The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office may be struggling to make ends meet this year. With a proposed 10% budget cut, Sheriff McCauley says they will be making cuts in wages and says lay-offs are imminent.
Staff reductions will be based on seniority. 7 employees, possibly 9 will be cut and include correction officers, dispatchers and deputies. “Our concern is what it has always been, to provide great service to the community, it’s frustrating, knowing what we deal...
Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell says his directive that counties use one type of voting machine carries the weight of the law and he expects all Ohio election boards to comply with it, despite that Attorney General Jim Petro is saying Blackwell doesn’t have the authority. We talked with the local board of elections to see who they’re listening to.
Blackwell said all election boards must make their final decision by today on which optical scan voting machine to use for...
Locally, we spoke with Father Jordan, who told us all about this day.
The ashes are traditionally made by burning the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebration. Father Jordan of St. Thomas church says the ashes are placed on foreheads in the sign of the cross to show penance, and it’s an old tradition.
“They would use their ashes to show their humility, because naturally you wouldn’t want to sit in the ashes, they use to actually sit in the ashes as a sign of...
What are the strengths and weaknesses of economic development in the area?
This morning the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber took a look at a recent survey they conducted to find the answer to that question.
Chamber President Tom Poorman says the results were informative, but there's still lots of areas that need improvement. For instance, marketing is one area where the chamber needs to become more aggressive.