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Secretary of State’s Office to Honor Marysville Business “Hospets”

A representative of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted met with “Hospets” in Marysville to present them with a certificate in recognition of their being a featured business in the Secretary of State’s Ohio Business Profile Program. Secretary Husted recognized May as “Nonprofit Businesses” month.

Hospets is an all-volunteer organization that provides care to the pets of senior citizens. Some of their services include transporting pets to grooming and veterinary appointments, and assisting with the pet’s basic needs.

Schein opens Distribution Center

Henry Schein Animal Health’s new National Distribution Service Center is now open in Columbus. This expands the company’s presence in Central Ohio and adds eight jobs to the local economy. A photo of the ribbon-cutting is also attached. From left is Granger McLaughlin, Senior Distribution Center Manager for the new facility; Fran Dirksmeier, President, Henry Schein Animal Health, North America; and Mario Lombardi, Vice President of Operations & Logistics Services.

Dollar General NOW OPEN IN Ashville

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General’s newest store at 499 Long St in Ashville is now open! In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

Dollar General celebrates the store’s official grand opening on Saturday, May 20 with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our area customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers. Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the need. Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team may visit the Career section at

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for their high school equivalency test can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly more than 7.9 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 13,320 stores in 43 states as of February 3, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at

Pet Valu’s Come Clean for Cancer

· What: Pet Valu and the Animal Cancer Foundation are partnering up once again to combat cancer in dogs, cats and other pets. Over the weekend of May 20-21, all proceeds from Pet Valu’s dog wash stations will be donated to Animal Cancer Foundation. During last year’s event, a total of $35,000 was raised in just two short days.

· Where: Pet Valu stores nationwide

· When: All day Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21

· Cost: $10 (100% donated to Animal Cancer Foundation)


“It’s not everyday we can celebrate dirty dogs for a good cause, and our Come Clean for Cancer fundraiser always brings out a ton of customer support,” said Joe Dent, vice president and U.S. general manager for Pet Valu. “As much as everyone loves a good, clean dog, there’s a lot more to be said for a clean bill of health and we are wholly committed to the incredible strides our friends at Animal Cancer Foundation are making everyday for pet health.”


· Six million new cancer diagnoses in dogs are made each year. (–National Cancer Institute)

· Up to 60% of many pet breeds develop cancer in their lifetime. (–Animal Cancer Foundation)

· Dogs get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans. (–FETCH a Cure)

· The most common cancers in our pets – lymphoma, bone cancer, breast cancer, bladder tumors, leukemia, brain tumors and sarcomas – are also very common in people, particularly in children. (–Animal Cancer Foundation)


Animal Cancer Foundation spokes-dog Bocker, a Labradoodle diagnosed with lymphoma in December 2014, worked hard to raise awareness for the cause and funding for research. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer but he’ll remain forever in our hearts.


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Yet another top company has relocated to the Scioto Mile office building at 200 Civic Center Drive. The Oneida Group, a leading marketer of food preparation and dining products, has opened its global headquarters at the signature building operated by CC-13, LLC, owned by developers Casto Partners and Robert Meyers. The Oneida Group occupies 22,932 square feet of 200 Civic Center Drive.

The Oneida Group follows CBRE Group, First Commonwealth Bank and Reminger Co., LPA, Disability Rights Ohio, BakerHostetler and NiSource, parent company of Columbia Gas – the former owner of the building – each of which has moved or is in the process of moving into 200 Civic Center Drive. Sí Señor announced in February it will open a new restaurant and catering operation in the building’s first floor.

The property, which consists of nearly 225,000 square feet of tenant space on 14 floors, is located in the heart of the River South District between new parks and residential projects. It overlooks both the Columbus central business district and the Scioto River’s new greenway areas.

Distinctive features of the building include an adjacent parking garage; views of the Scioto Mile and Scioto Peninsula; the potential for furnished office space; outdoor patios and balconies; a newly renovated, fully equipped fitness center; and a locally owned and operated restaurant and catering operation. Additionally, the building is near significant new residential development, making it especially convenient for those who both live and work in the area.

“The Oneida Group joins an elevated caliber of businesses and professional groups occupying the 200 Civic Center Drive building,” Meyers said.

“We are unifying our culture and consolidating our global operations in Central Ohio,” said Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, CEO of The Oneida Group. “We will be proud to bring our customers, industry thought leaders and many others to our home in Ohio, and show them our incredible new facilities.”

The new Columbus headquarters provides the accessibility to major cities The Oneida Group requires, while also providing access to top talent, business partners and designers, and operating as a global location to serve customers. The new offices will have a state-of-the-art showroom and innovation center, featuring merchandising concepts, an inspirational design and innovation space, and leading technologies to provide breakthrough design capabilities with a focus on the customers, industry leaders and prospective partners. The new facility supports The Oneida Group’s commitment to economic growth in Central Ohio. Moreover, the office consolidation supports cultural unity and collaboration by bringing together the company’s senior leadership team in a single location. The facility also serves as the global headquarters for the sales organization and will centralize the company’s design and commercial functions, as well as several support functions.

About The Oneida Group

Driven by devotion to design, The Oneida Group (formerly EveryWare Global) is recognized for providing quality tabletop and kitchen solutions through its consumer, food service and specialty channels. The company’s global platform allows it to market and distribute internationally its total portfolio of products including bakeware, beverageware, serveware, storageware, flatware, dinnerware, crystal, buffetware and hollowware; premium spirit bottles; cookware; gadgets; candle and floral glass containers; and other kitchen products, all under a broad collection of widely recognized brands, including Oneida, Anchor Hocking, Sant’ Andrea, Buffalo, Delco, FireKing, Stölzle and Durobor. Anchor Hocking, LLC and Oneida Ltd. are subsidiaries of The Oneida Group. Additional information can be found at,,, and

U-Haul Partners with Buckeye Market in Columbus

COLUMBUS (May 17, 2017) — U-Haul Company of Massachusetts and Ohio, Inc. is pleased to announce that Buckeye Market has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Columbus community.

Buckeye Market at 1380 S. 4th St. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes.

Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; and 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience.

Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (614) 678-7488 or visiting today.

Buckeye Market owner Abdalsalam Alutol is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Franklin County.

U-Haul and Buckeye Market are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks that is larger than what they could access on an individual basis.

Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air.

Buckeye Market is a great place to become U-Haul Famous®. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck. Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or go to to submit photos and learn more.

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