All Things Business

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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All Things Business

Richland County Construction Firm Obtains Safety Grant

21 Oct , 2018  

Thirty Ohio employers will share $695,144 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

Included in that number is Meade Construction Inc. in Lexington. More…

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All Things Business

Richland Source Launches Ashland Source On Separate Website

18 Oct , 2018  

On Wednesday, local media outlet Richland Source took a page from its current site and gave it a home of its own.

In the process, the new separate Ashland Source website was born. More…

All Things Business, Downtown

DMI Announces Fall Storefront Design Contest Winner

17 Oct , 2018  

As a part of its Beautifield program, designed to create a brighter and more festive downtown, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced that the winner of the Fall Storefront Design Contest is What Goes ‘Round Thrift Shoppe. More…

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All Things Business

Fresh Fired Pizza Coming To Ontario

16 Oct , 2018  

A rapidly-growing pizza restaurant chain embracing a new concept in the industry is making north central Ohio one of its new homes.

According to its website, Firenza Pizza was created in 2015 by two pizza aficionados with “a goal to develop a restaurant where pizza lovers could get a high quality, artisanal pizza that based in only three minutes.” More…


All About Richland, All Things Business

Richland Idea Audition Coming On Tuesday

14 Oct , 2018  

Ever have what you thought was a fantastic idea for a new business or product? Listen to what others have come up with at the Richland Idea Audition this Tuesday night.

The event will be held at the Ohio State University-Mansfield Founders Hall.  The focus of the pitch contest is to support new business, help entrepreneurs get a new business off the ground and introduce entrepreneurs to the community for support. More…

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All Things Business

Community Collaboration Leads To Increased Industrial Park Bus Service

6 Oct , 2018  

In an effort to support Mansfield industrial park employees, Richland County Transit joined forces with businesses as well as North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc (NECIC) and its workforce development division, Temp2Higher, and the Richland County Regional Planning Commission to bring increased service to the area. Not only will RCT continue their regular service, but, for a six-month trial period, buses will run at times that coincide with shift hours at most industrial park employers. More…

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All Things Business

State Publishes Report On Gross Domestic Product; Mansfield Findings Noted

1 Oct , 2018  

The Ohio Development Services Agency has published a report looking at Ohio’s gross domestic product. The goals of the paper are ambitious – examining how Ohio’s economy compares to its counterparts and also looking at the various sectors of the state’s economy. This analysis was also done by reviewing a twenty year window of time, from 1997 to 2017. More…


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Hudson & Essex Restaurant Unveils Website, Videos

18 Sep , 2018  

Curious to get a “taste” of the newest restaurant experience in town? Now you can, thanks to the folks at the new Hudson & Essex at the corner of North Diamond and East Fourth in downtown Mansfield.

House in a former automobile showroom dating from the 1920s, the dining experience with winery will feature high end cuisine with an emphasis on local produce and meats. Hudson & Essex is owned and will be operated by the same team that created the successful Cypress Hill Winery. More…

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All Things Business

Report States Northeast Ohio Professional Services and Headquarters Employment Is Growing

9 Sep , 2018  

Northeast Ohio, including Richland County, has the second-heaviest concentration of headquarters employment share among the 20 largest metros in the U.S., reports the Quarterly Economic Review recently released by Team NEO.

From 2001 to 2017, headquarters and professional services employment grew 15%. Further, the sector is projected to add 8,000 new jobs by 2027. More…

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1812Blockhouse, All Things Business

Two Announcements From 1812Blockhouse

5 Sep , 2018  

From Thomas Palmer, 1812Blockhouse Publisher:

There’s something about the number “two” I really like.

I have two children, for starters.

Here’s another reason: 1812Blockhouse is celebrating the number “two” in “two” ways this week. First, we turn two years old on Saturday – a mini milestone for any local media effort. Second, we are sharing an announcement below that very much concerns the same number. More…

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All Things Business, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The Finley Block

27 Aug , 2018  

The three story brick building currently being renovated in downtown Mansfield bears the name of its original owner and builder.

Dr. Mary Jordan Finley was a person of great note, not only for being a female physician at a time when such was relatively uncommon, but also based on her contributions to the community in which she lived. More…

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All Things Business

Mansfield Company Cited For Failure To Protect Workers

24 Aug , 2018  

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited National Material Company LLC of Mansfield for failing to protect workers from tip-over hazards after an employee suffered fatal injuries at the steel supply plant in Mansfield.

OSHA cited the steel supplier for one willful violation and proposed the maximum penalty allowed by law of $129,336. More…


All Things Business

The Other New Businesses Coming To Ontario; See Where Five Guys Will Be

19 Aug , 2018  

Somewhat lost in the publicity over the impending arrival of a Five Guys Burgers and Fries to north central Ohio was news that three additional retailers were among those to be opening locations at Lexington Pointe.

The new retail strip mall located at 944 Lexington-Springmill Road will replace the currently vacant Ocean Buffet building, north of Lowe’s. More…

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