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Harrison County has first full-time Director of Economic Development

HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio – Officials in Harrison County introduced the county’s first Director of Economic Development on Wednesday.

Nicholas Homrighausen has been on the job for about a week. “I think we hit the jackpot in getting him,” Harrison County Commissioner Bill Host said. “He’s got a real good background and education in economic development and marketing.”

Homrighausen said what the position is involves having a centralized location for business and commerce in the county where he’s the main contact. He will work with the commissioners and the Community Improvement Corporation to spearhead development in the county.

“It’s to help this county grow to its best potential,” Homrighausen said, “which I think has been lacking for some time because there’s not been a dedicated full-time position to help with that.” Homrighausen will be a resource for new and existing businesses. One of his first goals is to compile a list of available properties…

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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 approved to label its products in this manner.

“Our customers have told us they prefer food void of genetically modified organisms,” said Warren Taylor, one of the founders and owners of Snowville Creamery. “The ODA has approved our packaging and claims that our dairy products are from cows fed only non-GMO feeds and forage.”

For information about Snowville’s non-GMO testing and verification, visit www.snowvillecreamery.com.

From Farm and Dairy.com  |  January 22, 2015

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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.

Ohio…

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