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Business Journal July 2014

Business Journal July 2014

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Published by The Delphos Herald
July Business Journal 2014
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July 2014
The Region’s Business Publication
Defiance County
P2• Citizens National Bank  Named Top Performer .......... P4• By the Numbers ...................... P6• Robinson Warehouse Expands ................................. P11• Much More!
See CLEAN POWER, page 3
Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions by 30 percent
els by 30 percent by the year 2030. Ultimately, the new standards will strive toprovide greater protection for public health, move the United States toward a cleaner environment and fight climate change while sup-plying Americans with reliable and affordable power.“Climate change, fueled by carbon pollution, supercharges risks to our health, our economy, and our way of life. EPA is delivering on a vital piece of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan by proposing a Clean Power Plan that will cut harmful car-bon pollution from our largest source — power plants,” said EPA Adminis-trator Gina McCarthy. “By leverag-ing cleaner energy sources and cut-ting energy waste, this plan will clean the air we breathe while helping slow
BY STEPHANIE GROVESBusiness Journal Staff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
The United States Environmen-tal Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposes to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, which produce 38 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.The EPA’s plan is a regulatory ap-proach to protect public health, spur innovation, and create jobs under the President’s Climate Action Plan.According to the EPA, the propos-al to limit carbon pollution from pow-er plants will provide the framework for new standards reducing 2005 lev-
American Electric Power’s coal-burning Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, Ohio. (Photograph cour-tesy of Peggy Davis)
July 2014
Defiance County profile
BY ED GEBERTBusiness Journal writeregebert@timesbulletin.com
DEFIANCE — Defiance, in north-western Ohio, is situated along the newly-constructed U.S. 24, nearly in the middle between Toledo, Ohio and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Each city is just a 45-minute drive away. There are four Defiance County interchanges along the route which opens access to the markets of Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Colum-bus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. Just to the north of the county is the Ohio Turnpike, just 20 miles from the city of Defiance.In addition, the county features rail service by CSX Railroad, Defiance & Western Railway, the City of Defiance, and the villages of Napoleon and Hicks-ville. The county is served by 11 truck lines, and the Port of Toledo is less than 50 miles away, on Lake Erie.The Defiance County Memorial Air-port features a 4,200-foot PLASI lighted runway with instrument approach with facilities for corporate and private air-craft. Less than a one-hour drive away are Toledo Express and Fort Wayne In-ternational Airport.Defiance County has always been a major transportation area with more than 1,000 miles of quality paved roads covering the almost 412 square miles in the county.The largest cities and villages in-cludes Defiance, the county seat with a population of 16,494. The Villages of Hicksville (3,581), Sherwood (827), Ney (354). Total population in the coun-ty was reported in the 2010 census at 39,037 and is projected to surpass 40,000 by the year 2030. Currently, almost 94 percent of the population is classified as white and 8.2 percent is Hispanic. Popu-lation density is 95 persons per square mile. Median annual household income in the county is $45,079. A total of 87.5 percent of the households are living in the same house as the previous year. Of all occupied homes in the county, 20 percent are rented and the average com-mute time for Defiance County workers is 19.1 minutes.Major employers include AP Tool, Defiance City Schools, Defiance Clinic, Defiance College, Defiance Metal Prod-ucts Co., Defiance Regional Medical Center, General Motors Company, Johns Manville Corp., Meijer Inc., and Parker Hannifin Corp. Nearly 31 percent of the employers are involved in manufactur-ing, 20.8 percent are involved in edu-cational, health and social services, and 11.3 percent are in retail trade.The unemployment rate in the county is 4.9 percent as of April 2014. That is the 60th highest rate of Ohio’s 88 coun-ties. The cost of living index in Defiance County is low — at 80.2, compared to the national average of 100.Defiance County is served by two major hospitals: Defiance Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital of Defiance. The newly-remodeled Com-munity Memorial Hospital provides medical care in Hicksville. In educa-tion, Defiance College is a private, lib-eral arts intuition for both graduate and undergraduate degrees, Northwest State Community College, 10 miles from Defiance provides customized techni-cal training programs for business, and the Four County Center serves youth and adults across northwest Ohio. Four County also provides trained individuals for the workforce.Agriculture is also a driving force in Defiance County. With 1,150 farms in the county, total cash receipts are $103.9 million. The average farm size is 203 acres.Notable locations in Defiance County: Camp Lacota , Derges Or-chard, Hickory Hills Golf Course, Don Mar Farms, Defiance County Sanitary Landfill, Appel Farm, Visser Dairy, M and M Medivan Ambulance, Trimed Emergency Medical Services, Medcorp Emergency Medical Services, General Motors Powertrain Fire Brigade, Defi-ance County Childrens Home, Defiance County Home, Big Lake, Ladd Lake, Little Lake, Oxbow Lake, Defiance Res-ervoir, Kohart Lake, Stevens Pond, and Independence Reservoir.The county allows businesses to utilize state and local incentives in-cluding an Enterprize Zone Program, Community Reinvestment Area, Tax Increment Financing, Infrastructure Re-volving Loan Program, Business Devel-opment Fund Revolving Loan, Job Cre-ation Incentive Program, Training Cost Assistance, a Job Creation Incentive Program and Land For Jobs Program in Hicksville, and Job Creation Retention and Investment Program for Sherwood. Incentives and loan from the State of Ohio are also available for certain busi-nesses.
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NEW BREMEN - Bill Wente, President of First National Bank, recently announced the addition of Alex Monni-er as a commercial loan officer for the bank. Monnier is a graduate of Minster High School in Minster, Ohio. He at-tended Columbus State Community College and Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Science de-gree in business administration and business forensics. In May of this year he received his Master of Business Administration degree from Franklin University. He has worked ten years in the banking industry in the Columbus and Dayton markets where he has held various positions including person-al banker, assistant branch manager, branch manager, and loan officer. His experience, commitment to serving customers, and community pride all fit with the mission of First National Bank, said Wente.Monnier currently resides in the Village of Minster with his wife Lindsay. He plans to take a very active role in the communities he will serve. In his spare time, Monnier en- joys golf, bowling, and spending time with his family.Monnier’s main responsibility with the bank will be calling on commercial custom-ers in New Bremen and the surrounding communities. He feels the key to success in the financial services industry is to provide products and services that his customers want and then follow it up with good service and support.
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climate change so we can leave a safe and healthy future for our kids. We don’t have to choose between a healthy economy and a healthy environment — our action will sharpen America’s competitive edge, spur innovation, and create jobs.”According to whitehouse.gov, these standards represent a commonsense pro-posal that will have huge benefits for all Americans. In fact, for every dollar of in-vestment spurred by this proposal, there is roughly seven dollars worth of health benefits in return.One example of the net benefits is healthcare related and states the proposal will generate 48 to 84 billion dollars of net benefits in 2030. A big share of those net benefits come from lives saved and quality of life improved, asthma at-tacks avoided and fewer days of missed school or work. Specific 2030 benefits include up to:• 150,000 fewer asthma attacks• 3,700 less cases of bronchitis in chil-dren• 180,000 fewer days of school missed• 310,000 fewer lost work days• 6,600 less premature deaths• 3,300 fewer heart attacks• 1,700 avoided hospital emergency room visitsOhio’s power plants produce more carbon dioxide than power plants in all but four other states.In this action, the EPA is proposing emission guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to address greenhouse gas emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGU). Specifically, the EPA is proposing state-specific rate-based goals for carbon di-oxide emissions from the power sector, as well as guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to achieve the state-specific goals.Columbus Public Health Department’s Section Chief of the Division of Environ-mental Health Luke Jacobs said he looks forward to the improved health outcomes related to carbon reductions.“I think it’s clear that climate change and public health have an effect on one another and certainly we feel that reduc-ing carbon emissions will lead to a health-ier community,” he said.The EPA and other proponents es-timate tens of thousands of jobs will be created by the proposed standards in-cluding machinists to manufacture en-ergy-efficient appliances, construction workers to build efficient homes and buildings or weatherize existing ones, service providers to do energy audits and install efficient technologies, and en-gineers and programmers to design and improve building energy management systems.Midwest Director of the Union of Con-cerned Scientists Steve Frenkel said the EPA’s proposal creates opportunities for states to move towards renewable energy and energy efficiency, which are critical to the reduction of carbon pollution.“Unfortunately, Ohio has become the first state in the nation to roll back its clean-energy standards when the legisla-ture passed a bill — Senate Bill 310 — freezing these standards for two years,” Frenkel added. “This is a bad decision that’s sending Ohio in the wrong direc-tion.”Lawmakers approved the freeze to study the benefits of the state stan-dards, which supporters say are creating  jobs and clean-energy investments in the state.
Clean power
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