Members of the community seeking to gain insight on political candidates met with State Senator Bob Gibbs Tuesday night.
Gibbs is running against incumbent Zack Space in the battle for U.S. Representative for the 18th congressional district. Tuesday night, he highlighted key points for November's election including getting the unemployed back on their feet.
"It's about jobs and restoring that confidence because when you don't have people that are financially secure, you...
A $250 million advanced energy project is coming to Southeastern Ohio. Once completed, it's expected to be one of the largest solar farms in the country.
"The future has recognized Ohio," says Governor Ted Strickland.
It's been in the works for a little more than a year. Governor Strickland, 18th district US Congressman Zack Space, and others announced the creation of Turning Point Solar. It would be an almost 50 mega watt solar farm, which would be built on 500 acres...
Two companies from Licking and Knox Counties may soon see loans that will essentially boost business. The Development Financing Advisory Council is recommending about $10 million in loans for six statewide projects, and these funds are waiting for approval from the State Controlling Board.
Accel Incorporated in Licking County is expected to get an almost $2 million direct loan, which will be used for the purchase and installation of machinery and other equipment. The project also has...
Ohio's 18th district United States Representative was in Zanesville Thursday night at a political rally.
Congressman Zack Space met with local supporters while the House is currently in recess. He will be back in Washington next week in a special session to vote on a bill that Congressman Space says will save more than 300 teacher's jobs in the 18th district alone.
"It's an emphasis on education. It's a priority on education and within it lies the understanding that the...
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services today released the latest unemployment numbers and rates are up for June. In our area the highest jobless rate belongs to Noble County at 14.4 percent…then it’s Morgan at 14.1, Muskingum at 13.1 and Coshocton County at 12.8 percent. Perry Count’s jobless rate is 12.6 percent, then Guernsey at 11.9 and Licking County registers at 9.8 percent. Ohio’s jobless rate is 10.5 percent and that is down slightly from 10.7 percent...
A Guernsey County business is receiving an almost 140 thousand dollar tax credit. The Ohio Department of Development says it's over a six-year term and was granted because of project the company is conducting.
Island Aesepctics in Byesville is using more than 10 million dollars to expand its facility by 100 thousand square feet. The project is also bringing in about 100 jobs and retaining 62 positions.
The company is known for its manufacturing of juices and frozen drinks.
Many Ohio students will be graduating from college in the coming weeks. Then comes the task of finding that first job.
While the job market is picking up a little bit, it still may be difficult to land that first position quickly.
The Muskingum County Opportunity Center says students should utilize placement assistance that most colleges offer and attend job fairs, such as the Zane State Job Fair that will take place May 20th from one to four p.m.
The Fairfield County Child Protective Service's Office is restoring 10 positions after laying off 55 employees last year. The hiring is made possible because funding from a 10 year, one mil levy that was passed back in 2008 is finally available.
Director Rich Bowlen says his office plans to offer the positions to those who were first laid off. If there are still positions available, he then says the offer will extend to the community.