Richland County gained approximately 60 jobs on Thursday when Love’s Travel Stops opened its newest location in Bellville. The facility, is located 976 State Route 97 W (Interstate 71, Exit 165).

“Bellville is an ideal location for Love’s,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s. “With its location along Interstate 71 and proximity to Cleveland and Columbus, we’re well positioned to conveniently serve residents, motorists and professional drivers. We look forward to providing the ‘Clean Places, Friendly Faces’ Love’s is known for to a new part of the state.”

The 13,000 square foot facility features gourmet coffee, fountain drinks, gift items, name-brand snacks, laundry capabilities, and Subway and Taco John’s restaurants. The travel stop offers 73 truck parking spaces, showers and other services for professional drivers.

In celebration of the new store, Love’s will hold a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce. During the ceremony, Love’s will present a $2,000 donation to Clear Fork Valley Schools.

The new facility is part of a major expansion of operations announced in January of this year, in which Love’s seeks to open some 50 new stores nationwide.

About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 440 locations in 41 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs nearly 20,000 people. To learn more, visit

Source: Press Release

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