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Central Park Rally Targets Addiction Recovery

16 Jun , 2017  

A successful GRACE rally was recently held in Mansfield’s Central Park to help locals struggling with addictions. A total of 15 people signed up at the rally, agreeing to seek drug and alcohol treatment help from the Beachside facility, which is located on Hutchinson Island in Florida. The rally also raised $4,000, which will go directly to GRACE. More…

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Richland Public Health Named As Project DAWN Site

23 Feb , 2017  

Richland Public Health is now recognized as a Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) distribution and training site. Through the Project DAWN program, Richland Public Health is able to educate, train and distribute Project DAWN kits to concerned individuals at no cost, made possible through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health.

Project DAWN kits include two doses of naloxone (Narcan), two nasal atomizers, two face shields for rescue breathing, a quick reference tool and a Richland Public Health resource guide that includes treatment options throughout Richland County. More…

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Heroin Seized As Search Warrant Yields Mansfield Arrests

16 Feb , 2017  

On February 14, 2017 the METRICH Enforcement Unit assisted by the Mansfield Division of Police executed a search warrant at 151 Ohio St. in the City of Mansfield. The search warrant was signed by the Honorable Judge Ardis. The search warrant was a result of numerous complaints in reference to drug trafficking.

During the search, METRICH detectives seized suspected heroin and an assortment of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments. METRICH detectives arrested and charged Tabatha L. Simmonds and Justin M. Simmonds with several counts each of Trafficking in Drugs. Both were incarcerated at the Richland County Jail where they await their court appearances. More…

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Police Issue Overdose Reminder

12 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield Police Department sent out the following notice earlier this week:

“The Mansfield Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Richland County Coroner’s Office, and the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office are reminding county residents of an increase in drug overdoses and deaths involving possibly contaminated heroin. Over the course of the last several days there were six overdose deaths in the county. More…

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Unity In The Community Is Goal This Friday

6 Oct , 2016  

It’s time for “Unity in the Community.”

At 5:00 PM this Friday, October 7, as many as 300 people will take a walk in the name of community unity. Beginning in Central Park, a 45 minute walk will go down Adams Street behind the Richland County Courthouse. Other events begin an hour earlier in the Park, with live music, food and drinks, recognition of leaders, a balloon launch, special music, and a dramatic presentation entitled “Recovery Road.” More…

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Annual METRICH Meeting in Mansfield Yesterday

28 Sep , 2016  

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