Storm effects ripple through economy

Mara Kirby Slinker, co-owner of Kinney Brothers & Keel True Value Hardware in Ontario points to a diagram at her store outlining a snow load on a roof. Slinker said her store worked hard to provide needed supplies during a spate of winter storms that hit the local area in January.(The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

VALE —The string of severe winter storms that rolled over the county in recent weeks battered the local economy, triggering . . .