By the end 2020, Midmark will have added 99 jobs to the community with a 73,000-square-foot expansion.
The corporations's 2017 expansion brought a technology, experience and business center to this manufacturer of medical, dental and veterinary equipment.
Midmark's latest expansion aimed to change how care is delivered by bringing together engineers, designers and experts to develop innovative means for caregivers to provide for their patients. Their most recent plan for expansion will help grow the company's manufacturing, shipping and receiving capabilities.
This new growth will also connect two preexisting structures.
Midmark will invest $4.5 million into this 73,000-square-foot expansion, as well as create 99 jobs over the next three years and invest around $500,000 in start-up costs.
The Ohio Business Review looks forward to Midmark's continued growth and all that is to come in the future.
Breaking bread is more than splitting an everything bagel with a friend.
Rooster Joe Coffee & Co,, dreamt up and established by Coldwater natives Michelle and Joe McClurg, does serve bagels -- but accomplishes so much more in doing so.
Like any gem, Rooster Joe is tucked away, nestled in on Sycamore Street in Coldwater, Ohio. It's modern, yet features all the best parts of a well loved home: wooden floors, natural light, a comfy blue couch and long table to share coffee and a meal with family (and those who are not yet family, but will certainly come to be).
Inside you'll find an eclectic mix of people. Those getting work done, chatting with a friend, discussing ideas and grand plans and those who've stopped in for a moment to breathe, all demonstrating a desire for communal space, and of course -- a good cup of coffee.
Above all, Rooster Joe Coffee & Co. highlights community. Well-wishes in the form of plants with cards offering a Congratulations! to Joe and Michelle find space wherever they can. Baristas smile and chat with customers who comment on how beautiful the eatery is. Desserts are brought in from Calico Cafe and baked goods travel a short way from RISE Bakehouse in Logan County, Ohio.
Breaking bread is certainly more than sharing a bagel, and carries implications of friendship, coming together and meaningful connection. Rooster Joe Coffee & Co. is sure to become the living room of the Coldwater community.
Photography by Jesse Darland
Article by Paige McCain
As the night of December 18 came to a close, $50,000 - on the dot - was raised for local families who could use a little extra love this holiday season.
Fort Recovery Radio hosted the fourth annual Christmas Gala Wednesday evening, serving those in the community who've found themselves in times of hardship.
The FR community came together to uplift multiple families - and not just those residing in this town of 1,400, showing that community stretches outside the Fort Recovery Corporation limits. This event, as it has for the past four years, offered opportunity to help one's neighbors and reflect on the blessings of living in an area where family goes beyond blood relation.
"What these families are going through often times brings them closer together, makes them stronger than they ever thought they could be," Jack Staugler, a key organizer of the Fort Recovery event posted on Facebook. "Yes, at this time of year especially, these very families find ways of counting blessings much greater than ours,"
The gala was broadcast starting 7 p.m., beginning with Mayor Dave Kaup challenging other local mayors to get involved. Entertainment included Pastor Q from Christ Chapel, the Fort Recovery show choir, Mary Help of Christians's choir "Sisters", the Lefevere kids and antics put on by the FR Radio team.
The event concluded with "The 12 Days of Christmas" sung by those present at the station.
While this Christmas carol was arguably dysfunctional, the way these individuals came together to uplift those who've fallen on hard times was anything but.
Last year, the night ended with approximately $39,000 having been raised. With this continued growth, its difficult not to anticipate what can be achieved by FR Radio and the community that rallies behind it in the years to come.
Check out their website or visit FR Radio on Facebook.