a_d
Friday
66°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
35%
Friday Night
58°
Rain Showers
78%
Saturday
66°
Rain Showers
82%
Saturday Night
55°
Rain Showers Likely
56%
Sunday
80°
Chance Thunderstorms
42%
Sunday Night
60°
Rain Showers Likely
73%
Monday
66°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
40%
Monday Night
46°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
23%
Tuesday
60°
Breezy
21%
Tuesday Night
45°
Mostly Cloudy
13%
Wednesday
62°
Chance Rain Showers
25%
Wednesday Night
43°
Chance Rain Showers
27%
3 Day
Extended
a_d
a_d
Friday, August 15th, 2014

County seeks to lend funds for new Celina restaurant, factory in St. Henry

By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday took action on proposed revolving loans to help establish a new restaurant in Celina and a manufacturing business in St. Henry.
Commissioners agreed to notify the public of their intent to request $100,000 in Community Development Block Grants to loan to Good Food Inc. for a fast-food style restaurant to be built at 911 E. Wayne St., the site of a former roller rink.
Public input is requested in writing by 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the commissioner's office, 220 W. Livingston St., Room A201, Celina.
The loan will help Good Food Inc. buy the 2.3940-acre property, construct a building and buy equipment. The total project cost is $1.25 million. The company also will obtain $880,000 from a private lender and use $270,000 in equity, per the loan agreement.
Good Food Inc. is located at 1662 W. Breese Road, Lima, the site of a Happy Daz restaurant. The company also operates a Happy Daz in Wapakoneta, and several Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill restaurants in the area, including one in St. Marys.
Local officials could not confirm the name of the restaurant to be built in Celina.
Commissioners also on Thursday set 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26 to hear public input on a plan to loan $250,000 to CKRNB Holdings for the purchase of 1.8550 acres of land and a building at 782 Lachey Drive, St. Henry. 
The owner of the property, Homer Stachler, plans to sell it to CKRNB Holdings; the owner(s) of the company are not identified in loan documents.
According to the written proposal, CKRNB will continue leasing a portion of the building to Aramark Uniform Services, and lease the remaining area to ITR Manufacturing.
ITR must create 12 full-time equivalent manufacturing/assembly jobs under the loan's requirements.
CKRNB Holdings' total project cost is $865,000. The company will also obtain $439,000 from a private lender and $176,000 in equity, under the loan contract.
a_d
Additional online story on this date
FORT RECOVERY - Cooper Farms has completed its acquisition of Fort Recovery Equity Exchange, a member-owned cooperative that produces eggs and pullets (young chickens) in Fort Recovery. [More]
Subscriber only stories on this date
Counties' farmers can apply for funds
Near-record fair attendance reported
Sources takes steps to disband
SWCD to start push for mowing, haying on filter strips
Neil Armstrong Airport manager resigns
Squad run in Celina leads to discovery of drugs
Part of Celina street still closed due to gasoline leak
2014 Mercer County Junior Fair livestock sale
Indians win at Hickory Sticks