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Mansfield & Ohio’s Hub Small Cities Profiled In Report

29 Dec , 2016  

The Center for Community Solutions has published a report which looks at the challenges and opportunities for 47 of Ohio’s so-called “hub small cities,” defined as those cities which are a seat of county government, have a four year college or university, and have a major hospital.

In a section of the report entitled “Big City Problems in Ohio’s Small Towns,” which distills its 63 pages, it shares the following overall findings:

“A quiet crisis is mounting in hub towns across the state, with economic conditions and quality-of-life problems increasingly similar to Ohio’s eight major cities. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Diamond Rio Coming To The Renaissnace

27 Dec , 2016  

On Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 PM, the strains of country music will fill the Renaissance Theatre when Diamond Rio comes to town.

Since 1989, Grammy, CMA, ACM, and Dove Award-winning country music band Diamond Rio has sold more than 10 million albums More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Where To Take Your Christmas Tree

27 Dec , 2016  

There’s no question that Richland Countians, like their counterparts across the country, continue to celebrate the holidays with decorated live or artificial Christmas trees.

The American Christmas Tree Associates claims that some 78% of American households will have displayed a tree in their home this season. This represents sales of some 22.6 million live trees, and 11.5 million artificial versions. More…

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Richland County Foundation Grants Total $438,330

25 Dec , 2016  

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $438,330 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its December meeting. Projects that received grants from unrestricted community funds and other funds impacting area residents include: More…

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Final Weekend Here For Mansfield Holiday Central

24 Dec , 2016  

Final Social Media Posts On Mansfield Holiday Central

Our first-ever Mansfield Holiday Central concludes this weekend, and our last batch of social media posts from Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have now been added to the “Mansfield Celebrates the Season on Social Media” section of the site. More…

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Water Main Repairs To Close Marion Avenue Next Week

24 Dec , 2016  

The City of Mansfield Service Complex has announced that due to water main repairs, the City will be closing sections of Marion Avenue, from Glessner Avenue to Cline Avenue, next week. Weather permitting, the road will be closed at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, December 27, and is expected to reopen by the end of the workday the following Friday. More…

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Holiday Travel In Ohio: Stay Alert And Be Prepared

24 Dec , 2016  

The Ohio Department of Transportation has issued its annual holiday driving alert.

Ohio highways will be full of travelers for the holidays. Traffic volumes in Ohio increase an average of 37 percent for the Christmas holiday and 33 percent for New Year’s Day. The last time the holiday fell on a Sunday – 2011 – the busiest travel days were the Thursday before Christmas and the Monday after Christmas. More…

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Christmas Eve Events And Services

23 Dec , 2016  

UPDATED 12.22.2016

Following a list of church services and other events taking place this Saturday, Christmas Eve in Richland County. 1812Blockhouse will add to this list as the week progresses, and re-publish the on Thursday. More…

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Renaissance Performing Arts Makes New Building Announcement

23 Dec , 2016  

In its regular podcast posted on Thursday, Renaissance Performing Arts announced the acquisition and upcoming renovation of a two story building at 166 Park Avenue West. Speaking about the project was Renaissance President and CEO Mike Miller and Chairman of the Board of the Renaissance, Rand Smith.

It’s consistent with the idea of creating a “Renaissance Theatre District,” officials shared during the podcast. More…

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Agency on Aging Presents Two Employee Awards of Excellence

22 Dec , 2016  

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is pleased to announce Carol Loveless and Angela Phelps as the recipients of the 2016 Employee Award of Excellence. Carol Loveless and Angela Phelps were awarded this honor at the December 16 staff meeting for their time, work or money-saving ideas, for presenting a solution to a difficult problem and for outstanding one-time achievement. More…

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Tax Credit Awards Announced; Richland County Left Out Again

22 Dec , 2016  

On Tuesday, the Ohio Development Services Agency announced recipients for the 17th round of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit. And, for the 17th time in a row, no Richland County project was included.

This set of awards included $22.8 million in tax credits to 18 applicants planning to rehabilitate 33 historic buildings. Together, the projects are expected to generate $225.6 million in private investment in 12 communities across Ohio. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Nature Room Opens At Little Buckeye

21 Dec , 2016  

On Tuesday, a new addition to Little Buckeye Children’s Museum was unveiled which will provide a new addition to the museum’s exhibits.

The updated Nature Room features interactive displays designed to entertain and inform. Funding was provided by the Phillips Family Foundation.

Below are posts by Little Buckeye and the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, which was on hand for the ribbon-cutting. More…

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Mansfield Police Lieutenant To Retire

21 Dec , 2016  

On Tuesday, Mansfield Police Chief Kenneth A. Coontz issued the following press release:

“Lieutenant Daniel W. Martincin announced his retirement from the Mansfield Police Department effective January 5, 2017.

Lieutenant Martincin was appointed to the department on March 18, 1989, promoted to Sergeant on February 12, 2007, and to Lieutenant on July 6, 2015. More…

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Obituary Posted For Mansfielder Killed While Helping Others

20 Dec , 2016  

On Sunday, we posted about a Mansfield man who was killed on Saturday while assisting others along a highway in rural West Virginia. Scott Banks was referred to as a “hero” in coverage by television station WTAP.

Banks’ obituary has now been posted online by Wappner Funeral Directors in Mansfield. It states in part, “Although his family mourns his death, they know Scott was doing exactly what he thought was right.” More…

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