All About Richland

Registration Now Open For OGS Fall Retreat

19 Jul , 2019  

This fall the Ohio Genealogical Society, based here in Richland County, is planning to change its traditional fall get-together into a “Fall Retreat” at the Mohican State Park Lodge – and you are invited.

Registration is now open for that event, which will be held from September 27 to September 29. More…

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History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: State Route 97

19 Jul , 2019  

It is not the longest, or the most-traveled, highway in the state or even the region.

Along its length, however, which runs almost 35 miles along farm fields, along rivers, and through small towns, State Route 97 adds a lot to the character of this place we call home.

It even boasts the birthplace of a United States President! More…

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Schools

Malabar Window Replacement Hits Final Phase

18 Jul , 2019  

The third and final phase of window replacement at Malabar Intermediate School began on Monday. The project will complete major scheduled work at the 57-year-old building.

Phase III involves all three levels of classrooms facing the rear courtyard, as well as the library. “We started today and we’ll be finished by Aug. 21,” said John Wolfe, leader of a crew from All-Glass Systems in Mansfield. More…

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All About Richland

Manure And You

18 Jul , 2019  

Bet you haven’t seen that headline on a news story before, have you?

Actually, it’s the name of a workshop hosted on Tuesday, August 20 by the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District and others. It promises to be a complete look at all aspects of manure and fertilizer, from testing to its application in a variety of agricultural uses. More…

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All About Richland, Schools

Arts Integration For Teachers Workshop Coming Up

17 Jul , 2019  

The Mansfield Partners in Education Team, comprised of the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, the Mansfield Art Center, and Mansfield City Schools, will host a two-day professional development workshop on arts integration for elementary and intermediate educators, and administrators on August 6-7, 2019 at the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: Buffalo Bill

17 Jul , 2019  

NOTE: This post in our “When Mansfield Welcomed” series has been updated with recently-discovered information.

It was a brilliant Saturday in July, 1896 when Buffalo Bill came to town. Not just Buffalo Bill, mind you – his famous “Wild West Show” was in tow and put on two performances in a lot on East Fourth Street. This was not his first visit to Mansfield, nor would it be his last.

Buffalo Bill, born William Frederick Cody in 1846, grew up on the frontier and loved every aspect of that way of life. As he grew older, some of the titles he earned, or at least ascribed to himself, including buffalo hunter, U.S. Army scout and guide, and showman, as well as Pony Express Rider, Indian fighter, and even author. Whatever Cody’s titles, he was destined for fame. More…

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All About Richland

Webinar On Public Health And Public Libraries

16 Jul , 2019  

Dr. Julie Chaya, Director of Community Health and Prevention Sciences at Richland Public Health, is hosting a national webinar through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

The webinar “Promoting Public Health through the Public Library” will take place July 25 from 2 PM to 3 PM. More…

Downtown

Help Catch Grace The Giraffe For Fun And Prizes

16 Jul , 2019  

Do you remember Otis the Ostrich? How about Reginald the Rabbi?

Both were visitors to downtown Mansfield in the last two years, each leaving traces that visitors found and recorded in an effort to play The Downtown Mansfield Scavenger Hunt.

This year, Grace the Giraffe has been skating around downtown Mansfield, and local businesses need your help catching her. More…

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Schools

Jefferson Heralds The Return Of The Tyger Roar

15 Jul , 2019  

Superintendent-elect Stan Jefferson delivered a passionate address to business and community leaders last week, telling them Mansfield City Schools needs their involvement to achieve academic reform and build new elementary schools.

“Our goals and those of our entire community must be truly aligned,” Jefferson said during a luncheon meeting at WMFD-TV. “For us to survive and thrive we must work together. If our schools are striving for excellence and growing the community is striving for excellence and growing.” More…

All Things Business

David’s Bridal In Ontario Reportedly Closing

15 Jul , 2019  

Several social media posts Sunday evening shared the news that David’s Bridal store on Lexington-Springmill Road in Ontario is closing effective September 22.

In connection with the closing, all items are 40% off at that location beginning on Monday, July 15.

David’s Bridal emerged from bankruptcy earlier this year without closing any of its 300 stores.

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Sunday At OSR

15 Jul , 2019  

Snapchats from the Ohio State Reformatory where INKcarceration is taking place. Hover and click sound icon to listen. More…