In-Plant Director Is Indicted
ATHENS, OH—A former Ohio University in-plant director has been indicted by a grand jury on charges in connection with more than $100,000 worth of university contracts awarded to businesses owned by his wife. David Kasler has been charged with two felony counts of having an unlawful interest in a public contract and felony counts of theft by deception and theft in office, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Kasler retired last July.
Knight Printing Nabs Cook Sign
FARGO, ND—Knight, the parent company of Knight Printing, announced that it has acquired Fargo-based Cook Sign, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined company will have more than 110 employees. Knight CEO Rich Slagle told the paper that the deal allows the companies to expand their products for new clients. The Marcil Group provided financing, advisory and real estate support for the acquisition, the Tribune reported. Marcil Group will reportedly invest more than $1 million to update Cook’s equipment.