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Give A Gift Of The Ohio Outdoors

8 Dec , 2017  

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season continues in December, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has several opportunities to make gift giving a little easier this year. Why not give the gift of the great outdoors? Consider giving a gift that will encourage family members and friends to spend time outside and enjoy the beauty and fun that nature in Ohio has to offer.

Ohio State Parks Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

An Ohio State Parks gift card or gift certificate (click to access) makes a perfect present for anyone who appreciates the great outdoors right here in the Buckeye State. Gift cards or gift certificates can be used at Ohio State Parks for overnight stays, allowing the recipient to enjoy a favorite state park or visit a new one! Gift cards or gift certificates may be redeemed for camping, getaway rentals, cabin rentals or in most of Ohio’s state park lodges. People may also use gift cards or gift certificates at state operated retail stores, for golfing at our six public courses at Ohio State Parks, or for boat rentals at many state park marinas. Available in any denomination and with no expiration date, gift cards and gift certificates may be purchased online at parks.ohiodnr.gov/giftcards. Gift cards may also be purchased at any state park office or by calling 866-644-6727.

Wild Ohio Magazine

The Wild Ohio Magazine (click to access) provides readers with an entertaining look into Ohio’s wildlife and conservation activities. The magazine is delivered six times per year, one of which is a calendar edition. The cost is $5 per year for those who purchase at a license vendor or online through the Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System or $10 with a mail-in form. This subscription makes a great gift for people who love the outdoors.

Wildlife Gift Certificates

Gift certificates can be purchased through Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System (click to access). Recipients can use the certificates to purchase licenses, permits, the Wild Ohio magazine and wetland and legacy stamps. Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount and are valid one year from the date of purchase. Wildlife gift certificates can only be purchased and redeemed online.

Legacy Stamps

Buying and giving an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp (click to access) allows wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to directly impact the future of Ohio’s native wildlife. The stamp proceeds go to the Endangered Species and Wildlife Diversity Fund and support: habitat restoration; land purchases and conservation easements; endangered and threatened native species; educational products for students and wildlife enthusiasts; and wildlife and habitat research projects. The individual purchasing an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp for $15 will receive a collectible stamp, window cling and commemorative card, and the stamps can be purchased at Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System. Showing your Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp at eight state park lodges can earn a 25 percent discount on lodge rooms for weekday stays, and the stamp holder must be present to receive this coupon.

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Richland Public Health Releases Strategic Plan

7 Dec , 2017  

Earlier this week, Richland Public Health released its 2018-2020 strategic plan.

RPH is currently in its last month of its initial three-year plan, and developed the new plan with the assistance of staff and community partners. A consultant was utilized with the strategic planning process, who conducted surveys, reviewed internal plans and documents, and engaged with collaborative planning sessions with staff. More…

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

7 Dec , 2017  

Hilarity and holidays merge at The Mansfield Playhouse this month in the form of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a play based on a well-loved book by Barbara Robinson.

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids—probably the most inventively awful kids in history. According to Wikipedia, the Herdmans engage in “misfit behavior” for their age such as smoking, cussing, drinking jug wine, and shoplifting. More…

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City Announces Closure Of Leaf Collection Sites

6 Dec , 2017  

The City of Mansfield is announcing Liberty Park and Sterkel Park collection sites will be closed for drop off as of 3:00 PM on December 8. The Service Complex at the 480 Park Avenue East collection site will remain open 7 days a week.

Hours of operation are 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM for our leaf drop off site. More…

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It’s Christmas Time In Mansfield – England, That Is

6 Dec , 2017  

Mansfield’s Sister City in the United Kingdom – Mansfield, England – has much in common with its Ohio counterpart. Both are pulling out the stops for the holiday season with a community tree lighting as a centerpiece. More…

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Choral Concert At St. Peter’s

6 Dec , 2017  

The 2017-2018 St. Peter’s Music Series continues with a seasonal favorite.

The St. Peter’s Choir is well known for its Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols.  This semi-annual holiday favorite will again be performed on Sunday, December 17, at 3:00 PM.

This service is a very prayerful and inspiring way to prepare for the holiday season.  Take some time away from the hustle and bustle to spend some time feeding your spirit! More…

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179th Commander Named New Ohio Assistant Adjutant General

5 Dec , 2017  

On Monday, Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general, announced that Col. James R. Camp has been named the new Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air.

In his new role, Camp will be responsible for directing Air National Guard operations and establishing policy to ensure mission readiness of more than 4,900 personnel assigned to four flying wings and six geographically separated support units. Camp will be replacing Brig. Gen. Gregory Schnulo, who retired October 1. More…

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City Announces New Management, Class At Ocie Hill Center

5 Dec , 2017  

The City of Mansfield has announced that the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center is now under management of the Parks and Recreation Department Manager Mark Abrams.

The Parks and Recreation Department has many plans and ideas to make the Ocie Hill building into a place for fun and recreation for all of the kids in the community. The department plans to join with other organizations to make as many recreation activities happen as possible. More…

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Stay Festive, Stay Safe, Stay Inexpensive

4 Dec , 2017  

This time of year, many Ohio families begin putting up decorations to celebrate the holidays. Decorations help make the season bright, but can also create safety hazards. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers some tips to ensure a safe and energy efficient holiday season. More…

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Record Crowd Watches Tree Lighting

2 Dec , 2017  

A larger number of onlookers sang, snuggled, and said “Ah!” this evening as the official community Christmas Tree was switched on at Richland Carrousel Park.

The number was up from that of the year before, not only attending the tree lighting itself, but in going up and down adjacent streets to visit local shops and eateries. Both Element of Art studio and Susy’s Smokeroom at City News had musical acts performing, the latter hosting local band S’yVelt. More…

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Mansfield City Schools Holiday Concert Schedule

2 Dec , 2017  

A series of holiday concerts involving each of the buildings in Mansfield City Schools will begin next week. Following is the list of programs, all free and open to the public: More…

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Kingwood Announces Over $7 Million Raised For Visitors Center

2 Dec , 2017  

In May, Kingwood Center Gardens officials announced receipt of a $3 million gift as an initial and important step in an “Honoring the Past, Growing the Future” capital campaign which would result in a visitor center being added to the Kingwood campus. That facility would perform the following functions: More…

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