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Collaboration Beautifies Downtown Mansfield

9 May , 2018  

Mansfield’s past has become a beautiful part of the city’s present and future in downtown Mansfield, and The Ohio State University at Mansfield played a big part in making it happen. Three historic Mansfield postcard murals that were originally created as projection backdrops for the Ohio State Mansfield Theater’s production of Our Town last fall were transformed into permanent installations. The murals were placed on the side of a building at Third Street and Main Street in downtown Mansfield. More…

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The Magic Of Opera Returns To Mansfield

9 May , 2018  

The sets are ready. The Steinway piano has taken pride of place. Rehearsals are over, and the singers are ready.

The magic that is Mid Ohio Opera returns to north central Ohio in the form of the opera Il Tabarro (The Cloak) by Giacomo Puccini. The performance will take place on two evenings and two afternoons at Founders Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield. More…

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Arrest Made In Bowman Street Homicide Investigation

8 May , 2018  

On Monday, the Mansfield Division of Police, Major Crimes Unit announced that an arrest has been made in connection with the Nolan Lovett homicide. This arrest is in reference to several “911” calls received on May 3, 2018 at 2:13 PM when officers were summoned to 737 Bowman Street for a shooting. When police arrived they found Mr. Lovett laying in the yard with a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to Ohio Health Mansfield hospital where he later died from his injuries. More…

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Internationally Acclaimed Bee Gees Set To Sell Out The Ren

8 May , 2018  

Lauded as the top touring Bee Gees tribute band in the world, Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees returns to the Renaissance Theatre on Saturday, May 19 at 8 PM. The band most recently performed in 2015, and has been highly lauded by local residents since their performance.

Primed to sell out with only limited tickets remaining, Stayin’ Alive offers to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees playlist, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever,” “Jive Talkin’,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Nights on Broadway,” and, of course, “Stayin’ Alive.” More…

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National Old House Website Features Mansfield Property

8 May , 2018  

People from around the country, and around the world, visit the Old House Dreams website either to do just that – dream about owning and/or restoring a period house or building – or to actually shop for a new place to live or work.

According to the site, “OHD has become a community of folks that love and respect these homes, they are not “just an old house” to us. Since it’s inception, OHD has had over 26 million page views, over 10,000 homes shared and topped 200,000 comments (that number changes as homes are removed from the site). More…

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May Is For Movies

7 May , 2018  

Who says you can’t see great films in downtown Mansfield?

The great lineup of free movies offered at the Main Branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library continues this month, with several feature length films – one a winter blockbuster and several aiming at a young audience. More…

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Creative Writing Showcase To Present Area Student Works

7 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Education Department will host its seventh annual MindSprouts Creative Writing Showcase on Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted at the door to support Renaissance education programs.  MindSprouts is presented as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

A variety of student writing will be presented in onstage adaptations of short stories, poems, and plays that were submitted to the MindSprouts Creative Writing Contest. More…

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Community Gardening Time Arrives

6 May , 2018  

It’s time for community gardens to again take root across Richland County.

Found in many countries of the world, in American community gardens vary in shape, size, and function, but are similar in a goal of bridging the gap between people and nature is central to their creation. These gardens weaken the divide between nature and culture, city and country, and producer and consumer. More…

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Library And Kingwood Team For StoryWalk

6 May , 2018  

The Mansfield/Richland Public Library and Kingwood Center Gardens are bringing local families a StoryWalk as part of Free National Public Garden Day.

The event will take place from 9 AM to 4 PM on Friday, May 11 at Kingwood. More…

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Murder Mystery At The Ren

5 May , 2018  

Following the overwhelming demand of the January Murder Mystery, the Renaissance Theatre announces it will resurrect “Murder at the Ohio Theatre,” an interactive Murder Mystery based on the 1929 murder that took place at the theatre on June 1 and 2 at 7 PM in the lobby of the theatre. More…

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Rabies Warning Issued; Free Rabies Clinic Next Week

4 May , 2018  

With warmer weather more people will begin outdoor activities and the risk of contact with an animal infected with the rabies virus increases. Incidences of rabies exposure usually start in April and continue rising through the summer months. More…

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Shakespearian Era Music To Fill St. Peter’s

2 May , 2018  

The 2017-2018 St. Peter’s Music Series will come to a close this weekend as period music fills the magnificent spaces of St. Peter’s Church.

The music will include expercts from the inspiring 1610 Vespers of composer Claudio Monteverdi, more precisely known as Vespro della Beata Virgine, as well as music from late seventeenth century English composer Henry Purcell. More…

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