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CSX scaling back operations at North Baltimore yard

(Source: The Courier, October 16, 2017)

FINDLAY, Ohio — CSX is planning to scale back operations at its big North Baltimore railyard, which has never generated the surge in Hancock County employment that was predicted when it opened six years ago. The railroad company in 2011 opened the $175 million “hub,” indirectly supported with taxpayer money. The terminal recently underwent an expansion to improve operations. It also was sold to the public as a job-creation boom. However, Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development officials have been less impressed with the impact of the railyard. “What’s the economic impact been? Hasn’t been much,” said Tim Mayle, director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development, when asked about it in September 2016.

Full story: The Courier

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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