The Ohio Department of Development has announced the Lucas County Improvement Corporation (LCIC) will receive $7.5 million loan from the Ohio Bipartisan Job Stimulus Plan for a Public Grain Transfer and Multi-Modal Delivery System at Ironville Docks in East Toledo.
The loan is one of five announced and comes in the form of a Logistics and Distribution Stimulus loan. The loan may be forgiven upon attainment of the project’s specific terms. The loan is for the purchase and improvement of property and the acquisition of capital equipment in support of a project at Midwest Terminals at The Port of Toledo. The Midwest Terminals project will allow the LCIC to invest in specific conveyor and material transfer systems enabling it to improve efficiencies through rapid freight loading and unloading and multimodal conveyor capabilities.
This $10.7 million project is expected to create more than 30,000 man hours in the construction phase of the project and create 40 permanent positions after the project’s completion. The project is expected to take 54 months to complete. The remaining project funding comes in the form of a $1.6 million contribution from Midwest Terminals and the LCIC is anticipating the remaining $1.6 million to come from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration in the form of a grant.
“Especially now, in a challenging economy, it is important to make strategic investments to spur job growth,” says Matthew A. Szollosi, State Representative, 49th House District. “This funding, along with the $22 million in federal stimulus money, represents the next step in making the Port of Toledo a world-class center of commerce. With the right tools, our Port has unlimited economic and industrial development potential.”
The project will construct a grain transfer system to better move grain between rail, truck, and vessels. The project is located on the 74-acre water side of Facility Four/Ironville Docks Terminal (182 acres) located adjacent to the Overseas Cargo Center within the Port of Toledo complex.
Phanthom Fireworks of Curtice is seeking sponsors and businesses to participate in its 4th Annual Phantom Fireworks Spark-N-Shine A Blast from the Past Car Show, Saturday, June 13 at Maumee Bay State Park.
Proceeds will benefit the Jerusalem Township Fire Department and Jerusalem Township Food Pantry.
Businesses are being asked to donate small items for “goody bags” or larger items and gift certificates. Phantom is also seeking participants for the classic car and truck show.
The event starts at Noon, the car show runs from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and fireworks follow at dusk (10:00 p.m.)
For information, call Michelle Jones-Holinko at 419-836-3509.
The Baker Insurance Agency has opened a new office at 1600 Woodville Road in Millbury’s WoodMill Plaza.
Darla Baker, owner, purchased the book of clients from long-time Nationwide insurance agent Robert Joehlin in August, 2008. The office had been located in the 5600 block of Woodville Road. Marcy Duquette is the office manager.
Baker also operates a second office located in Pemberville. She started with Nationwide in 1999 after a 15 year career in the banking industry.
Baker offers home, auto, motorcycle, RV, boat, business, health and life insurance.
Oz Digital is now offering a package for senior portraits that include photography of the senior athlete in action. The new service offers the senior athlete photo coverage of them in action by photographer Rick Osentoski, who photographs pro and college sports for several wire services. Sports coverage is available as part of a senior portrait package or as a stand-alone product.
Oz Digital is the husband and wife team of Rick and Michele Osentoski. Their studio is located in Martin.
At the clubs
The East Toledo Club will host its annual scholarship luncheon for members of the Waite High School Honor Society Thursday, May 14 at Cousino’s, Woodville Rd. Call Andrea at 419-691-7651.
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, May 15, 7:15 am at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Call Linda at 419-693-9999.
Jen Medina and Todd LaForge of Oregon have joined Tastefully Simple as independent consultants.
Tastefully Simple is a direct sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet foods.
The Oregon Firefighters Association will host its first golf outing to raise funds for it memorial fund Saturday, July 11 at Eagles Landing. The shotgun start is set for 8:00 am. Call Michael Jimenez at 419-698-9504 or 419-574-2312.
Sponsors and teams are sought for the Randy Kordash Golf Classic to raise funds for the St. Charles Mercy Hospital Foundation. The outing will be held Monday, June 8 at Belmont Country Club.
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce is seeking golfers and sponsors for its annual golf outing to be held June 18. Call 419-693-5580.
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