Stories tagged with: Economy

November 30, 2015 - 5:02pm
34 weeks 5 days ago

Ohio's biggest hunting season of the year also has a huge economic impact on our area.

Muskingum County is one of the top deer-hunting counties in the state, with nearly 8,000 deer harvested each year. With more than 60,000 acres of public hunting land, many out-of-state hunters and their families are expected to flee to Southeastern Ohio for the week long event.

Marketing and Group Sales Manger for the Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Lori Kappes, said the bureau attends several...

July 30, 2015 - 4:59pm
1 year 1 day ago

The U.S is the largest producer of natural gas and oil in the world, and part of that has to do with the booming shale industry right here in southeastern Ohio.

JobsOhio and the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth met with community leaders at OUZ Thursday, to discuss southeastern Ohio's recent economic success.

"We're seeing some pickup in certain industries, and we've had some significant wins here, and significant announcements," said John Minor, JobsOhio...

March 9, 2014 - 5:25pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

About 200 pedigrees participated in the American Kennel Club's dog show Sunday afternoon at the Fieldhouse. With their trainers by their side, dogs both small and big jumped over hurdles, showcasing their skills and agility. Fieldhouse CEO Mick Amicone, says events like Sunday's not only bring fun events for the community to attend, but a much needed boom for the area's economy.

"We've been blessed to have about eight events this year alone like this and from...

November 12, 2012 - 6:49pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

The struggling economy has impacted many families both locally and nationally. As personal needs increase, so do the needs of non-profit organizations like food pantries.

The Muskingum County Hunger Network consists of fifteen food pantries, two special needs pantries, and four hot meal programs. More and more people are turning to these programs to survive. While the organizations are glad to help those in need, they need help to meet the demands.

"When you go from in 2010...

September 17, 2012 - 6:05pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

Our area's state representative said the Ohio economy is on the upswing.

Brian Hill said shale development is still in the beginning stages in Ohio, but the oil and gas industry is already boosting the economy.

"Gas and oil independence from the world would be great," said Hill.  "Natural gas prices are extremely low.  It's helping manufacturing here in Ohio and bringing back jobs to places like U.S. Steel.  We've added over 200 jobs in northern Ohio...

January 5, 2012 - 6:03pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The unstable economy is creating new trends in the workforce, and some of those changes can be seen in southeastern Ohio.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, men are claiming more than two-thirds of the private-sector jobs in a nation that nearly had a majority-female workforce.  Economists say more men are finding themselves in retail, an industry once dominated by women.  Muskingum County Opportunity Center Supervisor Bob Mercer said he sees a shift in the attitude...

December 29, 2011 - 12:14pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

From an economic standpoint, things are looking optimistic for the area as the year 2012 approaches.

President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman, says there is a lot of work to do in economic development, but Ohio, and specifically Muskingum County, are both headed into the right direction as we enter 2012.

"I think these employers in this area are slightly optimistic. 2011 was a mixed bag; there was some bright spots. For example,...

March 10, 2011 - 3:16pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

My one on one interview with Governor John Kasich continues Thursday night as he speaks more specifically on how he plans to develop jobs in southeastern Ohio.

The governor said will not raise taxes because it will cause companies to move out of state. He said he wants to give them the resources they need to expand.

"I don't need to tell anybody how difficult it is, but our goal is to create an atmosphere, instead of people flying over our state, there going to stop and...

November 13, 2010 - 6:45pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

With temperatures in the 70's, it doesn't feel like the holiday season is quickly approaching, but people are already out tackling their holiday shopping lists, like Debbie Miller of Somerset. She says she started her shopping at the end of the summer and is down to the hard stuff right now-shopping for teenagers.

"Because they're so picky. I usually just take them, let them pick it out, and then we have to wrap it and put it under the tree. Then they have to open it and be...

August 9, 2010 - 6:16pm
5 years 51 weeks ago

Governor Ted Strickland says Ohio is beginning to show signs of coming out of this economic recession. He says Ohio was ranked number three in the country for creating jobs two months ago, and it added 17,000 additional jobs last month. But Strickland feels more needs to be done.

"We need jobs desperately. This recession has hurt people. It has caused vast unemployment, " says Zanesville Mayor, Howard Zwelling.

Local companies have been hit by the economy and forced to...

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