Two local companies were recently awarded state funding for economic development projects that are expect to create 200 jobs and retain more than 100.

Two local companies were recently awarded state funding for economic development projects that are expect to create 200 jobs and retain more than 100.

According to a news release from the office of Gov. Ted Strickland, Stanley Steemer International Inc. was awarded a 50-percent, six-year job creation tax credit to retain its corporate office in Dublin for 12 years. The tax credit is estimated at $342,277 and is expected to create 120 jobs and retain 93.

Eden Cryogenics also was awarded a seven-year, 50-percent job creation tax credit for relocating to Plain City. The estimated $115,236 tax credit will require the company to stay at its new Plain City location for 14 years. The relocation is expected to create 30 positions and retain 23 jobs at the company that makes products and equipment for alternative fuel, energy, aerospace and the commercial cryogenic and vacuum markets.

Snoopy and friends will be featured at DogFest, an Oct. 11 fundraiser for nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence.

According to a release from the organization, the pet-friendly two-mile walk will feature trick-or-treat stops, food from White Castle, activities for families and their pets, raffles, a costume contest and more. The fundraiser will benefit Canine Companions, a group that pairs assistance dogs with people who have disabilities.

Registration for the walk begins at noon Oct. 11 at Coffman Park Pavilion, 5200 Emerald Parkway. The walk begins at 1 p.m. and there is a $25 donation for anyone who wants to try to win a prize.

For more information, call Canine Companions for Independence at (740) 548-4447 or go online to cci.org/ohiodogfest.