The Bookery -- Parable Christian Store property, 2300 W. Fourth St. in Ontario, was recently sold for $1.7 million. (Photo by Carl Hunnell)

MANSFIELD -- A property that is home to a local popular Christian bookstore was recently sold for $1.7 million, according to property transfers filed with the Richland County Auditor's Office.

The Bookery -- Parable Christian Store was purchased by 2300 Fourth, LLC, which was incorporated on March 26, according to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office. Its statutory agent is Randy Payne, 1310 W. Fourth St., in Mansfield.

The seller was MES Properties, LLC, which was incorporated in Ohio in 2001, according to the Ohio Secretary of State website. Its agent is listed as Mark Stofer, 341 Grandview Court, in Mansfield.

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The Bookery, located at 2300 W. Fourth St. in Ontario, has a wide selection of Christian books, Bibles, music, gifts, cards, church supplies and youth resources.

The sale, according to owner Mark Stofer, "was part of a long term business plan by MES to sell the property to a strategic buyer at a time when real estate values had recovered following the 2008 economic recession."

Springfield Properties and its affiliates have been acquiring properties surrounding the Richland Mall since the opening and expansion of Avita Hospital, and the Bookery building represented an opportunity for Springfield to control a prominent building at an attractive price.

The Bookery has in turn leased back the building and will continue operating its business as it has, since it opened at this location in 2002.

Stofer added, "There will be no changes to the Bookery, its business model, or its employment with selling the building, as this transaction creates other business opportunities for MES Properties through its real estate endeavors.

Other recent Richland County property transfers include:


301 Redwood Road, Mansfield; Bradley and Joyce Wells to Kristie Naumoff; $135,000.

234 E. 2nd St., Mansfield; Alverta Williams to Wyozetta White; $100.

1304 Bridgewater Way North, Mansfield; Lisa Zupan to Dorothy and Douglas Denbow; $207,900.

631 Bailey Drive, Unit 2, Mansfield; Winona Claypool to Ergys Tane; $22,500.

974 Woodland Road, Mansfield; Estate of Bettye Gordon to Jessica Duncan; $110,000.

374 Fifth Ave., Mansfield; Pfeiffer Properties, LLC, to Trevor Nichols and Irene Shelton; $54,900.

412 Pomerene Road, Mansfield; Billy and Sharon Link to Ryan Bryant; $37,500.

1591 Bridgewater Way South, Mansfield; Charles and Paula Kilgore to Paul and Judith Theisen; $275,000.

650 Scholl Road, Mansfield; Timothy Banks to Hannah Banks; $50,000.

1539 Cape Cod Drive, Mansfield; J. Mark and Claire Haddock to Cindy Walter; $185,000.

1035 Sunset Blvd., Mansfield; George Vassel to LeeAnn Neumann; $53,000.

545 Meadowdale Drive, Mansfield; Roxanna Friebel to Ronald Bailey; $312,500.

95 Leppo Lane, Mansfield; Jason Petty to Randall Crider; $72,000.

441 Overlook Road, Mansfield; Brinton and Susan Brafford to Andrea and Anthony Lee; $140,000.

64 Hoffman Ave., Mansfield; Rene Clark to Thomas and Bonnie Carpenter; $31,000.

118 Buckthorn Court, Mansfield; Michael Hall to Daimon Tripp; $75,000.

1343 Marion Avenue Road, Mansfield; Robert and Mary Ann Konstam; $349,000.

38-40 Marion Ave., Mansfield; Jocelyn Nicolas to William and Kristin Kipp; $60,000.

1154 Woodland Road, Mansfield; Jonathan and Breeana Webb to Elijah and Angela Miller; $93,000.

745 Carol Lane, Mansfield; U.S. Bank National Association to Larry Merwine; $45,500.

465 McPherson St., Mansfield; U.S. Bank Trust to EM Properties of Mansfield, LLC; $13,000.

741 Highland Ave., Mansfield; Wilmington Savings Fund Society to Eric and Tonya Mitchell; $50,000.

2130 Whippoorwill Lane, Mansfield; Bruce Joseph to Nancy Dingess; $113,500.

1232 Silver Lane, Mansfield; Lori Waite to Stephen Gatchell; $75,900.

331 E. 1st St., Mansfield; Carlos Starks to Dean Christian; $15,000.

146 Grover St., Mansfield; U.S. Bank Trust to Famico Williams; $15,111.

817 Yale Drive, Mansfield; John and Shirley Sgro to Yvonne Jones; $109,000.

616 Dirlam Lane, Mansfield; Sandy Hammer and Beverly Keller to Sally Sentieri; $88,000.

151 W. Prospect St., Mansfield; Timothy Debo and John Tully to Tabatha McGlone; $61,000.

257 Orange St., Mansfield; Brandon Moore to Diana Rinehart; $10,000.

438 Wood St., Mansfield; Ronald Simon to Mike Burggraf; $34,900.

386 Henry St., Mansfield; Donna Calderhead to Brook Taylor; $10,000.

1431 Lascerne Circle North, Mansfield; Richland County Sheriff to George Matthews; $35,000.

304 Grandview Ave., Mansfield; Roger and Judith Marvicsin to Samuel Ramirez; $54,500.

816 Trimble Road, Mansfield; Ralph Thomas, Cynthia Hall and Candace Thomas to Violet Brown; $35,000.

278 Elmwood Drive, Mansfield; Charity Johnson to Pamela Guidetti-Latimer; $20,000.

1634 Pin Oak Trail, Mansfield; Andrew and Jessica Aderman to Michael Cohen; $314,900.

480 Clifton Blvd., Mansfield; Jennifer Mast, fka Jennifer Corwin to Kenton Ulmer; $115,000.

328 Fair St., Mansfield; Iqbal Javed to Allen Tevron; $2,600.

594 Bennington Drive, Mansfield; Vernon and Deborah Rapp to Jacob and Stephanie Jakubick; $186,000.

616 Cline Ave., Unit 117, Mansfield; Denise Porter to Margaret Thompson, trustee of the Margaret Thompson Trust; $69,500.

1265 Larchwood Road, Mansfield; U.S. Bank National Association to Willis Prout; $76,300.

158 Vennum Ave., Mansfield; Juanita Georgakopoulos to JDR Land Holding Co., LLC; $12,000.

122 Distl Ave., Mansfield; Erwin Merkli and Gertrude Brkick to Anthony and Lolita Negrete; $25,000.

507 Westview Blvd., Mansfield; Vicki Schwab to Kla and Dana Wienclaw; $92,000.

119 Buckthorn Court, Mansfield; Clifford and Janie Riley to Steve Knipp; $54,000.

616 Cline Ave., Mansfield; Charles Ticknor III to Cindy and Jack Soliday; $30,788.

246 Fairlawn Ave., Mansfield; Daryl Haag to Kelsey Hickman; $131,900.

653 Barnard Ave., Mansfield; The Heitz Family Trust to Donald McAllister; $46,000.

688 Yale Drive, Mansfield; Amanda Bogner Chapman and Jason Chapman to Alicia Lane; $93,000.

764 Woodhill Road, Mansfield; Charles Kennedy to James Carsey; $210,000.

1392 Frederick Court, Mansfield; Mechanics Bank to Nicholas Miller; $57,000.

521 Sequoia Lane, Mansfield; Cheelie, LLC, to Karen McKenna; $175,000.

391 Henry St., Mansfield; HSW Investments, LLC, to Anna Rebel; $4,500.


5 Harding Heights, Mansfield; John Motley to JAWC, LLC; $40,000.

1734 Scarletts Way, Mansfield; Red Maple Farms Community Homes, LLC, to Kristina Kieu-Nu Le; $27,000.

874 Red Maple Lane, Mansfield; Red Maple Farms Community Homes, LLC, to Michael Ralph; $19,000.

890 Red Maple Lane, Mansfield; Red Maple Farms Community Homes, LLC, to Michael Ralph; $17,000.

137 S. Ireland Blvd., Ontario; Sandy Hammer and Beverly Keller to Joshua Hurrell; $139,900.

1225 N. Home Road, Ontario; Mansfield Maintenance Service, Inc., to Renovate 1st, LLC; $275,000.

1936 Sandelwood Drive, Ontario; Teakwood Properties, LLC, to Reynold and Cheryl Swanson; $159,900.

3928 Horizon Drive, Mansfield; Bohdan and Michelle Chopko to Marc and Deborah Harris; $335,000.


14 Riverview Drive, Shelby; Donald Schroeder and Ursula Esterline to Debra Sargent; $105,000.

21 W. Franklin Ave., Shelby; Chris and Annabel Sallee to Alberta Crose; $50,000.

103 Broadway St., Shelby; Murlin Moore to Chance Butler; $65,900.

104 W. Smiley Ave., Shelby; Anderson Warner Business Developers, LLC, to Richard Stein; $57,000.

14 Myers Ave., Shelby; Carla Shade to Colton Foley; $88,000.

15 4th St., Shelby; Danny Muhr to U.S. Bank Trust National Association; $36,000.

31 Grand Blvd., Shelby; Karley Wake, fka Karley Patnode, to Charles and Dayna Richards; $83,000.

49 Broadway St., Shelby; Renovate 1st, LLC, to Modern Property Management, LLC; $40,000.

27 Steele Ave., Shelby; Erica Kilgore and Aaron Hoskins to Jason Coss; $79,000.

15 Shelby Ave., Shelby; Robert and Ruth Greter to Richland Investment Properties, Ltd.; $10,000.

119 Second St., Shelby; Wayne and Katherine Pry to Brandon and Miranda Fisher; $78,500.

7 Russell Drive, Shelby; Lillian Schatzinger to Ashley and Nicholas Kennedy; $100,000.

166 Mansfield Ave., Shelby; E.I.B, Inc., an Ohio corporation, to National Retail Properties, LP, a Delaware Limited Partnership; $1,931,079.

123 N. Martin Drive, Shelby; Estate of Deloris McKinney to Markie Lewis; $82,000.

53 Walnut St., Shelby; Deutshe Bank National Trust Co. to CR 2018, LLC; $16,550.

31 Mohican St., Shelby; James Wagoner to Tristan Onie and Deidra Vanderpool; $37,900.

160 West Park Drive, Shelby; Carl Foster to Sara Delarosa; $35,000.


97 W. Durbin St., Bellville; Michael Gilliland to Charles and Alice Moog; $107,565.

108 Ogle St., Bellville; Deloris Force to Kimetha Smith; $126,500.

102 N. Worshire Road, Bellville; Leslie Hauenstein and Sharon Hauenstein to Vincent and Pamela Ash; $136,000.

371 W. Durbin Circle, Bellville; Ronald Sautter to Albert and Jolene Sandor; $200,000.


97 Darby Drive, Lexington; Shelby Stout to Nicholas and Amy Monitello; $141,000.

44 Norfolk Drive, Lexington; Amanda James to James and Dianasue Eckenrode; $160,000.

33 1st Ave., Lexington; Claire and Preston Brooks to Megan Scarberry; $97,000.

530 Cedarwood Drive, Lexington; Sandra Hershner to Brinton and Susan Brafford; $208,000.

307 Sherwood Drive, Lexington; Jesse Stocks to Gunnar Sutter; $120,000.

121 Woodside Blvd., Lexington; Ramesh Mehan, trustee of the Sheila Goldie Mehan Irrevocable Trust, to Rodney and Kimberly Earick; $290,000.

299 Sherwood Drive, Lexington; Jodie Fry, trustee of the Doris Weiland Irrevocable Living Trust, to Harold Davis; $105,000.

97 Tamiami Terrace, Lexington; Jacob and Stephanie Jakubick to Jeffrey and Alana Giullson; $112,000.

400 Fox Road, Lexington; Alicia Lane to Anthony and Lacey LeMaster; $212,000.

329 Sherwood Drive, Lexington; Gina and Daniel Gerich to Elisabeth Huffman; $110,000.

340 Cedarwood Drive, Lexington; Aaron and Amanda Doerfler to Heather Twining; $146,000.

248 Steam Corners Road, Lexington; James and Renee Andrews to Adam Johnson; $95,000.

321 Sherwood Drive, Lexington; Patricia Nelson to Jeffrey Sorn; $105,000.


145 W. Main St., Lucas; Patrick Crum to Shelly and Merry Swank; $125,000.


154 Beelman St., Plymouth; Curtis Green to Mason Clover; $2,500.

7203 Kuhn Road, Shelby; Hands Management Ltd., to Jared Baker; $150,500.

72 Mill St., Plymouth; Michelle Gerhardstein, trustee, to Darrell Miller; $21,800.


3259 Rock Road, Shelby; Dwight Ackerman to Dreiven Carsey; $78,900.

Plymouth Springmill Road, Shelby; Stigall Properties, LLC, to Richard and Anita Maffett; $20,000.

3917 Bowman Street Road, Shelby; Carl Schroeder to Champer Farms, LLC; $143,000.


4905 State Route 13, Bellville; Roger Sr. and Barbara Wilson to Rodger Wilson, Jr.; $35,000.

6097 Ankneytown Road, Bellville; Douglas and Nancy Brumenshenkel to Richard and Echo Casteel; $123,500.

1364 Darlington Road East, Bellville; Chanda Lorentz to Brad Miller; $159,900.


1011 Grace St., Mansfield; HSBC Bank USA to Scott Huvler; $43,407.

2 Illinois Ave., Mansfield; Clinton and Shirley Williams to Austin Parsley; $105,500.

1188-1190 Crestwood Drive, Mansfield; C&A Properties of Mt. Gilead, LLC, to Trevor Kirsch; $104,000.

921 Forest Drive, Mansfield; Vaness Smith to Stephanie Morris; $116,900.

1609 Olivesburg Road, Mansfield; Maxine Estep to Christopher France; $127,500.

755 N. McElroy Road, Mansfield; Trademark Property Investments, LLC, to Michael and Brenda Downs; $37,900.

939 Averill Ave., Mansfield; Timothy McCluney to Sandra Eshelman; $38,000.

1292 Evergreen Ave. West, Mansfield; Aaron and Michelle Edwards to Coy and Kristie Fultz; $68,500.

460 Indiana Ave., Mansfield; Charles and Amy Deal to Bruce and Brenda Schraedly; $60,000.

1142 Piper Road, Mansfield; Glenn and Kathy Irey to Nicholas Berick and Mary Massa; $142,500.

1051 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield; Lakeside Portfolio Management, LLC, to Nutmeg Real Estate Solutions; $10,6363.

1120 Woodside Drive, Mansfield; Thomas Ferrell to Justin Bigelow; $72,000.

1105 Eastview Drive, Mansfield; Larry Gaverick to Gregory and Mary Lou Navratil; $48,000.


1065 Becky Drive, Mansfield; Klupp Investments, LLC, to Jordan Wright; $145,029.

2539 Wedgewood Drive, Mansfield; Matawin Ventures REO to Travis Boebel and Carolee Chance; $98,100.

3263 Crimson Road, Mansfield; Michael Bletz to Anthony Secrist; $109,900.

2104 Bowen Road, Mansfield; Mark Hertzler to John Collins; $50,000.

1714-1716 Honeysuckle Drive, Mansfield; Jessica Ebeling to Perry Sycamore Limited Partnership; $80,000.

2216 Sprucewood Drive, Mansfield; George Vassel to James Crockett; $109,000.

1315 Laver Road, Mansfield; Jamie Jarrell, nka Jamie Brannon to Jennifer and Andrew Crabtree; $65,000.

1600 Mount Zion Road, Mansfield; Larry Brannon and Patricia Brannon Greiwe to Ian and Jamie Brannon; $100,000.

1025 Ramsey Drive, Mansfield; Robert and Debra Rich to Erica Strong; $98,000.

1996 Woodmont Road, Mansfield; Nicoleetsa Holmes to Larry and Angela Willis; $42,000.

1804 Frontier Trail, Mansfield; Alan and Shirley Gray to Mark Gray; $80,00.


3755 Tucker Road, Lucas; William McFarland, successor trustee, to Illya and Sarah Boronka; $208,550.


6315 Black Road, Bellville; Sue and Walter Ramsey to Luke Plant and Tiffany Windbigler; $136,900.

6774 Werner Road, Fredericktown; Lloyd and Martha Miller to Jennifer and Thomas Hinkle; $125,000.


4677 London West Road, Shelby; Scott and Karen Swank to Nathaniel Buzard; $149,500.


646 South Crestline Bloominggrove Road, Galion; John and Sindy Nordstrom to Eric Weaver; $143,000.


3151 Millsboro Road, Mansfield; Estate of Elisabeth Neumann to Lisa Purdy; $154,647.

330 Somerset Court, Mansfield; Linda Payton to Zachary Schroeder and Kristen Metelsky; $115,000.

1706 Millsboro Road, Mansfield; Amy and James Collins to Jessica and Macauley McGrew; $160,000.

3375 Sherman Road, Mansfield; William Pollak to Aubrey Kreisher and Karen Adams; $134,400.


3055 Lakeview Drive, Lexington; David and Brenda Frecka to Bohdan and Michelle Chopka; $795,000.

Kings Corners Road (2.29 acres), Lexington; Angelo and Michelle Sorrenti to David and Kelli Catanese; $30,000.

4195 State Route 42 South, Lexington; R. Kim and Sally Sentieri to Michael and Taran Jones; $237,500.


200 Oakleaf Drive West, Mansfield; Anita and Michael Hamlin to Nicholas Pratt; $154,000.

3740 Bellville Road North, Bellville; Jerry Marshall to Daniel Martincin and Kelly Woodworth; $173,450.

705 Sequoia Lane, Lexington; Beth Ferguson and Lisa McClain to Clay and Ericka Neal; $115,000.

2219 Brymwood Drive, Lexington; Nancy Dingess to David and June Harris; $169,500.

3293 State Route 13, Mansfield; Laird Birchfield to Dustin Darr; $71,000.

1141 Hanley Road West, Lexington; Benjamin and Valerie Slaton to William and Shanna Wake; $245,000.

1376 Eisenhower Ave., Mansfield; John and Colleen Rouzzo to Nathan and Joetta Dickman; $145,000.

3910 Bellville Road North, Bellville; Margo Levert, fka Margo Garver to Timothy and Robin Golden; $52,500.

607 Walnut Drive North, Lexington; Richard Hecht living trust to Debra Haley; $80,000.


0 Conrad Road, Mansfield; Ernest and Andrea Ingold to Anthony and Cynthia Brandt; $41,000.


3963 McCuen Road, Butler; Tonya and Eric Mitchell to Nicole and Joshua French; $238,500.

1648 State Route 97, Butler; Sylvia Kline to Jeffery and Shannon Gerger; $189,900.

1601-1603 State Route 97, Butler; Eric and Shelley Radojcsics to Keith and Cherie Fresonke; $190,000.

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