Stories tagged with: CONGRESSMAN BILL JOHNSON

February 8, 2016 - 5:24pm
5 days 21 hours ago

U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson visited the Muskingum County Business Incubator Monday.

The Congressman represents eastern and southeastern region of Ohio and said one thing he continues to fight for is job and business growth in the area and he's proud to see a program like MCBI helping small business owners get off the ground in the local community.

"Having an entity like this makes it a lot easier and so there's comfort in numbers so if you've got folks that have done it...

February 3, 2016 - 4:11pm
1 week 4 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation and Muskingum County have been awarded a grant of more than a half million dollars for a bridge replacement project.

Congressman Bill Johnson announced Wednesday that the $557,600 grant from the Federal Highway Administration will be used to replace the bridge on County Road 7/Cannelville Road.

Johnson said the money will be used to fix the problematic bridge and make the area more accessible for residents and travelers.

He said its a...

September 16, 2015 - 11:13am
21 weeks 3 days ago

Army veteran Wayne Shelton of Norwich has waited 45 years to receive his Purple Heart.

Shelton was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam, but never received a medal. He served in Vietnam for a little over 11 months.

Shelton is among many veterans who wait years to receive the medals they so bravely earned. It was an emotional Wednesday morning as Congressman Bill Johnson presented him with the honorable award in a special ceremony.

"It means a lot, it...

June 19, 2015 - 3:46pm
34 weeks 2 days ago

Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson made a stop in Zanesville Friday to talk about what's happening in the district.

Johnson said the growing oil and gas industry in our region is contributing to a healthy economy and could potentially create many job opportunities.

"I have a bill called the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act, it has passed the house, and that's designed to get the Department of Energy to make a decision, a timely decision on LNG export permits,"...

December 15, 2014 - 12:45am
1 year 8 weeks ago

This weekend Congressman Bill Johnson gave us an exclusive interview about his personal thoughts on the spending bill which the house passed earlier this week.

The $1.1 trillion bill will fund nearly the entire government through September. Congressman Johnson represents Ohio's 6th District. He gave us his thoughts on it Saturday.

"There is no such thing as a perfect spending bill, there are things in it that I would have taken out, there are things in it that I probably...

August 13, 2014 - 8:04am
1 year 26 weeks ago

A side effect of the Affordable Care Act a $200 billion cut to Medicare Advantage.

Medicare Advantage is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide consumers with all Part A and Part B benefits.

"We don't get to say very often that a federal program is working well," said 6th District Congressman Bill Johnson. "Medicare Advantage is one of those programs that is actually working well and has in excess of...

August 13, 2014 - 7:25am
1 year 26 weeks ago

A side effect on the Affordable Care Act was a $200 billion cut to Medicare Advantage. 

Medicare Advantage is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide consumers with all Part A and Part B benefits. 

"We don't get to say very often that a federal program is working well," said 6th District Congressman Bill Johnson. "Medicare Advantage is one of those programs that is...

August 12, 2014 - 10:14am
1 year 26 weeks ago

A summer recess for congress doesn't mean a break from work for Congressman Bill Johnson.

The 6th District Representative is busy visiting constituents in eastern and southeastern Ohio. The Congressman said through his meetings he's listening to the needs of those living and walking in the district every day.

He said concerns about jobs and the economy continue to surface.

One bill recently passed would eliminate the red tape affecting cross border pipeline projects. He...

May 2, 2014 - 3:53pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

U.S. Representative for the Ohio Sixth District, Bill Johnson stopped into our studios to talk about the latest initiatives being passed by congress.

Johnson says that the use of energy and natural resources in a growing conversation, he says he is making sure that local communities are reimbursed for their resource rich land through the Using our Energy to Build Better Communities Act.

" We have the Wayne National Forest hear in Ohio, for example and when they drill...

April 25, 2014 - 9:54am
1 year 42 weeks ago

If you speak to 92-year-old John Mathews about WWII some memories of his days in Europe return.

Days of driving a half track truck that was used to transport a crew of 13 people. He can tell you about liberating Jewish prisoners in Austria at Gusen and Mauthausen.

He can also remember back to fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, where about 19,000 American soldiers gave their lives.

"I got shrapnel through my arms. The scars are still here," said World War II...

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