History & Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Travel Ohio’s Newest Water Trail

9 Aug , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we’re turning our attention to a place where the beauty of nature joins opportunities for the whole family. More…



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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Maple Syrup-ing At Malabar Continues This Weekend

7 Mar , 2019  

Is there anything better than a breakfast of pancakes or waffles smothered with delicious maple syrup? Eager to try homemade maple syrup this year? Warmer days and chilly nights are the ideal conditions to get sap flowing from Ohio’s maple trees, and Malabar Farm State Park provides an excellent place to experience how maple syrup is made (and to sample some as well, of course). More…


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Snow Trails Opening Day Set For Friday; Kickoff Weekend Next Week

5 Dec , 2018  

It’s here! The 58th Season Opening Day for Snow Trails for skiing and for snowboarding has been set for this Friday, December 7.

From 3 PM to 9 PM, enjoy special prices on lift tickets and equipment. More…

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Here’s Your Chance To Try A Kayak

16 Aug , 2018  

Pleasant Hill Lake Park near Perrysville is offering the opportunity for you and yours to try something new.

Kayak Try-It Days is a chance to try out a variety of different Pelican Brand kayaks. Double, single, sit-on, and sit-in style kayaks will be available for anyone to try. More…


History & Tourism

Looking Back And Forward At Cedar Point

16 Apr , 2018  

One of the world’s greatest amusement parks is located within a day trip’s drive of Richland County, and generations of locals have ridden its roller coasters, gotten wet on its water rides, and eaten delicious fair food.

Recently, we came across this interesting 2016 article on Cleveland.com which looks at 13 of the best rides at Cedar Point that no longer survive. From the Pirate Ride to Disaster Transport, from the Space Spiral to the Demon Drop, these rides are remembered fondly by many visitors. More…

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March Movies At Main

26 Feb , 2018  

The great lineup of free movies offered at the Main Branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library continues next month, with several feature length films – one featuring a possible Academy Award winner, and several aiming at a young audience.

These include the following. More…


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Feed The Turtles, And The Snakes, And The Toads

13 Sep , 2017  

Did you know that the Gorman Nature Center is happy allow visitors to enjoy the unique experience of feeding the Center’s educational animals?

Each and every Thursday, through the end of October, the Center allows you to join in the process of dishing out food to some pretty cool creatures. There are over 40 native animals on hand, used for display and educational purposes, and it takes a good deal of work to keep them happy and healthy. More…