Swiss Wheel Wins United States Championship Cheese Title

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (March 19, 2015) – A national panel of expert judges today named a Swiss wheel as the 2015 U.S. Championship Cheese. Team Guggisberg Sugarcreek, of Guggisberg Cheese, Millersburg, Ohio, took top honors out of 1,892 entries from 28 states for their Swiss wheel. Out of a possible 100 points, the Swiss wheel scored […]

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Bimbo Bakeries opens distribution center in South Point

Bimbo Bakeries, the parent company of Heiner’s Bakery in Huntington, has opened its new 40,000-square-feet distribution center. During an open house Saturday, Mike Stearns, a sales executive with Bimbo, said the new distribution center is a welcome expansion and will allow the bakeries in Huntington to run more smoothly. During his speech, Stearns also made […]

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Swiss company secures financing for $899 million gas-fired power plant in Carroll County

Swiss company Advanced Power AG announced Tuesday that it has arranged financing for an $899 million power plant near Carrollton. The 700-megawatt plant, Carroll County Energy, will be powered by natural gas from eastern Ohio’s Utica Shale. It could produce enough electricity to power 750,000 homes; Carroll County is home to about 29,000 residents. Partners […]

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AcuSport Corp.: Automation that’s right on target

A goods-to-person picking solution moved AcuSport from conventional to automated DC processes. The result is lower fulfillment costs and better customer service. AcuSport, a distributor of shooting sports products with headquarters in Bellefontaine, Ohio, has a vision to connect the nation’s independent retailers with the sport’s manufacturers to better serve the consumer. Its focus is […]

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A Taste of ACEnet

To continue the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, Kroger in Athens is holding a Taste of ACEnet event next week. Josh Wise, manager of the store located on East State Street, said the idea for the event came from the continuing mission to promote local businesses and ACEnet. The […]

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Chillicothe Ranked Among Top 100 Micropolitan Areas

CHILLICOTHE – Chillicothe has been ranked as one of the top 100 micropolitan areas in the country for 2014, and local officials say the designation puts the city in a good position moving forward. Site Selection Magazine, which focuses on corporate real estate and economic development, recently released its list, which ranked Chillicothe in a […]

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Blue Racer Enters Agreements for Services in Utica Shale

Blue Racer Midstream LLC (Dallas) has entered into long-term agreements with several Utica Shale natural gas producers to provide integrated midstream services for production in liquids-rich acreage in Monroe, Noble, Guernsey, Belmont, Harrison, and Carroll coun­ties in Ohio. Producers that have made recent dedications to Blue Racer include Eclipse Resources, Hess Corp., CONSOL Energy Inc., and PDC […]

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Waiting Game for Chemical Cracker Developers

In the long run, low oil prices will create more demand for chemicals, which will make it easier for companies like Royal Dutch Shell and Odebrecht to pump billions of dollars into new ethylene crackers. In the short run, such projects may be delayed while crude oil prices, which have dropped by 50 percent since […]

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Steam Up the Big Muddy, Turn Right at the Ohio

What a voyage. Stillwater, Okla.-based Total Energy’s heavy haul division earlier this year barged six 168-ft-long, 350,000-lb ASME propane tanks from Louisiana to Steubenville, Ohio, plowing the Mighty Mississippi River north through St. Louis to Cairo, Ill. where the Big Muddy meets the Ohio River. After hanging a right into the Mississippi’s largest tributary, it […]

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Little pellets have lots of uses

HANGING ROCK — Pouring hot coffee into a disposable white Styrofoam cup may be convenient. It just isn’t accurate. Brian Funk and Carl Darling understand that. Funk makes Styrofoam; Darling makes the stuff that makes the cup. They’re the same and they’re not the same. Like cousins coming out of a multi-tiered family, the two […]

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