Ontario (Ohio)

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Ontario Hellinger Municipal Building

Ontario is a city in Northwest Ohio in Richland County, Ohio, USA. It is a major regional retail hub serving the entire North-Central Ohio area, with a shopping population of over 150,000.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (IATA:CLE), PH: (216) 265-6030, [1]. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is Cleveland's main airport, located on the west side of the city. The airport is served by most of the major domestic airlines, and it is a hub for United Airlines as well.
  • Port Columbus International Airport, (IATA:CMH), 4600 International Gateway, Columbus, PH: (614) 239-4083, [2]. Port Columbus International Airport is served by all the major airlines, with direct flights to most major American cities.

By car[edit]

  • Ohio State Route 309 goes through the city of Ontario. It provides access to the city of Galion to the west and the city of Mansfield to the east.
  • Ohio State Route 314 runs along the western city boundary of Ontario. It provides access to the village of Chesterville to the south and the city of Shelby to the north.
  • Ohio State Route 430 starts out at Ohio State Route 309 in the city of Ontario and runs east along Park Avenue West through eastern Ontario. It provides access to the city of Mansfield and the village of Mifflin to the east.

Other busy thoroughfares in Ontario:

  • Lexington-Springmill Road runs through the east side of the city of Ontario as a main busy route to the areas major regional retail center with access to the Richland Mall and U.S. Route 30. It also provides access to The Ohio State University Mansfield Campus/North Central State College and Ohio State Route 39 to the north and the village of Lexington to the south.
  • Park Avenue West (Ohio State Route 309 and Ohio State Route 430) runs through the city of Ontario.
  • West Fourth Street runs through the city of Ontario. It provides access to the Richland Mall and U.S. Route 30 to the west and the city of Mansfield to the east.
  • Walker Lake Road runs through the northeast side of the city of Ontario as another busy route to the areas major regional retail center. It provides access to Oak Tree Golf Club and Rock Road to the west and Home Road and the city of Mansfield to the east.
  • Home Road runs along the eastern city boundary of Ontario at Mansfield and is another busy thoroughfare.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • Richland County Transit (RCT)232 N. Main St., Mansfield +1 419 522-4504fax: +1 419-522-3157. RCT operates local bus service five days a week, except for Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. The RCT bus line operates 12 fixed routes within the cities of Mansfield and Ontario and Madison Township which provide a transportation network that can take you to work, school, appointments, or shopping.

By taxi[edit]

  • Mansfield Checker Cab147 N. Adams St., Mansfield +1 419 522-2222fax: +1 419-522-3777. If you wish to get a cab in the Mansfield/Ontario area, you have to call for one. At the minimum you should call 30 minutes before you need a ride.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Sunset Drive-In Theatre
  • Sunset Drive-In Theatre4018 Park Ave. West +1 419 529-5676, e-mail: . Sunset Drive-In Theatre has the very best in the area for entertainment. Admission is $5.00 for everyone 12 years of age and over, children ages 5 thru 11 admission is $1.00 and children ages 4 and under admission is Free.

Buy[edit]

Richland Mall welcome sign at east entrance at Lexington-Springmill Rd.

Eat[edit]

Grocery stores[edit]

  • Meijer1355 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd. +1 419 747-8364. Open 24 hours, seven days a week. Ask for discount card.

Restaurants[edit]

  • Johnny Biggs Booze N' Burgers900 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd. +1 419 747-6000. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 1 am. Kitchen closes 1 hour prior to close time. Johnny Biggs has been voted the best burger in Mid Ohio and the best new restaurant runner-up with a special offer. Johnny Biggs is part restaurant and part sports bar, has 15 big screen TV's and a great menu.
  • White CastleOne location in Ontario at 375 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd. +1 419 528-4405. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will find the popular White Castle burger franchise. Fries, burgers, shakes, breakfast.

Drink[edit]

There are plenty of choices for alcohol. Most grocery stores carry it, as well as the gas stations, drive-throughs and convenience stores.

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

  • Ontario Post Office3656 Park Ave. West +1 419 529-2409fax: +1 419 529-2409. Hours are M-F 8:30AM-12:00PM (noon) and 1:15PM-4:45PM, Sa 8:30AM-11:30AM, closed on Sundays.

Cope[edit]

Hospital[edit]

Gym[edit]

Laundromat[edit]

  • Brass Hanger CleanersOne location in Ontario at 2232 Stumbo Rd. +1 419 529-5256.

Library[edit]

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library Ontario Branch

Newspapers[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Ontario
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