Ohio creamery gets OK on label

POMEROY, Ohio — Snowville Creamery, which produces minimum-heat pasteurized, non-homogenized milk and dairy products sourced from local grass-grazed cows, has received approval by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to label its products as coming from pastured cows fed only non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) feeds and forage.  Snowville is the only non-organic dairy in the country […]

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Winter, what winter?

Area produce farm keeps on trucking through the cold While the rest of us are wondering how we can keep from freezing during this week’s cold spell, at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville they’re harvesting fresh greens and other tasty edibles, as they do all winter. For a decade Kip and Becky Rondy have run the farm, […]

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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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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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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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Rural King brings distribution center to Waverly

WAVERLY – Rural King, a retail chain specializing in farm and home goods, will open a new distribution center and store in Waverly in 2015, bringing up to 160 new jobs to Pike County. Rural King CEO Alex Melvin announced the $12.5 million investment Monday in the 930,000-square-foot warehouse the company will occupy in Pike […]

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Road Ready Center to bring 50 jobs

CHILLICOTHE – A Road Ready Center expected to bring 50 jobs to the area will be locating at the corner of Delano Road and Ohio 159, the Economic Development Alliance for Southern Ohio announced Thursday night. The Murphy-Hoffman Co. already has a presence in Ross County but will expand that footprint with construction of a new, […]

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