In late 2010, Ruralogic came to our area, bringing with it the promise of training area residents for careers in IT services.
Now though, the county and many here are waiting for the beginning of the court-ordered repayments on unpaid loans and wages.
In March, a court decision was handed down in Williams County Common Pleas court, in which Ruralogic was found to be owing the city of Bryan $343,014.69, plus more than $10,000 interest, for the balance of an unpaid promissory note.
The Bryan Times reports that Mayor Doug Johnson claims the city still has not seen any of that money and in fact, he questions whether it ever will.
Originally, the city committed to a $350,000 Revolving Loan Fund loan. In return, Ruralogic planned to create 125 new full-time jobs. Ruralogic got the money, but the jobs never materialized, and now there is no re-payment on the loan.
Other area communities also have claims pending against Ruralogic and former employees have also taken the company to court.
At least three former employees have won small claims suits against the company, citing unpaid wages and vacation days owed. Each was awarded $3,000.