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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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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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County Water Quality Grants Available

1 Mar , 2017  

Have an idea on how to improve the water quality in your community? Share your idea with the Richland County Farm Bureau so it can apply for a water quality grant.

The Ohio Farm Bureau is offering $150,000 in county water quality grants as part of its comprehensive Water Quality Action Plan. In order to receive a grant, a local match contribution (cash or in-kind) to the project equal to at least 100 percent of the amount requested in OFBF funds must be arranged. At least 50 percent of the matching funds must come from project partners outside of Farm Bureau. More…

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OhioHealth Emergency Care Construction Underway In Ontario

26 Feb , 2017  

The competition for healthcare services continues unabated west of Mansfield, as construction of a new OhioHealth facility is underway at the same time that Avita Health Ontario Hospital has opened to the public. More…

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Richland Cities, Villages, Townships Would See Increases Under Kasich Budget

19 Feb , 2017  

Some localities dislike the idea; others stand to benefit.

Whichever the case, the proposed biennial budget submitted by Governor John Kasich suggests a continuation of the roller coaster ride of local governments over the last ten years in terms of state funding. More…

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IHOP Springing To Life This Spring

11 Feb , 2017  

Visitors to the Lexington-Springmill area north of US30 are seeing new buildings rising, even in the midst of snow and ice.

This past week, structural elements of the new IHOP restaurant were appearing at 2190 Walker Lake Road. The restaurant will be located to the west of the second entrance to the Meijer-anchored shopping area, roughly across the street from Starbucks. More…

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Mansfield Family Business Acquired By Cincinnati Firm

10 Feb , 2017  

RelaDyne announces the recent acquisition of Sensmeier Oil Company, located in Mansfield. This acquisition will expand RelaDyne’s current Ohio operations to better serve the Northeastern Ohio area and current businesses in the Toledo and Cleveland markets.

Sensmeier Oil Company has been serving the Mansfield area since 1968. The company has prided itself on personable customer service at all times and strives to go the extra mile for all customers, to meet and exceed their needs. More…

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February Ohio Business Profile Includes Mansfield Company

7 Feb , 2017  

A Mansfield business has a statewide spotlight this month.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently launched Ohio Business Profile to highlight some of the great work being done in the Buckeye State. Each month a handful of local companies tied together by a common theme is selected to be featured on the Secretary of State’s website. More…

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Gorman-Rupp Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Financial Results

4 Feb , 2017  

From the Gorman-Rupp Company:

The Gorman-Rupp Company reports financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

Net sales during the fourth quarter were $94.2 million compared to $98.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2015, a decrease of 4.6% or $4.6 million. More…

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Caffeinated Ideas Connects Coffee and Concepts

3 Feb , 2017  

Braintree Business Development Center is providing a forum on February 23 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 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.

According to the Center, “We encourage you to bring your ideas, concepts and products no matter what stage of the development process you are in, and as a group we can explore the idea and help you to better position it for the market place. Even if you have an existing business and need assistance to overcome some barrier to growth our group of seasoned entrepreneurs can provide help with removing your problems or barriers. More…

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Gorman-Rupp Declares Dividend, To Hold Annual Shareholders Meeting

28 Jan , 2017  

The Board of Directors of The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE MKT: GRC) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.115 per share on the common stock of the Company, payable March 10, 2017, to shareholders of record February 15, 2017. This marks the 268th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by The Gorman-Rupp Company. More…