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Port of South Point ready for business

SOUTH POINT, OHIO  — Connecting cargo from the water to roads and rails, the new Port of South Point was officially dedicated Tuesday with a crowd that included state officials and local individuals alike on hand to welcome the facility to the area’s economic resources. With a moving background across the river at Marathon’s marine division, […]

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City approves tax credit for Kraft

COSHOCTON – Local officials continue to do what they can to encourage an expansion estimated to create 300 new jobs in the next four years to come to the Coshocton Kraft Foods plant. Kraft representatives have said they should make a decision by the end of September on the location for production of a new, unspecified […]

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Utica Core Emerges as Production Climbs

Production from the emerging Utica shale in Ohio climbed in 2013, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Ohio is at the beginning of an unprecedented era of oil and gas production,” ODNR Director James Zehringer told a recent event at Stark State College in Stark County, Ohio. ODNR […]

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MarkWest breaks ground on Cadiz headquarters

CADIZ – Construction of MarkWest Energy Partners’ new administrative office in the Cadiz Industrial Park is putting area officials in a hopeful mood when it comes to the economic future of Harrison County. “This is symbolic, because it signifies a long-term commitment to this part of Ohio,” state Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville said Wednesday at a […]

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SG Preston to build 120 MMgy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

SG Preston plans to build a 120 MMgy renewable diesel facility in in Lawrence County, Ohio. The SGP South Point facility, expected to be complete in 2017, will cost $400 million and create 100 permanent jobs, the company stated. Pre-engineering studies are slated to begin next month. The technology employed at the renewable diesel manufacturing plant will be […]

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2 companies considering village for new locations

SOUTH POINT — A bio-diesel fuel producer and a healthcare billing and records company have gotten tax credits from Gov. John Kasich’s office. Both operations are eyeing South Point for their location. Kasich’s office announced the tax credits as part of 11 companies statewide planning to invest $131 million in the state. SGP South Point […]

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Kraft could add 300 full-time positions by 2018

COSHOCTON – A possible expansion of Kraft’s local facility would bring 300 manufacturing positions to Coshocton — a turning point for the county that has lost almost half of its manufacturing jobs in the last 14 years. Monday, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 60 percent, 10-year tax credit to Kraft Foods Group Inc. […]

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Locals visit White House to explore rural economic opportunities

Two Athens County development leaders were in Washington D.C. this past week for the announcement of a $10 billion initiative to promote rural economic development. The U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund is designed to grow local economies by increasing access to capital for infrastructure projects and speeding up the process of infrastructure improvements. Appalachian Partnership […]

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Three Rivers Energy To Put $10 Million Into Local Facility

Three Rivers Energy is investing an additional $10 million into its Coshocton facility because of its production being higher than original estimates. Company President Jim Galvin said a new storage bin doubling current corn capacity to 1 million bushels will be completed by October and a new system for production of corn oil is targeted […]

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Kasich Visits Miba Facility In Morgan Co.; JobsOhio Grants $50,000

McCONNELSVILLE-Gov. John Kasich visited Southeast Ohio Thursday to officially announce the expansion of an international company with a base in McConnelsville. Miba Sinter USA, LLC officially opened its new production facilities with an expansion of more than 42,000 square feet, and announced that the expansion will bring in more than 100 new high-tech manufacturing jobs […]

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