Jerky outlet plans ribbon-cutting
Tommy’s Jerky Outlet will have a ribbon-cutting to mark its opening at 10 a.m. today inside Mickey’s Army-Navy where the store will be located at 239 Main Ave.
Tommy’s Jerky Outlet offers a variety of jerky and smokies including such products as kangaroo, salmon and gator jerky. The first 100 customers are eligible to win a guided fishing trip for two on Mosquito Lake.
Walgreens to add 2 Perfecta products
Perfecta Products, which has its headquarters in North Lima, announced Monday that Walgreens will sell two of its newest products, including Zim’s Arnica Max Roll-On and Zim’s Max Freeze.
The Max Roll-On provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains, and the Max-Freeze helps refresh and soothe aching muscles. This expands Zim’s retail presence at Walgreens, adding to Zim’s Max-Freeze Gel and Roll-on, on shelves nationwide. Perfecta Products was founded more than 60 years ago to help cement workers with their dry, cracked hands and feet with its flagship product, Zim’s Crack Creme.
Revenue down at 3 Ohio casinos
Regulators say monthly revenue fell at three of Ohio’s four voter-approved casinos in August compared with July but was up slightly at the fourth facility in northwest Ohio.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission’s Monday report showed revenue at the casino in Toledo increased 2.9 percent from July figures to about $15.9 million for August.
August revenue for the Cleveland casino last month was about $18.9 million, down 4.8 percent from July. The casino in Columbus reported revenue last month of about $16.9 million, down 3.4 percent from the previous month.
The casino in Cincinnati showed a 0.3 percent decline from July to about $19.2 million for August.
Statewide, casino revenues totaled about $70.9 million in August, down 1.6 percent from July’s $72 million.
Stocks get boost
The stock market got a boost Monday from mergers, homes and phones.
Stocks posted their biggest gains in almost two months. Two big deals suggested growing confidence in the economy: Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus was sold for $6 billion, and Koch Industries bought electronics- component maker Molex for $7.2 billion.
Homebuilding stocks were some of the biggest gainers in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index after Hovnavian Enterprises said home prices are rising, and its backlog jumped almost 27 percent from a year earlier.
Hovnanian rose 11 cents, or 2.2 percent, to close at $5.15. PulteGroup, D.R. Horton and Lennar also gained. Homebuilder MDC Holdings rose $1.72, or 6.2 percent, to $29.37 after an upgrade from a Citi analyst.
Apple rose. It’s expected to announce a new iPhone today.
Vindicator staff/wire reports