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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest, and most expensive, phone, the iPhone X.

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The Black Swamp Safety Council welcomed Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Administrator Sarah Morrison to its February meeting held at Northwest State Community College. Pictured above (from left) BSSC Director Mari Yoder, Ohio BWC Administrator Sarah Morrison, BSSC Chairperson Julie Hous…

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ARCHBOLD — Two friends recently opened a dog grooming business together near Archbold on County Road 21.

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The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly “Business After Hours” event Thursday, March 2 from 5-7 p.m. at The Armory Arts and Event Center. The event is being sponsored by Northwest Networking.

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Pam Fahringer, a 10-year Edward Jones employee, has been promoted to senior branch office administrator at a Napoleon branch of the investing firm.

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FOSTORIA - An Asian manufacturer has chosen Northwest Ohio as its entry point into the U.S. market. NOX Corporation, in conjunction with Roppe Corporation, announced plans to open a new facility in Fostoria - a move that will create 150 new jobs in the Seneca County community.

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Keller Packaging, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, recently received Efficiency Smart’s Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award. The award was presented to Keller Packaging in recognition of its commitment and innovation in reducing energy use, which was demonstrated by its successful i…

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FLORIDA — What started as a hobby for Jerry Monnin in taking old barn wood and building furniture out of it, has turned into a full-time business.

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Raises are almost as much fun to give as they are to receive. Even after 20-plus years of running my own business, I love how a team member’s face will light up when they hear that they’re appreciated — and that appreciation is being shown through an increase in pay.

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CAMDEN, N.J. - Campbell Soup Co. recently announced it has completed the acquisition of the assets and business of Garden Fresh Gourmet for $231 million. Garden Fresh Gourmet is the No. 1 branded refrigerated salsa in the U.S. and also makes hummus, dips and tortilla chips.

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For the 21st consecutive year, Thrivent Financial has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s FORTUNE 500 list. In the May 2015 issue the organization is listed at 333 on the annual ranking. The ranking is based on Thrivent’s 2014 revenue of $8.5 billion. Thrivent was also classified by FORTUNE as …

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From selling insurance from a home in Holgate to operating two official locations, the second in Napoleon, Frost Insurance Agency, Inc. is now celebrating its 70-year anniversary.

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TOLEDO – Lutheran Homes Society (LHS) has hired Jeff Rohdy as regional executive director for long-term care services. Rohdy will provide operational and strategic leadership to the four LHS care campuses: Lutheran Home at Napoleon, Lutheran Home at Toledo, Lutheran Memorial Home in Sandusky…

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Charlotte Zgela, president of the Mel Lanzer Co., will retire after 34 years of service. The Mel Lanzer Co. is a family-owned commercial construction company serving primarily areas of northwest and mid-west Ohio, in addition to, its retail building operations department serving all of the O…

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SHERWOOD — The Sherwood State Bank President/CEO, Mickey C. Schwarzbek, recently met with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to discuss the importance of community banks.

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Black Swamp Safety Council recently held their annual Spring Awards Ceremony. Mark Miles of the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation awarded over 100 safety awards to area businesses.

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COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer recently announced the agency is partnering with the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to help Ohio's injured workers return o employme…

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Thrivent Asset Management has been honored with a prestigious Lipper Fund Award for best mixed-assets small family fund.

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COLUMBUS - State Sen. Cliff Hite (R-Findlay) recently announced that Reifel Industries and TRUFAST plan to create 50 new full-time jobs after receiving state funds to support local roadwork.

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Running a business can be scary. You put your heart and soul into your company and can’t imagine doing anything else. Then, you realize that no matter how successful you are, you might be just a few bad decisions away from losing your dream and disappointing your team.

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COLUMBUS - The JobsOhio Board of Directors held its quarterly public meeting at the Adena Health System PACCAR Medical Education Center in Chillicothe. The meeting included a summary of the company's 2014 performance and highlighted recent development activities in southeastern Ohio.

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DEFIANCE - The Independent Community Bankers of America recently announced the appointment of Mickey C. Schwarbek, president/CEO of the Sherwood State Bank, to the organization's Tax Committee.

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PERRYSBURG - Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Jeff and Kevin Bucher from Citizen Advisory Group in Perrysburg to qualify for the exclusive "Top of the Table" of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Jeff is a f…

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ARCHBOLD — Northwest State Community College in partnership with Black Swamp Safety Council hosted a panel discussion on balancing career ambition and personal goals for more than 100 area professionals recently.

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ATLANTA - Texas and Kentucky have won the 2014 Site Selection Governors Cups. This is the second year Site Selection recognizes the state with the most qualifying new and expanded facilities per capita, which Kentucky claims for its capital investment activity in 2014. Texas wins for having …

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PERRYSBURG - Kevin Bucher,Vice-President Citizen Advisory Group, has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA.

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The Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) of Henry County is set to host its annual member appreciation meeting.

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Financial advisor Terry Herman and branch office administrator Pam Fahringer, both of Edward Jones in Napoleon, have accepted invitations to become limited partners in the Jones Financial Co., the holding company for the St. Louis-based financial services firm.

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COLUMBUS - Senator Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, has announced that GT Technologies Inc. will bring 19 new jobs to Defiance.

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CAMDEN — Campbell Soup Co. has announced the company is lowering its previous full-year sales and earnings guidance for fiscal 2015, based on its expectation that results for the second quarter and the remainder of the year will be weaker than anticipated, including the negative impact for f…

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Local foods market and eatery Seasons’ Eatings has qualified as a finalist in WTOL News and Genoa Bank’s contest. The winner of the contest will earn an advertising campaign valued at $11,000.

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When Julie and Steve Busch had a grand opening of the Armory Arts and Events Center last April, they both knew the building would serve a special meaning to the City of Napoleon.

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For Armando Macias, working out is more than lifting wights and running on a treadmill. His workout consists of TRX, Total Body Resistance Exercise, which uses a suspension trainer that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete many kinds of exercises.