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Old Dominion Freight Line Adds Service Center In Mansfield

9 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is expanding its network by adding nine service centers in new and existing markets.

The steady growth brings the Company’s service center count to 245 and solidifies Old Dominion’s presence across the continental United States. The less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier’s new or improved facilities include sites in Mansfield, as well as in Brooklyn, N.Y., Edinburgh, Ind., Grand Island, Neb., Louisville, Ky., McDonough, Ga., Mesa, Ariz., Milton, Pa. and Olympia, Wash.

The nine new and renovated service centers are strategically placed for operational efficiency aligned with the Company’s long-term strategic plan. More…


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Ribbon Cutting Goes Roadside

21 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Wednesday, Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development participated in a different kind of ribbon cutting.

The setting was familiar — a Richland County business opening a new business location. What was certainly different was that this particular location is actually on wheels.

The Chamber joined Truckin Trav for ribbon cutting in hour of its new food truck. More…

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Carvana Comes To Richland County; Car Buying Has Really Changed In 100 Years

8 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

In an announcement sent out to markets across the country on Thursday, e-commerce company Carvana shared that it is bringing its online, next-day delivery automobile purchasing service to an additional 100 communities.

Those newly served communities include Mansfield, as well as Lima and Springfield.

The way it works is this. Prospective car buyers use the Carvana website to choose a vehicle, which is then brought to them via a “touchless home delivery.” More…

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Shaw & Ott Celebrates Expansion

30 Oct , 2019  

A ribbon-cutting was held on Tuesday morning at Shaw & Ott Medical, as the family-owned business celebrated the expansion of its showroom on Lexington Avenue in Mansfield. About 50 years ago they evolved from the original corner pharmacy into a home health care business, and now the new showroom space will give Shaw & Ott a better opportunity to showcase the products and home modifications it offers. More…

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1812Blockhouse: Three Years Of Pioneering

8 Sep , 2019  

You might not realize it, but at this very moment you are reading a post on a local news and information website that differs from almost every other such site in the country.

When the switch was flipped back on September 8, 2016, Richland County became the very first small to mid-sized media market in America (that we knew of or know of) with a site committed to keeping its readers informed not only through its own news coverage, but also by actually pointing readers to local news covered by other media as well. Each day since, we have not only done our own reporting, but we have featured links to stores on WMFD, the Mansfield News Journal, Richland Source, and to social media posts from dozens of other local governments, organizations, churches, and businesses to create a one-stop information center.

It has now been three years since 1812Blockhouse went live. Over 3,700 posts, 50,000 shared links, and millions of views later, that goal of creating informed readers remains at the very heart of what we do. More…

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Dispatch Looks At Impact Of New Distribution Center In Morrow County, Area

23 Jul , 2019  

On Sunday, the Columbus Dispatch took a look at one aspect of the massive Dollar Tree Distribution Center, now under construction just north of the State Route 61 intersection with I71 in southern Morrow County.

What caught the attention of writer Dean Narciso could be summed up in one word:

Traffic. More…


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Nanogate Receives 50 Million Euro Order

21 Feb , 2019  

Nanogate SE, a leading global specialist for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components, is strengthening its order base. A new major order for the U.S. site encompasses a cumulative sales volume of around EUR 50 million over a period of about six years. More…


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Northeast Ohio, Including Richland County, Projected To Add 20,700 Jobs By 2023

4 Feb , 2019  

Northeast Ohio is projected to add 20,700 jobs across all occupations over the next five years, including 8,500 new healthcare openings for practitioners, and technical and healthcare support personnel.

Additionally, more than 1 million replacement workers will be needed over the next five years, including 160,000 in office and administrative occupations, and more than 100,000 in production sectors. Healthcare-related occupations will require 77,700 replacement workers. More…

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Take A Peek At The New Hudson & Essex Chandeliers

31 Dec , 2018  

The new Hudson & Essex Restaurant in downtown Mansfield is well on its way to a 2019 opening, and over the last few days chandeliers have been hung in the space. Click here for a sneak peek!

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Tax Credit Approvals Give Area A Double Jobs Boost

22 May , 2018  

When the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (“TCA”) met on Monday to review economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and regional partners, Mansfield and the Richland County area received some generally good news. More…

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