Stories tagged with: Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority

May 20, 2015 - 1:12pm
6 days 5 hours ago

The new executive director of Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority had his first official meeting with the board Wednesday. 

A brief eleven minute meeting gave enough time for the board to approve its yearly budget and discuss other items as the port authority moves forward. 

"We talked about a variety of things," said executive director Matt Abbott. "We approved the budget for next year. We have to submit an annual budget for the Port Authority by...

May 12, 2015 - 7:03am
2 weeks 16 hours ago

Top stories for Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Mike Abbot Takes Office

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The new executive director of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, Matt Abbott, took office Monday. Abbot is the former assistant superintendent for Foxfire Schools.

MVHC Expanding to Cambridge

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum Valley Health Centers are expanding to include the Cambridge area. The new facility will be...

May 11, 2015 - 4:34pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

The new executive director of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority took office Monday.  

The board named former Foxfire Assistant Superintendent, Matt Abbott to the position last week. Abbott said as he stepped into his office Monday morning, he got right to work. He said he's been reading things Mike Jacoby put together before leaving the Port Authority. 

"A lot of reading, and getting to know some projects that could potentially happen in our area but...

March 19, 2015 - 7:32am
9 weeks 5 days ago

Top Stories for Thursday, March 19, 2015:

Woman's Death May Be  Related To Medical Condition

CROOSKVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Crooksville Police Chief says a medical condition may have been to blame for the death of 26-year-old Kayla Barnett. Public information officer Jill DeLgreco says they're calling it a questionable death due to suspicious bruises found on Barnett's boday, at this point there's no clear cut cause.

Z-M Ports Authority Still...

March 18, 2015 - 3:20pm
9 weeks 6 days ago

The resignation of Mike Jacoby has left the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority without an executive director.

The Port Authority met for the first time since Jacoby left, But board member, Tom Poorman, said business is being carried out as normal.

"We have a very capable administrative assistant in Amy Young who is running the day to day operations of the port authority," Poorman said. "As one board member, I'm helping out as needed with development...

October 15, 2014 - 5:50pm
31 weeks 6 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...

August 27, 2014 - 11:47am
38 weeks 6 days ago

If all goes according to plan a new apartment complex will soon take shape on Northpointe Drive.

At a special meeting Tuesday, the Port Authority entered into an agreement to sell just over 20 acres of land for $408,000 to Northpointe Reserve LLC. The company made up of two entities from North Carolina plans to use the land to build medium to high end apartments.

The Port Authority's Executive Director said Zanesville currently has a 99 percent occupancy rate.


August 20, 2014 - 4:43pm
39 weeks 6 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 16, 2014 - 12:39pm
44 weeks 6 days ago

Roadway problems that were thought to be understood in the Eastpointe Industrial Park have taken a turn.

It was believed that a slip was forming in the roadway, but Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis told Port Authority Wednesday morning that there are actually other issues causing the problem.

"What the engineer said was that it's really a consolidation of the soils, so it's not really a slip or a slide based on what we think we know right now," said Port...

March 17, 2014 - 1:36pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners passed a resolution to grant an enterprise zone agreement with "New Wayne Manufacturing".

Mike Jacoby of the the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority visited the Commissioners office this Monday afternoon to see to the approval. Wayne Manufacturing specializes in commercial and industrial custom steel fabrication.

"They are expanding and building a new facility in the South Zanesville area. South...

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