Stories tagged with: ohio

May 17, 2011 - 5:54pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

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,"...

April 27, 2011 - 5:32pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

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...

March 18, 2011 - 4:15pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

The unemployment rate in Ohio is continuing to decline and that means more jobs are becoming available for area residents.

Job Developer Julie Metzger with the Muskingum County Opportunity Center said this time of year always seems to be promising.

"A lot of times, when you get into March, April, May things start to pick up not only with seasonal positions, but we have also been working with local manufacturing companies," said Metzger.

She said they are...

March 14, 2011 - 10:44am
4 years 24 weeks ago

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...

March 10, 2011 - 10:20pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

Teachers, police officers, firefighters, and dozens of other public employees from all over the area joined together outside the Perry County Courthouse on Thursday to protest Senate Bill 5.

"It's kind of frightening some of the changes that they want to make," said High School Teacher Jacqueline Bolyard.

The bill, which is currently under review by the Ohio House of Representatives would eliminate collective bargaining rights for man than 350,000 union members...

March 9, 2011 - 8:50pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

"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.

Kasich said his plans are...

March 9, 2011 - 5:57pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

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.

He said a lot of people are...

March 4, 2011 - 5:39pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

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...

March 4, 2011 - 12:23pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

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.

 "Obviously, our...

March 1, 2011 - 8:06pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor was in Zanesville Tuesday afternoon speaking to the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce.

Taylor discussed the controversy surrounding the protests in Columbus and believes that the passing of Senate Bill 5 would ultimately help the tax payers.

"It's about creating jobs, it's about transforming the way the government operates, it's about giving local communities and schools more tools to manage their costs," said Taylor.

She said...

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