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Posted by Admin on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 13:13:48 UTC

IBERIA, OHIO: Announcing our current Featured Facebook Page: Jayme Sue's Cakes!

Like all home town proud businesses - Jayme Sue's Cakes grew from an individual pursuing the passion of doing what they love they to do!

Located in Iberia, Ohio, Jayme Criss, owner/operator, started making cakes about 8 years ago as a loving mother making cakes for her kids.  Occasionally a family member would ask her to make them a cake and for several years that is pretty much how it went. 
 

Monster Truck Cake

 

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Posted by Admin on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 15:54:56 UTC
PaulaA writes

ASHLAND, OHIO:  Retailers are concerned with how to balance customer service with the financial impact of returned merchandise. Time Magazine reports that $.09 out of every retail dollar spent is returned. This figure is an average; rates of return vary by industry. While retailers can exert their legal rights, doing so may result in further losses due to disappointed customers.

 

Retail Store

 

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Topic: Business
Posted by Admin on Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 14:35:41 UTC
J_Lang_Wood writes

LUCAS, OHIO: When recessions drag on, the only way most families can keep up with the financial pressure is to cut household and personal expenses. Many expenses sneak into the budget bit-by-bit, adding up to a sizeable amount. If you examine your expenses closely, you can find a number of ways to cut costs without feeling the pain.

Pile of Money
 

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Topic: Society
Posted by Admin on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 11:23:21 UTC
PaulaA writes

ASHLAND, OHIO: If you are a local history fan, collecting local art is a must. However, finding original artwork by local artists that you like might take some research and legwork on your part.

 Local Artist

 

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Posted by Admin on Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 23:00:00 UTC
J_Lang_Wood writes

MANSFIELD, OH: In the 1950s and 1960s, the family summer vacation road trip was a tradition that provided a wealth of memories that lasted for a lifetime. With today's rising airplane ticket prices and long security lines, the idea of the summer road trip is enjoying a resurgence among the public. A look at the advantages shows why this mode of vacationing is becoming so popular.

dirt road


Better Control of Costs
A road trip allows you to better manage your vacation budget. You can choose the distance and where you buy your fuel. You can take advantage of a wider variety of lodging choices along your route. You have room for packing your own snacks and beverages. You avoid the expense of airport food and on-plane mini-meals. You can even purchase a picnic lunch to enjoy on a beach or lake shore at any store you like.

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Posted by Admin on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 15:38:20 UTC
AceComputers writes

MANSFIELD, OHIO - Fifty million tons of electronic waste (e-waste) is produced each year around the globe. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US discarded 30 million computers in 2012, and more than 100 million phones are disposed of annually across Europe. Even worse, only 15% to 20% of e-waste is recycled, according to the EPA. The rest is thrown into landfills, polluting our air and damaging our health. How can we better dispose of our e-waste?

E-waste


The term "e-waste" refers to any electronic items that are discarded, usually because they are damaged or outdated. It includes computers, keyboards, printers, circuit boards, motherboards, monitors, DVD players, scanners, televisions, video game consoles, MP3 players and mobile phones.

 

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Posted by Admin on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 @ 19:06:40 UTC

MANSFIELD, OHIO - Here at MyMidOhio.com we tend not to focus on politics.  Our goal is to focus on strengthening our community through highlighting the best people, places, and things in Mid-Ohio.  However, as the saying goes, "If you don't focus on politics, politics will eventually focus on you.

Net Neutrality is an issue that effects every single person and company who uses the internet today and is one of the backbone principals in which the internet was built.  For those who don't know; Wikipedia defines net neutrality as "Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication."

Senator Al Franken
                        Senator Al Franken (D)

This principal has come under attack in the past under such names as SOPA and PIPA and has failed.  The issue represents itself again in today's climate as the FTC considers allowing major companies to develop, use, and if they choose they could charge premium fees for what they call "Fast Lanes".

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Posted by Admin on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 @ 17:27:15 UTC
Jamesp writes

Finding fresh food and locally made products is a great way to support your local community!  Here is a running list of the local farmers markets in the Mid-Ohio area.


Fresh Vegetables

 

RICHLAND COUNTY:

Mansfield, Ohio:

North End Farmers Market
At the steel workers union hall on Longview Ave
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 11AM - 2PM

Downtown Mansfield
Carrousel District - 4th & Main
Friday's 10am - 1pm

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Posted by Admin on Sunday, July 06, 2014 @ 13:04:30 UTC
Jamesp writes

MANSFIELD, OH - Shopping locally means more than purchasing something off the shelf of your local chain store that is staffed by locals.  The best way to truly shop locally is to purchase locally produced products from a store owned by someone local that also employs local people. 

 

Downtown Mansfield
Downtown Mansfield | © James Pennington

Shopping locally boosts your surrounding economy.  By shopping locally, you will not only support the outlet you’re buying from, but in many cases, also lend support to many other local establishments.  That’s because many local businesses rely on other local businesses for needed supplies and services.  Local farmers that run a country store, for instance, may bring in produce from many surrounding farms to sell.  They may rely on a local packaging company for containers and a neighboring company for their agricultural supplies and equipment.  In many cases, farmers will hire local help.

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Topic: Business
Posted by Admin on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 @ 12:16:35 UTC
J_Lang_Wood writes

MANSFIELD, OH - Summers pass so quickly, especially in today's hectic world. Finding ways to slow down to enjoy the summer months can be a challenge. Harking back to slower-paced times in our society can help to make summer days feel as if they are lasting longer. These activities allow people to enjoy both the warmer weather and the time spent in the company of family and friends.

 

 Summer Fun
Photo © Douglas Dickens | Dreamstime Stock Photos

 
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For a list of July 4th Festivities in the Mid Ohio area click here:  FIREWORKS!
 


Topic: Society


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