Archive / Month: January 2015

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…

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Winter, what winter?

Area produce farm keeps on trucking through the cold
Photo Credits: Dennis E. Powell, The Athens NEWS. Photo Caption: Each day, employees roll back the huge tarps that cover and protect…

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Picking Season

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

You 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…

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New year to bring life to vacant Merillat plant

JACKSON— Some very exciting news was announced in Tuesday night’s, end of year, Jackson City Council meeting, when Mayor Randy Heath put out a release that the Merillat plant will soon have new life breathed into it.

Heath announced that Sherwood 23 Holdings, LLC., had purchased the site…

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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…

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Molinaro Shapes Rural Agenda

In late March, a small group of national and international rural policy leaders met in Washington to discuss what is working best in America to build rural economies.  The participants represented agencies charged with rural development including some from beyond U.S. borders.  Of the 15 participants, only John Molinaro, president…

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