Short Video About The Effects Of Rising Electricity Costs On Newark, Ohio Residents

Here’s a short video about the effects of rising power costs on the residents of Newark, Ohio. It’s an odd one. Panning video shots of the city with upbeat music in the background while you listen to an interview about the dire situation the city is in. 

Newark City councilman and Park National Vice President and Trust Officer, John Uible, explains that many Newark residents are on fixed incomes, Social Security, or working at jobs where they know their income will not be rising. He goes on to explain that Newark isn’t making anything any more, so all future jobs rely on the hospitals, government employment, financial institutions, or insurance firms. Depressing. This comes from a person that intimately knows where the money’s at in Licking County. 

Considering that Park National is one of the small banks that has been doing it’s job without the help of stimulus funds, I’m sure there is more that they would like to say about the situation, but can’t. All that Park National can do now is hope that there is enough government revenue grabbed by local businesses to support the community. If the hospital gets enough from government health services funding, enough mandates are placed on the citizens to force them to buy enough insurance, and enough government contracts support the local vendors, we’re golden. 

Mr. Uible’s advice, is that we need to tell the leaders in Washington that people can only pay so much and that the costs need to be held at a reasonable level. No kidding!! I have a feeling that they already know that, but I’m sure that they could care less. Only a crazed, conspiratorial, whack-job would think that the leaders are pushing this to put more money in the pockets of non-producing friends and cripple the ability for hard working industrial towns to earn a living without relying on the graces of those in Washington right? 

Enjoy the educational video. 

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