MarkWest to pay Harrison County $10,000 per month
CADIZ - Harrison County commissioners on Wednesday signed an agreement to lease about 22 county acres to an oil and gas coaltion known as Ohio Gathering LLC.
The agreement is a 15-year automatic renewing lease for which MarkWest will pay $10,000 per month on the land, netting the county $1.8 million over the contract period. Douglas Struble, director of engineering for Midwest Terminals of Toledo, and Jon Dunaske, senior landman for MarkWest Energy Partners, were in attendance representing the coalition. They explained the lease will facilitate expansion of the Cadiz natural gas facilities operated by MarkWest.
The deal includes a swap with the county for a section of garage facilities. In addition, the company has purchased land from individuals and brokered a relocation a Cadiz asphalt plant located on the proposed site adjacent to the lightweight rail section known as the Cadiz Junction. The rail is owned by the Columbus & Ohio River Railroad Co.
Boardman Sparkle Market to close permanently
BOARDMAN - The Market Street, Boardman, Sparkle Market on Saturday will close permanently.
Officials from the Sparkle Market Association noted, however, that 18 other locally owned and operated Sparkle stores remain, including several in the Mahoning Valley and two in Boardman on South Avenue and Western Reserve Road.
"We are very proud of the many decades of service Sparkle has provided to this and other communities, and we're grateful for the loyal customers who've supported us for all these years," said Tony Modarelli, President of the Sparkle Association. "I'm honored to be associated with the Sparkle brand, and am confident that the remaining Sparkle stores will continue to serve their communities for many years to come."
Sparkle is a collection of 18 full-service supermarkets located throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Each store is independently owned and operated.