National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.
Monday’s state supreme court ruling has clouded a proposed Grove City downtown redevelopment project a little further.
A company that manufactures building materials from recycled Styrofoam wants to open a factory in Columbus, and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, or SWACO, says it’s ready to help. SWACO is applying for a $2 million loan from the state development department. It expects as many as 50 so-called green jobs to be created plus a significant reduction in landfilled Styrofoam.