PTTGC America Set to Invest More Than 100 Million for Eastern Ohio Site

“We are delighted that PTT Global Chemical has committed $100 million to this next major step towards development of an ethane cracker in Appalachian Ohio.  If built, the project will provide a huge competitive advantage to polymers companies locating in Ohio and lift up the entire region’s economy.” John Molinaro, President and CEO PRESS RELEASE: September […]

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Chillicothe setting up development deal with Green Township

Chillicothe is eyeing a tax-sharing arrangement with neighboring Green Township that development officials say would bring new revenue streams to each community and spur business investment in the area. Setting up a Joint Economic Development District, like the one on 600 acres near Rickenbacker International Airport, could be structured to extend utilities and provide income-tax revenue to […]

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Record natural gas production set

CLAIRSVILLE – Oil is commonly known as black gold, and Rice Energy’s Gold Digger well pumped a prolific 1.55 billion cubic feet worth of natural gas from April 1 to June 30, helping Ohio establish a quarterly record for Marcellus and Utica shale yields. Although U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates predict production from the formations […]

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Workforce Implications for Changes in Marijuana Testing

In his remarks at the 2015 State of the Region Conference, John Molinaro, president and CEO of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, introduced the topic of workplace marijuana testing as a consideration for keeping qualified workers on the job. His excerpted comments follow. Many of the tests commonly used for drugs (other than alcohol) […]

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Groups working together to improve CR 12

MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP – In Coshocton County businesses, citizens and organizations work hand in hand to contribute to the overall prosperity of the county. The Coshocton Port Authority, a government entity, was created to “connect businesses, industry, finance, government and education to promote growth and prosperity.” Serving this exact purpose, Dorothy Skowrunski, the executive director of […]

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Fanatics to fill 1,500 seasonal positions

ZANESVILLE – More than 1,500 new job openings will soon be available in Muskingum County as the Port Authority works to expand businesses already established in the area while simultaneously trying to bring in new businesses. Port Authority Director Matt Abbott discussed the job openings Tuesday at the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club meeting, noting that 75 percent of new jobs in Ohio were […]

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Fluor-BWXT Grant helps Tri-America Grow

SCIOTO COUNTY – Earlier this month Fluor-BWXT (formerly Fluor-B&W) awarded a $40,000 grant from the Fluor-BWXT Community Commitment Fund to a local pipe fabrication and construction firm to purchase equipment and expand their production facilities. Tri-America Contractors, located at 1664 Ohio 522, Wheelersburg, will soon hire six new employees as result of the expansion. The […]

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Gallia woman appointed to state advisory council

GALLIPOLIS — Silver Bridge Coffee Co. owner Lorraine Walker has been appointed to Ohio’s Small Business Advisory Council. It is an advisory board that was created Jan. 10, 2011, via the first executive order signed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The board provides counsel to the Common Sense Initiative, created to offer the lieutenant governor […]

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Area youth attend three-day Summer Manufacturing Camp

JACKSON— Monday marked the first day of Jackson’s three-day manufacturing camp designed to help local students learn about modern day manufacturing, teamwork, and local manufacturing facilities. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office helped organize this camp to help Ohio students learn about the manufacturing process. Coordinators for the event included Coalton Mayor Kim Milliken, Jackson Mayor […]

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