In these first two segments, we’re going to learn about Jerrie Mock—and about local artists who helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of her pioneering flight around the world.
Morgan County struggles to find jobs
As the US Labor Department releases the latest Unemployment figures, Morgan County, Ohio figures to have the highest jobless rate in the state – once again.
Nearly 1 in 5 Morgan County residents are out of work. Many people drive up to 90 minutes each way to find work in Columbus or Zanesville.
In the past 3 years, Morgan County has lost two major manufacturing companies. The closures come on the heels of the shut-down of a nearby coal mine.
WOSU news reporter Mike Thompson visited Morgan county. Click the Listen icon to hear his report.