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Mansfield Fugitive Case Featured on “Have You Seen This Man?” Podcast

16 Oct , 2019  

More than 40 years ago, one of the most notorious prisoner escapes in Ohio history occurred. Lester Eubanks, convicted of murdering 14-year old Mary Ellen Deener of Mansfield, walked away from his handlers while serving out his life sentence. On December 7, 1973, prison officials took Eubanks to a shopping center in Columbus, and allowed him to shop unescorted as a reward for good behavior. When Eubanks failed to return to his scheduled pick up location, he was reported as an escapee, and has eluded authorities ever since. Read More

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Suspected Theft Followed By Crash; Witnesses Sought

8 Oct , 2019  

On October 4 at approximately 1:00 PM, the Mansfield Division of Police responded to an injury accident in the area of Davidson Street and Beryl Ave. The vehicles involved were a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am and a 2003 Ford Focus. The occupants from both vehicles were transported to Ohio Health Mansfield for further treatment by the Mansfield Fire Department. During the initial investigation, it was found that the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am was a suspect vehicle from a recent Burglary in the Hastings-Newville Road area and the Richland County Sheriff's Office had been attempting to locate it prior to the accident. Read More

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Justice Department Awards $17 Million In Grants; Mansfield, Area To Benefit

3 Oct , 2019  

The Justice Department recently announced more than $17 million worth of grants to agencies in Northern Ohio that will pay for the citywide expansion of the Cleveland Division of Police’s domestic violence high risk team, improve DNA testing capabilities in Richland County and other areas, expand drug courts in several cities, allow the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office to build a database to track violent crime trends, provide transitional housing in Ottawa County and Canton for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and numerous other programs. Read More

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Mansfield Police Share Homicide Update; Victim Identified

2 Sep , 2019  

The Mansfield Division of Police shared this update late on Sunday afternoon: At approximately 2153 (9:53 PM) hours last night, the Mansfield Division of Police responded to the 300 block of W. 3rd Street in reference to a “man down” and possible shooting. Once on scene, officers found an unknown black male victim laying in an unnamed alley next to 318 W. 3rd Street. The victim, who was later identified as 17 year old Tralynn D. Smith (AKA: Traylynn Smith), had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Read More

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Fugitive Arrested; Wanted In Connection With Mansfield Felony Warrant

30 Jul , 2019  

On Friday, July 26, the United States Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Taskforce (NOVFTF) located Tremayne E. James (B/M, 36 YOA) at a motel in Columbus. Mr. James was wanted on two felony warrants, one in reference to a “Felonious Assault” warrant (F-1) out of the Mansfield Division of Police and the other a felony parole violation warrant out of the state of Alabama for distribution of drugs. Read More

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Arrests Made In Fatal Arson Fire Investigation

28 Jun , 2019  

On Thursday, the Mansfield Division of Police arrested 18 year old Roscoe D. Hunter II (photo below) and charged him with “Aggravated Arson” (F-1) in reference to the fatal arson fire that took the life of 3 year old Chloe Williams on Wednesday, June 26. Read More

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Mansfield Division Of Police Shares Caution About Stolen Vehicles

14 Jun , 2019  

The Mansfield Division of Police has noticed an increase in stolen vehicles occurring within our city over the past several months. From January 1 through June 10, there were 52 stolen vehicles reported in our city as compared to the same time period as last year when 25 vehicles were reported stolen. This is an increase of over 108%. Read More

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How Safe Is Your Town?

19 Apr , 2019  

How safe are Richland County cities as compared to the rest of Ohio? SafeWise recently released its fifth annual Safest Cities report. The news was fairly good for the Buckeye State, but locally the picture was less optimistic. Read More

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Ducking Workers’ Comp Coverage Costs Mansfield Freight Hauler $144K

17 Apr , 2019  

The owner of a Mansfield freight hauling and trucking company must pay $144,400 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) following his sentence Monday for his conviction on four felony charges related to workers’ compensation fraud. A Richland County judge also ordered Robert Tate, owner of Elite TNT Enterprises, to serve two years of probation for his conviction February 20 on two counts of workers’ comp fraud, fourth-degree felonies, and two counts of tampering with records, third-degree felonies. Read More

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One Civil Case Reportedly Closed Against Former Mansfield Priest

26 Mar , 2019  

The Toledo Blade reported on Monday that a Williams County investigation of the Rev. Nelson Beaver has been closed at the request of the accuser. The allegations had centered on possible sexual abuse involving a minor. At the time that he was placed on administrative leave, Beaver was serving at St. Mary of the Snows parish in Mansfield. Read More

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Major Drug Bust Yields Dozens Of Arrests, Federal Charges, Report Shares

28 Feb , 2019  

A large-scale drug bust in Richland County and incorporating two operations has yielded dozens of arrests, WKYC3 in Cleveland reported this morning. According to the story, one 42 count indictment centers on fentanyl arriving from Detroit; the 61 count indictment other involves heroin, cocaine, and meth. Almost all of those indicted are from Mansfield or the surrounding area. Read More

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Man Taken Into Custody Thursday On OSUM Campus

15 Feb , 2019  

As shared by the Ohio State Department of Public Safety: Thursday afternoon, witnesses reported a man with a concealed carry weapon on the Ohio State Mansfield campus. Police responded and located the man inside Conard Learning Center at 1650 University Drive. Initial reports indicate no threats were made. Read More

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Kentucky State Patrol Confirms Mansfielders Are Dead In Shooting After Abduction

13 Feb , 2019  

From the Kentucky State Patrol: On February 11, 2019, at approximately 3:24 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch was contacted by Gallatin County dispatch in reference to a 911 call from a witness, stating they observed a distressed female at a gas station that was forced into a vehicle by a male. The caller stated it appeared that the female was asking for help and that the vehicle then sped off traveling towards Interstate 71 Southbound. Troopers from Post 5 were dispatched to attempt to locate the vehicle, which was described as a dark colored Dodge Caravan with a Quebec registration plate. Read More

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Mansfield Man Charged After Allegedly Setting Racehorses Loose At Fairgrounds

16 Jan , 2019  

It wasn’t a good morning for Jonathan Ford. Nor, for that matter, residents and motorists near the fairgrounds area in Canton. Northeast Ohio media reported on Tuesday that Ford, who has a Mansfield address, set 15 racehorses loose at the Stark County Fairgrounds at about 6:00 AM Monday morning. According to this story from Cleveland 19 News, one horse drowned in a nearby lake. Read More

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