Downtown, Literary Mansfield

Literary Mansfield Special Edition: Nuts, True Crime, And Cosmic Eggs

3 Nov , 2016  

UPDATED — Thursday at 10:00 p.m. See below.

For the keen observer, this is the seventh installment in our series “Literary Mansfield,” in which 1812Blockhouse looks at authors, poets, and other literary figures with a north central Ohio connection through birth and/or residence.

In this special edition, we are looking at another way in which certain authors manifest a Mansfield connection – in this case, by coming to town and participating in events at our independent bookstore, Main Street Books. More…

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All Things Business

Braintree Among Entrepreneurial Support Organizations Splitting $28.2 Million Grant

3 Nov , 2016  

A booster of local small business will soon be able to provide a bigger boost.

According to a Tuesday story in the Plain Dealer, “The Ohio Third Frontier Commission late last week awarded up to $28.2 million to JumpStart Inc. and 12 others in the Northeast Ohio ESP Network, a group of entrepreneurial support organizations. More…

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Schools

Mansfield Schools Closed Friday; District Continues Plan Development

3 Nov , 2016  

Students will not be in school on Friday as administrators and teachers meet in several different sessions during the third of five designated professional development days.

District Curriculum Director Stephen Rizzo, a former longtime elementary school principal, said sessions are scheduled from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. “Our focus will be to maintain the momentum of our two previous professional development days as we discuss and develop strategies at both the building and district levels to achieve maximum student achievement,” Rizzo said. More…

Twitter

Ontario Marching Band Trying Something New

3 Nov , 2016  

All About Mansfield

Workshops Of The Season Starting At Mansfield Art Center

2 Nov , 2016  

The Mansfield Art Center is in high holiday gear, as holiday workshops take place which give a jump start to the holiday season. Following are events taking place over the next two weeks. Please be advised that registration fills up quickly for these, so call 419-756-1700 or visit the Center online at mansfieldartcenter.org to do so. More…

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All About Mansfield

City Says Overall Crime Down

2 Nov , 2016  

While some areas saw a rise in activity, including homicide, rape, and auto thefts, Mansfield officials are emphasizing that “overall” crime was down 4.4% in the third quarter of 2016. Police Chief Kenneth Coontz released those numbers earlier this week.

The numbers for service calls and crime were compiled by the Records and Data Section of the Mansfield Division of Police. More…

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Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt Coming

2 Nov , 2016  

Coming later this month. It's gonna be fun!

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Sports

Mansfielder Voted Big South Conference Preseason Player Of The Year

2 Nov , 2016  

Winthrop senior guard Keon Johnson, a graduate of Mansfield Senior, has been voted the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches and media panel, it was announced recently at the conference’s Basketball Tip-Off Media Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Concord, N.C.  More…

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