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Ohio-based cookie maker expands Westerville facility
Cheryl's Cookies is expected to add jobs and double its production at this location

Karen Kasler
John Minor, president of JobsOhio, says the expansion will add 92 new jobs to the Westerville facility.
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Cookies are apparently big business in Ohio: 1-800-Flowers, the company that owns Cheryl’s Cookies, says it’s expanding its facility in Westerville north of Columbus. John Minor is the president and CIO of JobsOhio, and says the $4.8 million addition to the company’s facility will allow for a nearly $3 million increase in the company’s payroll.

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“This expansion here at this Westerville facility basically doubles the production of this location, and it’s going to add 92 new jobs here over the next couple of years.”

There’s no word on what incentives the state offered to keep the cookie maker in Ohio, though it was noted the CEO of 1-800-Flowers said lots of communities were interested.

While Gov. John Kasich touted the expansion in Westerville, where he lives, his Democratic opponent’s team was busy, too. A release from Ed FitzGerald’s office says the governor’s cuts to public schools in his first budget in 2011 cost 62 teachers their jobs.

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