Stories tagged with: Shortage

December 23, 2011 - 11:15am
2 years 35 weeks ago

You can give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood.

A blood drive will be held next Thursday, December 29th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville. Red Cross Development Director, Troy Alford, says there is always a demand for blood.

"Five percent of the United States gives blood. 95 percent of the rest of the United States depends on the five percent that give blood," said Alford.

Alford says if you last donated on or before...

March 25, 2010 - 6:12pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

A shortage of honeybees could sting for farmers.

As Ohio is coming into spring, Ohio farmers are noticing some of their honeybees did not make it through the winter. Local farmers have reported losing up to 50% of their hives.

"One reason that I have heard from several bee keepers is they feel like the bees went into the winter fairly weak. The conditions from last December and last fall put them in not the best condition to go through the winter," says Mark...

February 22, 2010 - 6:12pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

The deep freeze that affected much of the eastern United States in January is hurting the Florida strawberry crop.

Pick 'N' Save says it is already feeling the affects of a shortage, which will in turn affect the supply of the strawberry crop at grocery stores locally.

"Some of the crop that we had booked in from Florida was cancelled out. We had to go through the Mexican crop. Florida has less than half the crop that they were setting on a year ago. The cost has more than...

January 27, 2010 - 4:34pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

The task of finding a job in this economy is proving to be difficult, but one field is turning its attention toward the future and the possibility of a nursing shortage.

"The projection with the aging population of nurses who are currently working in the healthcare and also nursing educators. Many of those are going to be retiring within the next probably 10 to 15 years, " says OU-Z Nursing Associate Director, Pamela Sealover.

A second factor that will be contributing...

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