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The Blueberry Patch Celebrates Anniversary With New Building

12 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

What better way to celebrate an anniversary than to move into a new house?

In the case of The Blueberry Patch on Hanley Road in Mansfield, that idea means recognizing its 40th anniversary with a new building which holds an expanded gift shop and the 1285 Winery.

The new facility is on the same property as the original structure, and sits just a bit further down the driveway.

Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development officials were on hand on Thursday for a ribbon cutting. More…

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Have A Beer With Your Biscuits?

16 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s an Ohio culinary institution — Bob Evans restaurants with their familiar red and brick facades.

Soon the place that is a staple for home cooked breakfasts and dinners may become a go-to venue for beer and wine as well.

Several outlets nationally and locally are reporting that Bob Evans has decided to expand its new alcoholic beverage offerings outside of its Florida operations, where they have been test marketed for some time.

With that, a number of Ohio locations have pending liquor permit applications including, according to Business First Columbus, for the restaurant at 2100 West Fourth Street in Ontario, diagonally across from Avita Ontario Hospital and Richland Mall. More…

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JobsOhio Highlights Edge Plastics Investment

30 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The recent decision by Edge Plastics to invest in and expand their Mansfield operations has not gone unnoticed by state economic development interests.

That includes JobsOhio, Ohio’s nonprofit corporation created to attract capital investment and to grow jobs in the Buckeye State through a range of attraction, retential, and expansion programs and activities.

On Monday, JobsOhio published a page and news release focusing on Edge Plastics.

The page takes the form of a bullet point list relating to the investment being made. Entitled “Edge Plastics Reinvests In Ohio Manufacturing Capacity,” various numbers and aspects are detailed. More…

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$2 Million Investment Proposed For New Lahm Fueling Operation

7 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

In addition to news of a spec building to be constructed on Airport West Road for industrial and warehousing purposes, Mansfield City Council heard of another Lahm Airport development during its Tuesday committee meetings.

Attorney Bud Vetter, representing local investors Dan and Brenda Niss, shared news that they would like to invest $2 million in the facility for creation of a self serve fueling operation, also known as a “fuel farm.” This will allow for airplanes to easily fuel at Lahm, further enhancing its operational capacity.

Vetter shared that the project would also include the construction of a new hangar and would provide professional staff to the main, front counter in the airport terminal.

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Ribbon Cutting Held For Emerson Expansion

12 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, officials from Emerson Automation Solutions joined officials from the Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The 23,000 square foot expansion of Emerson’s operations on Park Avenue West in Ontario will bring an increase of nearly a million dollars in annual payroll.

The expansion will accommodate a new product line designed, engineered and manufactured at the Richland County plant and growth of the legacy business. With this opportunity, Emerson plans to hire 20 new employees while retaining its current workforce of 174. More…

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84 Lumber Opens New Truss Plant

10 Aug , 2020  

84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, is continuing to expand with its newest truss plant opening in Mansfield. The plant is fully automated and outfitted with the latest design software, computerized saws and laser projection equipment. It is now building trusses and servicing customers throughout the Columbus and Cleveland markets.

“The need for engineered and manufactured wood products is rapidly increasing in Ohio and across the country,” said Ken Kucera, vice president of installed sales and manufacturing at 84 Lumber. “We’re excited to be fulfilling that need and following through with our growth plans in 2020, and we have big plans to continue expanding throughout the rest of the year.” More…

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Two Ribbon Cuttings In One Day!

19 Feb , 2020  

The Richland Area Chamber of Commerce held two ribbon cuttings on Tuesday, which is a hopeful sign for continued business growth in 2020.

In the morning, a celebration with ribbon cutting was held in Ontario at the new Shelter Insurance office, which is helmed by Owner/Agent Scott Merrick. This is the first office for Shelter Insurance in our area, though they have been operating in Ohio since 2018. The agency is located at 2072 Walker Lake Road, between Panera Bread and Firenza Pizza, in Ontario. More…

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All Things Bellville

15 Feb , 2020  

Two Bellville stories to share today.

Ribbon Cutting Held For Long-Time Bellville Business

On Thursday morning, Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Jackson Well Services. The company, which has been part of the Bellville community for three generations, opened a new and improved facility at 1201 Mill Road. More…

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