History & Tourism, Sports

When Mansfield Welcomed: Baseball’s Greatest Shortstop

13 Sep , 2019  

This story was first posted in October 2018.

It would be difficult to over estimate the storied reputation of Honus Wagner in the world of professional baseball. Over 100 years after winning his eighth and final batting title – a National League record which remains in place to this day – Wagner is also well-known for the record prices set by the sale of his baseball cards. He was also, for a short time, a Mansfielder. More…

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Schools

School Report Cards Released By Ohio Department Of Education

13 Sep , 2019  

On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Education gave Ohio school districts their annual performance assessments.

The Ohio Department of Education’s 2019 School Report Cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools – to celebrate success and identify areas for improvement. This information identifies schools to receive intensive supports, drives local conversations on continuous improvement, and provides transparent reporting on the performance of students in foundational skills and knowledge and other important outcomes such as graduation and college and career readiness. The goal is to ensure equitable outcomes and high expectations for all of Ohio’s students. More…

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All About Richland

Richland Source Uses National Model To Engage With Voters, Candidates

13 Sep , 2019  

Emphasizing that “elections should be about voters, not candidates,” local media site Richland Source has set out on a unique journey for the fall.

It’s a three-part path. First, it’s about listening, as Richland Source representatives convene voter meetings in each of Mansfield’s wards to allow attendees to share priorities and views on city issues during guided discussions. Second, it’s about moderating the conversation between candidates in the form of the Mansfield Mayoral Debate on October 17 at the Renaissance Theatre, using collected voter input as a guide. And lastly, it’s about sharing a compendium of discussion from those ward meetings with those elected to office in November. More…

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All About Richland

Pull-Up Event to Honor Former Mansfield Police Officer

12 Sep , 2019  

The third annual Reps For Ryan event to honor Ryan Garner, a former Mansfield police officer who passed away in May 2018 after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, will include a pull-up marathon in Ryan Garner’s name. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 5 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Crossfit Katana (67 N. Main Street, Mansfield). More…

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All About Richland

Family History Summer Sessions Set For Remainder Of 2019

12 Sep , 2019  

The Ohio Genealogical Society‘s free free summer sessions on family history research continue this month and October at its nearby Samuel D. Isaly Library near Bellville.

All sessions will be held at the Library, except where noted. Pre-registration is requested by calling 419-886-1903. Please watch for additional programs to be added. More…

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History & Tourism

Fun Ideas for an Ohio Mini Vacation This Fall

12 Sep , 2019  

Just in time for cooling temperatures and vibrant foliage, Ohio. Find It Here and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are teaming up to launch the Fall in Ohio microsite  – an easy-to-navigate online resource perfect for locals and visitors seeking leaf-peeping tips, incredible fall color views, quintessential festivals and must-see attractions. Richland County sites are very much included in the mix. More…

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All About Richland

Black Box Theatre Second Season Begins with Sweeney Todd

11 Sep , 2019  

Theatre 166, the Black Box Theatre of Renaissance Performing Arts, will kick-off its second season with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street showing on October 4-5 and 11-12 at 8:00 PM. The production is part of the Richland Bank Broadway Series. More…

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All About Richland, All Things Business

Get To Know: The Richland Area Chamber Of Commerce

11 Sep , 2019  

Welcome to the first in a new series looking at organizations and groups in Richland County. We’re calling it “Get to Know,” as we’re sharing information about each which you might not already know.

In downtown Mansfield, catty-corner from the library parking garage, sits the former home of Dr. J.W. Craig (Be sure to visit here to read all about this landmark of Mansfield!). The current occupant of this impressive home, since 1978, is not a person – it’s the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce. This organization, whose members are local businesses and associations, has developed an excellent reputation for serving the community as an advocate and catalyst for economic and business success in Richland County. More…

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All About Richland

Women’s Fund Seeks Nominations for the JoAnn Dutton Award

10 Sep , 2019  

The Richland County Foundation has announced that the Women’s Fund is accepting nominations for the JoAnn Dutton Volunteer Community Service Award. The award, given each November, celebrates and honors women leaders who devote a significant amount of time and energy in a meaningful way to local charitable organizations. A nomination form is available at richlandcountyfoundation.org and is due by Friday, October 4. More…

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All About Richland

Take A Hike: No Matter Your Experience Level, A Great One Awaits

10 Sep , 2019  

Get in touch with nature before summer ends or plan a hike as the leaves start to change! Take advantage of the warm weather and explore all the beautiful, can’t-miss scenery the area has to offer. Spending time in nature has been proven to improve mental focus, lower stress levels, increase creativity, and even boost the immune system. Whether you want to take a stroll on a park path, trek through the woods, or just explore the local flora and fauna, we’ve got all your must-hike trails right here. More…

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All About Richland

Richland Newhope Offers Parent to Parent Connection Opportunity

9 Sep , 2019  

Parenting a child with special needs can be an isolating experience, one aspect of which is often feeling unable to relate to other parents because of the unique nature of raising a differently abled child. Richland Newhope (the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities) wants to address this issue by connecting parents of special needs children through their Parent to Parent networking group. More…

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