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Dispatch Does Series On Ohio Cities Left Behind Despite A Growing Economy, Including Mansfield

18 Dec , 2018  

In a two-part series over the weekend, the Columbus Dispatch did a look at what it referred to as Ohio’s “struggling” cities, those not experiencing the benefits enjoyed by other communities as the state’s economy improves.

North central Ohio figures prominently in the posts, with both Mansfield and Marion referenced as examples.

Links to both “The great divide: Many Ohio towns left behind despite strengthening economy” and “Struggling Ohio cities searching for ways to reinvent themselves” can be found in “Hand-Picked Richland News” on the 1812Blockhouse homepage and on mobile.

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State Board Recommends That Downtown Mansfield Be Designated A National Register Historic District

16 Dec , 2018  

The Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board met earlier this month at the Ohio History Center at I-71 & 17th Ave. in Columbus.

At the meeting, the board recommended nine proposed Ohio nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as part of a National Register Historic District. The latter group included a several-block area of downtown Mansfield, labeled the “Downtown Mansfield Historic District,” roughly bounded by Fifth Street to the north, Diamond Street to the east, Second Street to the south, and Mulberry Street to the west.

According to the announcement: More…

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Three Thousand And Counting

10 Dec , 2018  

Our second local media post in two days – this one, however, is about ourselves.

At some point this week, 1812Blockhouse will be publishing post number 3,000 – and we’re taking a moment out to celebrate. More…

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News Journal Website Sporting A New Look

9 Dec , 2018  

It is our habit here at 1812Blockhouse to spotlight new websites of Richland County businesses and organizations as they appear on the web. In the last year alone, that has included new online homes for Avita Health, Madison Schools, Oak Hill Cottage, Richland Public Health, and the RichHistory Alliance.

Today, we’re doing the same for a site we visit every day. It’s not a “new build,” but we have noted that the Mansfield News Journal’s website has been updated with a new look. More…

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Starting A Startup? Start Here

4 Dec , 2018  

One of the first things a startup business tackles are questions with a legal component to them.

Mansfield’s Braintree Business Development Center is looking to help you with answers for issues such as business structure, legal compliance, contracts, distributor agreements, and other areas which should not be left to guesswork. More…

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Gorman-Rupp Announces Third Quarter Financial Results, Special Cash Dividend

26 Nov , 2018  

The Gorman-Rupp Company has announced its financial results for the third quarter and for the nine months ending September 30. Third quarter financial highlights include: More…

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Mansfield Area 2018 Holiday Spending Rise Predicted To Be Tops In Ohio

21 Nov , 2018  

Sometimes playing catch-up can be fun. If predictions hold true, that is exactly what’s in store for Mansfield and Richland County retailers this holiday season as sales increase faster than any other metro area in Ohio. More…

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Easton Announces $500 Million Expansion Project

20 Nov , 2018  

One of the perks of living in north central Ohio is that not only do we have wonderful shopping, attractions, and amenities close to home – particularly here in Richland County – but that we are also in short driving distance to experiences with world class cultural and entertainment options.

On occasion, we will share news of major developments taking place in Cleveland or Columbus that provide such opportunities for Richland Countians. One such project was announced on Monday in Columbus. More…

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Carousel Works Open This Saturday

9 Nov , 2018  

You’ve heard of First Friday Shop Hops, when the streets of downtown Mansfield come alive with entertainment and shopping specials, and undoubtedly of Final Fridays, when The Brickyard showcases live acts and food.

Joining that mix is “Second Saturdays,” which began at Carousel Works in Mansfield back in September. More…

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Avita Health System Launches New Website

6 Nov , 2018  

Another local institution has launched a new website.

In the case, the site is one for a health services company that recently completed a major expansion into Richland County. Avita Health System’s new online home provides a dramatic enhancement from its former site, with new types of information available for current and potential patients. More…

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Mechanics Bank Partners With Core Banking Services Company

30 Oct , 2018  

Mechanics Bank has chosen to partner with COCC for core banking services. The $517 million bank was drawn to COCC particularly for their shared culture of customer orientation and exceptional customer service. More…

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Gorman-Rupp Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

27 Oct , 2018  

The Mansfield-based Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE: GRC) reports financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018. More…

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Caffeinated Ideas Connects Coffee and Concepts

22 Oct , 2018  

In its Caffeinated Ideas series, the Braintree Business Development Center provides a forum for entrepreneurs to share ideas before an array of helpful professionals. The goal of Caffeinated Ideas is to allow those professionals to help to refine and assist in fashioning a viable business model in the short term. More…

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Richland Mall Store Escapes Closure As Sears Declares Bankruptcy

22 Oct , 2018  

Updated with additional information: Tough times in the bricks-and-mortar end of retailing continue, as evidenced this month by the expected bankruptcy of the venerable Sears department store chain.

Sears also owns and operates K-Mart and other allied operations. More…

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