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Local Unemployment Numbers Rise Slightly, And In Typical Fashion

12 Mar , 2019  

It’s a common occurrence. After the rush of a holiday season, post-season employment declines and unemployment rates rise.

That’s exactly what has happened across Ohio this year, and also the case for Mansfield and Richland County.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released the January 2019 employment numbers this week, and reported that Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in January, up from a revised 4.6 percent in December. More…

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Ohio Poverty Report Issued: Mixed News For Mansfield, Richland

13 Feb , 2019  

The Ohio Development Services Agency has just issued The Ohio Poverty Report, a document outlining research into the numbers behind the reality of low-income Ohioans. Its pages suggest a subdued but not altogether unhopeful picture for the local economy.

Based largely on US Census Bureau complied and released information and other federal and Ohio agencies, it is designed to explore trends and comparisons for poverty in the Buckeye State’s cities and counties. More…

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Sears Sale Approved: Local Location’s Future Remains Uncertain

8 Feb , 2019  

The saga of Sears continues.

Major news sources were reporting on Thursday afternoon that a bankruptcy judge in New York has approved the sale of what remains of Sears to a hedge fund controlled by the company’s chairperson, Eddie Lampert.

This, in turn, means that the wishes of creditors seeking total liquidation will not take place at this time. More…

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Northeast Ohio, Including Richland County, Projected To Add 20,700 Jobs By 2023

4 Feb , 2019  

Northeast Ohio is projected to add 20,700 jobs across all occupations over the next five years, including 8,500 new healthcare openings for practitioners, and technical and healthcare support personnel.

Additionally, more than 1 million replacement workers will be needed over the next five years, including 160,000 in office and administrative occupations, and more than 100,000 in production sectors. Healthcare-related occupations will require 77,700 replacement workers. More…

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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