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Richland Public Health Shares 2016 Vital Statistics Details

9 Feb , 2017  

Richland Public Health has posted the totals for causes of death in 2016 as well as the statistics for births in the county. The birth and death statistics are compiled monthly by the Vital Statistics office at Richland Public Health, the same office that provides birth and death certificates.

The statistics do not include deaths or births within the City of Shelby that are recorded by the Shelby City Health Department. There may be a few changes in the causes of death as twelve (12) deaths are still pending autopsy reports. More…

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Lutheran Camps Accepting Applications For Summer 2017

9 Feb , 2017  

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio (LOMO) is now accepting applications for summer staff for its three camps.

LOMO is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Ohio for the three Synods in Ohio of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA. The three synods are Northwestern Ohio, Northeastern Ohio and Southern Ohio. More…

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Run Walk Through Lexington

8 Feb , 2017  

Don’t let winter weather get you down. Come join in a run/walk for a great cause.

The Mardi Gras 5K will take a 3.1 mile route through the streets of Lexington on Sunday, February 26. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lexington Schools Music Boosters. The schedule for the event at Western Elementary School, 385 W. Main Street is as follows: More…

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February Is For Fun, Food, And Valentines

8 Feb , 2017  

Hearts, candy, romance, and snow are all in the air for February.  Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out, an outdoor adventure for the whole family, or a day in the snow, Destination Mansfield – Richland County has the place to find it all. Plan that special outing or purchase event tickets to make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Theatre lovers might opt for the gift of tickets. The Mansfield Playhouse presents the play “Men are Dogs” in late February and early March. For a little romance, The Mansfield Symphony swings with this tribute to the greatest Big Band music of all time in MSO Pops: When Swing was King, also featuring the NEOS Dance Theater, at the Renaissance Theatre (Feb.18). More…

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Grace Church Welcomes Bishop As Diocese Celebrates Bicentennial

8 Feb , 2017  

There’s a celebration taking place all across northern Ohio this year, and no more so than at the corner of Third and Bowman in downtown Mansfield.

2017 marks the Bicentennial for the Diocese of Ohio, the first diocese of the Episcopal Church outside of the original thirteen colonies. For the first decades of its existence, the legal and spiritual home of the diocese was in nearby Gambier, home to Kenyon College. Kenyon was founded by Philander Chase, the first Bishop of Ohio. More…

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Richland County Sees Slight Increase In Deer Hunting

7 Feb , 2017  

Hunters checked 182,169 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2016-2017 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, 188,329 deer were checked during the 2015-2016 season.

In Richland County, that number is 3,246 for 2016-17, as compared to 3,189 for 2015-16. This year’s numbers for adjacent counties were as follows: Ashland – 2,954; Crawford – 1,113; Huron – 2,279; Knox – 4,495; and Morrow – 1,486. More…

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Get A Fresh Start In Painting

6 Feb , 2017  

This coming Friday night from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, the Mansfield Art Center is providing a “fresh start” in the world of painting.

The event is part of the Center’s “Cork & Easel” series, with instructors guiding participants through painting from start to finish. At the end of the session, you will have your own painting ready to take home and hang on your wall. More…

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Talking Food

6 Feb , 2017  

You are warned — the most recent edition of the Renaissance Podcast might make you hungry.

In preparation for their involvement at a dinner before the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s February 18 “When Swing Was King” concert, Renaissnace Performing Arts sat down with the chefs of Altered Eats. More…

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Nature Center Featuring Birds And Snow

6 Feb , 2017  

The Gorman Nature Center is a busy place, even in the winter! Here are several programs set for the remainder of Febraury at the Center, located at 2295 Lexington Avenue:

February 11 at 10:00 AM – Creative Writing in the Outdoors! — This class will be a chance for home-schooled kids who are interested in getting their creative juices flowing! It will be great opportunity for students who love to write and want more practice, as well as students who don’t usually enjoy classroom style writing projects, to get outside and fulfill school writing requirements in a fun way. More…

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One Road Project Extended; Others Announced

4 Feb , 2017  

The following announcements were made on Friday by the City of Mansfield Service Complex: More…

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Black History Celebration This Weekend

2 Feb , 2017  

Come Downtown and celebrate Black History this Saturday at the Mansfield/Richland County Library’s Main Library.

A full day of events and food are on tap, beginning at 10:00 AM and ending at 3:30 PM. The day’s schedule includes the following:

10:00 AM: Marketplace opens
Crafts for Kids • Children’s Department, all day

10:00 AM: Tony West & the Imani Dancers
The Roots of African-Inspired Music

10:00 AM: Sweet Potato Pie Contest begins
Download an Entry Form here (with full contest details)
Pies should be dropped off in the Community Room.

11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Soul Food Café, by Café on Main Catering

12:30 PM: Mansfield’s Own Alter Ego

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Invented In Mansfield

2 Feb , 2017  

Our recent posts on the homes of Mansfield industrialists and businessmen has suggested that we again look back at some of the city’s remarkable manufacturing history.

One hundred years ago, this area was an economic powerhouse that helped fuel the national economy. Given Mansfield’s industrial base, it was only inevitable that some products would be developed or marketed here with “staying power.” Mansfield’s Tappan Company was the first to unveil a microwave for home use (in 1955), for instance. The electric retreader for tires was invented here in the 1930s, and the decade earlier saw the arrival of the Klondike Bar. What would you do for a Klondike Bar? More…