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A Different Kind Of Visitor

27 Nov , 2016  

Usually, stories of visitors to Mansfield and Richland County center on local attractions, shopping, and the like. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau is an award-winning marketing effort that connects those who come to north central Ohio with our strong tourism assets.

That shared, there are other types of visitors who come and spend time and money here. One of those are seekers after family history information. More…

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Tips For Safe Toy Purchases

26 Nov , 2016  

While Black Friday 2016 in north central Ohio may be behind us, the holiday shopping season has just begun.

Christmas is a time especially for children and for children this means toys. Each year more than 3 billion toys and games are sold in the United States with 65 percent of these sales occurring between Thanksgiving and the day before Christmas. More…

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Renaissance Podcast Looks At Life As A New York City Based Actor

25 Nov , 2016  

In its latest episode, The Renaissance Podcast includes a conversation with actor Stephen Joshua Thompson.

A local favorite, Thompson has portrayed characters like Marius in Les Miserables, Burt in Mary Poppins, and Rum Tum Tugger in Cats. He recently performed in Mansfield again in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Take a deep dive as Stephen and Colleen discuss his influences, life as a NYC-based actor from Mansfield, what it’s like to play someone so opposite of yourself, and more. More…

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A Month Of Classics And Opera

25 Nov , 2016  

The Cinemark 14 Mansfield Town Center Theatre in Ontario is presenting a month of classic movies and Metropolitan Opera broadcasts this holiday season. Included in the mix are a couple of traditional Christmas favorites, including Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

Here is a list of movies, dates, and times: More…

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Ohio House Honors Bill Hartnett

24 Nov , 2016  

The Ohio House of Representatives has honored a former collegue who enjoyed a long and successful career in public service.

William J. Hartnett, who passed away earlier this year, was the subject of a resolution which was presented to family members last week.

Accoding to the website for Represntative Mark J. Romanchuk, “A former member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1998 to 2006, Bill was a resident of Mansfield, located within Rep. Romanchuk’s district. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and an educator, working as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in various school districts in northeastern Ohio. After leaving the Ohio House, Bill served as the state director of veterans’ affairs for Governor Ted Strickland. More…

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All About Mansfield, Holidays

Thanksgiving Night Brings Start To Holiday Lights Spectaular

24 Nov , 2016  

It’s time again for the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Richland Mall. First presented in 2012 with some 85,000 lights, the display has grown to over 100,000 lights set up in the Mall’s west parking lot. The lights will be synchronized to music from Mix 106.1 FM and The Light 99.3 FM.

The epicenter of the display will be the top of the former freestanding movie theatre building. More…

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Rehearsing Continues For Unique Musical Performance

23 Nov , 2016  

As these photos show, rehearsals are currently underway for the performance of the Christmas Oratorio of Camille Saint-Saens. The music will be shared on December 11 at 3:00 p.m. within the glorious walls of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in downtown Mansfield.

The work is being performed by the St. Peter’s Choir and Mid Ohio Opera. More…

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Ohio Encourages Driver Safety This Thanksgiving

22 Nov , 2016  

Thanksgiving is the holiday with the most travelers on the road each year and this year will be no exception. AAA is predicting 2 million Ohioans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home for the holiday, a 2.1 percent increase over last year and the highest number since 2005. Nationally, 48.7 million Americans will travel for Thanksgiving. More…

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Council Has Opening For Parent Representatives

22 Nov , 2016  

The Richland County Youth and Family Council currently has openings for at least two Parent Representatives.

The following information explains the role and responsibilities of a Parent Representative:

The Ohio Family and Children First Initiative promotes coordination and collaboration among state and local governments, non-profit organizations, business and families for the express benefit of Ohio’s families. More…

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Feast Of Love Set To Reach Those In Need

21 Nov , 2016  

For the seventh consecutive year 75 local families in need will receive Thanksgiving dinner boxes, thanks to the generosity and hard work of several groups.

The Feast of Love is a community service project of Mansfield Senior High students and staff, North Central State College and the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard. More…

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Road Work Over Thanksgiving Week

21 Nov , 2016  

District 3 of the Ohio Department of Transportation has issued its weekly road construction advisory. Fortunately, while three works remain on schedule, two of them have planed completion dates at or before the end November.

Those projects underway and which will involve work over this week (November 20-26): More…

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Richland Carrousel Park To Hold Open House

20 Nov , 2016  

Richland Carrousel Park is getting in the holiday spirit with a large Open House event showcasing Lots to do, see, buy, hear, and ride! Many items in the Gift Shop there are priced at 25% to 50% off. The event will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days, and Santa Claus will be present on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – photos just $5.

Here are some recent posts from the Park to give you a taste of what’s in store: More…

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