Speedway

Clark County-based Speedway is expanding and adding jobs.
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  Clark County is likely to see a boost in employment opportunities over the next five years as Speedway and Dole add jobs.

At a recent job growth conference in Springfield, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and members of the Dayton Development Coalition pointed to Speedway and Dole's expansion as key factors in Clark County's growth. Speedway is projected to add 350 jobs and Dole expects to add another 150 jobs in the next five years.

Enon-based Speedway announced this morning that it is expanding operations. The company is estimating that the expansion will bring over 300 new jobs to Clark County over a three year period.

Mike McDorman, president of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, indicated that Speedway's expansion plans include buying an office building in Springfield’s NextEdge Applied Research and Technology Park, while also investing $9 million in its current headquarters.

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Clark County based Speedway has reached an agreement to purchase Hess Retail Holdings for $2.8 billion dollars. The deal makes Speedway one of the largest convenience store chains in the country.

Hess operates out of New York City and is the largest operator of convenience stores along the East Coast. Speedway's corporate headquarters are in Enon, and the company is a subsidiary of the Marathon Petroleum Company.

Angelia Graves, director of public and state government affairs for Marathon, says the deal is a win-win for both companies.

The Dayton Bomb Squad was called to Clark County Thursday morning.

A suspicious package was discovered around 7 a.m. near the Speedway/GasAmerica headquarters building in Enon.

Around 10:30 a.m. the bomb squad detonated the package. Authorities are not releasing information on what was inside.

Because the package was found on the road leading up to the building, employees arriving for work were stopped from entering. Police did not evacuate anyone already inside.

No injuries were reported.