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Weather for Friday
Hi 61º | 100% chance of precipitation | Cooler as week ends
Shelby Tornado Coverage:
Shelby’s Ohio 39 corridor reopens after tornado damage – Richland Source
* Land Bank considers historic Laird property for demolition, seeks public input – Richland Source
Rotary Club cleans up Mansfield – Richland Source
* Industrialist marking milestone at Gorman-Rupp – Mansfield News Journal ($)
* Memorial walk planned to honor Skylar Williams – Mansfield News Journal ($)
Building sustains minor damage after fire – Mansfield News Journal ($)
Lex school board approves bonds for new school – Mansfield News Journal ($)
Kids become framed artists at Little Buckeye – Mansfield News Journal ($)
Domestic violence count against city worker dropped – Mansfield News Journal ($)
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National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW will be April 27-May 4, and it is being marked locally by Richland Public Health. More…
We are taking periodic looks at a variety of things in the Richland County area – some, like today, are geographic locations; other times, they will be organizations, or causes; or even events and happenings. Each time, we will collect details from across the Internet and combine them into a single list. More…
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor announced on Wednesday that 47 local court projects are receiving more than $2.9 million in this year’s technology grant funding through the Ohio Supreme Court.
This includes a grant going to the Juvenile Division of the Richland County Court of Common Pleas. More…
After presenting works by great classical opera composers, including Puccini, Verdi, and Schubert, Mid-Ohio Opera is now turning to music by a native Richland County composer, Rick Sowash.
A graduate of Lexington High School and a former Richland County Commissioners, Sowash’s classical music has been performed around the country. This includes a world premiere at Carnegie Hall, featured music on radio stations all over the US, and even the film score of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission’s documentary, Ohio: 200 Years. More…
It is altogether fitting with the somber news coming from Paris this week that local musical organizations are joining together to perform two masterworks of the French classical repertoire.
Under the batons of Music Director Octavio Más-Arocas and Choral Director Brian Nabors, the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will join forces with over 100 singers from the Symphony Chorus and the Shelby Chamber Choir to perform “Fin Magnifique,” May 11 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. More…
Mansfield City Schools is looking ahead as spring continues and summer beckons. This week, they announced upcoming activities in district buildings.
To start off, all buildings will be closed April 19-26 during spring break. There will be 26 class days remaining when normal schedules resume on Monday, April 29.
Schools will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27. The last day for students will be Tuesday, June 4. More…
The Richland Gro-Op is seeking a part-time Marketing Director to help create local and regional markets for cooperative produce.
This is a short-term grant-funded research project designed to enable the Gro-Op to become a successful, self-supporting, and profitable enterprise at the end of the grant funding (2019-2022). Specific attributes and responsibilities are outlined below. More…
The owner of a Mansfield freight hauling and trucking company must pay $144,400 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) following his sentence Monday for his conviction on four felony charges related to workers’ compensation fraud.
A Richland County judge also ordered Robert Tate, owner of Elite TNT Enterprises, to serve two years of probation for his conviction February 20 on two counts of workers’ comp fraud, fourth-degree felonies, and two counts of tampering with records, third-degree felonies. More…
Have you ever started out on a path, sure of where you were going, and suddenly find yourself somewhere completely different that where you thought you’d be?
Even the best of plans can sometimes misfire. As Woody Allen shared, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”
This is the inspiration behind Making God Laugh, a Holiday Family Comedy by Sean Grennan, which starts later this month at the Mansfield Playhouse. More…
From 1812Blockhouse Publisher Thomas Palmer:
I beg your indulgence today for a bit of reflection. I know this isn’t about Richland County per se, but given Monday’s news from France, I hope you’ll forgive me. I do know that many people in north central Ohio feel a connection to that country.
When I was in my early 20s, I had occasion to live in Europe for almost two years. More specifically, I lived in France. During my time there I lived in several different locations, but the majority of that time I spent in Paris or its suburbs. More…