A former southwest Ohio lawmaker accused of misleading investors about a company’s financial status and using their money for personal gain is set to go on trial March 23.
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.