AEP Ohio awards CIC $10,000 grant

LOGAN — Joy Davis, CEcD, Executive Director of the Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), was one of 12 Appalachian Ohio economic development professionals to receive a $10,000 grant from AEP Ohio for completing the Community Economic Development Academy (CEDA). The multi-phase professional development program was created to build a better understanding of the site […]

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JC Fodale Energy Services locates in Morgan County

JC Fodale Energy Services, LLC, an oilfield services and product provider based in Shreveport, LA, has located in Morgan County at 5950 South East SR 60, between Neeleysville and the Washington County line. “We operate in nine states including: Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania,” said Christine Buchanan, a recruiter for […]

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Carroll County Gushes with Shale Energy Wealth

CARROLLTON, Ohio — No natural gas well has evoked shouts of “Eureka!” that reverberated across Carroll County, a once pastoral place in east central Ohio. Nor is there one well, one drill site, with crude production so staggering that it stops oil barons in their tracks. Carroll County, still mostly farmland, superficially, has become the […]

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SOPA gets $10,000 AEP grant

The Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from American Electric Power (AEP) to fund the creation of a Scioto County marketing and incentives plan. “Throughout 2014, SOPA participated in AEP’s Community Economic Development Academy (CEDA) program. SOPA and Scioto County were evaluated by an outside consulting firm, which resulted in a number of recommendations […]

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Ohio Shale Production Reaches 132 Billion Cubic Feet in Third Quarter Local Wells Continue Leading the Way

  ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Energy companies in Ohio produced more than 132 billion cubic feet of natural gas from July 1-Sept. 30, up from 88 billion cubic feet during the previous three-month period, figures from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources show. The 132 billion cubic feet of natural gas for the three-month period is […]

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Steubenville, Jefferson County poised for an upswing: panel

Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio, may not be seeing the large Utica Shale-related growth of neighboring counties, but they’re on the cusp of big things. That’s the message from economic development officials who spoke at the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Corridors of Opportunity: Jefferson County event held Wednesday afternoon at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, […]

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Gold Rush in Ohio? Small Town Plays Big Role

Refinery in Jackson Sends Recycled Gold to Asia for Jewelry JACKSON, Ohio – Building contractor Alan Stockmeister is known around town for his stewardship of local businesses: radio stations, a movie theater and a bank, for example. But nothing has been quite like his refinery just off Main Street, which has become an outpost in […]

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Coshocton brings home bacon with Kraft 300-job expansion

COSHOCTON – Next year, the Coshocton Kraft facility will become the company’s sole bacon manufacturer, a designation that brings with it 300 manufacturing jobs, a $40 million investment and hope for an area that’s seen the loss of almost half of its manufacturing positions since 2000. Coshocton was the perfect place for the Kraft to […]

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GE opens new engine testing facility in Ohio

GE Aviation has opened a new indoor jet engine test facility at its Peebles, Ohio site. GE said the $40 million facility will begin testing production engines by the end of this year. GE90, GEnx , GE9X and LEAP engines will all be tested at the new facility in southeastern Ohio. “Since 2006, GE has […]

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