All Things Business, Ontario

Bye-Bye, Cheddar’s? Gas Station Reportedly Replacing Eatery

3 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There was likely surprise in many corners when the Mansfield News Journal posted a story yesterday about the potential loss of Ontario’s Cheddar’s Restaurant.

One place where there was apparently a great deal of surprise was at 979 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., the address for the currently-operating restaurant.

According to the News Journal post, which can be read here, a conditional approval is being sought from the City of Ontario Planning Commission for a “GetGo” gas station on that spot. The submitted site plan, a copy of which is in the story, shows the facility on the current spot of Cheddar’s.

The restaurant opened in late 1994 in front of what was then Super Kmart.

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Ontario

Ontario Issues State Of Emergency; Water Shut Off After Mains Break

30 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

UPDATE: Water service in Ontario has been restored, however a boil advisory is in place for the entire City.

In a series of announcements on its Facebook page today, the City of Ontario has alerted water utility customers as to steps taken in response to water main breaks.

About 5:00 PM, the following notice was posted:

“Due to a Water Main break, Ontario City Council has issued a State of EmergencyWater supply to the City of Ontario will be shut off at 4:30PM in order to make necessary repairs to the water main.  We are unable to give an estimated time for the water to be back on.  Once the water is back in service, there will be a BOIL ADVISORY until further notice.”

Earlier in the day, the City had posted this message on its Facebook page:

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All Things Business, Ontario

New DIY Boutique Opens Its Doors In Ontario

3 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Over ten years ago, a new retailer evolved from a shop on Etsy to become a branded e-commerce platform and blog site. 

Today, that Pineville North Carolina-based chain has multiple locations across the country. First known as Anders Ruff Custom Designs, many know it today as AR Workshops.

North Central Ohio became the newest location when the DIY boutique workshop and retail operation opened its doors at 805 N. Lexington=Springmill Road.

AR Workshop Ontario offers workshops classes, do-it-yourself kits, workshop classes, events and parties, youth camps, and unique crafty products.

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All Things Business, Ontario

Old Navy, Shoe Dept. Encore Also Making Moves In Ontario, WMFD Reports

19 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s not every week that we can share news of three local retail openings or relocations, but today is an exception.

Yesterday, we shared news of the impending opening of Ross Dress for Less in the former Staples location at 852 Lexington-Springmill Road. Today, WMFD reported that two additional retailers will be arriving at two additional Ontario locations.

WMFD shared information from Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson that Old Navy will be moving from its current location to the soon to be vacated Bed, Bath & Beyond space, while Shoe Dept. Encore will join Ross Dress for Less in Springfield Square.

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Ontario, Sports

The Woodsman Disc Golf Course Ups Its Game

15 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Friday, officials were on hand for a ribbon cutting at The Woodsman Disc Golf Court in Ontario’s Marshall Park.

Over the last several weeks, concrete pads, sponsored signs, landscaping, and more have been added to the part, already considered one of the best in the state.

The course was launched in 2016 and is known for its challenging nature as it sits in a heavily wooded area. One hole is actually fifteen feet high and is positioned between two trees. More…

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Ontario

Ontario Offering Swim Lessons This Summer

28 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Now that the last of winter is behind us (hopefully!), attention is turning to an Ohio summer and plans for fun and family.

One of the traditional parts of summer for young children is swimming, and swimming lessons are being offered this year by the City of Ontario Recreation Department.

To be eligible to participate, youth need to have completed Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, or Fifth grade this past academic year. Two sessions are on offer, both in the afternoon — 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM, and 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. More…

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Ontario

Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled For Marshall Park

17 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Easter is coming soon, and the City of Ontario is getting in the holiday spirit. Case in point — the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Marshall Park on Saturday, March 27.

There will be two different times based on age groups:

  • Kids ages 3 and under, Preschoolers, and Kindergarteners will start their Egg Hunt at Noon (please arrive by 11:45 AM).
  • Kids in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade will have their egg hunt at 12:30 PM (please arrive by 12:20 PM).

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Ontario, Schools

Information On Ontario Schools COVID Case

18 Oct , 2020  

All Things Business, Ontario

Five Weeks To Five Guys

29 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

OK, it may be a wee bit more than that. What’s clear, however, is that the long anticipated arrival of Five Guys Burgers and Fries to north central Ohio is right around the corner. Here’s photo proof!

The Five Guys chain launched in 1986 in Arlington County, Virginia, and had 1,500 locations with another 1,500 planned as of 2016. As shared on the corporate website, three facts are true about each of those restaurants — only fresh ground beef is used; only peanut oil is used; and coolers, not freezers, are used. More…

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Ontario

Ontario Unveils New Website

30 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

This spring, one Richland County community has given itself an opportunity for a new, spruced up impression for those seeking information online about what it has to offer.

The City of Ontario has dispensed with its former cramped, difficult to navigate website and replaced it with something much more up to date.

The new site’s home page contains a rotating gallery of bright, colorful images. Easy to read tabs provide access to learn about local government, businesses, events, and more. More…

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