Gorman-Rupp Renews Program To Assist Sherman Elementary Students

21 Sep , 2018  

Gorman-Rupp is continuing a long-standing tradition of support for Mansfield City Schools by renewing a program to benefit students at Sherman Elementary School.

The Mansfield company, one of the world’s largest pump manufacturers, has budgeted $5,000 to provide tutoring, student-of-the-month lunches, positive behavior rewards and other support during the current school year. But it’s not just money; it’s employees who volunteer to help kids. More…

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OSUMansfield Enrollment Rises

20 Sep , 2018  

Enrollment at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is up 3.6% for autumn semester 2018. The total number of students currently attending classes at Ohio State Mansfield is 1,099, up from 1,061 last autumn.

“This is an exciting time at Ohio State Mansfield, and students are seeing the opportunity they have to get an amazing Ohio State education in Mansfield,” said Dean and Director Norman Jones. “We believe in student success and in helping our students achieve their dreams. We provide access to an Ohio State degree in northeast Ohio or a pathway to an Ohio State degree in Columbus.” More…



New Woodland Artist In Residence Is A Senior Alum

18 Sep , 2018  

Fourteen Woodland Elementary School first-graders stared into small mirrors Monday morning, then picked up crayons to draw self-portraits under the direction of artist-in-residence Ruthie Akuchie.

Akuchie, a 2007 Mansfield Senior High graduate and an instructor at the Mansfield Art Center, has begun a yearlong partnership with Woodland teachers. The goal is to use art to supplement the teaching of reading, writing and other core curriculum. More…


Fall Theatre Productions At OSU Mansfield: Humor And Melody

16 Sep , 2018  

This fall, the Theatre Department at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is presenting two different productions that will lift the spirit and provide a wonderful evening’s entertainment.

The first is the Department’s presentation of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. This is one of the greatest comedies by one of the greatest comic wits of the English language. It was first performed in London in 1895, and has lines which are among the best-known of any play. More…

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Richland School Districts And Buildings Receive Report Cards; Here Are Links To The Info

15 Sep , 2018  

On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Education released the annual Ohio School Report Cards and, once again, student achievement increased statewide in multiple areas — and with most subgroups of students.

Users can find the grades and other data for all schools and districts, including community and other schools, at More…

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Federal Grant To Boost At-Risk Academic Performance

14 Sep , 2018  

An after-school partnership between Mansfield City Schools and the North End Community Improvement Cooperative (NECIC), funded by an $850,000 federal grant, has a goal of improving the academic performance of at-risk middle school students over the next five years.

“We will help the NECIC and they will help us with family engagement. Our combined goal will be academic improvement for at-risk seventh- and eighth-graders,” said Holly Christie, Ed.D, the district’s director of student support programs. More…

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All About Richland, Schools

Lexington Students Honor Area First Responders On 9/11

11 Sep , 2018  

On Tuesday, in remembrance of the events 17 years ago on 9/11 and the bravery that was displayed by first responders, Lexington Central Elementary fourth graders made lunches, wrote thank you notes, and delivered them to 50 local fire fighters, police, and state highway patrol troopers.

The fourth graders wrote notes of appreciation, decorated lunch bags and delivered the lunches to the Richland County State Highway Patrol, Galion and Ontario Police and Fire Departments, as well as Lexington Police Department and Troy Township Rescue Squad.

Photos from the day are below; click any photo for a full-size image. Way to go, students! More…

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Heat And Closed Schools Bring Attention To Building Needs

8 Sep , 2018  

Students at Mansfield City Schools’ four elementary buildings and the Spanish Immersion School returned to classes this past Thursday after a Labor Day weekend that was extended to five days by oppressive heat.

Superintendent Brian Garverick closed the buildings, none of which have air-conditioning, because temperatures in the low 90s pushed the heat index close to 100. “Due to the age of our elementary buildings and the lack of air-conditioning, the extreme heat causes an environment that is not conducive to learning,” Garverick said. More…



Pollinators Extravaganza At OSUM

7 Sep , 2018  

Pollinators are very important to The Ohio State University at Mansfield campus. That’s why on Tuesday, September 11, a “Bee the Power of our Food: Pollinators Extravaganza” will be held from 4-6 PM at the ‘Monarch Right-of-Way’ Pollinator Demonstration Plots in front of Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive. More…



Richland Correctional Sends Backpacks, Suppplies To Prospect Elementary

5 Sep , 2018  

Fifty backpacks and several boxes of school supplies were delivered to Prospect Elementary School on Thursday, courtesy of the staff at Richland Correctional Institution (RiCI) and the Women in Corrections Committee.

”Women in Corrections wanted to give back to the community. We began last year by donating backpacks and supplies to Sherman Elementary School,” said Sharon Ochoa, secretary to the RiCI warden. “Again this year RiCI staff donated supplies or funds which allowed us to buy additional backpacks and supplies, items like notebooks, crayons, pencils and glue sticks. We are glad to be able to help Prospect students.” More…

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Largest Gift In OSU Mansfield History To Benefit Library

3 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield recently received the largest donation in its history – $1.38 million. The estate gift was given to Ohio State Mansfield anonymously in support of the Bromfield Library and Information Commons on campus.

“The money was donated to create the Matthew and Frank Hannah Library Fund,” said Mansfield Campus Dean and Director Norman Jones. “Thanks to a benefactor, we are pleased to announce the establishment of this fund. This permanently endowed fund will provide annual income to the university to support Ohio State’s acquisition, preservation and restoration of books and reference materials.” More…


Mansfield Schools, Other County Educators Receive Program Grants

30 Aug , 2018  

Mansfield City Schools teachers received $28,366 this month in educational program grants awarded through the Richland County Foundation.

Among them is Keli Henry, an intervention specialist in her 13th year at Malabar Intermediate School, who works with students who have behavioral issues. Henry’s “Programming with Robots” proposal was approved for a $1,430 grant from the Katharine C. Bristor Fund. More…

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Malabar Gym Floor Nearly Complete

27 Aug , 2018  

Installation of Malabar Intermediate School’s new hardwood gymnasium floor is nearly complete and students will be using it soon.

“They will put another finish coat on the floor this week and possibly a second one,” said Bob Booth, Mansfield City Schools director of operations before school began. More…


Richland Countian Awarded Environmental Scholarship

26 Aug , 2018  

Twenty-one environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

“Together with Ohio colleges and universities, we are investing in today’s environmental scholars to foster stewardship well into the future,” said Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler.  More…