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Schools

Mansfield Teachers Gain Insight Into Teaching Students With Dyslexia

24 Jun , 2018  

Seven Mansfield City Schools teachers were back in the classroom last week, participating in 30 hours of specialized training for working with children who have difficulty with reading, spelling and writing of the type associated with dyslexia.

The Monday-Friday sessions at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center focused on the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching. Training was led by Victoria Jones of the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education. More…

History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Warren Rupp Observatory

24 Jun , 2018  

The following post was shared last year as part of our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series. Since then, the folks at the Richland Astronomical Society have added a new public viewing night, and we have updated our post.  More…

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History & Tourism

Start Your Fourth Early And Close To Home

24 Jun , 2018  

The Sixteenth Annual Ontario 4th of July Festival gives locals a chance to jump start their Indepedence Day celebrations in grand style. This year’s event takes place this Saturday, June 30.

According to the organizer’s website, “Since our beginning in 1969, the Ontario 4th of July festival has aimed to represent “Fun for All Ages”.  After some period of time, the festival stopped due to absence of funding and insurance. In 2002 a small, non-profit committee of volunteers saw the need for the re-birth of our yearly, community event.  This new festival committee breathed new life into the Ontario Fourth of July Festival in 2002.” More…

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All About Mansfield

Stephen King Film Festival Continues

23 Jun , 2018  

The next film in the Renaissance Theatre’s Stephen King Film Festival will be “Cujo,” on July 19 at 7:00 PM. The film festival is presented thanks to funding from Charles P. Hahn, Cleveland Financial with the guest speaker provided by the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.

Prior to the screening, a brief lecture about the film will be given at 6:30 PM from the stage of the theatre by Dr. Phil Simpson from Eastern Florida University. More…

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All About Mansfield

Street Resurfacing Program Update

23 Jun , 2018  

The City of Mansfield has announced that beginning on Monday, June 25, weather permitting, the contractors for the 2018 Street Resurfacing Program will be performing milling and/or paving work on the following streets: More…

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All About Mansfield

179th Hosts Bring Your Child To Work Day

23 Jun , 2018  

Bring Your Child To Work Day was held on Wednesday at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield. The event was a great opportunity for military parents to teach their children about their job in the Air Force. Here are three photos from the event; click on any photo for a full-size image. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: 331 Prescott Street

22 Jun , 2018  

NOTE: Click here for an update on this Landmark.

It’s a property that was nearly lost to history several years ago, and one which still seeks a more certain future.

The brick house at 331 Prescott Street, which sits on a rise of land not far from Oak Hill Cottage, has ties to Mansfield’s industrial past. It was built in the early years of the Civil War by Henry D. Keith, and then purchased by local civic leader Joseph Allonas a few years later. More…

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All Things Business

Dairy Queen Celebrates 70 Years In Richland County This Saturday

22 Jun , 2018  

Note: This story has been updated.

A local family-owned business is set to celebrate an amazing 70 continuous years of providing Richland Countians with delicious food and wonderful memories. On June 23, both Dairy Queen locations will be offering many favorite DQ treats on sale for $1.70.  For kids there will be face painting, tattoos, balloons and fun from Noon to 3:00 PM. More…

All Things Business, History & Tourism

Another Historic Tax Credit Project For Mansfield: 331 Prescott To Be Returned To Life

22 Jun , 2018  

On Wednesday, when the Ohio Development Services Agency announced awards of $30,228,955 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 31 historic buildings, a Mansfield property was included for the second round in a row.

This time, the recipient is the landmark house at 331 Prescott Street, which is poised to receive a $900,000-plus rehabilitation project to create two residential units. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Mechanics Bank Building

21 Jun , 2018  

The Mechanics Bank Building, recently restored and expanded on the corner of South Main Street and Park Avenue West, is a landmark that has occupied an important corner in Mansfield history since its construction in 1926.

In the early years of the city, that corner was occupied by a two story brick residence owned by Robert Bowland. Bowland’s son was involved in one of the most notorious crimes in early Richland County history, an event chronicled in “Two Sons: The Bowland-Barker Murder” by Alan Wigton (available at Main Street Books downtown). More…

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Schools

Firm Retained To Evaluate Condition Of Ten Mansfield Schools

21 Jun , 2018  

A Columbus energy services engineering company and a familiar face in the Mansfield community will join forces to develop a comprehensive assessment of infrastructure systems and equipment in ten Mansfield City Schools buildings. Their final report will play a major role in eventual board of education decisions about renovation of existing facilities versus possible new construction. More…