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Incubator grad Paki Goyal is inducted into the “Champions of Industry” Manufacturing Hall of Fame
The Manufacturing Hall of Fame has inducted a new cohort which includes four individuals and five families. Angela Phillips of Phillips Tube Group, Paki Goyal of Ohio Brass and Goyal Industries, and Jim Snyder of Hi-Lo Trailers. Paki Goyal was one of the early tenants of the incubator program. When Ohio Brass closed, he and some other former employees struck […]
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The film “October Roses,” with scenes filmed at the Braintree Building, is raising funds to complete post production and launch
“October Roses” follows a down-on-his-luck college professor who is hitchhiking through Maine when he is forced to find shelter from a summer downpour. When Adam enters a roadside bar, an eerily familiar woman entices him to accompany her on a path for vengeance. Shelby Bryant and Brandon Lazenko bought the rights to adapt Steven King’s […]
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Braintree board member Jodie Perry gets mayoral nomination
In a four-person field, Perry claimed 56.2% of the votes to secure the Republican nomination for Mansfield mayor in Tuesday’s primary election. In final, unofficial results from the Richland County Board of Elections, Perry accumulated 1,584 votes. Finance Director Linn Steward was second with 643 votes, followed by At-large Councilwoman Stephanie Zader with 326 votes and political […]
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Local organization connects real estate investors in Mansfield
 Gary Cassady said he believes if there aren’t enough local landlords invested in creating quality housing for Richland County residents, then out-of-state investors will buy properties without the means to maintain them. “Some out-of-state investors only care about the money,” Cassady said. “And our local contractors, tenants and businesses talk to each other, so it’s […]
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The Champ visits Mansfield to support the ant-bullying message of “The Final Contestant,” a film project involving three Braintree clients
Former heavyweight boxing champion James “Buster” Douglas was in the spotlight Monday morning at the Buckeye Imagination Museum, as a cast member in “The Final Contestant” a film about anti-bullying being shot at locations in Mansfield and surrounding areas. Little Chicago Pictures is shooting and producing the film. Local residents Kimberly Miller with Kelby King, […]
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WMFD TV: Braintree client David Kirst and former heavyweight boxing champ Buster Douglas explain the anti-bullying message of “The Final Contestant.”
Cameras are rolling as a new production, “The Final Contestant,” is being filmed in and around the Mansfield area. Part of the production for the film took place at the Buckeye Imagination Museum this week, with many local children playing extras. Other scenes this week will be shot in the Braintree Building. “We thought, what a […]
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Braintree company “Purple Glove Productions” features Mansfield’s past and present in their surrealistic film
Stephen Engh of Ontario, a director and producer with Purple Glove Productions, based at Braintree Business Development Center, is filming a movie about two drifters in the night. The film is called, “Where Decades Go to Die.” He and colleagues Ethan Kershner and Pete Stevens of Mansfield have been filming scenes for their 30-minute movie […]
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Three Braintree filmmaking companies team up on “The Final Contestant” with a boost from former heavyweight boxing champ
Mansfield is in the spotlight for another movie, this time for “The Final Contestant,” filming in and around Mansfield and featuring former heavyweight boxing champion James “Buster” Douglas in this anti-bullying movie. Local residents Kimberly Miller with Kelby King, co-owners of Heart of Ohio Films and their nonprofit Mansfield Films, said and David Kirst of Rominus […]
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Braintree grad Hess Industries helps apprentices advance their careers
Mark Hess, founder and owner of Hess Industries, has hosted 12 apprentices since it enrolled in a statewide apprenticeship program in 2000. “I would say a journeyman’s card adds as much value or more than a college degree as these students are looking to get ahead in their careers,” Hess said. “This is the type […]
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Mansfield’s first film industry mixer hosted by Braintree & Cypress Hill Winery

More than 100 people registered for the Mansfield Film Industry “Mixer” hosted at Cypress Hill Winery at 51 E. 4th St. in Mansfield. The mixer aimed to help filmmakers from the Mansfield, Ashland and Crestline areas network with each other. Some attendees also traveled from Youngstown, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.

Bob Cohen, Braintree Business Development Center business adviser, helped organize and sponsor the event.

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