Stories tagged with: Southeastern Ohio

September 16, 2013 - 4:37pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

Local community members searching for career opportunities came out to Zane State College for the 2013 Southeastern Ohio Jobs Fair.

At the event there were more than 35 employers searching for qualified candidates to hire in both management and entry level positions.

"They stretch across all industries," said Field Rep for Congressman Bill Johnson, Anthony Ardonetto. We have oil and gas, we have retail, manufacturing we even have financial institutions, Genesis is here...

March 10, 2011 - 3:16pm
5 years 24 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...

October 5, 2010 - 7:53pm
5 years 46 weeks ago

A $250 million advanced energy project is coming to Southeastern Ohio. Once completed, it's expected to be one of the largest solar farms in the country.

"The future has recognized Ohio," says Governor Ted Strickland.

It's been in the works for a little more than a year. Governor Strickland, 18th district US Congressman Zack Space, and others announced the creation of Turning Point Solar. It would be an almost 50 mega watt solar farm, which would be built on 500 acres...

April 20, 2010 - 5:33pm
6 years 18 weeks ago

March is reporting a lower unemployment rate all across Southeastern Ohio.

Muskingum County Opporunity Center Supervisor, Bob Mercer, says those statistics aren't unexpected.

"Typically, this time of year in the spring and going into summer, (You've got) some of the landscaping jobs and you've got construction in our area, " says Mercer.

The center had its busiest month during March, serving 22 hundred people. Mercer says his staff works hard to try to match job...

April 14, 2010 - 3:50pm
6 years 19 weeks ago

A new survey indicates poor health in Southeastern Ohio.

Ohio University's Appalachian Rural Health Institute conducted the survey in nine counties, including Muskingum and Noble. The results showed high rates of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. The institute also developed a report on health care coverage in these areas and risk factors.

It says it hopes the information can be useful to health organizations in the area when it comes to applying for funding for health...

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