happy with the outcome.
The bridge on Military Road near Bowers Lane is in need of replacement.
On Tuesday Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance to take on the project. Public Service Director Mike Sims said some right-of-way acquisition will be required.
"It's a 2015 project and a pretty straightforward bridge replacement," said Sims. "It's just a flat slab, a box beam type of bridge, so it's not a very intricate installation. The existing bridge is showing a lot...