The boom in drilling for natural gas trapped in layers of shale has been good news for a handful of Ohio companies that supply the type of sand needed for such drilling.
Rob Sidley's family-owned company in northeast Ohio processes sand that is perfect for the drilling process because it's nearly 100 percent quartz as well as round, hard and water resistant.
The Akron Beacon Journal reported Monday that companies like Sidley's have a valuable commodity since 6,000 to 8,000 tons of sand are needed to drill one well.
Ohio craft brewers hope a new state law will help boost beer tourism by bringing breweries more in line with winery tasting rooms.
The law allows production breweries to open tasting rooms and sell beer by the glass without buying a second, costly permit.
Ohio wineries have not had to pay that charge and have flourished by marketing themselves as tourist destinations.
Ohio's first casino opening in March has posted an additional 750 jobs, including cashiers, bartenders, buffetsupervisors and security guards.
The casino posted the jobs Monday on its website www.HorseshoeCleveland.com
The casino says the openings cover 40 job classifications including administrative support, guest services, marketing and finance.
Online postings will be removed when sufficient applicants have been screened and scheduled for interviews.
A manufacturing company in Springfield has been approved for $800,000 in state funding to add a new facility. The Ohio Job Creation Credit Tax Loan will bring new jobs and $2.7 5 million of investment money to the city.
Just after the departure of a well known global company based in Ohio, the state is ratcheting up its sales pitch to a familiar retailer. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports.
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