Struggling county hopes Chinese co. will rescue closed factory
WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) - New owners of the site of closed cabinetry
factory are planning on bringing new businesses and jobs to the southern
Ohio county with the state's highest unemployment rate.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that officials in Pike County are enthused about the new uses for a
57-acre plant that closed two years ago and took some 1,200 jobs. At its
peak, it had employed 3,000 people.
Pike's unemployment rate in November was 11.9%.
Real estate development partners with a history of
finding new uses for such sites bought the former Mill's Pride plant
this month for $5 million from Masco Corp.
There are already plans for a lumber operation that
will initially employ 28 people. And there are talks under way with a
Chinese company about making furniture at the site.
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If you've got a sweet tooth, the Girl Scouts have special treats for you Friday. The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio say they've already reached 85% of their sales goal so far, and they're hoping the booth
If you've got a sweet tooth, the Girl Scouts have special treats for you today.
Girl Scout Cookie sales at area businesses start today.
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The U.S. 224 bridge in Findlay will close Friday as construction crews demolish the southern half of the bridge. The closure begins tonight at 9 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. on Monday.Traffic on U.S.
The U.S. 224 bridge in Findlay will close Friday as construction crews demolish the southern half of the bridge. The closure begins tonight at 9 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. on Monday.