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ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of April 21

22 Apr , 2019  

Each week through the end of construction season this fall, we will be sharing the latest road project update from District Three of the Ohio Department of Transportation for work in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties.

This is the project report for the work taking place during the week of April 21. It shows ongoing work as well as new projects in Crawford and Richland Counties. More…

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Tickets Available For Senior Spring Spectacular

21 Apr , 2019  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will hold its annual Senior Spring Spectacular on May 14 at noon at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. This event, hosted by the Area Agency on Aging and the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, Inc., is held in recognition of Older Americans Month and offers guests entertainment, refreshments, information regarding aging issues, and a chance at many door prizes. More…

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We’re Growing! Richland Gains Population For First Time This Decade

21 Apr , 2019  

When the US Census Bureau released 2018 county population estimates this week, the figures showed that a trend taking place over the last decade may have reversed itself.

Richland County showed a population gain for the first time since the 2010 census. More…

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Prescription Tax Back Event Set For April 27

20 Apr , 2019  

On Saturday, April 27, the METRICH Enforcement Unit will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement to present another Prescription Take Back event for the community. More…

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Cedar Point Is Bigger And Better In 19!

20 Apr , 2019  

Each late spring and summer we highlight both local attractions and events as well as what is new and different for local day-trippers. After all, part of the magic in living in Richland County is what is close at-hand in every direction. And, each spring, that has included a peek at what’s new at Cedar Point, the world’s largest collection of roaster coasters just a short drive from here. This year, the park opens on May 11. More…

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Richland Public Health Marks National Infant Immunization Week

19 Apr , 2019  

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW will be April 27-May 4, and it is being marked locally by Richland Public Health. More…

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Clear Fork Reservoir

19 Apr , 2019  

We are taking periodic looks at a variety of things in the Richland County area – some, like today, are geographic locations; other times, they will be organizations, or causes; or even events and happenings. Each time, we will collect details from across the Internet and combine them into a single list. More…

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How Safe Is Your Town?

19 Apr , 2019  

How safe are Richland County cities as compared to the rest of Ohio?

SafeWise recently released its fifth annual Safest Cities report. The news was fairly good for the Buckeye State, but locally the picture was less optimistic. More…

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Local Juvenile Court To Receive Technology Grant

18 Apr , 2019  

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor announced on Wednesday that 47 local court projects are receiving more than $2.9 million in this year’s technology grant funding through the Ohio Supreme Court.

This includes a grant going to the Juvenile Division of the Richland County Court of Common Pleas. More…

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Mid-Ohio Opera Gets Local With Everyman

18 Apr , 2019  

After presenting works by great classical opera composers, including Puccini, Verdi, and Schubert, Mid-Ohio Opera is now turning to music by a native Richland County composer, Rick Sowash.

A graduate of Lexington High School and a former Richland County Commissioners, Sowash’s classical music has been performed around the country. This includes a world premiere at Carnegie Hall, featured music on radio stations all over the US, and even the film score of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission’s documentary, Ohio: 200 Years. More…

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French Masterpieces To Close MSO Season

18 Apr , 2019  

It is altogether fitting with the somber news coming from Paris this week that local musical organizations are joining together to perform two masterworks of the French classical repertoire.

Under the batons of Music Director Octavio Más-Arocas and Choral Director Brian Nabors, the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will join forces with over 100 singers from the Symphony Chorus and the Shelby Chamber Choir to perform “Fin Magnifique,” May 11 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Richland Gro-Op Seeks Marketing Director

17 Apr , 2019  

The Richland Gro-Op is seeking a part-time Marketing Director to help create local and regional markets for cooperative produce.

This is a short-term grant-funded research project designed to enable the Gro-Op to become a successful, self-supporting, and profitable enterprise at the end of the grant funding (2019-2022). Specific attributes and responsibilities are outlined below. More…

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Ducking Workers’ Comp Coverage Costs Mansfield Freight Hauler $144K

17 Apr , 2019  

The owner of a Mansfield freight hauling and trucking company must pay $144,400 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) following his sentence Monday for his conviction on four felony charges related to workers’ compensation fraud.

A Richland County judge also ordered Robert Tate, owner of Elite TNT Enterprises, to serve two years of probation for his conviction February 20 on two counts of workers’ comp fraud, fourth-degree felonies, and two counts of tampering with records, third-degree felonies. More…

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Comedy Arrives At The Playhouse This Month

16 Apr , 2019  

Have you ever started out on a path, sure of where you were going, and suddenly find yourself somewhere completely different that where you thought you’d be?

Even the best of plans can sometimes misfire. As Woody Allen shared, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

This is the inspiration behind Making God Laugh, a Holiday Family Comedy by Sean Grennan, which starts later this month at the Mansfield Playhouse. More…

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