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Portsmouth on the rise?

Portsmouth Daily Times

Portsmouth and Scioto County are getting national attention for community commitment to economic development as seen in

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Changing the narrative

Portsmouth Daily Times

“If you don’t take time to define yourself, you’re vulnerable to the definition that others give you.”

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Please stop helping

Portsmouth Daily Times

Dear Reporter, Please stop helping. Please stop parachuting into our community and making wild claims

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Road projects announced

Portsmouth Daily Times

A project two years in the making is about to come to fruition. The funding has been set for the Reconstruction of

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Landing train station roof restored to original form

Roxbury Register
Photo courtesy of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation; Workers instal new tiles- exact replicas of the originals- on the roof of the Landing train station in Roxbury Township

ROXBURY TWP. – There’s building restoration, and then there’s historically accurate building restoration.

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Solar company grew from owners’ need, interest

The Columbus Dispatch, for Columbus CEO Magazine

Michelle and Geoff Greenfield didn’t set out to create a business when they started researching solar power in Ohio at the beginning of the millennium. But what they learned in a quest for solar panels on the house they were building in rural Athens County pointed them to an unexpected…

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Local businesses helped

Portsmouth Daily Times

Recently representatives from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth site presented checks to two Scioto County business, totaling

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Battle of the bots

Portsmouth Daily Times

With the increasing technology industry, there is always a need for engineers, scientists and other technically-minded

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2016 Year In Review

Over the weekend, someone made a comment on social media that essentially said “why don’t our elected officials worry about economic development?” The post made me chuckle and cringe at the same time. I chuckled because our elected officials are working diligently to try to attract and retain jobs. I…

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Looking Ahead

From an economic development perspective, the recent election of Donald Trump

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FWD:Energy receives research subsidy from the Department of Energy

FWD:Energy Inc., Zanesville, Ohio, has been awarded a research subsidy of $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for use at federal laboratories to advance its technology to turn scrap tires into a key ingredient for lithium-ion batteries called Green Battery Carbon.

The awarded funds are provided through the DOE’s Small…

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Making Something Happen Part I

By Jason Kester – Executive Director, Southern Ohio Port Authority

In my last article, we discussed the need “To Make Something Happen” and the need for partnerships and creative thinking to develop an industrial park. One fantastic example is right here in Scioto County.

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Business park seeks more companies at Longaberger site

FRAZEYSBURG – In 2013, the global leader in licensed sports merchandise opened its second state-of-the-art distribution center in Frazeysburg.

Fanatics Inc. occupies a 600,000-square-foot facility at the East Central Ohio Business Park, a 700-acre tract owned by The Longaberger Co. It, as well as other businesses in the area, are hoping to expand the park…

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Bellisio Foods introduces EatingWell frozen entrées

Bellisio Foods, a frozen food companies, and Meredith Corporation , a media and marketing company and the owner of the EatingWell® brand, today introduce EatingWell™ frozen entrées. EatingWell frozen entrées are a delicious addition to the freezer aisle and feature ingredients selected specifically for those seeking great-tasting, better-for-you meal options.

The EatingWell line of frozen entrées includes eight flavorful meals such as…

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Harrison County residents get glimpse at new $53 million centralized school

CADIZ Harrison County residents got a first glimpse last week at what their new $53 million centralized school will potentially look like.

At a community meeting Thursday, architect Greg Galieti of SHP Leading Design of Columbus, provided details on the interior, exterior and grounds of the facility. About 35 people were…

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County plans for new economic development website

County plans for new economic development website

A new website dedicated toward economic development in Vinton County is being planned by the county’s Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recently received a $7,250 grant from AEP Ohio to finance the website project.

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The quest for a grocer continues

The Vinton County Commissioners have signed a $6,000 agreement with the Boston-based ARC Advisory Group to perform a grocery store marketing feasibility study. According to Commissioner Jerry Zinn, the company answered a request for qualifications inquiry the county put out and now has signed a contract with the commissioners.

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Data points to economic growth

With the start of each year several agencies will released data, which is based on the previous year’s activities. Recent data released by the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) JobsOhio, and a number of other agencies, indicate economic growth in southern Ohio.

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Portsmouth to form Downtown Redevelopment District

The city of Portsmouth will form a Downtown Redevelopment District (DRD). The Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 233 on April 20, 2016 with an effective date of Aug. 5, 2016 allowing for the creation of a Downtown Redevelopment District which operates similar to a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District.

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Port Authority Discuss New Grant to bring More Jobs to the Community

City leaders held a meeting Wednesday to discuss a new grant that will bring more jobs to the community.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority was able to obtain a grant from Jobs Ohio in the amount of $775,000 for the revitalization of a 30 acre location at the Airport Industrial…

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Fyda Freightliner Western Star Zanesville opens new dealership

Fyda Freightliner Western Star Zanesville opened for business on May 2 in Zanesville, OH. Sitting on 15 acres, the 46,000-sq.-ft. full-service truck dealership is located at 5005 East Pike, which is situated on I-70 at exit 160.

“It is our goal to always keep our customers first, and the opening of our newest full service…

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Barracuda Intruder Defense System

With the recent influx of violence and shooting acts in schools, one local man has come up with a very effective solution to prevent the loss of life in these situations.

The Barracuda Intruder Defense System was designed especially to prevent violent intruders from entering a room of people both in…

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Port Authority Receives US EPA Grant

The Port Authority is proud to report that it has received a $600000 US EPA grant in partnership with local West Virginia panhandle leaders. The grant will support Brownfield Phase 1 and Phase 2 testing throughout Jefferson (OH), Brooke, and Hancock (WV) counties. The Port is proud of this cross-state…

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First Site Selection Best Practice Seminar Scheduled

The Port Authority will host its first site selection best practices seminar on September 19. All area government leaders and Port Authority investors will learn about and discuss the modern site selection industry as Jefferson County strives for significant new investment in coming years….

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Manufacturing plant starts small as it plans Monday reopening

This coming Monday is the day Samuel Thornton has been working toward for almost two years – the resuming of production at Athens Mold and Machine.

The tire mold manufacturing company closed in 2011 when business dried up but Thornton, the plant’s general manager, is convinced the time is…

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Industry Award

Morgan County Herald

The impact of one business on a community is often compared to a drop of water in a puddle as it ripples out. In the case of MIBA Sinter, in Morgan County, the ripples started small when the MIBA Bearings business came to town, in 2004, by obtaining a small…

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