Over the last 48 hours, several media sources in Mansfield and Cleveland have reported on news that the Ink in the Clink festival, held last year at The Ohio State Reformatory, has apparently lost two planned venues. Media have covered this story from several angles as news developed.
As part of our role to keep our readers connected with local stories, here is a roundup of stories which we have been following concerning these developments.
The Mansfield News Journal has at least three stories, all accessible only through the site’s paywall:
Medina man’s civil suit claims Ink in the Clink organizers owe millions – January 24 – “In a civil suit filed in Medina County, a Medina man alleges the organizers of the annual Ink in the Clink tattoo and music festival owe him millions of dollars.”
New INKcarceration tattoo and music festival coming to OSR – January 24 – “ A new tattoo and music festival called “INKcarceration” is coming to The Ohio State Reformatory this summer.”
Ink in the Clink lawyer: Some of lawsuit’s claims ‘absolutely were not true‘ – January 25 – “The lawyer representing the organizers for tattoo and music festival Ink in the Clink says several claims made in a Medina County lawsuit alleging they owe a Medina man millions of dollars are untrue…”
Ink in the Clink 2018 Canceled, Organizers To Refund Tickets — January 25 — “The move is a shocking turn of events for the city of Mansfield, as the event previously pulled in around $4 million in previous years. While no backup plans have been announced, organizers say that they “will do everything necessary to continue (the) 2018 show.”
From Richland Source:
Fairgrounds cut ties with Ink In The Clink; OSR plans new INKcarceration festival – January 25 – “The Richland County Fairgrounds is now the second entity to sever ties with the Ink In The Clink tattoo and music festival.”
From WKYC3 in Cleveland:
Ink in the Clink won’t be at Richland County fairgrounds; lawyer says lawsuit claims are false – January 25 — “Ink in the Clink will not take place at the Richland County Fairgrounds this year. Richland County Agricultural Society President Jason Snyder said in a Facebook post Thursday the society’s executive board voted to terminate the lease agreement between the fairgrounds and Ink in the Clink.”
And from Ink in the Clink itself on Facebook:
For national coverage of last year’s event, including photo galleries, click here.