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Spotlight on Hocking County CIC

Larry Kienzle, president of the Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation, reviews information pertaining to the organization with Executive Director Joy Davis. Davis has completed her first year in office and is looking forward to helping move Logan into the future with new manufacturing companies, restaurants and hotels. PHOTO FROM Logan Daily News

Larry Kienzle, president of the Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation, reviews information pertaining to the organization with Executive Director Joy Davis. Davis has completed her first year in office and is looking forward to helping move Logan into the future with new manufacturing companies, restaurants and hotels. PHOTO FROM Logan Daily News

Joy Davis was hired as the new executive director of the Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation in January 2014. She replaced Bill Rinehart, who served in that capacity as well as the executive director of the…

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Read about Fanatics’ (Frazeysburg, OH) connection to OSU Championship

Online sales of Ohio State merchandise through the roof.

Buckeyes fans are so eager to buy national-championship merchandise that they have sent online sales through the roof.

A major supplier of such merchandise, Fanatics.com, reports that it sold more Ohio State items in the first two days after the game than in the first week after Florida State won the national championship last year and in the first week after Alabama won two years ago.

The online retailer has sold 250 different items, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and caps. It had orders from fans in all 50 states within 12 hours after the victory over Oregon.

Top-selling states for OSU gear include Ohio, Florida, Texas, California and Georgia, the company said in a statement.

After all the major cities in Ohio, top markets for OSU championship merchandise are Atlanta; Chicago; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Tampa, Fla.

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Winter, what winter?

Area produce farm keeps on trucking through the cold

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Photo Credits: Dennis E. Powell, The Athens NEWS. Photo Caption: Each day, employees roll back the huge tarps that cover and protect the delicate plants. The arches over the rows hold the tarps well above the veggies. Here the job is undertaken by Keely Hultz and Natalie Horvath.

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, nestled in a picturesque valley, and for most of that time they’ve employed an innovative distribution model in which many of their vegetables are sold via…

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Picking Season

Behind the scenes at Fanatics.com’s sports memorabilia warehouse during the holiday rush

ohio-distribution-centerYou there, with the cursor. I see you’ve just moved an officially licensed NFL jersey into your digital shopping cart. You’re doing this on the NFL’s website or on your favorite team’s website. Or — let me reboot my NSA software — maybe that’s an NHL jersey from Shop.NHL.com. Or a baseball jersey from Shop.MLB.com. Details (free shipping on orders over $50, etc.) may vary. But these New Economy wormholes all lead to the same company, Fanatics. And 60 percent of Fanatics’ orders lead, in turn, to a warehouse in Frazeysburg, Ohio, in the frozen farm country east of Columbus. The warehouse is a cavernous, gray-blue building that measures about 550,000 square feet. It boasts 13 miles of conveyor belts that trundle between the four “picking” floors, across which workers scurry to…

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