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Richland, Mansfield Unemployment Rates Steady

22 Jun , 2017  

On Tuesday, the State of Ohio Office of Workplace Development’s Bureau of Labor Market Information released the latest (May) unemployment rate figures for Ohio counties and municipalities with over 50,000 population. More…

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First Energy Involved In Local Upgrade Project

7 Jun , 2017  

As part of an effort to upgrade existing infrastructure, FirstEnergy Corporation has announced that it is rebuilding and modernizing a local 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line which is worth $16 million. More…

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Watch Out On I-71: Ikea’s Coming

18 May , 2017  

Here on 1812Blockhouse, we have been known to look at day trips from Greater Mansfield. Part of the enjoyment in living in Richland County, after all, is its proximity to a wide variety of interesting and top-notch attractions. 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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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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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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Ohio Attorney General Warns About Tax Scams

21 Mar , 2017  

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that more consumers are reporting tax-related scams with about four weeks remaining until the April 18 filing deadline. In 2017, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has logged more than 150 tax scams thus far in March, compared to 80 in January, and 175 in February.

“As we get further into tax season, we’re seeing more of these scams,” Attorney General DeWine said. “What we want people to remember is that if callers are threatening you, saying you have to pay immediately, or saying they’re going to put you in jail, it’s not the IRS.” 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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Ontario Retailer To Close

4 Mar , 2017  

Retailer hhgregg is closing some 88 stores nationwide, as well as three distribution centers, as a part of what it is calling “actions to advance turnaround.”

Unfortunately, those 88 locations include the Ontario store on Lexington-Springmill Road. More…

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CHIP Loans Available

3 Mar , 2017  

The City of Mansfield’s Office of Community Development seeks eligible homeowners within the City of Mansfield for participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program. This program offers interest free rehabilitation loans to eligible homeowners within the City. In order to qualify you must meet the income guidelines based on household size. These limits are outlined below. 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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