All Things Business

Sears Sale Approved: Local Location’s Future Remains Uncertain

8 Feb , 2019  

The saga of Sears continues.

Major news sources were reporting on Thursday afternoon that a bankruptcy judge in New York has approved the sale of what remains of Sears to a hedge fund controlled by the company’s chairperson, Eddie Lampert.

This, in turn, means that the wishes of creditors seeking total liquidation will not take place at this time. More…

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Ohio Goes Uber

8 Feb , 2019  

In a recent press release, car-sharing phemon Uber announced that it was now available from Ashtabula to Cincinnati and all across the Buckeye State.

“Whether in Dayton, Toledo, Columbus or anywhere in between, Ohioans will be able to hit the road and earn or request a ride to get wherever they need to go,” the company said. More…

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Northeast Ohio, Including Richland County, Projected To Add 20,700 Jobs By 2023

4 Feb , 2019  

Northeast Ohio is projected to add 20,700 jobs across all occupations over the next five years, including 8,500 new healthcare openings for practitioners, and technical and healthcare support personnel.

Additionally, more than 1 million replacement workers will be needed over the next five years, including 160,000 in office and administrative occupations, and more than 100,000 in production sectors. Healthcare-related occupations will require 77,700 replacement workers. More…

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A Handful Of Changes To Better Bring You Richland County News

1 Feb , 2019  

Here are a couple of quotes – one heard from a Mansfield area journalist some weeks ago (not important who it was), and another from a news publisher in another location far from here. Both refer to the concept of including links from other media on one’s news site. The first is paraphrased but very much the gist of what was shared.

Local Journalist“We would never do that. We’re in competition with other sites!”

Non-Local Publisher:“The one mystery of … news organizations is that they still don’t link out.. which is ludicrous. Every day… multiple news organizations are putting out stuff that’s interesting to the audience, and if you’re not willing to share that with them, shame on you!”

What that publisher discovered is a premise upon which 1812Blockhouse is based. We want to be the best place to go each day to get access to the best writing and coverage about Richland County and Richland Countians. More…

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Winter Storefront Design Contest Winner Announced

30 Jan , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced that the winner of the Winter Storefront Design Contest is Tara’s Floral Expressions and The Chill Downtown Ice Cream Parlor.

The window display at Tara’s is full of bright, festive, Valentine’s day themed decorations and embodies the efforts of the Beautifield initiative. More…

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All Things Business

Macy’s, Kohls, Penney’s Closing Stores This Year; So Far, We’re OK

30 Jan , 2019  

As they say, “no news is good news.”

That observations applies as the closure of mainline department stores and other traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers continues across the country, with four of those retailers with a strong local presence are among that number. To date, however, no Richland County store has been impacted this year. More…

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All Things Business

Gorman To Step Down As Gorman-Rupp Director After 73 Years

26 Jan , 2019  

A remarkable tenure is set to end in April as James C. Gorman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gorman-Rupp Company, has announced that he will not be standing for reelection to the Board for the coming year.

The announcement was made as Gorman-Rupp announced a quarterly cash divided as well as the date for its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. More…

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Microloan Program Launching At NECIC; Classes Start Next Week

23 Jan , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), through a grant from the Ohio CDC Association and with the support of area community partners, will launch a microloan program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners. More…

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Richland County Has New Media Owner; Daily Globe Sold

23 Jan , 2019  

Horizon Publications has acquired The Shelby Daily Globe Inc., which includes The Shelby Daily Globe, the Willard Times-Junction, The New London Record, Firelands Farmer and the Shopper’s Helper from Scott Gove and the Stambaugh family according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the families. More…

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All Things Business

New Greensboro Carousel Being Built in Mansfield

6 Jan , 2019  

NOTE: In July of 2017, we ran this story about a project by a Rotary Club in North Carolina that would house a carousel built by Carousel Works. We have added an update at the end of this post.

The Rotary Club of Greensboro, North Carolina is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. As a thank-you to the community, the Club has undertaken the financing of a new custom-made carousel which will be housed at the Greensboro Science Center. More…

All Things Business

Take A Peek At The New Hudson & Essex Chandeliers

31 Dec , 2018  

The new Hudson & Essex Restaurant in downtown Mansfield is well on its way to a 2019 opening, and over the last few days chandeliers have been hung in the space. Click here for a sneak peek!

All Things Business

Sears Closing Another 80 Stores; Ohio Closures Do Not Include Richland Mall Location

30 Dec , 2018  

As the venerable department store chain Sears continues its shrinkage as it nears possible liquidation, additional closures of both Sears and K Mart locations nationwide have been announced.

These include the two remaining locations in Columbus, at Tuttle Crossing and Polaris Fashion Place, but for the time being the store at Richland Mall is not on that list. More…

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All Things Business

Chagrin Falls Company Acquires Merger With Mansfield Operation

18 Dec , 2018  

On Tuesday, Custom Materials, Inc. of Chagrin Falls has announced their merger with Merrico, LLC. The company had assumed the continuation of businesses and services of Merrico, LLC effective this past October.

Merrico, LLC was founded in June 1973 in Mansfield and was providing non-metallic stamping of specialty and custom parts. “We’re very excited to see Custom Materials, Inc. continue service to our long-standing customer base”, says Sandy Powers, President and CEO of Merrico. More…

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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.