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Pollinator Habitats To Help Rescue Monarch Butterflies

24 Aug , 2019  

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. The monarch population in the eastern U.S. has declined up to 90 percent in the last 20 years. In response, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are helping monarchs by adding ideal habitats across the state.

This initiative has already reached District 3 of the Ohio Department of Transportation in Ashland, and Richland County should see a pollinator habitat installed before 2022. More…

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Innovative Urban Farm Project To Be Unveiled

23 Aug , 2019  

Part of the future of farm-to-table initiatives may very well be underway on a street corner in Mansfield, Ohio.

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce the community to its new Urban Farm. In partnership with The Gorman-Rupp Company, The Ohio State Mansfield and The Richland Gro-Op Cooperative, the grand opening will be on Friday September 6th, 2019 from 5 PM to 6 PM. More…

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New Symphony Chorus Master Named

23 Aug , 2019  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association and Mansfield Symphony Orchestra have announced the recent appointment of its new Chorus Master of the Mansfield Symphony Chorus, Lori Turner.

Lori Turner brings nearly three decades of award-winning experience to her position of Chorus Master.  She has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and at the Paris Opera in France and has made numerous television and film appearances. More…

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Fifth District Appeals Court Maintains Conviction Despite Faulty Traffic Sign

22 Aug , 2019  

It’s a case where you may win the battle, but boy, you’ve lost the war.

The Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals has ruled that despite what may have been an invalid traffic stop in Mansfield, that a valid OMVI/driving under the influence citation can result from the same stop. More…

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Shawshank Returns To the Big Screen

22 Aug , 2019  

Now that Shawshank25 is over, the movie is returning next month to the area – this time on the big screen.

TCM Movies is celebrating the anniversary with a screening of The Shawshank Redemption across the country. The local viewing will take place at the Cinemark 14 on Walker Lake Road in Ontario. More…

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Section of Oak Street Closed Until Friday; Here Are Details

21 Aug , 2019  

Due to water main repairs, a section of the following road has been closed while work is being completed:

Oak Street from East Second Street to Bushnell Street

The road is expected to be re-opened by the end of the workday on Friday, August 23 barring  any  unanticipated  problems. Traffic is  advised to plan an alternate route to avoid possible delays. No vehicles will be able to pass.

Any questions concerning this notice may be directed to the City Service Complex during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM at 419-755-9806.

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Celebrating A Barn Raising

21 Aug , 2019  

It has been 25 years since that day back in 1994 when the Timber Framers Guild raused the reconstructed timber frame for the Big Barn at Malabar Farm State Park.

A lot has changed in those two and a half decades, including the addition of a new Visitors Center and other improvements, but the barn still stands tall and proud. More…

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Board Of Elections Announces Polling Location Changes

21 Aug , 2019  

The Richland County Board of Elections has announced the following changes to polling locations commencing with the November 5  General Election. These changes were approved at the Board of Elections’ meeting of August 13 of this year.

These changes were necessary for a variety of reasons, including meeting Federal ADA requirements for polling place accessibility, our long-term goal of creating “Regional” Vote Centers to save tax-payers’ funds, and in one instance, due to the fact that the previous voting location was on lockdown 24/7 and made the accessibility for voters a problem. More…

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Four Local Authors To Be Celebrated At Upcoming AALI Social

20 Aug , 2019  

On August 30, NECIC will host four local African American authors, Jeffrey Jones, Edward Akinyemi, Brigitte Coles, and Loretta Hillard, during an upcoming AALI Social.

NECIC invites the public to join them in recognizing and celebrating the fantastic achievements of our community’s talented writers. This is a great opportunity to engage with and get to know them in an informal setting, so make sure to register to attend this month’s AALI Social. More…

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Spanish Melodies At Kingwood: Mid-Ohio Opera Presents Carmen

20 Aug , 2019  

The local music scene is made richer by music in all its forms. Mansfield is unique among cities its size, for instance, to have its own opera production company.

Mid-Ohio Opera, now in its fifth season under Artistic Director Joel Vega, offers the opportunity throughout the year to experience the magic of opera. This Saturday, August 24, such an occasion comes in the form of a concert-style performance of arias from “Carmen” of Georges Bizet, performed on the beautiful large south lawn at Kingwood Center Gardens. More…

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Get Your Fall Pond Fish Right Here

19 Aug , 2019  

Fall is right on the doorstep, and the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District is taking the occasion to offer fish for sale during its 2019 Fall Fish Sale.

The fish offered in this sale adapt very well in private ponds and lakes throughout the county. More…

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ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of August 18

17 Aug , 2019  

Each week through the end of construction season, 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 work taking place during the week of August 18. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects. More…

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Summer Under The Stars In Mansfield’s New Inflatable Planetarium

17 Aug , 2019  

The stars come alive under Richland County skies during “The Night Sky,” a monthly astronomy program hosted by the Richland County Park District at Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield.

This month will see the initial use of an exciting new addition to this program. Purchased with proceeds from a donation received by the Park District from the Hire Foundation in Lexington, an inflatable and portable planetarium will mean that weather cancellations are a thing of the past. More…

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Veterans Court And Mentor Program Hosting Cornhole Tournament

16 Aug , 2019  

In Ohio, summer and cornhole go hand-in-hand.

The Mansfield Municipal Veterans Court, along with the Richland Veteran Mentor Program, are hosting the 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament.

This event is in conjunction with multiple veterans courts within the state of Ohio. More…

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