Stories tagged with: ohio

April 27, 2013 - 5:51pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald stopped by the Muskingum County Democratic Headquarters Saturday afternoon as part of his state-wide campaign talking to Ohioans from every corner of the state.

"It was a hard decision to run state-wide because it's a big time sacrifice and I have a family and you have to juggle those things like everybody else with their career but I thought it was the right thing to do because I was just in such disagreement with what I've seen in the last...

March 11, 2013 - 5:23pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is giving safety tips for young drivers and their parents to keep in mind as the warm weather comes our way. The Zanesville post says serious injury and fatal crashes in the past two years involving young drivers have been on the rise and that distracted driving is a huge contributing factor for those crashes.

"They need to base speed limits, wear their safety belts, do not drink and drive or use drugs and drive of course. Make sure...

July 1, 2012 - 6:20am
2 years 7 weeks ago

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Ohio to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Friday's devastating storms.

The Federal Emergency Declaration allows the federal government to support Ohio with direct assistance such as generators and water in all 88 counties in the State of Ohio.

The emergency declaration...

November 8, 2011 - 10:40pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

Ohio voters passed Issue Three Tuesday.

It is an amendment to the state constitution that is mainly symbolic. The measure is intended to keep government from requiring Ohioans to participate in a health care system.

Supporters hope it will prompt a larger recall of President Obama's health care overhaul.

August 16, 2011 - 10:04am
3 years 6 days ago

Parents can feel some relief this school year as statistics show a decrease in Ohio school bus accidents.

The State Highway Patrol shows a decline in crashes from 1,671 in 2006 to 1,579 in 2010.

The patrol wants to remind drivers to be cautious as kids go back to school.

The agency will be doing safety inspections on area school buses throughout the state to ensure students have a safe ride to and from their school.


May 31, 2011 - 1:51pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Law enforcement is driving to keep front license plates on all Ohio vehicles.

A recent proposal to no longer make the front plates a requirement has Law Enforcement concerned for the safety of the community. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said, front license plates are crucial for investigations, enforcing speed limits, and are often picked up by surveillance cameras.

"From a law enforcement stand point," said Lutz. "When we are trying...

May 17, 2011 - 5:54pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

Some people are voicing their concerns over Governor Kasich's proposed budget cuts to eliminate the state's nearly $8 billion deficit.

Members from Working America gathered at the corner of Blue and Adair Avenues in Zanesville on Tuesday to urge Senator Jimmy Stewart to oppose the changes. Field Representative Brandon Koebbe said if the budget is passed, the state will lose over 50,000 jobs.

"Folks in the community have written 1,000's of letters to Senator Stewart,"...

April 27, 2011 - 5:32pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

If you are a veteran or currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible for the Ohio Veterans Bonus.

The State Department of Veterans Services said nearly $27 million has been paid so far to more than 33,500 veterans and families, but more than 100,000 soldiers still qualify and could receive up to $1,500.

"I just think it's a way to recognize the veterans during economic times now, a lot of people are having a hard time and it's a way to help them out...

March 18, 2011 - 4:15pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

The unemployment rate in Ohio is continuing to decline and that means more jobs are becoming available for area residents.

Job Developer Julie Metzger with the Muskingum County Opportunity Center said this time of year always seems to be promising.

"A lot of times, when you get into March, April, May things start to pick up not only with seasonal positions, but we have also been working with local manufacturing companies," said Metzger.

She said they are...

March 14, 2011 - 10:44am
3 years 22 weeks ago

Pain at the pump continues for local residents here in Zanesville and the rest of the country.

Experts say Ohio motorists are paying almost 50 cents a gallon more for gasoline than they were a month ago after an eight cent jump in pump prices over the past week.  Local resident Chris Brown says increasing gas prices are affecting his whole family.

"We are going on vacation this summer. We didn't change our plans as far as that is concerned. We have a son away in college...

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