Canal Street Tavern in Dayton has been sold. The music venue’s new owner is Bill Daniels, owner of Pizza Factory and South Park Tavern.
Canal Street has been around since 1981, and long-time owner Mick Montgomery says the club has been his life, adding, "the truth is I’ve had some incredible staff to who helped me get started, and whose worked with me over the years, and I can’t describe it in any other way than it’s just been a gratifying, good experience."
Nearly 500 jobs are coming to southwest Ohio. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved assistance for projects in the region and As Emily McCord reports, Clinton County is seeing a large share of the funding.
Three of the companies awarded the tax credits will be in the city of Wilmington. DealerTrack Incorporated expects to create over 200 jobs generating 6 million dollars in payroll. The company specializes in administration support for vehicle titles and contract scanning. Two other companies in the city will bring an additional 65 jobs to the area.
As Gov. John Kasich’s budget moves through the Statehouse, lobbying groups are meeting with lawmakers, talking with the governor’s office and giving testimony. Among the more controversial pieces is Kasich’s proposal to cut the state’s sales tax and extend it to include services, most of which are currently untaxed. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Nick Castele reports business group lobbyists are weighing how to respond.
Ohio is getting some national recognition for business development and job creation.
The Buckeye State ranked second in the country behind Texas last year for attracting new companies and business expansion. That's according to the annual list compiled by the business trade magazine Site Selection.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that several Ohio cities were recognized, too.
Columbus finished 10th among metropolitan areas with a population of at least 1 million people, and Cincinnati finished eighth.
State officials are looking optimistically at the number of new entities that filed to do business in Ohio in 2012. It's the third year in a row the number of new business filings increased over the previous year.
More than 88 thousand 'new business filings' came in last year, compared to 2011, in which just over 82,601 new entities filed with the Secretary of State, Jon Husted.