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Nationwide Children’s Close To Home Center Has New Location

15 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield Close to Home Center has moved to a new location at 536 South Trimble Road.

Services at the new location include: Cardiology, Electrocardiography, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Ontology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric surgery, and Urology. In addition, laboratory services are available between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

The Center website can be accessed here.

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How Are Mansfield And Other Ohio Legacy Cities Doing?

15 Oct , 2016  

It’s an intriguing question with what might be a surprising answer – or answers. How does Mansfield compare to cities of comparable size, and larger, in the arena of early 21st century community development?

This summer, Greater Ohio, the state’s self-styled champion for policies and practices that value urban cores and metropolitan regions as economic drivers, while at the same time preserving Ohio’s open space and farmland, issued a 28 page report entitled, “From Akron to Zanesville: How Are Ohio’s Small and Mid-Sized Cities Faring?” In particular, the study looked at what are referred to as “legacy cities,” that is, cities with an industrial past, which have lost population over the last several decades, and is not a college town or near-metro suburb (this would include all Ohio metropolitan areas with the exception of Columbus). More…

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Ohio Bird Sanctuary Hosts Fall Family Festival

14 Oct , 2016  

Visit your fine featured friends this Saturday, as the Ohio Bird Sanctuary hosts its annual Fall Family Festival.

The event, which runs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, will include the following: More…

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ODNR Issues Outdoor Burning Reminder

14 Oct , 2016  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) urges Ohioans to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this fall.

Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during October and November. Burning is limited in the fall due to the abundance of dry fuel on the ground in the form of grasses, weeds, fallen leaves, crops and crop debris. Winds can make a seemingly safe fire burn more intensely and escape control.

“With fall’s windy and dry weather, trash and debris fires can quickly become unmanageable,” said Robert Boyles, Ohio’s state forester. “Burning leaves and tree debris under these conditions also increases the risk for wildfires. All it takes is a little wind to cause a debris fire to escape control and spread.” More…

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Senator Brown Speaks As My Brothers Keeper Is Introduced To Mansfield

14 Oct , 2016  

My Brother’s Keeper, a youth mentoring program initiated by President Obama in 2014, came to Mansfield on Thursday.

US Senator Sherrod Brown, a Mansfield native and Senior High graduate, brought the message, first in a roundtable discussion with community leaders in Senior High’s Dutton Community Room, then to students during an assembly in the auditorium. “The president realized the importance of mentoring in his own life as he was growing up,” Brown said. “It is important to all of us. Some of us have mentors we can count on, others don’t.” More…

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City Council To Consider Resolutions Supporting Bike Routes

14 Oct , 2016  

Mansfield City Council is set to consider resolutions supporting the designation of two official bike routes through Richland County.

USBR40 is planned to cross from east to west across the northern part of Ohio, following the path of old US30. Future plans call for it to stretch from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Another path, Ohio Bike Route 65, will go across Richland County from north to south. More…

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An Inside Look At Old Order Amish

13 Oct , 2016  

On October 19 at 6:30 PM, the Friends of the Library, who support the work of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, will hold its Annual Meeting by hosting a talk by an expert on Amish life.

Dr. Paul Gaus, an Ohio author who has published Amish mysteries based on 35 years of observation and conversation with the Amish folk of Holmes County, will speak. His stories present a view of life among the Old Order Amish, a life rarely shown to strangers. During his presentation he will share tales of interesting experiences with the Amish people he has met over the years. More…

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Live Music Venue Opens Friday

13 Oct , 2016  

It’s the Mansfield area’s newest live music venue. Whiskey Warehouse, located at 1400 West Fourth Street, opens its doors this Friday.

Performances will include the groups Autumn Burning, Xero, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. There will be a $5 cover charge. Autumn Burning has announced that they will be performing several selections from their upcoming album, with a show starting at 8:30 PM.

For more details, visit the Whiskey Warehouse Facebook page.

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Voting Begins

13 Oct , 2016  

Early voting began in Ohio on Wednesday in Mansfield and across the state.

The Richland County Board of Elections has announced the following hours for its early voting location at the Longview Center, 1495 West Longview Avenue, Lower Level Classroom: More…

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Macedonia Comes To Mansfield

12 Oct , 2016  

A bit of the Balkans comes to north central Ohio this Sunday as the annual Macedonian Fest takes place at Kostas, 924 West Fourth Street.

Everyone is invited to this culural celeration. Admission is $5.00, and kids under 12 are free. This is a potluck event and although not necessary, attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. The band Makedonija will be featured with Mansfield’s own Baje Bozinovski. A cash bar and Kebapi will be available.

Come enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, live music, dancing, great food and drinks.

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Police Issue Overdose Reminder

12 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield Police Department sent out the following notice earlier this week:

“The Mansfield Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Richland County Coroner’s Office, and the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office are reminding county residents of an increase in drug overdoses and deaths involving possibly contaminated heroin. Over the course of the last several days there were six overdose deaths in the county. More…

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Heart Of Ohio Magazine Features Area Stories

11 Oct , 2016  

The September October 2016 edition of Heart of Ohio magazine contains a number of stories showcasing our community and its residents. Each can be read on the online version of Heart of Ohio, freely accessible at this link.

Articles this issue with local connections include the following:

Falling for Festivals – A review of area festivals includes a look at the Prairie Peddler in Butler.

The Chef’s Table – The regular column by Trey Doherty, Chef at Mansfield’s Westbrook Country Club, includes recipes for Margherita Pizza with Sausage and for Shrimp, Brie, and Artichoke Pizza. More…

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Teaching Woodland Stewardship

11 Oct , 2016  

The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program will hold an Improving Your Woodland workshop on Oct. 14 on the Mansfield campus of The Ohio State University.

The workshop will help participants determine goals and objectives for their woods, such as producing timber and providing wildlife habitat, and the best ways to go about achieving them. “We’ll spend the morning inside exploring these issues and the afternoon outside putting the ideas to work,” said Kathy Smith, coordinator of the stewards program and one of the workshop’s instructors. She’s forestry program director in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, which runs the stewards program. More…