Stories tagged with: Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority

July 15, 2015 - 12:08pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority will enter negotiations to flatten land near the Zanesville Municipal Airport. 

There are 5.5 acres of land near the airport park that executive director Matt Abbott said is unusable. The plan is to flatten the ground in an effort to encourage business growth. 

"We have some land out at the airport park that we can sell some of the fill dirt that we do have in areas that will benefit us as well because it's going to...

June 17, 2015 - 11:21am
6 weeks 6 days ago

Port Authority met Wednesday morning at the Muskingum County Welcome Center.

The Port Authority completed an economic development transaction to re-finance some bonds for the Grove City Church of the Nazarene School. Attorney for Dinsmore & Shohl in Columbus, Marc Kamer told us more.

"The benefit to the school is that we're doing the bonds tax exempt." said Kamer, "It's a lower interest rate so they pay less in interest, they can use that money to plow back in...

May 20, 2015 - 1:12pm
10 weeks 6 days 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
12 weeks 1 day 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
12 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
19 weeks 6 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
19 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
41 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
48 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
49 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...

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