Sears parking lot

Avita paid $2,750,000 to purchase the former Sears building at the Richland Mall.

Avita Health System paid $2,750,000 to purchase the former Sears property at the Richland Mall in Ontario, according to recent property transfers filed with the Richland County Auditor's Office.

Avita announced the purchase at 600 Richland Mall in late October, though a price was not announced. The transfer was finalized Dec. 18, according to the auditor's office.

The property consists of a vacant two-story building and a freestanding automotive center situated on 17 acres of land.

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“The increased growth from the community using Avita’s health care services has created a need for expansion,” Jerome Morasko, CEO/President of Avita Health System, said when the purchase was announced.

“The purchase of the former Sears store will allow for convenient patient access and meet foreseeable future space needs. This purchase demonstrates our commitment to maintain and grow health services in the region," Morasko said.

Avita Health System, headquartered in Galionm, purchased the former Lazarus building at the Richland Mall in 2013 and began a three-phase project to convert the property into a full service hospital system that opened in February 2017.

“We are currently in the process of renovating the second floor at Avita Ontario Hospital to add additional inpatient beds and operating rooms to meet the medical needs of the community,” said Kim Winkle, vice president of corporate relations and operational support at Avita.

“The 102,149 square-foot addition of the old Sears building will allow us to continue our expansion of services, clinic space and administrative needs. We are also excited to be able to bring additional jobs to the area and continue providing safe, quality care to the community,' Winkle said in October.

In other recent property transfers, according to the auditor's office:


288 Central Ave., Mansfield; Birchwood Homes, LLC, to Robin Cheek; $9,500

721 Deborah Court, Mansfield; Estate of Nina Barnes to Robert and Ruth Hamill; $190,000

808 Andover Road, Mansfield; H.C. and Lynn Proffitt to Connor and Kaci Griggs; $205,000

186 W. Raleigh Ave., Mansfield; LCML, LLC, to Edwin Vazquez; $95,000

475 Rembrandt St., Mansfield; Patricia Burton to Justin Mabry; $76,500

44 Wolfe Ave., Mansfield; Rick Kigar, private selling officer, to John Young; $56,100

122 Distl Ave., Mansfield; Anthony and Lolita Negrete to John and Estelle Scarberry; $53,000

1630 Cape Cod Drive, Mansfield; Hunsinger Builders, LLC, to Lyle and JoAnn Baker; $224,900

53 Granite St., Mansfield; Nena Stimens to Tina Gerhart and Robert Tresh; $16,000

175 W. Raleigh Ave., Mansfield; Estate of Nicholas Bucci to Jeffrey Hall; $41,000

9.67 acres of vacant land, Hull Road, Mansfield; Jessie Reese to Jackie and Allison Lawhorn; $30,000

1077 Curtis Drive, Mansfield; Thomas and Diane Cleland to The Pediatric Development Center, Inc.; $150,000

466 Overlook Road, Mansfield; Zachary and Laura Roberts to Austin Baker; $169,900

468 Parnell Drive, Mansfield; MPW Legacy, LLC, to Herman Trust Properties, LLC; $25,000

641 Princeton Court, Mansfield; Jose and Liz Barajas to Paul and Valerie Adams; $205,000

411 Grandridge Ave., Mansfield; Antionette Thompson to LeConte and Christy Merrell; $99,900

40 Shady Lane, Mansfield; Jerod Kazebee to Jennifer and Robert Dunn Jr.; $40,000

1779 Rippling Brook Drive, Mansfield; Robert Cochran, trustee, to Chad and Kyrstin Kentosh; $243,500

379 Greenlee Road, Mansfield; Debra Mitchell to Michael Sloan and E. Gennell Sloan; $94,900

873 Arlington Ave., Mansfield; Douglas and Debbie Gadfield to Jacob Koehler; $97,000

1623 Thistle Court, Mansfield; Tabatha Page to Betty Shupe; $128,000

147 Cliffbrook Drive, Mansfield; Ralph Ammons Jr. to Sharon Rachel; $87,000

840 S. Diamond St., Mansfield; Peter and Sara Abdis to Dalton and Lindsey Cherryholmes; $98,000

41 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield; Linda Otto, trustee, to Dolores Higgins and Jessy Torres; $75,000

796 W. York St., Mansfield; Ryan Paul to Clifton and Janice Wheeler; $262,500

379 On a Way Ave., Mansfield; Charles and April McDermott to Paul Johnson; $78,000

200 Bowland Road, Mansfield; Valann Stone to Lisa Steagall; $120,000

535 Meadowdale Drive, Mansfield; Robert and Denise Williams to Bryant Kucera; $318,900

320 Sturges Ave., Mansfield; Inland Counties Regional Center, Inc., to LaToya Bell; $35,000

516 Westview Blvd., Mansfield; Susan Elliott to Cody Hebda; $135,900

579 Westview Blvd., Mansfield; Eileen Burns to Ronald Scarbury; $110,000

1821 Evline Drive, Mansfield; Jennifer Scheurer to Nathan Klaiber; $206,000

1106 Oakdale Drive, Mansfield; Robert Jeffrey to Olivia Malone; $95,000

381 Wayne St., Mansfield; Jason VanWormer to Cirilo Martinez and Maria De Los Angeles Hernandez; $32,000

390 W. Third St., Mansfield; Diana Brown to Sara Walthour and Sean Strader; $84,900

28 Parkwood Blvd., Mansfield; Karen Meehan to Tara Porter; $70,000

493 Sloane Ave., Mansfield; Mark and Tina Thompson to Randall Hershner; $95,000

49 Florence Ave., Mansfield; Jason Pierce to Lashawnte Davis and Wakekee Davis; $11,000

1620 Cape Cod Drive, Mansfield; Hunsinger Builders, LLC, to Richard and Amy Greene; $224,000

465 Dewey Ave., Mansfield; Robert Bosko to BOZ Properties, LLC; $27,720

202 N. Mulberry St., Mansfield; J&S Management, LLC, to Modern Property Management, LLC; $50,000

1137 Country Club Drive; 32 Oxford Ave.; 197 Harker St.; 207 Harker St.; 474 Collins Drive; 497 Bowman St.; 286 Myers Ave; 30 Hoffer St.; 361 First Ave.; 240 E. Arch St.; 374 Altamont Ave.; 497 Beethoven St.; 24 W. Prospect St.; 37 Reba Ave.; 46 Reba Ave.; 427 Henry St., Mansfield; Darrell and Kathy Clemons to Synergy Property Solutions, Inc.; $500,000

132-134 Helen Ave., Mansfield; All Brick Rentals, Ltd., to Jeffrey and Patricia Schultheis; $85,000

397 S. Linden Road, Mansfield; Sandra Smith to Devin and Alexandra Boyer; $100,000

656 Andover Road, Mansfield; Joel and Kayla Workman to Beth Steiner; $175,900

203 Kinkel Ave., Mansfield; Stella Kidwell to Julie Mandusic; $71,000

559 Arnold Ave., Mansfield; Rick Mabry and Darrell Mabry to Steve and Cindy Strouse; $11,000

2000 Harrington Memorial Road (Hanger #528), Mansfield; Modern Avionics & Maintenance, Inc., to Vortec Real Estate, LLC; $140,000

640 Park Ave. West, Mansfield; Raymond and Judith Peterson to JAD, LLC; $137,500

403-405 Ashland Road, Mansfield; JDP Properties, LLC, to Lotto Sun, LLC; $52,000

1125 Briarwood Road, Mansfield; Susan Bacin, Julianne Wolf and Edward Voytko to Richard and Karen Liersemann; $147,000

565 Meadowdale Drive, Mansfield; Richard Zinser to Kristopher and Stephanie Coffman; $322,500

1300 Cedarlawn Court, Mansfield; Joshua and Kristen Wendling to Clyde and Robin Clevenger; $290,000

394 W. Third St., Mansfield; Armida Rafeld to Madeline Wade; $71,600

Vacant lot, West Fifth Street, Mansfield; Provident Management, Inc., to Kurt Stimens, trustee; $1,000

Vacant lot, Wood Street, Mansfield; David Dunlap to Kurt Stimens, trustee; $2,250

569 Dyas Drive, Mansfield; Wade Wallace and Teri Argo to Teri Argo; $40,000

77 Wolfe Ave., Mansfield; Travis Porter and Jessica Pfahler to Joshua Lewis; $59,400

Mulberry Street, Mansfield; Holly Reynolds to Doris Pickett; $50

376 Park Ave. West, Mansfield; Francis Swarn to Joseph Nichols; $85,000

1936 Red Oak Drive, Mansfield; D.B. Properties, LLP, to Mansfield Transportation, LLC; $90,000

Multiple properties in the 1st, 4th and 6th Wards, Mansfield; Marlin Rental Properties, LLC, to Turbo Track Realty, LLC; $100,000

1861 Cunning Drive, Mansfield; Barbara Cunning to Gary and Vickie Brown; $175,000

958 Lexbrook Trail, Mansfield; Barbara Cornell to Austin and Jaylin Beebe; $126,500

1770 Stoney Ridge Court, Mansfield; D.B. Properties, LLP, to Elisiah McCoy; $214,700

414 Topaz Ave., Mansfield; Estate of Ty Touby to Troyer Real Estate, LLC; $49,900

575 Woodland Road, Mansfield; Estate of Roger Clark to Elizabeth Fulkerson; $74,950

575 Woodland Road, Mansfield; Dianne Esmont to Elizabeth Fulkerson; $74,950

664 McPherson St., Mansfield; Estate of Terry Dinninger to Nancy and Douglas Jones; $24,500

403 Sherman Place and 411 Sherman Place, Mansfield; Amethyst Properties, LLC, to IFM Properties of Mansfield, LLC; $75,000

165 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield; DKT Properties, Inc., to JLC Properties of Ohio, LLC; $195,000

140 S. Adams St., Mansfield; Clarence Williams to Michael Walker; $5,000


295 Westlawn Drive, Ontario; Andrew and Nichole Traxler to Shane and Jamie Ames; $122,500

2854 Walker Lake Road, Mansfield; Mark Flockenzier, successor trustee, to Grant Gifford; $145,000

140 S. Ireland Blvd., Ontario; Nathan and Brittany Deaton to Robert and Rebecca Randler; $133,797

29 Sunset Road North, Ontario; Angelo and Michelle Sorrenti to Stanley Smith; $159,900

3687 Alexander Drive, Ontario; Cecil and Heidi Wyrick to Phillip and Jayma Duchene; $383,000

2010 Teakwood Drive, Ontario; Teakwood Propertties, LLC, to Shealyn Benton; $205,000

360 Shelby-Ontario Road, Ontario; Cindy Rickel to Nicole Baker; $165,000

81 Frazier Road, Ontario; Brenda Fraley to J. Scott Purdy; $110,070

2007 Teakwood Drive, Ontario; Teakwood Properties, LLC, to Terri Brown; $199,999

727 Villa Drive, Ontario; Amy Musille to Diana and Richard Doerr; $119,500

2715 W. Fourth St., Ontario; Ag-Pro Real Estate Shearer, LLC, to AGNL Tractor III (OH-2), LLC; $2,570,000

832 Randalwood Drive, Ontario; Heather Frazier to Abigail Dayton; $98,000

451 N. Rock Road, Ontario; Richard and Susan Shaw to Robert and Morgan Young; $257,000

3651 Milligan Road, Mansfield; Estate of Michael Morrow to John Young; $105,000

3087 Park Ave. West, Mansfield; Dean Kunkel to Harold Kunkel; $50,000

374 Willowwood Drive East, Ontario; First Federal Bank of Ohio to The Potter's House Church of God; $400,000


19 Third St., Shelby; Stelson Enterprises, LLC, to Megan Thompson; $69,900

20 Williams Court, Shelby; Renee Chase to Zachery Reeder; $82,900

22 Auburn Ave., Shelby; Laura Echelberry, trustee, to Virgil and Victoria Stephens; $23,500

3672 London West Road, Shelby; Earl and Elva Hoover to Corbin Thebeault; $90,000

56 Mansfield Ave., Shelby; C. Richard Thompson, executor, to Penny Gardner; $40,000

48 Walnut St., Shelby; Catherine Dean and Todd Cronenwett to Stephanie Rickert; $89,900

347 Ohio 96, Shelby; Buddy and Joan Roberts to David and Patricia Delaney; $127,000

15 Seltzer St., Shelby; John and Kristian Hicks to Curtis and Laura Naugle; $135,000

104 Shelby Ave., Shelby; Tommy and Rebecca Adams to Ryan Wifer; $69,900

20 Fourth St., Shelby; Benjamin Daniel to Tiffany Detillion; $73,000

96 Raymond Ave., Shelby; Peggy Estep to Jessica Jose; $54,000

25 Sixth St., Shelby; Scott Evans, trustee, to BCP Development, LLC; $76,500

132 N. Gamble St., Shelby; Charles and Nicolette Miller to BCP Development, LLC; $175,000

66 Mansfield Ave., Shelby; Deborah and David Streib to Justin Hoffman; $75,000

68 W. Main St., Shelby; RBCRE Holdings, LLC, to Kedra Hart; $56,000

93 N. Gamble St., Shelby; Esther Love to Carl Schroeder; $13,000


585 Ohio 97, Bellville; Benjamin Brown to Dawson Rentals, LLC; $55,000

70 Hines Ave., Bellville; Dana Robinson to Perseus, LLC; $28,000

106 Worshire Road, Bellville; MRD Properties of Richland County, Ltd., to Melissa and Shelton Cary III; $145,000


101 Union St., Butler; Nancy McBride, estate administrator, to Danielle Ousley; $55,000

126 Cleveland St., Butler; Sandra Gatton to Jeremiah and Jamie Fields; $95,000

139 Hollar Aly, Butler; Jonathan Barnett to Charles and Jennifer Young; $114,600


1156 Hunters Ridge, Lexington; Milton and Susan Bateman to Gregory and Cheryl Boyce; $289,000

241 Cedarwood Drive, Lexington; John Myers to Heather McPeek; $169,900

106 Mayfair Road, Lexington; Jennifer Cappadonna-Hammond to Christopher Dwiggins and Bryan Dwiggins; $145,000


149 Leiter Road, Lucas; Black Dog Properties, LLC, to Caitlyn and Issac Boroff; $78,000

44 Leiter Road, Lucas; Melanie Switzer to Lisa Wachalec; $150,000


30 Mills Ave. Plymouth; Anna Tackett and Patricia Laser, trustees, to Selene Andrade; $75,000


15 Prospect St., Shiloh; Hiltbrunner Rentals, LLC, to Jason and Tina Wilson; $25,000


22 Reynolds Road, Shiloh; Christopher Baker to Rocky and April Bullock; $163,200

182 Ohio 603, Shiloh; Peggy Sprang Estate to Clayton and Lucille Oberholtzer; $859,950


1494 Roush Road, Shelby; Janice Donnenwirth to Mitchell Deaton; $25,000


386 Linda Lane, Mansfield; Nadine Miller to Cory Johnson; $95,000

2104 Ohio 96, Shelby; Penny Doerrer to Ilya Gorodetskov; $85,000


5874 Garber Road, Bellville; Barbara Davidson to Rickey and Anne Broughton; $50,000

1260 Ohio 97, Bellville; Clearfork MHP SPE, LLC, to Evergreen Clearfork MHP, LLC; $3,650,000

5908 Ankneytown Road, Bellville; Clinton and Phyllis Shaffer to Michael and Jamie Hershner; $185,000


1062 Grace St., Mansfield; Joshua Estep to Zak Peyton; $81,000

1380 Fleming Falls Road, Mansfield; Stephanie Bond and David Picking to Dawson Rentals, LLC; $75,000

430 Vernon Road, Mansfield; Beverly Schopp to Jeffrey and Debra Ullom; $75,000

413 Annadale Ave., Mansfield; Estate of Nicholas Bucci to Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, Inc.; $39,900

1500 Tiwn Lakes Drive, Mansfield; Ernest Tackett Estate to Jason and Christina Tackett; $50,000

1075 Ashland Road, Mansfield; RA2 Mansfield, LLC, to 1075 Ashland, LLC; $2,253,000

1149 Chew Road, Mansfield; Sue Ann Eden to Logan and Molly Spohn; $194,900

1101 Hazelwood Drive, Mansfield; Chance Gough to Kevin and Alicia Myers; $108,247

702 Ashland Road, Mansfield; Alan and Brenda Huffman to Jerry Fliger and Amber Daugherty; $37,000

863 Cairns Road, Mansfield; Andrew and Elizabeth Endicott to Robert and Shelli West; $129,900

811 Mayflower Ave., Mansfield; Rick Kigar, private selling officer, to Reid and Angie Peterson; $47,001

1120 Crestwood Drive, Mansfield; Tracy Pickett, executor, to Jay Wachs; $148,000

223 N. McElroy Road, Mansfield; Ryan and Kristina Kiley to Nicholas Durchik; $48,000

1458 Old Bowman Street Road, Mansfield; Tara and William Allen to Robert Mills; $25,000

1011 Belmont Ave., Mansfield; Argus and Patricia Middleton to Robert and Jaylene Mills; $52,000

1276 Wolford Road, Mansfield; David and Laura Walker to Zackery Hershey; $141,000

508 Esley Lane, Mansfield; Marcia Stoner to Brian Rissler; $83,333

852 Ashland Road, Mansfield; Simpson Homes, LLC, to Robert and Lisa Kurtz; $83,000

975 Benedict Ave., Mansfield; Estate of Sharon Perry to Stephen and Joyce Flannery; $60,000

179 Stewart Road North, Mansfield; Gladys Gottfried, trustee, to Daniel and Melissa Nelson; $89,900

1665 Suburban Trail, Mansfield; Dan and Tara Thompson to Joshua and Alexis White; $175,900

55 Ridge Road North, Mansfield; Kelly Fanello to Kayla Hicks; $101,500

1605 Grace St., Mansfield; John Young to Kelly Fanello; $155,000

990 Lenox Ave., Mansfield; Marvin Cole to Jason Rose; $3,000

1241 Manner Drive, Mansfield; William Vickers to Michael Holzworth; $110,000


795 Shelaire Place, Mansfield; Kennith and Rebecca Mullins to Lawrence and Deborah Cossin; $145,000

1526 Windsor Road, Mansfield; James Long to Donald and Sherry Grubb; $183,000

555 Pugh Road, Mansfield; Gary and Roberta Lambert to Jordan Thompson; $197,000

1640 Windsor Road, Mansfield; Kelley Henry, executor, to Casity Schag; $126,000

3340 Peterson Road, Mansfield; Benjamin and Erin Shroyer to Margaret Puckett; $174,900

2247 Sprucewood Drive, Mansfield; Donna Swiger to Clinton and Hailee Walsh; $148,500

1677 Hickory Lane, Mansfield; Shad Remaley to Daniel Jacobs; $70,000

1546 Windsor Road, Mansfield; Mary Lou Peters to James Long; $200,000


6062 Algire Road, Bellville; John and Ella Mast to Richard Ransom; $415,000

6890 Follin Road, Bellville; Jeremiah Gibson to Daniel and Ana Deskins; $345,777

2471 Darlington East Road, Bellville; Cynthia Hoffee, executrix, to Tim and Holley Napier; $295,000


2021 Ohio 39, Lucas; CSM Properties of Mid-Ohio, LLC, to Stephanie Trail; $130,000


7399 Fenner Road, Shelby; James Will to Morgan King and Elijah Brown; $151,515


889 N. Horning Road, Crestline; Donna Yetter to Ralph Griefenstine; $99,000

Vacant lot, Thrush Road, and vacant lot, Beam Road, Crestline; Charles Krichbaum, Pamela Holtshouse and Stephen Krichbaum to Rory Krichbaum and Sarah Krichbaum; $234,740

Vacant lot, Thrush Road, and vacant lot, Beam Road, Crestline; Estate of Violet Krichbaum to Rory Krichbaum and Sarah Krichbaum; $249,260


5124 Kuhn Road, Shelby; Gary and Michelle Hockenberry to Gary M. and Morgan Hockenberry; $279,000


2040 Matthews Drive, Mansfield; Gregory and Cheryl Boyce to Kenneth and Rebecca Granger; $256,000

220 Creston Road, Mansfield; Kenneth and Allison Ginter to Brittany and Nathan Deaton; $175,000

3275 Noblet Road, Mansfield; Don Caudill to Jesse and Christina Dolan; $467,000

Snodgrass Road, Mansfield; Robert Shafer to Peter and Lynlee Dzugan; $60,000

31 Pine Drive, Crestline; Timothy and Billie Mahek to Donald and Virginia Barr; $110,000

2055 Tulipwood Drive, Ontario; D&R Robinson Enterprises, LLC, to Jacoby and Courtney Wilson; $205,000

1447 Burnison Road, Mansfield; Park National Bank to Brandon and Margaret Soller; $406,844

445 Rudy Road, Mansfield; Phillip Dill to Roger Tobias; $305,000

1040 Lexington-Ontario Road, Mansfield; Scott and Aimee Shaver to Rachel Hamilton; $299,000

1550 Burnison Road, Mansfield; James and Bonnie Henson to Tyler Barley and Lindsay Henson; $162,500

625 Lohr Road, Ontario; Carolyn Lucas, Patricia Partin and Melanie Griffin to Aaron Lewis; $240,000


3947 Maxwell Road, Lexington; Eric and Heather Capra to Adam and Erin Friedermann; $249,000

2259 W. Cook Road, Lexington; Sandra Benton to Anthony and Kristine Ditullio; $610,000

2354 Marion Ave. Road, Mansfield; Perri Hearing Aid Services, LLC, to Andrew Roystan; $185,000


2953 Touby Road, Mansfield; Faye Carrington to J. Sauder Construction, LLC; $75,000

2484 Washington South Road, Mansfield; Knox County Woodland, LTD, to Christopher and Chantal Ferger; $105,000

2762 Hillcrest Drive, Lexington; Derrick Rehbein, trustee, to Dustin Searight; $147,400

Alexander Road, Bellville; Gary Ferguson, trustee, to Gary and Karen Ferguson; $90,000

457 Walfield Drive, Mansfield; Stephen Long, trustee, to Collin and Janet Dickson; $130,00

1723 Woodville Road, Mansfield; Roy Eversole to Robert Butler Jr. and Barbara Procker; $145,600

2205 Haywood Drive, Mansfield; Robert Smith to Gabrielle and Patrick Diehm; $120,000

1163 Bellaire Drive, Mansfield; Larry and Lisa Wise to Adam and Audrey Longstreth; $179,000

2259 Woodville Road, Mansfield; Estate of Laura Shields to Paul and Kelly DiPadova; $161,500

2270 Mansfield Lucas Road, Mansfield; Martin Knapp and Ronald Knapp to Jacob and Tammy Garber; $120,000


3135 Robinson Road, Mansfield; Noah Keim to Joel and Kayla Workman; $103,000

1795 Pavonia West Road, Mansfield; David and Kathleen Keith to Casey Hildebrandt and Curtis Paramore; $150,000

1060 Pittenger Road, Mansfield; Margaret Gramly to Rosetta Hutchins and Terry Brown; $125,000

2030 Pavonia West Road, Mansfield; James and Sharan Kramer to Allen Shoup; $140,000

Vacant lot, Pittenger Road, Mansfield; Margaret Gramly to Rosetta Hutchins and Terry Brown; $5,000


1788 Cassel Road, Butler; Paul Pickworth to Brandon and Vanessa Heffelfinger; $205,000

2146 Snyder Road, Butler; David and Joan Roth to Chad and Elizabeth Bowman; $590,000

3897 McCuen Road, Butler; Carr Brothers Properties, LLC, to Michael Brate; $100,000

2478 Remy Road, Butler; James Crowner to Rest & Relax, LLC; $167,000

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