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Social networking giant Facebook has announced it will build a new 970,000 square foot data center in Central Ohio. And the company is doing it with the help of local and state tax incentives. But the terms of those agreements weren’t easy to come by.

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Facebook plans to build its 10th data center in New Albany in central Ohio, to open in 2019. The $750 million project comes with a mixture of local and state funding incentives.

Facebook’s Rachel Peterson says the project, which will get unspecified local and state tax credits, will be good for Ohio.

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A social media giant is developing a huge data center in Central Ohio.

Online social media company Facebook is expected to announce plans next week to bring a $750 million data center to Central Ohio. 

Multiple sources say the company has received approval for state tax incentives for the project. It is expected to create about 50 jobs with an annual salary of about $80,000 each. Plus 1000 construction jobs are expected to be created to build the facility that’s set to open in New Albany in 2022.

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The attorney general is warning Ohioans about an escalating scam that targets victims with phony romantic relationships.

Attorney General Mike DeWine fears that these so-called romance scams could be on the rise on Valentine’s Day. He says people will create bogus accounts on Facebook and dating websites, draw a person in by pretending they have similar interests, then ask for money.

“It plays on emotion. It plays on desire to meet someone who’s really nice and who can be a companion for them and who they can date.”