bellville B&B

The Wishmaker House Bed & Breakfast in Bellville, once selected as the Best B&B in the state by Ohio Magazine, was recently sold for $970,000 by Bradley and Karen Smith to Van Meter Investments, LLC. (Photo by Carl Hunnell)

BELLVILLE - A popular and historic bed and breakfast recently sold in this southern Richland County village, according to property transfers filed with the Richland County Auditor's Office.

The Wishmaker House Bed & Breakfast in Bellville, once selected as the Best B&B in the state by Ohio Magazine, was recently sold for $970,000 by Bradley and Karen Smith to Van Meter Investments, LLC.

The picturesque facility, which also includes a winery, is located at 116 Main St. in Bellville.

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It's a fully renovated 10,000-square foot 1890s home with eight guestrooms, including one handicap accessible room and one 1,200-square foot suite. All rooms have air conditioning, TV, internet access and private baths. Several of the rooms have fireplaces and balcony access with lovely town views. 

According to the facility's website, "Brad, Karen, Cassie, and Vic sold the Wishmaker House B&B and Winery to Don and Jennifer Vanmeter on June 8,2018. Brad and Karen wanted to spend more time relaxing with their friends and family, while Cassie and Vic hoped to spend more time together with their children, Ryder and Scarlett. The Smiths and Swishers have enjoyed hosting all of our wonderful guests over the years! It has truly been an amazing adventure! We wish Don and Jennifer the best of luck in their new venture!"

For more information about the Wishmaker, visit its website at

Other recent property transfers, according to the auditor's office, include:


487 Birchlawn Blvd., Mansfield; Patsy Himes to Jeff and Diane Krumm; $102,500.

839 Maple St., Mansfield; Willis Prout and Jennifer Hockman to James, Elizabeth and Hannah Oberlin; $24,000.

210 E. Fifth St., Mansfield; Mansfield/Richland Incubator, Inc., to MJT Holdings; $75,000.

1499 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield; A. Scott Hamilton to Gregory Riggleman; $147,000.

1490 Oak Run Court, Mansfield; Kenneth and Amy Parker to Dairia and Timothy Edmunds; $270,000.

1480 Oak Run Court, Mansfield; Jeffrey and Laurie Monica to Kenneth and Amy Parker; $290,000.

1594 Nantucket Drive, Mansfield; Frederick and Cathleen Dahlstrand to Edward Schick and Jan Schick, co-trustees of The Schick Family Trust; $194,900

338 Boston Ave., Mansfield; Rosemary Holsinger to Dustin Cushing; $49,888.

160 Reba Ave., Mansfield; Jeffrey Jackson to Shakeema Mills; $60,000.

320 Third Ave., Mansfield; Warlene and John Fowler to Jodi McCall; $6,000; $98,000.

673 Clifton Blvd., Mansfield; Trina Evans to Stephen and Vicki Trout; $98,000.

233 Bartley Ave. Mansfield; Thomas and Kathleen Peterson to Christopher Lambright; $83,500.

1315 West Cook Road, Mansfield; Debra Such to Thomas and Kristina Mellott; $119,000.

1255 Canteberry Lane, Mansfield; Barbara Struble to Geoffrey and Kendra Newland; $313,000.

541 Gadfield Road, Mansfield; Patricia Wells to Dustin Baker; $79,800.

1166 Woodland Road, Mansfield; Rachel Eaton to Nathan and Elizabeth Hultz; $99,000.

1175 Devonwood Road, Mansfield; Douglas and Lorie Landon to Jeffrey and Erica Bache; $122,000.

Poplar Street, Mansfield; Francis Goulet to Regina Henry; $6,860.

486 Springmill St., Mansfield; North Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene to G. Tate & Associates, LLC; $110,000.

1499 Lascerne Circle South, Mansfield; Mark and Sara Hittinger to Joseph and Heather Schade; $56,000.

1155 Burkwood Road, Mansfield; Kimberly Hickox to Mark and Heather Boggs; $184,900.

101 Thistle Drive, Mansfield; Trey and Haley Hall to Matthew and Amber Duffner; $100,000.

528 S. Main St., Mansfield; Donald Whatman to 940 Sheridan, LLC; $12,500.

127 Harvard Ave., Mansfield; Heath Stuart to Bryan Jones; $58,000.

213 Bartley Ave., Mansfield; Otto Schmidt to Closet Underground, LLC; $15,000.

850 Arlington Ave., Mansfield; Bank of New York to Nathan Martin; $63,000.

1116 Reed St., Mansfield; Linda Worden to Sandra Crank; $7,000.

1230 Caldwell Ave., Mansfield; Daniel Hendrix to Ignacio Gaytan; $9,000.

1116 Reed St. Rear, Mansfield; Judith Warren to Sandra Crank; $11,000.

283 Greenlee Road, Mansfield; Edward McDaniel to Donald Klupp; $30,550.

603 Westview Blvd., Mansfield; Rebecca Eder to Christopher Eder; $50,000.

22 Dunbilt Court, Mansfield; ROD TOG, LLC, to Paul McLaughlin; $7,500.

573 Wayne St., Mansfield; Equity Trust Company to Terry Mitchell; $10,000.

616 Cline Ave., Unit #111, Mansfield; Richard and Rebecca Toomey to Cecelia Cortelletti; $80,900.

410 Birdcage Walk, Mansfield; Glenn Maglott to Dawn Hunt; $32,000.

Boyle Road, Mansfield; Trina Thompson to Earnestine Abrams; $1,000.

332 Hanna Road, Mansfield; Stanley Rogers to Terry Brown; $26,000.

481 Wood St., Mansfield; Phillip and Hildegard Lamp to James Moyer; $63,000.

647 Dirlam Lane, Mansfield; Brock and Amanda Mowry to Rita Simons; $153,000.

422 Cline Ave., Mansfield; Vernon Svenson to Elnora Ernsberger; $71,000.

462 Ruby Ave., Mansfield; Hergatt Homes, LLC, to Markus Vest; $63,000.

238 Blymyer Ave., Mansfield; Jennifer Lucas and Jason Kaufman to Paul Duncan; $57,900.

649 Cook Road West, Mansfield; Michael and Sara Woogerd to Travis Ludrosky; $90,000.

280-282 Dickson, Mansfield; Antonio Harris to Albert Johnson; $2,000.

115 Dawson Ave., Mansfield; William Shaw to Richard and Julie Wyckoff; $63,000.

1517 Grace St., Mansfield; Michael and Dorothy Au to Christopher and Cristy Wright; $104,900.

1454 Lascerne Circle, Mansfield; Allen and Beverly Rose to Christopher Pizzaro; $103,000.

1459 Silver Lane, Mansfield; Jean Gurski to Jay and Holly Summers; $104,900.

617 Sunset Blvd., Mansfield; Florina Baumann to Tonino Sidoti; $48,500.

241 Ashland Road, Mansfield; Cool Tie & Die Co. to D S Legacy, LLC; $95,300.

400 Brenda Drive, Mansfield; Amy Snow to Dan'neasha James; $83,900.

616 Cline Ave., Unit 214, Mansfield; Basil and Carmella Monastra to Terry Yahey; $63,000.

28 Brentwood Road, Mansfield; Richard O'Reilly to The Huntington National Bank; $36,000.

906 Cecilwood Drive, Mansfield; J. Steve Sheldon, sheriff of Richland County, to Mechanics Bank; $24,000.

145 Stewart Ave., Mansfield; J. Steve Sheldon, sheriff of Richland County, to Larry Merwine; $20,500.

70 S. Brookway Way, Mansfield; Eric and E. Adair Pittman to Wells Fargo USA Holdings, Inc.; $46,667.

45 Westgate Drive, Mansfield; Alecia Collier to Prince Pipeline Integrity, LLC; $39,000.

1430 Whipporwill Lane, Mansfield; Andrew Melick to Carol Nemeth; $122,000.

1156 Larchwood Road, Mansfield; Kathleen Stone and Beth Ann Mulherin to Arthur Richards and Sharon Stevens; $159,500.

1878 Evline Drive, Mansfield; Timothy and Randi Norris to Anthony and Donalyn Tanner; $205,000.

570 Andover Road, Mansfield; David and Sharlotte Childers to Amanda and Nathan Boorom; $133,000.

380 Muth Road, Mansfield; Robert and Jaylene Mills to Caleb Ferguson; $89,500.

474 Cline Ave., Mansfield; First Federal Community Bank to Bradley and Shelby Willacker; $15,000.

139-141 N. Diamond St., Mansfield; Michael Tridico to Firebyrd Properties, LLC; $180,000.

49 Brookwood Way South, Mansfield; Kelly and Caleb Schmidt to Elizabeth Collins; $35,000.

1418 Silver Lane, Mansfield; Sherry Adams to Robert and Jaylene Mills; $115,000.

97 Dawson Ave., Mansfield; Colleen Mowry to Ronald and Jeanne Cotters Joan; $53,000.


657 Villa Drive, Ontario; Christy Walker and Sharon Walker to Kathy Cameron; $132,900.

1630 Oxford St., Ontario; Tara Burkhalter to Steven and Hope Stiefel; $115,000.

716 Lindair Lane East, Mansfield; U.S. Bank National Association to Cody and Kati Knoll; $66,500.

1769 Grace Ave., Ontario; Rodney and Kathleen Fender to Andrea and Joshua Crawford; $127,000.

137 Sloboda Ave., Ontario; Mark and Carolyn Daniel to Matthew and Marina Webster; $189,900.

3175 Mabee Road, Ontario; Pamela and Douglas Wells to Monica White; $162,000.

2530 Oak Tree, Ontario; Bryan and JoAnna Martz to Edward and Nancy Glogowski; $134,000.

305 Westlawn View Dr., Mansfield; Jay Cook to Larry Merwine; $76,000.

2510 W. Fourth St., Ontario; Union Building Corp. to Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation of Mansfield; $500,000.

1987 Willowood Drive South, Ontario; Nancy Rohde, trustee of The Burris Family Trust, to Orion DeYoe; $60,000.


28 Sunset Dr., Shelby; Josephine and Eugene Cellentanj Trust to Julie and Chad Plew; $125,000.

18 Norman St., Shelby; Phyllis DeWitt to Monty Ohl; $69,000.

84 Main St., Shelby; Jennifer Briner to Ronald and Muriel Johnson; $53,000.

107 Shelby Ave., Shelby; Robert and Mildred Hicks to Tyler and Makayla Amburgey; $55,000.

20 Riverbend Drive, Shelby; Estate of Henrietta Miller-Grove to Daniel and Christina Cooper; $118,000.

48 S. Gamble St., Shelby; Esther Sutter to Benjamin Bleldorn-Piper and Sarah Bleldorn; $50,000.

10 W. Crest Drive, Shelby; Francis Whisler to Teresa and Donald Kochheiser; $164,900.

62 Park Ave., Shelby; Christina Crain to Wells Fargo Bank; $22,000.

47 Harriette Drive, Shelby; Estate of Madeline Frankl to Emily Donahue and Dalton Caudill; $117,900.

63 W. Main St., Shelby; Janice Winbigler, trustee, to LJR Enterprises; $200,235.

68 Third St., Shelby; Amanda Sheldon to Andrew and Emma Nedolast; $75,100.

46 Raymond Ave., Shelby; Scott Korbas to Anthony and Christina Zickefoose; $90,000.


76 Markey St., Bellville; Victor and Cassandra Swisher to Donald Van Meter; $130,000.

147 W. Durbin Ave., Bellville; Kay Stevens to Alan and Cheryl Sheets; $70,000.


98 Cleveland St., Butler; Stanley and Patti Will to Craig Hallabrin and Michele Davis; $80,000.

Multiple Mansfield Properties, Butler; Raymond McKean to Larry Merwine; $187,500.


330 Hampton Road, Lexington; Rick, Craig and Randy Wright to Jill Baird; $132,500.

41 Kimberwick Road, Lexington; Denise Benson to Ruben and Maria Quintero; $193,400.

64 Otterbein Drive, Lexington; Patricia and Frank Duvall to Andrew Calhoun; $200,000.

216 Breton Drive, Lexington; John and Ruth Hoffman to Michael and Denise Benson; $385,900.

East Main Street, Lexington; Gino Colace to Earl Swigart; $15,500.

10 Darby Court, Lexington; Gabriel and Alexandra Midkiff to Samuel and M'Lynn Maddox; $135,900.

53 Foxcroft Road, Lexington; Austin Miller to Mark and Jodean Usher; $210,000.


89 E. Main St., Lucas; GKC Lucas, LLC to Sandusky Bay Company, LTD.; $1,161,000.

179 Mount Zion St., Lucas; Joshua and Christy Norman to William and Dina Logan; $132,500.


26 Trux St., Plymouth; Marlene Turson, trustee, to Donnie Spillman; $906.


45 W. Main St., Shiloh; Top Flight Real Estate, LLC, to Alisha Merritt; $62,900.


5904 Rome South Road, Shiloh; Estate of Hobert Stidam to Michael and Elva Shirk; $85,000.


2551 Miller Road, Shelby; Elvin and Mabel Martin to Lavon and Virginia Martin; $865,000.


3811 Brubaker Creek Road, Mansfield; Clara Kissel to Anthony Bond; $155,000.

195 Richland Shale Road, Mansfield; James and Connie Wallace to Nicole Yates; $76,600.


2556 Holtz Road, Shelby; Lawrence Oney to Austin Alt; $92,500.

4491 Laser Road, Shelby; Mary Traxler, trustee, to Alison and Douglas Weltmer; $160,000.

2383 Stiving Road, Mansfield; Stewart and Tina Clapper to Eric Vrabel; $133,500.

Bowman Street Road, Shelby; Betty Ryland and Joyce Meyers to Samuel and Joann Burkholder; $539,250.

4758 Bowman Street Road, Shelby; Betty Ryland to Samuel and Joann Burkholder; $150,000.

Bowman Street Road and Laser Road, Shelby; Betty Ryland and Joyce Meyers to Mark and Arlene Weaver; $341,250.


5393 Dill Road, Bellville; Richard and Dianne Swendal to Kelly and Ryan Jung; $187,900.

1230 Darlington East Road, Bellville; Timothy and Gina Keller to Jeremy Lucas; $30,000.

1324 Rhinehart Road, Bellville; Ben and Cheryl Thompson to Brian and Sarah Mickey; $320,000.

7093 Renie Road, Bellville; Justin Smith to Brock McGhee; $30,000.

State Route 13, Bellville; Donald Turner to Trae Turner; $54,000.

4739 Rule Road, Bellville; Sondra Mays to John Shuty; $164,500.


1286 Manner Drive, Mansfield; Melanie and Brad Steward to Timothy and Brenda Kinkaid; $115,500.

395 Indiana Ave., Mansfield; Thomas Mellott to Danielle Litt; $60,500.

592 Indiana Ave., Mansfield; Daniel Lewis to Sondra Mays; $55,000.

1150 Springmill Road, Mansfield; Sonia Yates, trustee of the 2015 Maggie Gerhart Family Trust, to Tyler Congdon; $71,000.

536 Pennsylvania Ave., Mansfield; Lee Ann Riggenbach to Randy and Ronna Branham; $10,000.

552 N. Illinois Ave., Mansfield; Dorothy Contrascere to Sandra and Raymond Maffett; $11,000.

1343 Walker Ave., Mansfield; Z&E Properties, LLC, to Kyle and Kalynn Perry; $89,900.

1050 Dianewood Drive, Mansfield; Daniel and Betty Woodland to Danny and Stacy Dewey; $148,000.

86 N. Ridge Road, Mansfield; Joseph and Toni Hoffer to Carl and Janet Ellington; $43,200.

585 Morgan Ave., Mansfield; Jo Ann Feigenbaum to Ellis and Sharon Castle; $71,200.


933 Pugh Road, Mansfield; Steven Quicksall to Trevor and Jordan Quicksall; $70,000.

2480 Bryonaire Road, Mansfield; Richard and Dianna Guill to Xiao Han; $139,900.

1601 Lor-Kay Drive, Mansfield; Thomas and Sandra Hammond to Peter and Summer Hunsinger; $120,000.

2689 Lutz Ave., Mansfield; Christa Margene, executrix of the estate of Phillip Culler, to Samantha and Mason Finley; $104,000.

975 Pugh Road, Mansfield; Richard and Michelle Zellner to Kent Baumberger; $35,000.

2276 Kentwood Drive, Mansfield; Lawrence Lifer to Jessica and Frank Konczak; $138,000.

2019 Ashland Road, Mansfield; Mark and Carolyn Wallace to Zacq Dickinson; $130,000.

2514 Bryonaire St., Mansfield; Dollar Value Real Estate Investments, LLC, to GBC Enterprises, LLC; $78,000.

2019 Hout Road, Mansfield; Debra Davis to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company; $27,100.

2408 Bryonaire Road, Mansfield; Toby Viers to Harry and Shelley Turner; $125,000.

2080 Stone Ridge Ave., Mansfield; Erwin and Emilia Webel to Janet Lowder, guardian of estate of Oliver Small; $275,000.

Welty Road, Lucas; William and Cynthia Zirzow to Neil Kadey; $86,800.

86 Wolf Road, Mansfield; David Bross to Katie Wamsley and Nicholas Cox; $135,000.

2039 Fleming Falls Road, Mansfield; Estate of Ruth Tackett to Brandon Reed; $126,000.


1958 Well Road, Perrysville; Carrie Palmer-Stevens to U.S. Bank National Association; $60,000.


4859 Lincoln Highway, Crestline; Danny Dewey to Maria Smith; $115,000.


5430 Preston Road, Shelby; William and Judy Roberts to Lucas and Breanna Grauer; $188,000.


815 S. Horning Road, Mansfield; First Federal Community Bank to John Thew; $22,000.


Settlement Road East, Shelby; Estate of Dale Keller to Charles and Cynthia Keller; $409,980.


4266 Flowers Road, Mansfield; Matthew Rebon to Kyle Webb; $127,000.

1339 Lewis Road, Ontario; Michael and Tiffany Hartley to Robert Rogers; $204,640.

Lexington-Ontario Road, Mansfield; Henry and Kelley Brickey to Jeffrey and Kimberly Perret; $37,000.

1690 Millsboro Road, Mansfield; Brian and Maria Saltz to Cynthia and Howard McCune; $135,000.

2112 State Route 39, Mansfield; C. Edward Moyer to Johnnie Edwards Sr.; $25,000.

705 Pinkney Road, Mansfield; Jason and Kelsey Keller to Kelly and Daniel Keller; $69,026.

312 Home Road South, Mansfield; Robert and Carolyn Barnes to Stephen and Janice Knox; $135,000.


2261 Texter Road, Mansfield; Thomas and Melanie Briner to Garrett and Brandie Brownstein; $185,000.

2681 Marion Ave. Road, Mansfield; Jay and Kyong Mason to Joel and Jill Halfhill; $296,000.

Gass Road, Lexington; Timothy Secrist to Nathan and Amanda Brooks; $20,000.

Gass Road, Lexington; Lloyd and Heiden Eichorn and Nathan and Amanda Brooks; $20,000.

3001 State Route 42 South, Lexington; Terry and Julia Bartholomew to Wesley and Melissa Jones; $209,000.

Gass Road, Lexington; Sandy Cross Farm, Inc., to TNT Custom Homes, LLC; $470,453.

2617 State Route 97, Lexington; W. Chandler Stevens II to TNT Custom Homes, LLC; $49,547.


3615 Middle Bellville Road, Lexington; Galen and Villa Crawford to Alex and Mikayla Christmas; $130,000.

3777 O'Possum Run Road, Mansfield; Elfriede Gross and Maureen and Derrick Esterline; $265,000.

875 E. Hanley Road, Mansfield; Riley Schroeder to Chad and Sydney Kennard; $110,000.

563 Walnut Drive North, Mansfield; Roger Crawford to Zachary Tadijanac; $123,000.

2885 Washington South Road, Mansfield; Steven and Bonny Sechler to Rolland Ogle; $182,292.


4590 Mansfield-Adario Road, Shiloh; Richard and Jane Rudy to EH & KH, LLC; $152,000.

2066 Pavonia West Road, Mansfield; Charles and Andrea Forman to Megan and Eli Mitchell; $166,000.


4389 Harris Road, Butler; David and Joyce Robinson to Tracy and Shane Fulton; $279,0004.

6851 Bunkerhill Road South, Butler; Alan and Cheryl Sheets to Ryan Doup; $155,000.

6878 Armstrong Road, Butler; Mark Morgan, co-trustee of the The Morgan Family Trust, to Timothy and Sonia Tingley; $175,000.

4048 Pleasant Hill Road, Perrysville; Gary Cowell to Judy Feightner; $134,500.

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