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Released Figures Show Mansfield Economy Had Most Difficult 2015 In Ohio

22 Sep , 2016  

In an article trumpeting Central Ohio and the Columbus region’s strong economic performance in 2015, this morning the Columbus Dispatch reviewed just-released figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The news for the Mansfield region was stark, as the local economy fared worst among the state’s metropolitan areas.

Click here for the Dispatch story.

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Richland County Unemployment Rate at 4.9 Percent

22 Sep , 2016  

When the August unemployment rate numbers were released earlier this week, Richland County remained in a generally strong position compared to Ohio as a whole though not faring as well as several other counties in north central Ohio.

Ohio’s overall rate was at 4.7 percent, just 0.2 percent the local figure, and down 0.1 from the month before. According to a press release from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, “Goods-producing industries, at 905,100, added 2,600 jobs over the month in construction (+2,100), manufacturing (+400), and mining and logging (+100). The private service-providing sector, at 3,812,900, lost 7,600 jobs. More…

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First Energy Investment Includes Mansfield Substation Work

21 Sep , 2016  

To help enhance service reliability for customers, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is continuing construction work this summer and throughout the remainder of 2016 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects totaling approximately $369 million in Ohio Edison’s 34-county service territory.

To date, more than $195 million of the total has been spent on a variety of projects More…

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Team NEO Releases Quarterly Northeast Ohio Economic Review

19 Sep , 2016  

Manufacturing is the largest sector of Northeast Ohio’s gross regional product (GRP), and is projected to remain the largest sector as the region transitions from traditional manufacturing sectors to advanced manufacturing sectors, reports the quarterly Cleveland Plus Economic Review recently released Team NEO. The report includes statistics from 14 of the Northeast Ohio region’s 18 counties, including Richland County.

“Our manufacturing economy continues to transition as companies leverage automation and technology to maintain global competitiveness,” said William Koehler, CEO of Team NEO. “While declining as a percent of the total economy, manufacturing is playing a much larger role in higher value growth sectors and overall productivity is outpacing national averages.” More…

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ODOT To Hold Open House, Meeting On US 30 Project

19 Sep , 2016  

On Thursday, September 22, the Ohio Department of Transportation District 3 will host an open house and public meeting to discuss the proposed US 30 major rehabilitation project in Mansfield.

In news released from ODOT, it shared: “The project is intended to improve pavement conditions and improve safety on US 30 from SR 309 to Fifth Avenue, as well as provide safe access for residents and businesses to and from US 30. The project team is evaluating alternatives to accomplish these goals and would appreciate feedback from the public. More…

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Mid Ohio Women’s Business Showcase Coming To The Renaissance

16 Sep , 2016  

The Richland Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend the 2nd Annual Women’s Business Showcase on Wednesday, September 21 at The Renaissance Theater. This unique and exciting event showcases dozens of local women-owned or operated businesses.

A ribbon cutting at 10:45am kicks off the event and it runs to 1:00 PM. Admission is free and open to the public (registration is not necessary to attend). A portion of proceeds from vendor registration will benefit the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a dynamic new program teaching middle and high school students to start a business. 

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Haring Realty To Open Office In Downtown Mansfield

15 Sep , 2016  

Great news today for downtown, as Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced the impending arrival of a Haring Realty Office on North Main Street.

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Chamber Foundation Director To Retire

15 Sep , 2016  

The Mansfield-Richland Area Education Foundation, also known as the “Chamber Foundation”, has announced that Bill Sharp will retire from the organization in October where he has served as the Director since 2000.

In this role, Sharp has overseen a number of highly successful programs such as Leadership Unlimited, Young Leaders Institute, Economic Club and Inside Richland County. In 2015, Sharp launched the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA! Richland), an innovative program which teaches students how to launch and run their own businesses. More…

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What May Be The Future For Macy’s In North Central Ohio? Here Are Some Insights

12 Sep , 2016  

Advertising Age

“Is Your Local Macy’s on the Closures List?: Data Firm Uses Shopper Behavior to See Which Stores Might Shutter”

When Macy’s announced earlier this month its plan to close 100 stores, or 14% of its 728-unit fleet, consumers panicked, investors cheered and analysts gave a slow clap. In the age of omnichannel shopping, almost all retailers are rethinking their brick-and-mortar strategy by trimming stores and allocating more assets to e-commerce. More

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Local Publisher To Speak At National Journalism Conference

11 Sep , 2016  

This week, media representatives from around the country will join in Philadelphia for the 2016 American Society of News Editors (ASNE) News Leadership Conference. Attendees will participate in workshops, seminars, and other events designed to share the best of new ideas in 21st century journalism.

Included among those presenting will be a Mansfield-based media publisher. Jay Allred, publisher of Richland Source, will be part of a panel presentation on Monday morning entitled “Startups and Reboots.” According to the conference website, scheduled to join Allred will be Sybril Brown, a journalist and professor from Belmont University; John Harris, co-founder and publisher of the noted website POLTICO; Kevin Merida, Senior VP and Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated; and Sharon Waxman, CEO/founder of The Wrap. More…