The Budget Committee spent three hours Wednesday evening dissecting the city of Zanesville's proposed budget for 2011.
Created by Budget and Finance Director Dale Raines, the committee members reviewed line by line the proposal to figure out how the city can resolve its $500,000 deficit. Department heads were under scrutiny having to explain why they have chosen to use money a certain way.
"The budget is councils ordinance, if they are going to pass an ordinance, than they...
Zanesville is preparing for winter and offering a few reminders to residents.
Public Service Director Mike Sims said the city has appropriated enough in its budget to have salt available for the remainder of the year. He said they are contracted with the Department of Transportation for next year and doesn't foresee any issues of running out.
He said the crews have to be ready to clear roadways at any time.
"We always start with the main routes first, the most heavily...
Area children are receiving Christmas gifts early this season.
The Rotary Club of Zanesville held its annual Christmas party Tuesday afternoon at Adornetto's Restaurant on Maple Avenue. 63 local elementary school children, their teachers and aides were invited to enjoy a delicious meal and to open up presents given to them by Santa.
"We just talk with the Zanesville City Schools, it is typically through their special needs classes and that is how they are chosen...
Local postal service employees could be seeing some changes.
The Columbus district of the United States Postal Service held a meeting Wednesday evening at the Muskingum County Welcome Center.
Employees and the general public were invited to learn more about the Area Processing Feasibility Study that has been introduced as a way to potentially save the agency $478,000 annually. Reports show that mail volume has decreased by 20% since 2007.
Some community members are hoping to revitalize a historic building.
The 108-year-old Masonic Temple that's home to the Free Masons of Zanesville, is hosting a holiday bazaar with 22 vendors of all kinds and also an open house.
"It's one of the best kept secrets in Zanesville, it's a beautiful old historic treasure and we have people here that will be giving building tours and we also feel that there is a need to bring more people into the building as tenants as crafters,...
The wintry weather is here and so are the snow days. Several area school districts called off classes on Monday due to the weather.
Kevin Appleman Coordinator of Student Services for the City of Zanesville said that safety is of the utmost importance when determining whether or not schools will have a snow day. He said they try to notify students, faculty, and parents will in advance.
"Our Transportation Director Brian Carling and Matt Hiddle our Maintenance Director, they...
It was a magical run to the state final four last year for the Zanesville Blue Devils, but this year its time to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch. The new season for the Devils will feature a lot changes for Zanesville basketball fans and Jed DeMuesy breaks down what they can expect in our next team preview. (Cick on the Watch Video link to see the complete story)