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,"...
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...
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...
"I haven't been in office for seven years, only seven weeks," said Governor Kasich who is already making changes to Ohio's budget that are leaving some residents unhappy.
"People will not stay in a community or a state where they can't maintain or improve their standard of living, people that earn a good living be that union or non-union, can support their families without public assistance," said Township Trustee Theresa Allen.
With the recent controversy surrounding Senate Bill 5, Governor John Kasich is continuing to chip away at the state's nearly $8 billion deficit. The governor said by eliminating collective bargaining rights for unions, it will give power back to the taxpayers.
"Overall this is a part of a major reform plan designed to get our budget balanced, designed to preserve the tax cut, designed to create a platform for economic growth," said Kasich.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is increasing its efforts to enforce safety on the roadways and prevent drunk driving.
Reports show that last year there were 13,919 OVI related crashes on Ohio roadways, killing 397 people and injuring an additional 8,517. Sergeant Clark Felix said these numbers are unacceptable and need to be reduced.
"It's not just our problem, it's everyone's problem, everybody needs to talk to their friends if they're having parties at home or just family...
Columbia Gas of Ohio announced today its first award from its Jobs Growth Fund....a 50,000 dollar grant to Coll Materials Exchange.
Columbia Gas started the Jobs Growth Fund in July 2010 to help provide financial assistance to new and existing companies that create new jobs in its 61-county Ohio Service Territory. Columbia Gas of Ohio President Jack Partridge says Coll Materials, a plastics recycling business, is the ideal first recipient.