The Point to get $1M for college programs

SOUTH POINT, Ohio – The current Ohio Senate version of the two-year budget proposal starting July 1 includes $1 million to develop college technical programs at The Point, a South Point industrial park. The budget bill, which includes $500,000 per year for the next two years for the job training program, still has to be […]

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MarkWest Opens New Regional Office in Harrison County

HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio – MarkWest Energy continues to expand and show its commitment and loyalty to Harrison County and its economy. On Tuesday, the company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new 20,000 square-foot regional office building that is already circulating new jobs within the county. While MarkWest isn’t new to the county, the company […]

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Columbus Washboard Company celebrates 120 years

LOGAN — A local staple of the community, the Columbus Washboard Company, is celebrating an auspicious milestone this year as the company turns an incredible 120 years old. According to the history of the Columbus Washboard Company, it was officially started when Frederic Martin Sr. started building washboards for resale from his backyard in 1895. […]

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ODNR Releases First Quarter Production Numbers for Oil and Gas

COLUMBUS, OH – During the first quarter of 2015, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 4,401,687 barrels of oil and 183,585,256 Mcf (183 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Oil increased by more than 842,000 barrels and gas by more than 18 billion cubic […]

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New Bakery Co. sold for $80 million

DUBLIN – Fast-food chain Wendy’s released new details regarding the sale of the New Bakery Co. in Zanesville on Wednesday, but the sale’s effect on employees won’t be known until after transitional meetings later this week. The New Bakery carried an $80 million price tag. The restaurant chain expects proceeds after taxes to total about $50 […]

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Manufacturing Needs Young Hires

The skills gap issue is not new to the U.S. manufacturing industry. Several prior studies confirm manufacturing executives are concerned about attracting, training, and retaining talent to drive innovation and growth agendas in their organizations. The sentiment remains the same today. The 2015 study reveals an overwhelming majority (84 percent) of executives agree there is a […]

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Officials celebrate continued development in Ironton

IRONTON – Months after the Holiday Inn Express and the Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant opened, local officials marked the grand opening of the Gateway Centre, a project that has provided 70 jobs to Ironton and could provide another 70 to 90 jobs during its second phase. The $10 million project to bring the hotel and […]

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LEDC aims for global outreach

SOUTH POINT — The Lawrence Economic Development Corporation has received official certification to become an Employment Based-5 Regional Center for the counties of Lawrence, Scioto, Jackson and Gallia. EB-5 was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. EB-5 foreign direct investors must invest […]

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Ethane Cracker Supply Chain Market Study

Executive Summary The Ethane Cracker Supply Chain Opportunities market research study explores the potential impact on regional and future businesses of the proposed Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise, or ASCENT. ASCENT is a proposed ethane cracker site including the cracker, three polyethylene plants, water treatment facilities, and a gas-fired co-generation power plant to be carried out […]

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