Montgomery County is recommending nine area projects for funding, totaling nearly $1.5 million. The Ohio Economic Development Government Equity Advisory Committee, or EDGE, is spearheading the request.
One proposed project is a $100,000 investment to create corporate headquarters for the medical manufacturing group, Midmark. The money would be used to renovate an existing facility at Tech Town. According to a press release from the county, the project would bring 57 jobs to the area.
Bob Evans Farms Inc. says it will close two food production plants in Ohio next year and beef up its production at a Texas facility.
The Ohio-based restaurant and food company plans to shut down plants in Springfield and Bidwell in southern Ohio next summer as it focuses on convenience foods, packaged side dishes and other higher-growth opportunities.
The move will mean over 50 jobs lost in Springfield and will affect about 110 employees overall. The company says it will try to place some of them in other jobs with Bob Evans.
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and four of its member organizations announced yesterday, they are filing a federal housing discrimination complaint against Wells Fargo Bank. The complaint will be filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It's the result of an undercover investigation, and the Housing Alliance says major American banks like Wells Fargo are failing to maintain and market Real Estate Owned (REO) properties in African-American and Latino neighborhoods.
Purina's Tidy Cats is apologizing for a tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign that compared a Cincinnati neighborhood to a litter box.
Local media outlets report the ad was part of a campaign pointing out things that stink. It was erected about a mile north of the Cincinnati’s Over-the Rhine neighborhood, and said "You're so over Over-the-Rhine. Life stinks."