All Things Business

Dispatch Does Series On Ohio Cities Left Behind Despite A Growing Economy, Including Mansfield

18 Dec , 2018  

In a two-part series over the weekend, the Columbus Dispatch did a look at what it referred to as Ohio’s “struggling” cities, those not experiencing the benefits enjoyed by other communities as the state’s economy improves.

North central Ohio figures prominently in the posts, with both Mansfield and Marion referenced as examples.

Links to both “The great divide: Many Ohio towns left behind despite strengthening economy” and “Struggling Ohio cities searching for ways to reinvent themselves” can be found in “Hand-Picked Richland News” on the 1812Blockhouse homepage and on mobile.

Schools

OSU Mansfield Microfarm Project Takes Center Stage In Columbus

5 Dec , 2018  

On Monday night, the Ohio Microfarm Project, an initiative with “roots” at The Ohio State University at Manfsield, took to the stage in Columbus to share its vision.

The setting was an evening set aside for the ten finalists in the Alliance for the American Dream initiative to present their respective programs. Each is vying to be one of the three efforts selected to be presented to the initiative underwriter for funding and support, and to be shared as well with the three other universities involved in the Alliance – the University of Utah, Arizona State University, and the University of Wisconsin. More…

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All Things Business

Gorman-Rupp Announces Third Quarter Financial Results, Special Cash Dividend

26 Nov , 2018  

The Gorman-Rupp Company has announced its financial results for the third quarter and for the nine months ending September 30. Third quarter financial highlights include: More…

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Mansfield Area 2018 Holiday Spending Rise Predicted To Be Tops In Ohio

21 Nov , 2018  

Sometimes playing catch-up can be fun. If predictions hold true, that is exactly what’s in store for Mansfield and Richland County retailers this holiday season as sales increase faster than any other metro area in Ohio. More…

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All Things Business

Gorman-Rupp Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

27 Oct , 2018  

The Mansfield-based Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE: GRC) reports financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018. More…

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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

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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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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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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All About Richland

MSN Money: Mansfield Has Ohio’s Largest Increased Concentration Of Extreme Poverty

31 Jul , 2018  

Last week, MSN Monday shared findings of 24/7 Wall St., which used United States Census Bureau figures to determine which metopolitan city in each of the fifty states is home to the highest increase in concentrated poverty. More…

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Gorman-Rupp Reports Financial Results; Declares Dividend

28 Jul , 2018  

The Gorman-Rupp Company has reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Second quarter highlights included the following: More…

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All About Richland

Report Finds Ohioans Spend Over Half Of Income On Transportation And Housing

28 Jun , 2018  

On Tuesday, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) released its annual Housing Needs Assessment, which serves as a statewide resource on housing and related topics in Ohio.

This report, compiled by OHFA’s Office of Housing Policy, examined various topics from the quality of Ohio’s housing to issues affecting children, veterans and more, and is updated every year to provide the most accurate data on housing in Ohio. More…

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All Things Business, Schools

OSU Mansfield Initiative Seeks To Help The Middle Class

25 Jun , 2018  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield is participating in a new initiative with a goal of helping the middle class thrive.

The Ohio State University is collaborating with Schmidt Futures to launch the Alliance for the American Dream – an initiative to kickstart an idea development process to identify innovative solutions that will foster greater social mobility, greater equality of opportunity, and a more attainable and sustainable middle class. More…

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All Things Business

Application Window Closing For Two Economic Development Positions

31 May , 2018  

The Richland County Development Group (RCDG) is currently seeking to fill two positions that will match talent with an identified need.

First, RCDG is seeking an Economic Development Liaison to Shelby & Northern Richland County. This position has been developed in collaborative partnership with the Shelby Community Improvement Corporation. More…

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