Goodwill Opening Second Location in Richland County

Family Halloween Event on Oct. 10, 2015

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Sept. 14, 2015 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties has signed a lease to open a second Retail Store and Donation Center in Richland County. The new location is expected to open by October 2015 at 1280 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield, where it currently has an attended donation center.

“This was an opportunity for the agency to add a second location in Richland County to expand services and support in the area,” said Pedro Barnes, vice president, retail operations, for Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties. “The new location will have approximately 17 employees and provide workforce development services, including: work experience programs, career assessments, vocational evaluation, and other career services. We are excited about growing in the area to help further our mission of helping individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.”

According to Steven Verstandig, president, CityWide Properties LLC, and vice president, America’s Realty, LLC who is the developer, property manager and leasing specialist for the plaza owner, LexMall Associates, “We welcome Goodwill into the retail space on the property.  Although the plaza has included a Goodwill Attended Donation Center for many years, we are excited for Goodwill’s grand opening and to add additional shopping traffic. We also appreciate the agency’s service to the community.”

Halloween Event Details
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 1280 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44907
Register to attend:

Event Activities
Bring the family and enjoy the fun, including:

  • Workshop on thrifting Halloween costumes
  • Refreshments
  • Children activities such as coloring, craft project and face painting


New Location Details
Store Hours: Monday – Saturday:  9 a.m. – 9 p.m./Sunday:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Sales floor of approx. 13,400 square feet; overall 20,400 square feet
  • Job search station
  • Community room available for small groups

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.


Jennifer Bako
(330) 786-2519