Spa opens in city

Mantua resident Alison Horvat has opened Beauty & Zen Day Spa at 33 N. Chillicothe Road in Aurora. The spa has been operating since April 6.

Horvat has been a licensed massage therapist in the area since 2010. She graduated from the Brown Aveda Institute in 2012 with a license in managing esthetics, and has worked as an independent contractor in Aurora since 2016.

The spa provides facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, spray tanning, makeup services and massage therapy. It is open Tuesdays to Saturdays by appointment.

Horvat can be emailed at Ahartistry16@gmail.com or called at 330-977-7164.

TCP Inc. is given

efficiency award

Technical Consumer Products Inc., headquartered on Campus Drive in Aurora, received an Energy Efficiency Champion Award from AEP Ohio, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power at the company's energy efficiency awards recently.

The awards ceremony recognizes AEP Ohio's business customers and partners who have demonstrated a strong commitment to energy efficiency. TCP is one of 27 businesses, individuals and schools honored from throughout the state.

The local firm was recognized for the sale of more than 1.5 million ENERGY STAR lighting products, representing about 50 million kWh in energy savings in 2016.

"Energy savings makes a significant impact on energy costs, increases productivity, enhances safety, contributes to a better environment and supports local economic development," said Jon Williams, AEP Ohio energy efficiency and demand response manager.

"We hope the efforts of our award winners will inspire other businesses to partner with AEP Ohio and take advantage of our energy efficiency programs."

Sheetz rebuilding

Streetsboro store

The Streetsboro Sheetz store on Route 14 near the Ohio Turnpike,has been leveled and will be replaced by a larger store, according to Nick Ruffner, public relations manager for Sheetz.

He said the new building will be 4,772 square feet. The old building was 3,901 square feet. "That was a pretty old store," he said. "It was well over 15 years old. It will definitely be bigger than the previous store that was there."

Tentatively, depending on weather and other construction variables, Ruffner said the new store should open by Sept. 21

The new store will feature seating for people who wish to eat their "made to order" meals or other food in the store rather than the driver's seat. The station will also go from 12 pumps to 10 and include a reconfigured the layout.

"We open 30 new stores a year in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland; we rehab around 10 stores a year," said Ruffner. "It could be a rehab or it could be scraping it to the ground like in this case. It keeps our stores fresh. We always keep a look out at what stores are in need of a refresh."