Springfield Airpark http://wyso.org en Southwest Ohio Gears Up For FAA Decision On Drone Testing http://wyso.org/post/southwest-ohio-gears-faa-decision-drone-testing <p><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/commercial-drones-coming-soon-select-cities" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Click here for the extended story on American Public Media's Marketplace.</span></a></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:35:01 +0000 Lewis Wallace 43187 at http://wyso.org Southwest Ohio Gears Up For FAA Decision On Drone Testing Open Meeting in Springfield To Discuss Airport Funding http://wyso.org/post/open-meeting-springfield-discuss-airport-funding <p>This afternoon in Springfield the Ohio Department of Transportation will host an open meeting aimed at helping Ohio's publicly owned airports make their dollars go farther. In 2012, the Federal Aviation Association gave nearly $26 million and ODOT provided close to $725,000 in grant to Ohio's 97&nbsp; public airports.</p><p>The state agency says that money didn't address all the needs of those airports.</p><p>Springfield's Director of Economic Development, Tom Franzen, feels airports could receive even less funding in the future.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:55:00 +0000 Wayne Baker 39358 at http://wyso.org Bob Evans Sells Springfield Meat Processing Center http://wyso.org/post/bob-evans-sells-springfield-meat-processing-center <p>Bob Evans Farms has sold its Springfield sausage production facility. The plant has been sold to a California-based private equity firm.<br><br>The plant, which makes soups, gravy and sausage, along with another production plant in Bidwell, Ohio and Bob Evans' former headquarters in Columbus, were all sold to New Mill Capital.<br><br>New Mill Capital purchased the Springfield facility for $90,000. As a result of the plant's sale, 52 jobs will be lost when the company officially closes later this year.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:03:57 +0000 Wayne Baker 31174 at http://wyso.org MEVA expanding at Springfield's Airpark Ohio http://wyso.org/post/meva-expanding-springfields-airpark-ohio <p><br>The City of Springfield is planning to sell six acres of land to the German-based company MEVA&nbsp; Formwork Systems for approximately $148,000.&nbsp;The company plans to expand its U.S. operations at its current Clark County Airpark Ohio location, and the expansion will create 15 new jobs in the next three years.<br><br>Springfield and MEVA have reached an incentive agreement which states the company will retain 35 jobs and create 15 new ones over the next three years in exchange for approximately $9,500.&nbsp; City officials say the new jobs will pay nearly $42,000 per year.<br> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:35:13 +0000 Wayne Baker 22107 at http://wyso.org