All Things Business

New Retailer Coming To Ontario

18 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The bend in the Springfield Square shopping center in Ontario is a busy place these days.

Formerly the home of Staples, the storefront at 542 Lexington-Springmill Road is sporting a bit of a different look these days.

A sign on the facade heralds the imminent arrival of Ross Dress for Less, a discount department store chain from California. As of 2018, it was America’s largest off-price retailer with 1,483 stores in 37 states.

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All About Richland

There’s Just Two Years To Plan For Two Minutes

18 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Did you know that on April 8, 2024, Richland County will be on the path for a total solar eclipse?

In our area, the full eclipse will last about 3 minutes and 18 seconds, starting at 3:12:15 PM.

A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned.

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All Things Business

Sixty Years Of Holiday Inn Ending As DoubleTree By Hilton Arrives

17 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s about to be a change on Park Avenue West in the general vicinity of the Renaissance Theatre.

The city’s largest hotel operation is about ready to receive a new name. When it does so, it will end 60 years of the Holiday Inn chain having a presence in Mansfield.

The original Holiday Inn was located at 880 Laver Road, just off of US 30. That motel opened in 1962.

A bit over 20 years later, the large Holiday Inn Mansfield, later Holiday Inn & Suites, opened on Park Avenue West in downtown Mansfield, on August 5, 1984.  A $7 million investment resulted in 160 rooms and the new Leland Ballroom, named after the short-lived hotel.

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All About Richland

Two Spring Plays At OSUM

17 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Fans of straight theatrical productions will have at least two opportunities this spring to catch a play at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

Both productions will have auditions in the coming days (details below). They include:

February 25-28 – The Healing Project by Tiger Bradley

Mansfield playwright Tiger Bradley workshops his material in partnership with our campus theatre program. Bradley, a first administrator of New Community Temple and youth pastor for 20 years, has written several plays, including The Hurt and The Healed, to help people discover the root cause of their problems.

Performances a performance of will take place on Friday, February 25; Saturday, February 26; and Monday, February 28 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 27 at 2:30 PM. Auditions take place this Tuesday and Wednesday at Founders Auditorium.

March 31 to April 3 — Antigone by Sophocles

Meanwhile, in an act of defiance to honor her dead brother, one woman stands against the state. Antigone is a timeless play about recognizing the dignity owed to every person – whether we agree with them or not. This crisp abridgement and adaptation of the original Greek tragedy, based on a translation by R. C. Jebb, continues our theatre program’s recent effort to make rights-free, accessible versions of classical texts available to students and teachers everywhere.

Performances will take place on Thursday March 31; Friday, April 1; and Saturday, April all at 7:30 PM; and also Sunday, May 1 7:30 PM.

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All About Richland

Orchestras Join On Stage For “The Titan” In Concert

15 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Symphony continues its season Saturday, February 12 at 8:00 pm with “The Titan,” a Side by Side concert with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) that will be performed onstage at the Renaissance Theatre.

The Mansfield Symphony presents a concert side by side with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, performing Mahler’s “Titan” Symphony No. 1, a lush piece of well-known classical repertoire featuring innovative themes, including the use of the string bass on an iconic “Frère Jacques” solo.

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Shelby

Mood “Somber” In Shelby After High Bids, Councilman Shares

15 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

As anyone knows who is involved in construction these days – from house repair projects to large scale building erection – the costs of materials and the availability of labor are anything but certain.

More than once in north central Ohio over the last few months, those types of considerations have delayed or, in some cases, stopped worthwhile projects from starting.

It is not known at this point why it was the case, but when bids were opened today for the large Black Fork Commons project in downtown Shelby, the two bids received exceeded the estimate to such a degree that they must be rejected. Such was the news coming on social media Friday from veteran Shelby Council member Garland Gates.

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All About Richland

Follow The Trail Of Tears To The Mansfield Art Center

14 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The beautiful, colorful creations of glass which comprise the Trail of Tears exhibit opening next week at the Mansfield Art Center are designed to represent the connection between mankind and nature.

What is clear is that visitors are in for a feast for the eyes.

After a decade of sharing Darren Goodman’s Glass Experience with audiences around the world, the “Trail of Tears” exhibition is composed of exhibitions throughout Paris and from Corning, New York to the Museum of Glass in Washington State. This will be Darren’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition in the United States.”

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All About Richland

Ohio K-12, Colleges, Universities Receive COVID Testing Priority

13 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is announcing plans to prioritize the state’s supply of COVID-19 tests to first support testing for K-12 schools and colleges/universities. This comes as the state is experiencing a delay in shipment of more than 800,000 testing kits amid a nationwide shortage in COVID-19 testing supplies.

ODH has been making available both the proctored rapid Abbott BinaxNow at-home antigen tests and over-the-counter self-administered tests free to Ohioans at local health departments, public libraries, schools, and other locations. Ohio was one of the first states to prioritize widespread distribution of free rapid testing kits and has distributed about 5.6 million free testing kits – 1.4 million in December alone.

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All Things Business

A Two Day Series: A Renovated Historic Space Welcomes A Relocated Retailer

12 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Yesterday and today we’re featuring a marriage of sorts between a unique and historic building and an exciting and vibrant new tenant to call it home.

Yesterday we shared a post from 2017 about efforts to bring a downtown building back to life. Today we’re looking at a business which is relocating into that very space.

Downtown Mansfield’s newest retailer claiming their own unique space along the street is Bloom Boutique.

Currently located in the Roots Salon, Bloom Boutique is opening later this month in their own space at 48 Park Avenue West in the historic Finley Block.

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History & Tourism

Two Day Series: Renovated Building Welcomes Relocated Retailer

11 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Today and tomorrow we’re featuring a marriage of sorts between a unique and historic building and an exciting and vibrant new tenant to call it home.

We start today by reposting a Landmarks of Mansfield post we made three years ago about efforts to bring a downtown building back to life. Tomorrow we’ll be looking at a business which is relocating into that very space.

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The Finley Block

First posted in August 2017

The three story brick building currently being renovated in downtown Mansfield bears the name of its original owner and builder.

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History & Tourism

Snow Trails Uses Record Amount of Water To Keep Runs In Prime Condition

10 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Snow Trails is making the most of a winter which, to date, has been a couple of degrees warmer than the 2020-2021 edition.

According to the Snow Report on Sunday morning, Ohio’s premier ski resort has largely machine made, groomed snow. The crew was working hard that day and so some trails, lifts, and special features were offline for short periods of time. Terrain Park Features are set up in the Alpine Park.

Not all special features are online at present; on Sunday, only the Rustler and The Chute runs were closed.

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All About Richland

Boat Show Mooring at Charles Mill Marina

9 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Just because it’s cold and snowy outside doesn’t mean that you can dream of warmer and drier days.

There’s a chance to just that on Friday, January 21 at Charles Mills Marina’s 2022 Kickoff Boat Show.

From 9 AM until 3:00 PM, two indoor, heated showrooms will be stuffed with new 2022 boats from Starcaft, SunChaser, and Qwest. Also on hand will be 55 pontoon, deck, and other boats on hand or via reservation.

Also on hand will be Starcraft deck boats and fishing boats on the showroom floor, along with Yamaha and Suzuki outboard motors.

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All Things Business

Inflation Hits The $5 Little Caesars Pizza

7 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Press Release

Inflation has become a way of life recently in north central Ohio. While some commodities are holding steady in terms of price, others are increasing rapidly.

Rising costs have also impacted several almost-sacred elements of consumer culture. Consider, for instance, the $5 Hot-N-Ready pizza at many Ohio Little Caesars locations.

On Monday, the chain issued a press release suggesting that there’s more than pizza dough that’s rising there. It reads:

Little Caesars, the brand known for value, quality, and convenience, revealed a new and improved HOT-N-READY Classic Pepperoni pizza today. The new version of the brand’s most popular pizza adds 33% more pepperoni and has the same high-quality ingredients. Beginning today, consumers nationwide can get the new and improved HOT-N-READY Classic Pepperoni pizza for the price of $5.55* for a limited time, at participating locations, plus tax.

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All About Richland

Mansfield Youth Theatre Announces Auditions For Disney Descendants Musical

6 Jan , 2022  

By Renaissance Performing Arts Association

Auditions for the Mansfield Youth Theatre (MY Theatre) production of Disney’s Descendants: The Musical will be held on Sunday, January 9 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, and on Monday, January 10 from 6:00 until 9:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre 166 location, in downtown Mansfield.  Appointments are not required for auditions, and it is not necessary to attend both days of auditions.  

Those auditioning must be between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age (unless still attending high school) during the 2021-22 school year.  Anyone auditioning should be prepared to sing a 16-32 measure excerpt from a song of their choice and bring sheet music in the proper key.  An accompanist will be provided.  Actors may also be asked to read a short scene from the script. Those auditioning should bring a list of schedule conflicts between the dates of auditions and the performances of Descendants: The Musical.  

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