Jim Krumel Grapevine: Crown Equipment sold on e-commerce

By Jim Krumel - jkrumel@limanews.com

These are good times to be in the forklift business. Just check out New Bremen’s Crown Equipment.

Its workforce has increased by 50 percent in the last five years to around 5,000 employees, making it one of Ohio’s fastest growing companies. Behind that growth is the world of e-commerce. Almost anything you buy gets moved from wharehouse to shipping by a forklift.

For the love of politics

Republicans soon may surrender the honor of having the longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history. George and Barbara Bush currently hold that title, having been married 73 years and 111 days when Barbara passed away in April 2018. That could change by year’s end as former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, marked their 73rd wedding anniversary on July 7. Jimmy was 21 and Rosalynn 18 when they married.

Massaging their laws

Numerous municipalities in Ohio are instituting new or revised business regulations to combat the growth of illicit massage parlors throughout the state, the Dayton Daily News reports. This includes tightening ordinances to ensure all workers in massage service establishments, along with the owner or manager, are licensed massage therapists in Ohio. All new and existing establishments are also being required to obtain annual licenses and submit to unannounced inspections.


… An estimated 150 million Bibles are printed in China each year. Critics worry President Donald Trump’s most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage, according to the Associated Press.

… It pays to talk if you’re Joe Biden. His income jumped from less than $400,000 a year while he was vice president to more than $11 million in the year after he left office, a spike in wealth due to sales of his 2017 book and speaking fees that routinely ran more than $100,000. per event, Bloomberg News reports.

… Extending President Trump’s tax cuts that are intended to benefit families and small businesses come with a steep cost — nearly $920 billion through 2029 — according to a report issued Monday by the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation.


By Jim Krumel


Jim Krumel is the editor of The Lima News. Contact him at 567-242-0391 or at The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45807.

Jim Krumel is the editor of The Lima News. Contact him at 567-242-0391 or at The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45807.

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