History & Tourism, Schools

Town-Gown, Mansfield Style

16 Oct , 2018  

Because the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield lies in a suburban setting outside of its namesake city, the concept of “town-gown” might not immediately come to mind.

“Town-gown” is a phrase used for the relationship between a college or university and the city in which it is located, particularly where the distance between campus and retail areas is close and walkable. That closeness can help to forge a symbiotic relationship, not only for students, but for cities and colleges working together on issues such as traffic, development, and more. More…



Paying It Foward: Ohio State Grad Returns To Teach At Ohio State

15 Oct , 2018  

A product of The Ohio State University network of campuses has returned to the system to teach here at OSUM. This is her story of “paying it forward” here in north central Ohio. More…



Spanish Immersion School Recognized On US Senate Floor

13 Oct , 2018  

On the Senate floor this week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown recognized and congratulated the 16 Ohio schools that were awarded with the ‘Blue Ribbon School’ distinction by the U.S. Department of Education. This year, the 16 Ohio schools awarded the Blue Ribbon distinction were among the 349 schools across the country that received this award. This honor recognizes the hard work of students, teachers and parents in communities across Ohio working to make these schools a success. More…

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All About Richland, Schools

Area High School Choirs To Sing Out!

12 Oct , 2018  

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus will join forces with our region’s finest high school choirs for “Sing Out! A Choral Celebration” on October 21 at 3:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre.  The event, which is part of the OhioHealth Symphony Series, is free with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. More…

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Homecoming Royalty Named At OSUM; Attend OSU Parade And Game

11 Oct , 2018  

You may think of the role of homecoming king and queen as largely a symbolic tradition. The 2018 Ohio State University Mansfield Homecoming King, Kidron Stamper, and Queen, Emma Park, however, see receiving this honor as a wonderful leadership experience and believe it showcases the wonderful opportunities available to students on the Mansfield campus. More…


All About Richland, Schools

Teaching With Sound And Rhythm

10 Oct , 2018  

An artist educator and renowned world professional jazz vocalist will visit Mansfield this month to work with local teachers in a free workshop titled “Building Reading Comprehension Through Sound and Rhythm.”

Imani Gonzalez, a teaching artist in the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will lead the workshop from 4:30 to 7:30 PM on October 22 at the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Mansfield Schools Annual Financial Report Available Online

9 Oct , 2018  

Mansfield City Schools’ third annual Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is now accessible online.

The newest PAFR is for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. “The objective of this report is a reader-friendly overview of the district’s general operating activities and key financial data and trends,” said Treasurer Robert Kuehnle. More…

Schools, Sports

In Depth: Tyger Football Friday Night

7 Oct , 2018  

1812Blockhouse is collecting tweets concerning Friday night’s Mansfield v. Ashland football game and questions concerning items left in the Tygers’ locker room and other matters, including from media, the schools involved, and other interested commenters.


Board Hears Building Report But Acknowledges More Study Needed

6 Oct , 2018  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education heard a detailed report about the physical condition of district schools earlier this week, but emphasized that decisions about renovations or new construction will require a great deal of study and community involvement.

Dynamix Energy Services engineers Dave Schoen and Frank Hartley discussed the summer inspection of schools ordered by the board and distributed detailed reports that detailed the condition of each building’s facilities, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology infrastructure. More…


Adult Learning Draws Large Numbers At Madison Adult Career Center

4 Oct , 2018  

There’s a happy problem these days at the Madison Adult Career Center (MACC).

Enrollment is up about 25% over this time last year. Staff members have been busy enrolling students in Clinical Care Technologies (Medical Assisting); Dental Assisting; Welding Technology; Advanced Cosmetology; Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Phlebotomy/EKG and Precision Machining/CNC Technology. Programs starting soon include Administrative Medical Office, State Tested Nurse Aide and Automotive Technology.  More…


Madison Schools Launch New Website

2 Oct , 2018  

A Richland County school district has unveiled an updated website designed to provide students, families, and the community with the latest information and resources.

For many years, Madison Local Schools have had an online presence that, while very detailed, could be cumbersome and difficult to use. This has changed with a new website which is colorful, well-organized, and user friendly. More…



Spanish Immersion School Score Ranks In Top Two Percent Statewide

27 Sep , 2018  

Principal Gabe Costa cites a trio of key factors – the “three legged-stool,” as he calls it — that earned the Spanish Immersion School a final grade of A on the 2018 Ohio Department of Education report card. “We have outstanding teacher and staff instruction, a high level of student focus and an exceptional level of parent involvement,” Costa said. More…



Stationary Pedaling Helps Fuel Success At Prospect Elementary

25 Sep , 2018  

Maggie Voedisch’s penchant for keeping kids’ feet moving has spread to Prospect Elementary School with proven academic, as well as physical, benefits.

Voedisch, Mansfield City Schools’ adapted physical education teacher, secured a Gorman Family Foundation grant that allowed her to acquire 30 stationary bicycle pedaling units for students to use while they read. That’s five units for each of Prospect’s second- and third-grade classrooms. More…



Richland County Students Named To OSU Deans List; Receive Degrees

22 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio State University has issued the summer semester 2018 dean’s list, with the names of 603 students who have earned high grade point averages for their work. This includes 435 Ohio students, 63 non-resident and 105 international students.

Eight of these students are from Richland County, and include: More…