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Mid-Ohio Holding Annual Job Fair This Friday

14 Mar , 2019  

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is holding its 15th annual job fair to recruit seasonal employees for key positions and specialty areas during its 2019 race season. It takes place this Friday, March 15 from 2 PM to 5 PM EDT and Saturday, March 16 from 9 AM to 12 Noon EDT in the Mid-Ohio Tower located in the garage area of the track. Those interested in attending should enter through Gate 3 of the track off Steam Corners Road. More…

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All About Richland, All Things Business

Local Unemployment Numbers Rise Slightly, And In Typical Fashion

12 Mar , 2019  

It’s a common occurrence. After the rush of a holiday season, post-season employment declines and unemployment rates rise.

That’s exactly what has happened across Ohio this year, and also the case for Mansfield and Richland County.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released the January 2019 employment numbers this week, and reported that Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in January, up from a revised 4.6 percent in December. More…

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Water Main Work To Close Wayne Street

12 Mar , 2019  

From the City of Mansfield Service Complex:

Due to water main repairs it will be necessary to close sections of the following road while work is being completed:

Wayne Street between Orange Street and Grace Street

The road will be closed Tuesday, March 12 at 8 AM and is expected to be re-opened by the end of the workday Friday, March 15 barring any unanticipated problems. More…

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The Science Of Sound Is Next Teddy Bear Concert

11 Mar , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre will hold its final Teddy Bear Concert of the 2018-2019 Mechanics Bank Education Series on March 31 at 2:30 PM.

In partnership with Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, the concert is entitled the “The Science of Sound” and will be held in Theatre 166, located at 166 Park Avenue West in Mansfield.  The audience will see, hear, and feel sound waves with this interactive concert featuring members of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. More…

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ODOT District Three Invites Comments On Bridge Projects In Richland, Huron, And Crawford Counties

11 Mar , 2019  

The arrival of warmer temperatures in the coming weeks signals the beginning of area road work, including that to be performed by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

ODOT seeks to perform maintenance on current bridges located in the following places: More…

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College And Trade Scholarship Applications Deadline Approaching

11 Mar , 2019  

The deadline for Richland County Foundation college and trade school scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year is rapidly nearing.

New applicants and high school seniors must have at least a 2.5-grade point average (GPA), college students and returning applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA, attend an accredited school on a full-time basis and be a resident or high school graduate of Richland County. The deadline for college scholarship applications is April 1. More…

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The Case Of Mansfield’s Buried Barbie

10 Mar , 2019  

Barbie – as in the doll – turned 60 on Saturday.

According to Wikipedia, Mattel has sold over one billion Barbie dolls in that period of time.

Last September, the well-known national satirical media company The Onion shared a tale of a Mansfield girl who mangled and buried a Barbie in her backyard. The story tells of an eight year old girl held in connection with the crime, and even references the Richland County Coroner. More…

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Mansfield Youth Theatre Production To Take Audience To The Caribbean

10 Mar , 2019  

What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with a short, enjoyable getaway?

The Mansfield Youth Theatre will perform the Tony Award-winning Once On This Island on the stage of the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 March 21 through 24, as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series. Performances will take place at 7:00 PM, Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Dauphne Maloney directs the show with musical direction by Brian K. Nabors. Tickets are $15, general admission, and on sale now at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone, and online at MansfieldTickets.com. More…

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Richland Newhope Salutes Coloring Contest Winners

9 Mar , 2019  

Seventeen Richland County students have been selected as winners of the 26th Annual Richland County Third Grade Coloring Contest. The event is sponsored by Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities as part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March.

Richland County schools with third grade classes were invited to participate in the contest. Students were asked to color a picture featuring two children, one of whom uses a walker. The message on the picture simply said ‘Together We Have No Limits.’ Newhope received 504 entries from 17 schools. More…

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World Plumbing Day To Be Celebrated Locally

8 Mar , 2019  

Celebrated every year on March 11, World Plumbing Day is an international event initiated by the World Plumbing Council that recognizes the important role plumbing plays in our health and safety.

Every person on the planet is affected by the availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation. Unfortunately, in many developing countries, plumbing is either very limited or even non-existent and the lack of an effective plumbing infrastructure is a huge factor in the tragic statistics we are hear so often that we have become numb to their meaning. More…

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County Board Of Elections Holds Reorganizational Meeting

8 Mar , 2019  

The Richland County Board of Elections met Wednesday, March 6, to reorganize as required biannually.

Paulette Hankins, a Democrat, was unanimously appointed by the board members as Director of the Board. Jane Zimmermann was unanimously appointed as the Republican Deputy Director. More…

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Bromfield Book Club Announces Spring Reading List

8 Mar , 2019  

Malabar Farm State Park and the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library have announced the list of books to be read this fall at the Bromfield Book Club. One is a book with a distinctively Mansfield topic.

Taking place at 6 PM on the first Monday of each month at Malabar Farm, each month the Club reads one of Bromfield’s novels or books about the author. Each session includes discussions of that month’s book, guest speakers, and tours of the estate and park grounds (including snacks and light refreshments). More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Dispatch Profiles Shawshank 25

7 Mar , 2019  

Planning is well underway for this August’s celebration of the quarter century anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption, and word is getting out.

On Friday, news hit the Columbus and other Gatehouse Media markets through a piece entitled, ‘Shawshank cast gathers to celebrate 25th anniversary in Mansfield.’ In the staff-written piece, the author shares the up-to-date list of cast members who have registered their intention to appear; a list of locations along the Shawshank Trail; and a list of events during the celebration. More…

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Maple Syrup-ing At Malabar Continues This Weekend

7 Mar , 2019  

Is there anything better than a breakfast of pancakes or waffles smothered with delicious maple syrup? Eager to try homemade maple syrup this year? Warmer days and chilly nights are the ideal conditions to get sap flowing from Ohio’s maple trees, and Malabar Farm State Park provides an excellent place to experience how maple syrup is made (and to sample some as well, of course). More…

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