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 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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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 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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City Of Ontario Fall Event Calendar

25 Oct , 2019  


Trick or treat: Thursday October 31st from 5:30-7:00. If you wish to participate, please have your porch light on. Leaf pick up: will begin on Monday October 28th. Please have the leaves at the curb, no sticks or other debris. Depending on weather, pick up will continue until approximately Friday November 22nd.


All Things Business, Ontario

Five Guys Is Actually Coming, Two News Sources Report

11 Oct , 2019  

The under construction Lexington Pointe shopping center at 994 Lexington-Springmill Road in Ontario will in fact house a Five Guys Burgers and Fries, two local news outlets reported Thrus

As we shared back in August of last year, the popular burger chain had expressed an interest in locating in the building being constructed on the former Ocean Buffet property. At that time, the likely retail mix also included the restaurant chain Panda Express. More…


All Things Business, Ontario

New Ontario Retail Center Going Up Quickly

5 Aug , 2019  

It took some time for the former Ocean Buffet to meet the wrecking ball, but its replacement is rising quickly in its place at 944 Lexington-Springmill Road.

Work is underway on a strip mall that will house five or six retail outlets. At this time, the only known occupant will be a Panda Express, although Five Guys Burgers and Fries has expressed interest in the center. Other stores expressing interest at one time include Sleep Number and Sport Clips. More…

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Proposed Changes For Two Major Area Intersections; Comments Sought

25 Feb , 2018  

Two projects proposed by the City of Ontario will have an impact on two intersections traveled by many thousands of motorists each day.

First. the City is proposing to install pedestrian crossing markings, signals, and physical improvements at the SR 309 and Lexington-Springmill Road Intersection (Google Maps view below). This construction will be funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation. More…