The State Of Delaware County Development

1 Apr , 2020  

Delaware County development surges on, despite coronavirus

Construction workers are exempt from work restrictions because many work alone or in outdoor, isolated spaces. And developments like the 2,100 home Evans Farm project in Delaware County say work continues to surge. The Building Industry Association of Ohio says work will keep going, as long as materials from overseas continue to arrive.


Tough Times On The Farm: Agriculture In The Midwest

31 Mar , 2020  

by Ruth Conniff and Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

All in all, 2019 was a terrible year for farmers across the Midwest and so far 2020 doesn’t look much better.

Bad weather, trade wars and low prices due to oversupply all contributed to the grim economic news, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc with export markets. More…



Ohio Chamber Shares Business Resources

24 Mar , 2020  

by Susan Tebban, Ohio Capital Journal

As small businesses navigate the complicated environment of the coronavirus pandemic, local agencies and national companies are providing resources to guide owners through the process.

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce launched a Coronavirus Business Resource to serve as a hub for all the happenings during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio. This includes business regulations and pending legislation, along with support for businesses who have had to close. More…

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Kroger Warehouse Running At Full Tilt

22 Mar , 2020  

Coronavirus puts retail supply chain under stress

In Delaware, at the 813,000-square foot Kroger Great Lakes Distribution Center, warehousing work is going 24 hours a day now, up from the usual 20-hour day


Heritage Cooperative To Acquire Assets Of Muskingum County Operation

19 Mar , 2020  

Delaware’s Heritage Cooperative Inc. has announced it has exercised the option to purchase the feed, grain, trucking and agronomy assets of Hanby Farms Inc of Nashport, Ohio. This includes the Performance Feed brand established in 1983.

“This proposed acquisition aligns with our goal of continued diversification of the business, while specifically enhancing feed production and operations throughout Ohio and in surrounding states,” said Jeff Osentoski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Cooperative. More…



Macy’s Temporarily Closes Stores Nationwide

18 Mar , 2020  

In a move sure to impact retail shopping in southern Delaware County, Macy’s, Inc. has announced a temporary closing of all of its locations.

The company announced on Tuesday that In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, it temporarily closed all stores by end of business on Tuesday, March 17 through March 30. This includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores. Macy’s, Inc. will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce. More…

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Sheetz Store May Be Coming To Delaware County

10 Mar , 2020  

Another Sheetz site is in the works for central Ohio

DELAWARE, Ohio (COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST) – Sheetz is lining up a second central Ohio location – this time in Delaware. The popular Altoona, Pennsylvania-based convenience and gas station company already is committed to its first area unit in Obetz opening next year. The company’s local development partner Skilken Gold Real Estate Development last week presented […]


COhatch Expanding Again

9 Mar , 2020  

COhatch, with three locations in Delaware County, expands to Cleveland

Lifestyle brand aimed at fostering community extends its coworking DNA to Top 3 Ohio major metros WORTHINGTON, OHIO, March 5, 2020 – Columbus-based start-up COhatch, a social enterprise offering a new kind of shared work, social, and family space built on community, continues its mission- driven expansion plans with th


Art Van Furniture Closing All Stores, Including At Polaris

6 Mar , 2020  

Art Van Furniture closing all stores, including one at Polaris

WARREN, Mich. (WCMH) – Art Van Furniture announced Thursday that it will close all stores, including one locally. The company says it will begin liquidation sales on Friday, March 6. The Polaris Art Van location opened less than a year ago, with a high-profile grand opening attended by Cindy Crawford and famed photographer Nigel Barker.


Polaris JCPenneyTo Offer Curbside Service

3 Mar , 2020  

On Monday, JCPenney announced that it will expand curbside pickup services to 50 additional locations across the U.S..

Two Central Ohio locations are included — Polaris and Tuttle Crossing.

JCPenney Style on the Go Curbside Pickup offers customers the option to quickly grab online orders without leaving the comfort of their car. The expansion comes after a successful pilot at the Company’s Brand-Defining Store, where customers responded positively to the speed and ease of the experience. More…

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Greif Selling Consumer Packaging Group Business

1 Mar , 2020  

Delaware-based Greif, Inc, a world leader in industrial packaging products and services, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Consumer Packaging Group (“CPG”) business for $85 million in cash to Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Greif expects to use the proceeds for debt repayment. More…

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COTA To Expand Microtransit Service To Delaware County

29 Feb , 2020  

COTA to expand microtransit service to Westerville, Top Golf, IKEA, and Polaris

Central Ohio Transit Authority will begin COTA Plus microtransit service in Westerville in June. The Central Ohio Transit Authority plans to expand its COTA Plus microtransit service to Westerville on June 15. The on-demand, first-mile/last-mile service will cover all of Westerville, plus Polaris Fashion Place, IKEA and Top Golf.