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Richland Mall Sears Store Being Auctioned Online

12 Apr , 2018  

Both the Wall Street Journal and Business Insider reported on Wednesday that the Sears store at Richland Mall in Ontario is up for sale.

The local operation is one of 16 across the country which will be auctioned online, according to the article. This does not necessarily mean that the retailer itself will close here, however, as the article indicates that this could be a “sale and lease back,” in that Sears would be open to paying rent at each purchased location. More…

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Richland And Crawford Bridge Repair Projects Begin

3 Apr , 2018  

One thing is for sure – as you travel around the area from now through the fall, you are bound to see a bridge or two being repaired.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, those projects begin this week with bridge work on the State Route 4 bridge over US30 near Bucyrus, which will result in intermittent single land closures on US30 westbound and SR4 southbound. Crews will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction at all times. Completion is scheduled for May. More…

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1812Blockhouse Announces Plans To Purchase Richland Source

1 Apr , 2018  

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

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

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Nationwide Childrens Expands Local Services With Second Richland Office

28 Mar , 2018  

A new Close To Home Center for Columbus’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital will bring developmental occupational and physical therapy services, as well as speech pathology services, much closer to home.

The new Center is now open at 2003 West Fourth Street, Suite 205. It is the second Nationwide Children’s office presence in the county (our October 2016 notice about the first center can be read here). More…

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News Journal Wins Statewide Recognitions

25 Mar , 2018  

In a series of tweets by staffers at the Mansfield News Journal, it was shared that the team there had won a series of awards in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.

The recognitions were awarded Saturday during the organization’s annual conference at the Easton Hilton in Columbus. More…

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Three Mansfield Census Tracts Recommended As Opportunity Zones

22 Mar , 2018  

When the analysis was completed, three census tracts largely encompassing the older areas of Mansfield were included in the recommendations made by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the US Treasury Department to be recognized as “Opportunity Zones.” More…

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Greater Ohio Talks Legacy Cities, Including Mansfield

16 Mar , 2018  

This past week, Greater Ohio, the statewide think tank and advocacy center for statewide initiatives on revitalization and sustainable growth, published a retrospective on its work over the last decade. Greater Ohio’s areas of focus include the following: More…

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Breaking News: Toys “R” Us Is Closing

14 Mar , 2018  

Numerous sources are reporting tonight on Twitter and elsewhere that toy retailer Toys “R” Us is closing or selling all 800 of its stores across the country. This would include its store in Ontario.

Not surprisingly, the corporate newsroom is currently inaccessible online. A good overview of the announcement can be found here on CNN Money.

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Richland Bank Ribbon Cutting This Friday

13 Mar , 2018  

After a multi-month period of work, Richland Bank has announced that the renovation work at its Ontario banking office has been completed. In commemoration of that completion, a ribbon cutting will be held there this Friday at 7:30 AM. More…

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Business Expo Coming To The Fairgrounds

6 Mar , 2018  

Join the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce for the 13th Annual Business Expo on Thursday, March 22 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Richland County Fairgrounds.

This will be the largest Chamber Expo ever, with over 100 local businesses and non-profit organizations exhibiting. A special ribbon cutting with local officials will be held at 10:45 AM to open the event. More…

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JobsOhio Shares 2017 Results

5 Mar , 2018  

From JobsOhio:

Companies across the United States and the world are recognizing that making Ohio home offers a competitive advantage. Last week JobsOhio, a nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio, released its 2017 results. More…

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Ohio Capital Bill Targets $4.5 Million For Richland County

3 Mar , 2018  

Earlier this week, Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and Speaker of the HouseClifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) introduced the state’s Capital Budget, a $2.62 billion investment in Ohio’s infrastructure and local community projects.

The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years with the goal of funding needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including schools, roads and bridges, waterways and parks. The companion bills introduced today in each chamber also increase the capital investment in mental health and addiction services facilities. More…

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