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Richland Bank To Remodel Ontario Office

16 Apr , 2017  

In January, Richland Bank announced plans to combine its offices on West Park Avenue and Lexington Springmill Road. On April 5, the former closed, and work now turns to making improvements to the Ontario office. More…

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A Root Beer Future: Stewart’s Announces Intent For IPO

11 Apr , 2017  

Stewart’s All American Corp. announced on Monday that the company has signed a letter of intent for an initial public offering of its common stock with a FINRA member investment banking firm. Stewart’s intends to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission later in the second quarter of 2017. More…

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Mansfield Native Named Insurance Company President

6 Apr , 2017  

A son of Mansfield has been named as an insurance company executive officer.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced today that Steve Martenet has been named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio. More…

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All Things Business, Sports

Mid-Ohio Hiring For 2017 Race Season

31 Mar , 2017  

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is holding its 13th annual job fair seeking seasonal employees for its 2017 race season. The job fair takes place Friday, March 31 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon in the Cooper Tires Tower located in the garage area of the track. More…

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Richland County Unemployment Rate Improves Slightly

30 Mar , 2017  

Good economic news locally, as Richland County’s unemployment rate dropped a bit last month according to figures release earlier this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February 2017, up from 5.0 percent in January 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 15,200 over the month, from a revised 5,506,800 in January to 5,522,000 in February. More…

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ODOT District 3 Announces 2017 Construction Program

29 Mar , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s regional headquarters in Ashland has announced its 2017 Construction Program. And, while roundabouts will be coming this year to north central Ohio, none are currently scheduled to make a Richland County appearance.

Altogether, there are 81 total projects scheduled, 70 of them completely new this year. Total investment in the area of District 3 will be over $170 million. More…

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Avita Opens Walk-In Clinic

27 Mar , 2017  

As a component part of their expansion into the Ontario area, Avita Health Systems has opened a Walk-In Clinic.

The facility, located at 2007 West Fourth Street, is open each and every day from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. It is designed to provide quick, convenient treatment for the types of injuries and health conditions that need prompt attention but are not otherwise critical. More…

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1812Blockhouse Just Turned Six … Months

25 Mar , 2017  

Several days ago, a milestone was hit here at 1812Blockhouse. We are now six months old (or young, depending on your perspective).

Birthdays are great times to both look back and look forward. In that spirit, it seemed a good idea to share with you a few numbers and observations about this experiment in local journalism. More…

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Mansfield Firm Formed, Joins Texas-Based Platform

21 Mar , 2017  

On Monday, independent advisor platform Kestra Financial, Inc. (Kestra Financial) announced the addition of The Strategic Wealth Management Group, a newly formed financial and investment advisory firm comprised of five experienced advisors with $250 million in assets under management and over 85 years of combined experience.

“Kestra Financial’s proven track record of offering advisors practice management, consulting, and state-of-the-art technology solutions continues to propel our recruiting momentum forward, as evidenced by the recent addition of The Strategic Wealth Management Group.” More…

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JC Penney To Shutter 138 Stores; Richland Mall Store Not Impacted

18 Mar , 2017  

The decline of America’s department stores continues, as another major retailer has followed through with promises to close a large number of its stores.

Veteran retailer JC Penney announced this week that it is closing some 138 of its stores nationwide, which is approximately 10% of its retail footprint. The move is expected to displace some 5,000 workers. More…

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Richland Economic Development Efforts Profiled

6 Mar , 2017  

The online journal, Business in Focus, has profiled local economic development efforts for their national audience.

According to the publication, “At Business In Focus, we take pride in bringing our readers a comprehensive view of North American business, month after month. Our online editions keep you on top of the latest news and events across multiple industries, and highlight the nation’s leaders in their respective fields. More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

Celebrating Twenty Years of Books

2 Mar , 2017  

For two decades, Mansfield has enjoyed something which is increasingly rare in cities of almost any size – its own independent bookstore.

And, as with any birthday, the best way to celebrate is with a party, cake, and a surprise. Main Street Books at 104 North Main Street is hosting its 20th Birthday Party this Friday evening beginning at 6:00 PM. More…

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