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Literary Mansfield Part Two: Mansfield’s Other Pulitzer Prize Winner

25 Jul , 2017  

Through this series, 1812Blockhouse is looking at Mansfielders, past and present, who have contributed to the world of writing in all of its forms.

Many Mansfielders know the story of Louis Bromfield, the creator of Malabar Farm who combined a storied career in writing with a foray into the world of sustainable agriculture. Bromfield, a Mansfield native, was the winner of the 1927 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his book, Early Autumn. We will have occasion to share some stories about him later in this series. More…

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Ten Arts Grants Awarded To North Central Ohio

25 Jul , 2017  

The Ohio Arts Council board has approved $12,067,366 in grants to support Ohio artists, organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming during its initial and major FY 2018 funding round. The 15-member board approved 635 grants when it met publicly on July 19 for its summer board meeting. More…

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Upcoming OSR Concert Previewed In Columbus Underground

24 Jul , 2017  

It’s not typically the case that Mansfield concerts are considered news in Columbus, but this one is an exception.

The upcoming August 27 concert by singer Lee DeWyze was recently previewed in Columbus Underground. As the story reflects, it was the Shawshank connection that lured DeWyze to consider a concert at the Ohio State Reformatory. More…

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This Week’s Mosquito Spraying Locations

24 Jul , 2017  

Richland Public Health will be conducting mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following locations during the week of July 24 – July 28: More…

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National Touring Company To Present Pinocchio

24 Jul , 2017  

The timeless children’s story, Pinocchio, is coming to Kingwood Center Gardens next week.

The Hamspstead Stage Company, a national professional touring company based on Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, will present the play on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 PM; a special children’s craft time will precede the play at 5:00 PM. More…

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ODOT Seeks Comments On Bridge Project

23 Jul , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Transportation has extended an invitation for the pubic is to provide comments relating to a bridge replacement project near the Richland/Ashland County line.

ODOT is proposing a complete bridge replacement located on US 42 in Ashland County at the 0.15 mile marker, just north of the Richland/Ashland County line. More…

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Nature Center Founder Retiring; Open House To Be Held

22 Jul , 2017  

After 39 years, the founder of the Gorman Nature Center, Steve McKee, will be retiring.

In 1978 Steve started the GNC for the Richland County Park District and served as its director for 35 years until 2013. More…

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Visit A New, Old Favorite At The Ohio State Fair

21 Jul , 2017  

An old favorite at the Ohio State Fair will have a bit of a new look next week as the annual summer event hits the Fairgrounds in Columbus. Bring your family and friends and explore the Natural Resources Park during the Fair, which runs from Wednesday, July 26 to Sunday August 6. More…

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The Mansfield Chainsaw Seminar

21 Jul , 2017  

When it comes to using a chainsaw, there are things you want to cut, like any of Ohio’s millions of still-standing dead ash trees killed by the emerald ash borer pest, and things you don’t want to cut, like … anything not a tree.

A class offered Aug. 3 in Mansfield will help you keep them straight. More…

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County Considering Emergency Satellite Trailer

20 Jul , 2017  

At its July 13 meeting, Richland County Commissioners heard a presentation by Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Bailey about agency efforts to obtain a mobile satellite trailer.

Such a trailer could, in case of an emergency, be used to provide a 1,000 foot radiation wi-fi hotspot for 30 simultaneous users. Currently, only three others exist in Ohio – two in Columbus and one in Henry County; the hope is to place the fourth here. More…

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Landmarks Of Mansfield: 188 South Diamond Street

20 Jul , 2017  

The brick house at 188 South Diamond Street, which occupies the northwest corner of Diamond and Flint Streets, is an important survivor in a neighborhood which has lost much of its historic fabric.

It is also a structure closely tied to an important figure in Mansfield’s architectural history. More…

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Jam-Packed August Coming Up

19 Jul , 2017  

August approaches, but the summer fun isn’t over yet! The Destination Mansfield-Richland County Calendar of Events boasts everything from an exhibit full of frogs to NASCAR Xfinity race cars to fill your sunny days. More…

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