Farm Credit Services recently broke ground for their new Fairfield County office. The 5,600 sq. ft. building will be built on a five-acre tract on Ohio 37, just south of the Ohio 256 and Ohio 37 intersection outside Baltimore. The Village of Baltimore extended water and sewer service to the site which Mayor Bob Kalish called the “new hot spot” in Fairfield County. Fairfield County Commissioner Dave Levacy reminded Kalish that the property is still in Walnut Township. Eight to nine employees will be moving to the new office from Farm Credit’s Utica office which has been serving both Fairfield and Licking counties since the Lancaster office closed in the mid-1990’s. Regional Vice President Bob Foster said, “It is nice to come back to this area.” The building could accommodate up to 20 employees. Construction is expected to begin in July and should be finished in four to five months. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.