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Literary Mansfield: The Sociologist

9 Aug , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues our look at authors, poets, and other literary figures with a north central Ohio connection through birth and/or residence.

From 2005 to 2009, Mansfield had a part-time resident with a keen eye focused on its demographics and people. The primary goal for Alison Goebel was to conduct research on small city race and class relations from the perspective of a small Ohio city. Beginning with publications in scholarly journals, and soon to be incorporated into a book, she has made that research available. More…

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Tyger Marching Band Practice

9 Aug , 2017  

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Mid-Ohio Challenge 200

9 Aug , 2017  

NASCAR’s brand of motor racing excitement invades Mid-Ohio this coming weekend in a very special event with a special sponsor and beneficiary.

Last year, 40 cars were on the grid with championship contenders throughout providing fans of all ages with excitement that rivals any other form of sports entertainment in the country – all for a good cause with proceeds going to the Columbus-based Nationwide Children’s Hospital. More…

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Ohio Sounds: Jamie Lawson

8 Aug , 2017  

In a new series, we’re planning on sharing sounds and songs by Ohio artists and about the Buckeye State. We’ll also be including music from Mansfield area artists. More…

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Back To School Countdown

8 Aug , 2017  

The pace of activity will pick up next week as Mansfield City Schools prepares for the start of school on Aug. 21. Here is a schedule of registration and orientation events over the next two weeks. More…

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Foundation Awards Teacher Assistance Program Grants

8 Aug , 2017  

The Richland County Foundation recently awarded $59,671 in Teacher Assistance Program grants for the upcoming school year to 55 local teachers for their creative and innovative supplemental programs not covered by school funding. More…

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Mansfield Motor Speedway Announces World Championship Race

8 Aug , 2017  

Mansfield Motor Speedway track officials announced Monday that the dirt track will host the inaugural Sprint Car World Championship event on April 27-28, 2018.

The winner of the 410 Winged Sprint Car race will receive a purse of $100,000. More…

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Parkrun Continues To Provide Fitness And Fun

8 Aug , 2017  

In January, Mansfield became just the eighth location in the United States for the internationally recognized weekly FREE 5K timed run known as parkrun.

Sponsored by the City of Mansfield Parks Department, the Richland County Park District (B&O Trail), and Richland Public Health’s Creating Healthy Communities grant, parkrun is not a race but a fitness and recreation opportunity for all ages. More…

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Mansfield Senior Football, Soccer, Volleyball Ticket Info

7 Aug , 2017  

Mansfield Senior High Athletic Director Jen Lepard has issued revised ticket prices for football and prices for soccer and volleyball.

Season tickets will go on sale Aug. 8 at the athletic office. More…

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History & Tourism, Literary Mansfield

Literary Mansfield Part Five: The Political Debunker

7 Aug , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues our series about individuals with Mansfield connections who participated in the literary world. To date, we have looked at the 19th century poet Salathiel Coffinberry, the Putlizer Prize winning James Lapine, current novelist Christopher Moore, and statesman John Sherman and his autobiography.

Today, we look to the life and work of Charles Scott Gongwer. Gongwer was born on October 12, 1873 either in Mansfield, as his Mansfield News Journal obituary shared, or in Mifflin Township in Ashland County, as other records indicate. In either case, by 1880 Charles was living on Fourth Street with his parents, Lewis, a carpenter, and Irena, a dressmaker. More…

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Ron At The Fair

7 Aug , 2017  

This is Ron… i guess he's alright 😂🐖 #richlandcountyfair

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Buy-Way Week Is Here

7 Aug , 2017  

About this time every year closets are raided, attics are scoured, and unsold garage sale items from last year come out of hiding.

It’s time for the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way, an annual tradition in this part of Ohio as well as neighboring states. More…

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