The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) urges Ohioans to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this fall.
Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during October and November. Burning is limited in the fall due to the abundance of dry fuel on the ground in the form of grasses, weeds, fallen leaves, crops and crop debris. Winds can make a seemingly safe fire burn more intensely and escape control.
“With fall’s windy and dry weather, trash and debris fires can quickly become unmanageable,” said Robert Boyles, Ohio’s state forester. “Burning leaves and tree debris under these conditions also increases the risk for wildfires. All it takes is a little wind to cause a debris fire to escape control and spread.” More…
My Brother’s Keeper, a youth mentoring program initiated by President Obama in 2014, came to Mansfield on Thursday.
US Senator Sherrod Brown, a Mansfield native and Senior High graduate, brought the message, first in a roundtable discussion with community leaders in Senior High’s Dutton Community Room, then to students during an assembly in the auditorium. “The president realized the importance of mentoring in his own life as he was growing up,” Brown said. “It is important to all of us. Some of us have mentors we can count on, others don’t.” More…
Mansfield City Council is set to consider resolutions supporting the designation of two official bike routes through Richland County.
USBR40 is planned to cross from east to west across the northern part of Ohio, following the path of old US30. Future plans call for it to stretch from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Another path, Ohio Bike Route 65, will go across Richland County from north to south. More…
On October 19 at 6:30 PM, the Friends of the Library, who support the work of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, will hold its Annual Meeting by hosting a talk by an expert on Amish life.
Dr. Paul Gaus, an Ohio author who has published Amish mysteries based on 35 years of observation and conversation with the Amish folk of Holmes County, will speak. His stories present a view of life among the Old Order Amish, a life rarely shown to strangers. During his presentation he will share tales of interesting experiences with the Amish people he has met over the years. More…
It’s the Mansfield area’s newest live music venue. Whiskey Warehouse, located at 1400 West Fourth Street, opens its doors this Friday.
Performances will include the groups Autumn Burning, Xero, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. There will be a $5 cover charge. Autumn Burning has announced that they will be performing several selections from their upcoming album, with a show starting at 8:30 PM.
For more details, visit the Whiskey Warehouse Facebook page.
Early voting began in Ohio on Wednesday in Mansfield and across the state.
The Richland County Board of Elections has announced the following hours for its early voting location at the Longview Center, 1495 West Longview Avenue, Lower Level Classroom: More…
A bit of the Balkans comes to north central Ohio this Sunday as the annual Macedonian Fest takes place at Kostas, 924 West Fourth Street.
Everyone is invited to this culural celeration. Admission is $5.00, and kids under 12 are free. This is a potluck event and although not necessary, attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. The band Makedonija will be featured with Mansfield’s own Baje Bozinovski. A cash bar and Kebapi will be available.
Come enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, live music, dancing, great food and drinks.
The Mansfield Police Department sent out the following notice earlier this week:
“The Mansfield Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Richland County Coroner’s Office, and the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office are reminding county residents of an increase in drug overdoses and deaths involving possibly contaminated heroin. Over the course of the last several days there were six overdose deaths in the county. More…
The September October 2016 edition of Heart of Ohio magazine contains a number of stories showcasing our community and its residents. Each can be read on the online version of Heart of Ohio, freely accessible at this link.
Articles this issue with local connections include the following:
Falling for Festivals – A review of area festivals includes a look at the Prairie Peddler in Butler.
The Chef’s Table – The regular column by Trey Doherty, Chef at Mansfield’s Westbrook Country Club, includes recipes for Margherita Pizza with Sausage and for Shrimp, Brie, and Artichoke Pizza. More…
The workshop will help participants determine goals and objectives for their woods, such as producing timber and providing wildlife habitat, and the best ways to go about achieving them. “We’ll spend the morning inside exploring these issues and the afternoon outside putting the ideas to work,” said Kathy Smith, coordinator of the stewards program and one of the workshop’s instructors. She’s forestry program director in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, which runs the stewards program. More…
From First English Lutheran Church — There will be free produce distribution this Tuesday, October 11 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the west parking lot across from First English Lutheran Church on Park Avenue West.
Everyone is welcome, bring bags, ID, and join us. Supported by Greater Cleveland Food Bank. We have plenty of helpers to get produce to your car! Tell your friends!
Right in the heart of the Halloween season comes an opportunity to engage in a bit of a scare within the safe confines of downtown Mansfield.
On Friday, October 21, the Renaissance Theatre will present a screening of the movie, “Phantom of the Opera.” And not just any version of that classic – it’s the 1925 black and white, silent version starring famed horror film actor Lon Chaney.
District Three of the Ohio Department of Transporation has issued its weekly review of road closures. Following are roadways in Richland County which will be impacted over the next several days:
State Route 61
SR 61, from just west of London West Rd to east of Opdyke Rd, is reduced to one lane of traffic as part of a micro seal project. One lane of traffic will be maintained with flaggers. The project is expected to be complete later this month. More…