Category: Business

Local industry plans purchase, expansion

Golden Protective Services investing $800,000 in purchase, renovation of former DLH building Golden Protective Services (GPS), in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Carroll County Economic Development, last week announced plans to purchase and renovate a building in the Carrollton Industrial Park on SR 332 south of Carrollton.  The total investment to purchase, renovate, and add new machinery and equipment is reported to be over $800,000. The company

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Bergholz couple ‘goes for their dream’

Open handbuilt shop known as Anchor’s Point Repair By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Nestled on a corner of 500 acres in Jefferson County is a small engine repair shop and showroom. The handbuilt wooden structure houses Anchor’s Point Repair, located just outside Bergholz. The shop is owned and operated by Michael Reiboldt, who repairs equipment powered by a small engine requiring gasoline. He is assisted by his apprentice, son

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Ribbon cutting marks opening of new senior living facility

By Carol McIntire Editor The transformation of the former Days Inn at Carrollton into a licensed assisted living  and retirement community is complete.  Guests were invited to tour the 1111 Canton Rd. facility, now known as Senior Suites at Century Farms, last week during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The facility offers accommodations for over 60 residents at differing levels of care and is owned by Quest Healthcare Development Inc. of

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Chamber welcomes new director

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau officials welcomed  Anna Bolanz as the new executive director last week. A Carroll County native, Bolanz brings several years of experience in sales, marketing and management to the position. “This is my dream job,” she said. “I grew up here and my husband, Robert, and I are raising our two children here. I am excited to be part of the

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New local business is ‘Knotty by Nature’

Woodcrafter’s dream comes true with opening of Carrollton store By Leigh Ann Rutledge Associate Editor Each time visitors walk into Knotty by Nature Wood Works LLC, they can expect the scenery to be different. The new business, located at 86 W. Main St., Carrollton, features tantalizing window displays of the wide array of other items available inside. Owner Rebecca Mikesell grew up in Jefferson County and now resides outside Carrollton.

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Owners of Top Notch Feeds utilize industry experience in new business venture

By Carol McIntire Editor Carroll County’s newest business, Top Notch Feeds, offers an option to owners of livestock, horses, pets and even those who feed wildlife. The business, located at 3120 Steubenville Rd., Carrollton, opened Oct. 26 under the ownership of two locals – Evan Ferguson and Keith McLean. Both men have experience in the feed industry. Ferguson grew up on a farm, showing cattle. He received an associate degree

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Grants available to help county small businesses

Carroll County Economic Development is launching a small business grant program to assist Carroll County small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Known as Carroll County CARES – COVID-19 Small Business Grant, the program is offering a total of $150,000 to help small businesses. Small businesses which qualify are eligible to receive up to $10,000. “The pandemic has been hard on our local small business owners and negatively affected our local economy,”

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Timberlake opens new firearm business in Carrollton

Timberlake Firearms opened its doors at its new location on Canton Rd. in March.Owner Tim Timberlake previously operated the business from his home beginning in 2018 when he received his FFL (Federal Firearms License). Due to the growing influx of people in and out of his private residence, he decided to open the store.Located at 618 C Canton Rd., Carrollton, patrons enter the store from a door on the north

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Amsterdam hardware providing essential service to community during pandemic

By Eric Lowe CCM Contributor An Amsterdam business owner remains steadfast during times of uncertainty for other small businesses and homeowners. Carl Randalson has owned and operated Red Shed hardware store since 1982 and a car wash on the premises as far back as 1971. “The hardware store will remain open during the Covid-19 pandemic”, Randalson said. “The store will continue business, helping provide residents and customers with much-needed supplies,

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