OSU Mansfield Students To Benefit From Increased Financial Aid Support

2 Jun , 2018  

Low and moderate income students at The Ohio State University’s five regional campuses, including Mansfield, soon will have support to cover the cost of their tuition and mandatory fees.

Starting in spring 2019, the university will commit up to $3 million a year in additional financial aid to meet the tuition and mandatory fee needs of regional campus students who are from Ohio, qualify for federal Pell Grants and have successfully begun their college career. To be eligible, students must have successfully completed the equivalent of at least one semester and initiated or completed a student-success course. More…



Mansfield City Schools Gains New Master Teacher, Retains Two Others

31 May , 2018  

Another Mansfield City Schools teacher has achieved Master Teacher designation, as defined by the State of Ohio, while two others have successfully renewed their Master Teacher status.

Kevin Stone, co-chair of the district’s Master Committee, said Dawn Williams of Woodland Elementary School has earned her Master Teacher designation. Kathryn Laser of Malabar Intermediate and Kathleen Kranch of Sherman Elementary have achieved renewals. More…


Malabar Students Submit Anti-Sweet Potato Petition

29 May , 2018  

Editor’s Note: I cannot resist sharing that the person posting this story on 1812Blockhouse greatly dislikes both sweet potatoes and, unfortunately, watermelon.

For some fourth-graders at Malabar Intermediate School, the final days of the school year included a hands-on exercise in citizen action, triggered by dislike for sweet potato fries on the cafeteria menu.

Teacher Lisa Koplan explained. “My two classes have been learning about government and how to make peaceful changes in your community,” she said. More…

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Two Local Recipients Of Large Grants For Language And Literacy

25 May , 2018  

More than $33 million was awarded Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Education to 46 school districts and consortiums of districts to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children.

Recipients included the Mansfield-based Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC), which serves students in Richland, Crawford, and Morrow Counties, as well as Mansfield City Schools. More…

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Class Day Celebrates Achievement At Senior – With Video

22 May , 2018  

Mansfield Senior High School celebrated its annual Class Day on Friday, May 18.  Class Day is an annual tradition-going back many years at Mansfield Senior. Students were awarded scholarships and special recognition for participation in many school programs. More…



OSUM Receives Grant To Enhance Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Services

16 May , 2018  

One of the things students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield know from day one on campus is that faculty, staff and fellow students support their success in every way possible – both academically and personally. Recently, Ohio State Mansfield learned that it received a Strengthening Community Partnerships grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education to enhance campus services around sexual assault and domestic violence. More…

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Ohio Public Universities Seek To Close Attainment Gap

15 May , 2018  

Ohio’s 14 public universities, including The Ohio State University, are launching a statewide campaign designed to raise awareness of the value of public higher education and spur efforts to close the state’s increasing higher education attainment gap. To accomplish this goal, the effort, called Forward Ohio, seeks to mobilize public support for enhanced investment in public higher education and ensure that it is a public policy imperative for state government. More…



Senior Graduate Receives Courage Rotary Courage Award

14 May , 2018  

A young woman who came to the United States from Puerto Rico when she was only 9 years old is Mansfield Senior High School’s McGowan Courage Award recipient from the Mansfield Rotary Club.

Katiuscka Del Valle Rodriguez, who will graduate this month, was nominated by counselor Kayla Loughry. More…

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OSU Mansfield Freshman Orientation Dates Set

11 May , 2018  

You may feel like the school year just ended, and you’d be right. However, preparation for next year’s freshman class at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is about to get underway. First-year students from across northeastern Ohio will attend orientation sessions on campus starting in June. More…

All About Mansfield, Schools

Creative Writing Showcase To Present Area Student Works

7 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Education Department will host its seventh annual MindSprouts Creative Writing Showcase on Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted at the door to support Renaissance education programs.  MindSprouts is presented as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

A variety of student writing will be presented in onstage adaptations of short stories, poems, and plays that were submitted to the MindSprouts Creative Writing Contest. More…

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Free Lunches Available Next Year At Mansfield Schools

4 May , 2018  

All students in Mansfield City Schools will have access to free lunches during the 2018-2019 school year, regardless of family income level.

The Board of Education on Tuesday approved the district’s participation in the Ohio Department of Education’s community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. That 5-0 vote formally authorized food service manager Lauren Ellsworth to submit the required application to have the program in place by the first day of school on Aug. 23. All students already are eligible for free breakfasts at their respective schools. More…

History & Tourism, Schools

Five Hidden Gems Of Mansfield

3 May , 2018  

Known by many for the individual attention given by its instructors and quality education it offers its students, The Ohio State University at Mansfield may be less identified but no less valued for the hidden gems it features.

The Mansfield campus lies amid 640 acres of woodland, which lends natural environmental attributes to those furthering their education. Most of these jewels are part of ongoing projects, something that ensures they will only gain luster and enhance the experiences of students for generations to come. More…