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Community Conversation To Feature Panel Discussion

12 Jan , 2019  

We ACT, a nonprofit Mansfield organization, will sponsor a public “Community Conversation: How to Work Together for a Better Community” from 2 to 4 PM this Saturday in the Mansfield Senior High School auditorium.

Angel Ross-Taylor, co-founder of We ACT, said the panel discussion will include: More…


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Thursday Search Warrant Yields Meth, Heroin, Cocaine, Firearms, And Cash

15 Dec , 2018  

On Thursday morning at approximately 9:00 AM, the METRICH Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Mansfield Division of Police and the Allied Special Operations Response Team (ASORT), served a drug related search warrant at 75 Helen Avenue in Mansfield.

The search warrant was the result of a short term drug trafficking investigation after receiving several complaints of suspected drug activity in the neighborhood. More…

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Escaped Mansfield Child Killer Added To 15 Most Wanted Fugitives List

8 Dec , 2018  

More than 40 years ago, one of the most notorious prisoner escapes in Ohio history occurred. A convicted child murderer, serving a life sentence, just walked away from his handlers and justice. On December 7, 1973, prison officials took Lester Eubanks to a shopping center in Columbus, Ohio, 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.

The U.S. Marshals are looking to end Eubanks’ 40-plus years on the lam by adding him to their 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. More…


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Murder Suspect Arrested; Drug Cache Discovered During Arrest

13 Sep , 2018  

On Tuesday about 7:40 PM, the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Deshawn A. Dowdell on a Murder warrant issued by the Mansfield Division of Police.

The Mansfield Division of Police Major Crimes Unit had developed Deshawn A. Dowdell as a suspect in the homicide of Terrence T. Harris after a lengthy investigation. The homicide occurred on April 8, 2018 in the area of 1340 W. 4th St. in Mansfield. The arrest took place at 383 Wood St. Apt. #7 in Mansfield. During the arrest, NOVFTF Task Force Officers located numerous items of evidence related to drug trafficking and contacted the METRICH Enforcement Unit for further assistance. More…

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Armed And Dangerous Inmate Accidentally Released From Jail

6 Sep , 2018  

Cornelius J. Phillips was released from the Richland County Jail yesterday. Unfortunately, that release was a mistake and as a result a man considered to be armed and dangerous is now at large, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. More…


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Richland Countian Indicted On Sexual Exploitation Charges

26 Jul , 2018  

The following press release was issued on Wednesday by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio:

A Richland County man was indicted in federal court for sexual exploitation of a child. More…

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Mansfield Man Charged With Defrauding Social Security

1 Jul , 2018  

A Mansfield man has been charged with theft of government funds.

Timothy L. Deener, 47, who receives Social Security benefits, falsely reported to the Social Security Administration for five years that he was not married and that he lived alone. As a result, Deener unlawfully obtained more in benefits than he was entitled to receive, according to the criminal information. More…

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A Murder In Mansfield Is Coming To Mansfield

27 Jun , 2018  

Mansfield’s historic Renaissance Theatre and local news outlet Richland Source will collaborate to host a special hometown screening of the documentary film, “A Murder in Mansfield,” on Saturday June 30 at 7:30 PM.

The documentary focuses on the notorious murder of Noreen Boyle and the subsequent trial of her husband, Dr. John Boyle, which captivated Mansfield for months and has since become part of local lore. More…

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METRICH Makes Drug Related Arrest In Mansfield

2 Jun , 2018  

On Thursday, the METRICH Enforcement Unit closed out a short term drug trafficking investigation with the arrest of an individual from Detroit, Michigan who was staying at 155 E. First St. in Mansfield.

METRICH detectives, with assistance from the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, arrested and charged Ronell Batchelor with four (4) counts of Trafficking in Drugs-F4, two (2) counts of Possession of Drugs-F5 and one (1) count of Illegal Conveyance-F3. More…


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Arrest Made In Bowman Street Homicide Investigation

8 May , 2018  

On Monday, the Mansfield Division of Police, Major Crimes Unit announced that an arrest has been made in connection with the Nolan Lovett homicide. This arrest is in reference to several “911” calls received on May 3, 2018 at 2:13 PM when officers were summoned to 737 Bowman Street for a shooting. When police arrived they found Mr. Lovett laying in the yard with a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to Ohio Health Mansfield hospital where he later died from his injuries. More…


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Mansfield Police Asks For Assistance In Possible Abduction

24 Apr , 2018  

The following press release was issued within the last hour by the City of Mansfield Police Department:


Subject: Suspicious Circumstances/Possible Abduction Attempt

The Mansfield Division of Police is looking into an incident where an unknown white male, pulled up next to a 10 year old female juvenile walking home from a bus stop in the 800 block of Millsboro Road. More…


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County Law Enforcement Agencies Adopting Use Of Force Standards

3 Apr , 2018  

More than 500 agencies – employing 82 percent of Ohio’s law enforcement officers – are in the process of implementing Ohio’s first-ever statewide standards on use of force, including deadly force, and hiring and recruitment according to a report issued late last week by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS). More…


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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Assistance With Note Writer Identification

21 Mar , 2018  

From the Richland County Sheriff’s Office:

Attached is the note left in the girls bathroom at Madison High School of a bomb threat. Anyone with suspect information is asked to contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Office at 419-524-2412.

Madison High School Students are asked to take a very close look at the note. More…

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Highway Patrol Reports On 2017 Drug Arrests; Increase Noted

6 Feb , 2018  

Numbers released this week by the Ohio State Highway Patrol paint a sobering picture when it comes to felony drug cases it handled during 2017.

In fact, troopers made a total of 16,653 such arrests, a number which represents a 25% increase over the previous year and a 35% increase over the previous three year average. More…

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