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General Electric plantadds 200 employees
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The General Electric railroad locomotive plant here has added about 200 employees over the last 12 months. A spokeswoman said the employment increase was done gradually to meet an increase in orders for locomotives caused by an upturn in the economy and the fact that, beginning in 2005, the federal government is imposing more stringent regulations regarding locomotive emissions. Railroads are moving to upgrade their equipment to meet those regulations, the spokeswoman said.
The plant, built in the early 1970s, now employs 802 hourly and salaried workers. The company isn't accepting any job applications at this time.
Schwebel Baking awards250 gift certificates
YOUNGSTOWN -- Schwebel Baking Co. awarded 250 grocery store shopping spree gift certificates, ranging in value from $100 to $50, in a contest open to residents throughout its sales and operating territory, which includes Ohio, New York, southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. A complete list of winners is available at the Youngstown-based company's Web site, www.schwebels.com.
Doctor to specializein making house calls
HOWLAND -- Dr. Gerald Maxwell, D.O., a board-certified family doctor, has opened House Calls for the Homebound at 1950 Niles-Cortland Road, a practice specializing in house calls. Dr. Maxwell is on staff at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Northside Medical Center and St. Joseph Health Center.
From Vindicator staff reports

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