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Sears In Ohio, Ontario Holding Its Own

8 Jan , 2018  

When the news came during the last few days of Kmart and Sears stores which will close across the country in the coming weeks, Richland County and Ohio fared quite well.

Neighboring states will see several closures; Pennsylvania, for instance, is set to lose 10 Kmart and three Sears locations. Ohio has only two closures – a Kmart in Warren and a Sears store in Cincinnati. More…


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County Gains Sixty Jobs On Thursday

15 Dec , 2017  

Richland County gained approximately 60 jobs on Thursday when Love’s Travel Stops opened its newest location in Bellville. The facility, is located 976 State Route 97 W (Interstate 71, Exit 165).

“Bellville is an ideal location for Love’s,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s. “With its location along Interstate 71 and proximity to Cleveland and Columbus, we’re well positioned to conveniently serve residents, motorists and professional drivers. We look forward to providing the ‘Clean Places, Friendly Faces’ Love’s is known for to a new part of the state.” More…


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Agricultural Easement Funding Announced; Richland County Included

25 Nov , 2017  

This week, the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced that eight land trusts, four counties, one township and ten Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state. Richland County is among 20 counties becoming eligible for funding through the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. More…

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Mansfield Named An Affordable “Ski Town”

21 Nov , 2017  

Not only has a reputable organization just named Mansfield as a “ski town,” it included it on a list of the ten most affordable ski towns in America.

The official website of the National Association of Realtors named Mansfield as #8 nationally in a piece published on Monday entitled, “Hit Peak Living in America’s 10 Most – and Least – Affordable Ski Towns.” More…

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We’re In The Nation’s Fifth Most Affordable Smaller Housing Market

10 Nov , 2017  

When it comes to finding a house to purchase, Mansfield is among those cities where it is possible to get a great deal of “bang for the buck.”

Such was the finding of the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index for the third quarter of 2017 released on Thursday.

In all, 58.3% of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and end of September were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $68,000. More…

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Gorman-Rupp Company Announces Third Quarter Results

28 Oct , 2017  

On Friday, the Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE: GRC) reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30.

Third Quarter 2017 Highlights: More…


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Manairco Assets Acquired By Urbana Company

25 Oct , 2017  

Manairco, Inc. of Mansfield and Hughey and Phillips, LLC (H&P) announced on Tuesday that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which H&P will acquire substantially all the assets of Manairco. Manairco is a well-established sales and manufacturing company with a reputation for excellence in the manufacture and design of Airfield lighting systems and accessories. More…


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Mansfield Home Sales Numbers Among The Strongest In Ohio

22 Oct , 2017  

When the September figures for home sales were announced this past week by the Ohio Association of Realtors, the Mansfield area evidenced strong gains.

In fact, our region of Ohio had the second highest percentage increase in the state for the year-to-date dollar volume of sales transactions. More…

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Commissioners Consider Budget Requests; Insist On Cuts

14 Oct , 2017  

In its consideration of budget requests for 2018, the Richland County Commissioners welcomed department heads to their meeting on October 10.

Commissioner Tony Vero noted at the meeting that budget requests total some $35.6 million, and yet total revenue was pegged at $28.3 million. These figures contemplate a loss of $600,000 in income from the Medicaid sales tax and increased costs of $700,000 for benefits. Furthermore, at the start of 2018 the County will be short $1.3 million from 2017 revenues. More…

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Women’s Business Showcase Next Tuesday

7 Sep , 2017  

For the third year in a row, the area’s women-led businesses will be taking center stage during the Women’s Business Showcase, presented by the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce. On Tuesday, September 12 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Kingwood Center Gardens, you are invited to visit displays from over 30 women-owned and/or operated businesses. More…

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Mansfield Company Receives Job Creation Tax Credit

31 Aug , 2017  

There was good news for the Mansfield economy today, as a local project was among those which received job creation tax credits from the State of Ohio.

The Governor’s office announced the awards, which represented eight projects set to create 3,792 new jobs and retain 459 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $115 million in new payroll, and spur more than $377 million in investments across Ohio. More…


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Local Unemployment Numbers Rise Slightly

26 Aug , 2017  

Unemployment rose a bit in north central Ohio in July, matching a trend across the state of Ohio.

When labor numbers were released this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Service’s Bureau of Labor Market Information, rates across the state ranged from Mercer County’s 3.5% to Trumbull County’s 8.7%. More…