1812Blockhouse, All Things Business

1812Blockhouse Seeking Site Coordinator

22 Jun , 2019  

We’re looking for someone to join us in riding what just might be the newest wave in local media.

In a post on the Total|Local Media website Friday morning the company, which publishes both 1812Blockhouse and 1808Delaware, announced that is accepting applications for a new, part-time Site Coordinator position. More…

All Things Business, Schools

Lucas Grad Awarded Competitive Scholarship From AK Steel Foundation

11 Jun , 2019  

AK Steel announced on Monday that the AK Steel Foundation has continued a longstanding tradition this year by awarding 20 college scholarships to sons and daughters of company employees. The awards recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.

Included in that number is a Richland County high school graduate. More…


All Things Business

Regional Economic Forum To Be Held At Snow Trails

31 May , 2019  

It’s time for the Regional Economic Forum hosted by the Richland Area and Knox County Chambers of Commerce and others.

In this informative and interactive session held on Friday, June 7 at Snow Trails, 3100 Possum Run Road, you’ll hear from Kaz Unalan, Director of Tax & Business Advisory Services for CBQ Holdings LLC; Carl Fernyak, Founder of RichlandSource.com; Alex Wright, COO of Ariel Corporation; and J.P. Nauseef, President and Chief Investment Officer from JobsOhio. More…

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All Things Business, History & Tourism

Stewart’s Root Beer Makes It To Staten Island

30 May , 2019  

It may be the least populated of New York City’s five boroughs with a population of nearly 500,000, but it is also the newest home of a Stewart’s All American Grill restaurant with its trademark root beer.

A story in silive.com entitled “Stewart’s All American Grill brings its famous root beer to Staten Island” starts out this way: More…

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All Things Business

Two Proposed Mansfield Developments Miss Out On Housing Credits

25 May , 2019  

Many cities across the state were celebrating recently when the Ohio Housing Finance Agency announced the award of housing credits.

Two local projects, however, were not included in that number.

The Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program provides credits which are used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities throughout Ohio. Over $28 million in 10-year federal housing tax credits were awarded to 34 developments this year to create 2,198 apartments serving families, seniors and individuals with disabilities.



All Things Business

NECIC Offering Business Plan Writing Classes

17 May , 2019  

Are you thinking of starting a business? Are you making and selling products from your home or small business but need an injection of capital to take you to the next level?

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), as part of its microbusiness development program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners, is recruiting participants for its next round of business plan writing classes. More…


All Things Business

Generations Change At Helm Of Mansfield Company

16 May , 2019  

Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete vibrators, vibrator monitoring systems and concrete dowel pin drills, has announced that owner Jim Minnich has retired after more than 25 distinguished years with the company.

Jim Minnich led an era of innovation and expansion at Minnich Manufacturing, the business his father started out of a Mansfield gas station in 1968. Under Jim’s ownership, Minnich Manufacturing introduced several innovative technologies, grew to more than 40 employees and moved into a larger manufacturing facility in Mansfield—all with an unwavering focus on meeting customer needs. More…

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All Things Business

Gorman-Rupp Reports On First Quarter Financial Results

26 Apr , 2019  

The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE:GRC) has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

First Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • First quarter earnings per share were $0.28 compared to $0.37 per share for the first quarter of 2018
  • Net sales increased 0.3% or $0.3 million compared to the first quarter of 2018
  • Incoming orders increased 9.8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018



All Things Business

New Site To Promote Opportunity Zone Investment In Ohio, Mansfield

26 Apr , 2019  

On Wednesday, during the Ohio Opportunity Zones Showcase hosted by the Ohio Development Services Agency, OpportunityZones.Ohio.Gov was unveiled.

The new marketing platform allows Ohio’s 320 Opportunity Zones to share details on areas of their communities with high potential for new investment, development, and job creation. More…


All Things Business

Ohio Senate Passes Legislation To Bolster Federal Opportunity Zones, Including In Mansfield

13 Apr , 2019  

Senate President Larry Obhof recently announced that the Ohio Senate has passed legislation aimed at bolstering job growth and economic development in economically disadvantaged areas, or federally-designated “opportunity zones,” in Ohio.

Senate Bill 8, which passed the Senate unanimously Wednesday, works in conjunction with the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, allowing states to identify up to 25% of economically-distressed census districts as opportunity zones. Ohio was approved for 320 such zones, some of which are in Richland, Medina, Wayne and Holmes counties. More…

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All Things Business

February Unemployment Numbers Show Sizeable Drop For Richland

2 Apr , 2019  

While the report was a positive one for the state, Richland and surrounding counties evidenced strong numbers as the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shared the most recent unemployment numbers for the state, counties, and larger communities.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in February 2019, down from 4.7 percent in January. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 8,200 over the month, from a revised 5,602,400 in January to 5,594,200 in February 2019. More…

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All About Richland, All Things Business

1812Blockhouse Announces Plans To Purchase Richland Source

1 Apr , 2019  

Mansfield media will never be the same after plans were announced on Monday for the acquisition of a major local journalistic operation.

In a surprise turn of events, it would be David who is doing the acquiring, not Goliath, as 1812Blockhouse has set its sights on Richland Source. More…

All Things Business, History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: US 30

27 Mar , 2019  

NOTE – This post has been updated with additional information. We are happy to share it again with our readers.

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking one of the main transportation routes in Richland County and north central Ohio – US 30. More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

Mansfield Rising Plan: Considering Easton Part Two

26 Mar , 2019  

If you missed Part One of our two-part series on Mansfield and Easton, it can be found here.

So let’s answer that question. Can Easton’s obvious success provide important lessons for downtown Mansfield revitalization?

Before we delve into that, we’re going to address the 800 pound gorilla in the room. Obviously, Easton and downtown Mansfield are competitors, as both draw — or could draw — specialty retail shoppers from this part of Ohio. More…

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