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Mansfield Business To Move Downtown

15 Nov , 2016  

On Monday, Tara’s Floral Expressions, an 18 year old business at 1235 Park Avenue West, announced its pending relocation to downtown Mansfield with posts on both Facebook and Instagram (see below): More…


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City of Ontario Proposes Zoning Changes

15 Nov , 2016  

A handful of adjustments will take place if Ontario City Council passes proposed changes to its zoning code.

While the proposal will be considered at its December 7 meeting, the City has placed information about the revisions on its website. There, citizens can view a map showing the impacted areas. More…


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Mansfielder Receives Ohio Northern Award

11 Nov , 2016  

Jeff Gillson of Mansfield received the Outstanding Service Award from Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke College of Business Administration during a recent Homecoming ceremony on campus. The award honors individuals who have provided sustained and outstanding service to the college and the University. More…

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Braintree Among Entrepreneurial Support Organizations Splitting $28.2 Million Grant

3 Nov , 2016  

A booster of local small business will soon be able to provide a bigger boost.

According to a Tuesday story in the Plain Dealer, “The Ohio Third Frontier Commission late last week awarded up to $28.2 million to JumpStart Inc. and 12 others in the Northeast Ohio ESP Network, a group of entrepreneurial support organizations. More…


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Gorman-Rupp Announces Third Quarter Results, Declares 27th Consecutive Quarterly Divided

29 Oct , 2016  

The Gorman-Rupp Company has reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ending on September 30.

The company also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.115 per share, or $0.46 annualized. The dividend will be payable on December 9, 2016, to stockholders of record on November 15, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of November 10, 2016. The annual yield on the dividend is 2 percent. More…

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Envrionmental Remdiation Project Generates Positive Response

28 Oct , 2016  

A Mansfield business has benefited from participation in a voluntary program designed to facilitate cleanup of properties across the state.

Honeywell International has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after investigating and remediating the former Prestolite property. More…


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Richland County, Ohio See Slight Uptick In Unemployment Rate

26 Oct , 2016  

The September unemployment rate figures were released on Tuesday by the Ohio Deparment of Job and Family Services.

As a whole, Ohio’s overall rate last month was 4.8 percent, a small increase from August’s 4.7 percent. The Department’s monthly press release stated that “Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 3,100 over the month, from a revised 5,501,000 in August to 5,497,900 in September 2016, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with ODJFS. More…

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Milark Industries Reportedly Fined $536,000 For OSHA Violations

25 Oct , 2016  

On Monday, EHS Today, which according to its Facebook page, “informs safety, health and industrial hygiene professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors about trends, strategies, and news,” reported that Milark Industires in Mansfield has been fined $536,000 by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). More…

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City Reviews Nine Months Of Economic Development

24 Oct , 2016  

The City of Mansfield recently profiled economic development activities for 2016 as it released its third quarter newsletter.

“Through the first nine months of 2016, a number of economic development projects have moved forward that will result in significant investment in facilities and tangible personal property assets. The projects are a mix of existing and new to Mansfield businesses. More…


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Local Operation Receives Safety Award

20 Oct , 2016  

A Mansfield business has been named recipient of an award for employee safety.

TMS International’s sites in the United States and Canada recently received a total of 49 Safety Awards from the National Slag Association (NSA) for 2015, the most of any steel mill services company.

The NSA Safety Awards recognize superior performance as measured against Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury rates. The awards were presented to the Company during the NSA’s fall meeting held in Isles of the Palm, South Carolina. More…


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How Are Mansfield And Other Ohio Legacy Cities Doing?

15 Oct , 2016  

It’s an intriguing question with what might be a surprising answer – or answers. How does Mansfield compare to cities of comparable size, and larger, in the arena of early 21st century community development?

This summer, Greater Ohio, the state’s self-styled champion for policies and practices that value urban cores and metropolitan regions as economic drivers, while at the same time preserving Ohio’s open space and farmland, issued a 28 page report entitled, “From Akron to Zanesville: How Are Ohio’s Small and Mid-Sized Cities Faring?” In particular, the study looked at what are referred to as “legacy cities,” that is, cities with an industrial past, which have lost population over the last several decades, and is not a college town or near-metro suburb (this would include all Ohio metropolitan areas with the exception of Columbus). More…

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The Story Of The Carrousel District – Video

12 Oct , 2016  

It was a bold experiment in urban engineering unlike any other seen in the area. In the early 1990s, Mansfield government and civic leaders developed the vision not only for a major attraction to bring visitors to the center of the city – what became Richland Carrousel Park – but also to concentrate revitalization activities in what is now known as the Carrousel District.

Shortly afterwards, the story of that transformation as told in words and photos was put into a ten minute video. More…

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Learn The Basics About Small Business

11 Oct , 2016  

Starting later this month, you can learn the basics from people who know what’s they’re talking about.

The Small Business Development Center at North Central State College and the North End Community Improvement Collaborative are presenting a “Small Business Basics” series.

Attendees can remove the confusions and ensure success in launching a small business. On seven selected Mondays, workshops will be presented on the following topics: More…

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Carousel Works Restoring Historic South Dakota Carousel

10 Oct , 2016  

Years ago, carousels were often made to be taken apart and moved from town to town, like amusement park rides of today. Instead of moving around, the Art B. Thomas Carousel at Prairie Village has been in one place for 50 years.

This week, however, the steam-powered attraction was taken apart by the Carousel Works company and now is on the move to its Mansfield woodworking shop. Volunteers have long been working to restore the 116 year-old ride, and Cecelia Wittmayer, a member of the Prairie Pasque Questers, is working on grant funding to help offset the cost of the restoration.

When Carousel Works looked at the carousel in 2011, Wittmayer said, they identified some ‘must repair and restore’ items, including the horses and chariots. More…