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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • Dunkirk couple restores old '76'
    DUNKIRK — Eric and Tracy Bowler are trying to recreate some memories of their childhood. 
  • Ardagh Group, which acquired Verallia North America and its Dunkirk glass container plant earlier this year, has announced it is closing its plant in Salem, N.J. 
  • Tyson Foods Inc. has begun its cash tender offer for all the outstanding shares of the Hillshire Brands Co. 
  • Restaurant renovation
    The restaurant business is known to be one of the riskiest, and the owners of a renovated local staple know that weight. 
  • CenturyLink collected thousands of pounds of food as well as more than $750,000 during its Backpack Buddies Feed the Children Food Drive in June. 
  • Building permits were issued for more than $867,000 in new construction in June in Jay County. 
  • Valentine Feed set for opening
    The upcoming opening of a feed and supply store in Portland will allow residents to stay in the county for agricultural products, instead of traveling elsewhere. 
  • CenturyLink Inc., which provides telephone services to much of Jay County, was named the 2014 Company of the Year by the Indiana Telecommunications Association. 
  • Ivy Tech Corporate College in partnership with John Jay Center for Learning is offering a one-day class for leaders. 
  • The final piece of the puzzle has come together for Ardagh Group’s acquisition of Verallia North America, including the glass container plant in Dunkirk. 
  • Tyson Foods Inc. this week won its battle to acquire Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and other name brand foods. 
  • Building permits were issued for more than $632,000 in new construction in May in Jay County. 
  • Shop offers vintage fashion
    Women looking for a place to find vintage and unique clothing have a new place to shop in Jay County. 
  • Portland native Mary Meeker has been listed in the 77th spot on Forbes magazine’s guide to the 100 most powerful women. 
  • Tyson Foods Inc. announced this week it wants to acquire The Hillshire Brands Company for $6.8 billion, or $50 per share, in cash. The Tyson proposal is an alternative to Hillshire’s previously announced agreement to acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc. 
The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
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