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Fresh Grounds Opens In Ontario

30 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s a new coffee shop in town! Tiffany Kibler and Chriztine Campbell have opened Fresh Grounds Coffee House, located at 1621 W. Fourth St. in Ontario, next to Hello Gorgeous Hair Studio.

The location hosted a ribbon cutting on Saturday. On hand were representatives of Mansfield City Council, the Richland County Commissioners, and others – including the Mayor of Ontario and Miss Ontario.

Fresh Grounds Coffee House offers fresh coffee, tea, and very tasty treats. All menu items can be adjusted to accommodate food allergies, which is such a blessing to anyone who does experience food allergies.

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Aviation Has Banner Year In Columbus During 2022

30 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse, Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Richland County residents and businesses are certainly impacted by the availability of quality airline service in greater Columbus and Cleveland. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) recently reviewed how that availability changed during calendar year 2022.

According to the CRAA, upward momentum continued in 2022 with an estimated 7.75 million passengers traveling through John Glenn Columbus International (CMH) and the Rickenbacker Passenger Terminal (LCK), a 27% increase over 2021 representing 87% of 2019’s record-breaking passenger activity.

Passenger air service also grew with CMH and LCK now offering nonstop flights to 50 destinations, more than prior to the pandemic.

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Intel Shares Name Of New Ohio Investment; Releases Renderings

25 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Much has been written and will continue to be written about the extremely large investment being made in northwest Licking County by Intel. We have written about the ramifications of this development often in the year since that announcement was made.

The initial investment is more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading edge chip factories, designed to help boost production to meet the surging demand for advanced semiconductors.

As the largest single private-sector investment in Ohio history, the initial phase of the project is expected to create 3,000 Intel jobs, 7,000 construction jobs over the course of the build, and support tens of thousands of additional local long-term jobs across a broad ecosystem of suppliers and partners.

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Avita Ontario South Opens Today

20 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Avita Health System has announced that Avita Ontario South Campus will open Friday in the former Sears building at 600 Richland Mall, Ontario.

The facility will feature a walk-in clinic, medical offices, a dietitian office, x-ray, and lab draw stations. The Avita Walk-In Clinic will be the first to move into the new facility and will open their doors Friday, Jan. 20 at 8:00am.

“Renovating the former Sears building allows us to add new providers and bring some of our off-site medical offices, pharmacy, and walk-in clinic together in one convenient location,” said Kim Winkle, Vice President of Operations, Avita Health System.

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Thrift Store Chain With Multiple Ohio Locations Announces It Is Coming To Mansfield

16 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Many locals were surprised when a retail chain made a bold – and large – announcement on its Facebook page last week.

Ohio Thrift Stores announced “Here We Grow Again!!! MANSFIELD COMING SOON!!” No details were shared.

According to its website, “Ohio Thrift is a for-profit organization that has been serving Central Ohio since the late ’80s. Our dedication to providing quality goods and services has enabled us to be a leader in our industry.

Ohio Thrift obtains its merchandise from non-profit organizations, brokers, liquidations, and buy-outs. We also buy directly from manufacturers, which allows us to offer the best prices and discounts to the public.”

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Local Company Changes Name

14 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The company formerly known as Therm-O-Disc, a global manufacturer of highly engineered sensing, control and sealing components headquartered in Mansfield, has officially changed its name to Sensience. The company has been renamed in recognition of its new status as an independent entity; it was acquired by an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC, in June 2022.

The new name pays homage to the company’s legacy of delivering reliable sensor science while representing its dedication to future growth and success. Sensience products put engineered systems in touch with their surroundings, enabling new levels of awareness, understanding and response. They include MICROTEMP® thermal fuses, Therm-O-Disc sensors and bi-metal controls, Fusite hermetic glass-to-metal feedthroughs, Thunderline-Z RF and DC feedthroughs, and Pactrol electronic control systems. Each of these product lines has been popular for decades.

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Just How Big Will The Intel Impact Be? How About A New Columbus Airport?

14 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Much has been written about the potential and transformative impact of Intel’s planned investment in silicon chip manufacturing in Ohio.

Local governments, school districts, businesses, commuters, and residents have been speculating and planning. Not only does that include New Albany and Licking County, but other nearby locations – likely including Richland County, the southern part of which is within the one hour commute radius.

On Thursday, a contributor to the social media site Reddit shared bullet points from a press conference given by a business developer with MA Design. The list, if even remotely accurate, suggests that the impact will be even bigger than anticipated.

These were some of the specific items mentioned:

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Shelby CIC Seeking Developer For Key Downtown Building

12 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

A key building on one of the main intersections of downtown Shelby is available for development.

The city’s Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), the building’s owner, is accepting development proposals for the two story structure, known locally as The Shaw Building. It stands at 57 and 59 West Main Street at the corner of Main and Gamble Streets.

According to the CIC, applications will be evaluated based on the proposed investment’s overall impact on the Shelby community and its economy. After review, if a proposal is selected, CIC will award and convey the property to the selected applicant. 

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Avita Ontario South Campus Readies For Opening

11 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

The steady expansion of both physical facilities and services is continuing at Avita Ontario Hospital.

Avita announced via social media on Tuesday that the new Avita Ontario South Campus, housed in the former Sears department store building, will be welcoming its first occupants in the coming days.

In specific, the Ontario Walk-In Clinic will be moving to the South Campus on Friday, January 20. The Clinic will be joined by the Avita Ontario Pharmacy in February.

Signage for these departments has already been affixed to the building.

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Sheetz Expansion Moves Closer To Richland County

9 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

News from the City of Ontario about the possible GetGo gas station project at the present site of Cheddar’s on Lexington-Springmill Road is an example of just how strong the gas station/convenience store market is in this part of Ohio.

One of the most unique such retailers in the area is making huge strides in opening locations across the Columbus market, and is in the process of moving up the road, closer to Richland County. 

Sheetz is a family-owned convenience store chain that originated in Pennsylvania and sells custom food, beverages, and convenience store items. Nearly all sell gasoline as well, and a few also have truck stop facilities.

The chain’s 21st store in the Columbus market, which it entered in only the last few years, opens this week near Polaris. It is part of a stated goal of opening 50 Sheetz stores in that market by 2025.

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