All About Richland, Downtown

Sweep And Plant Downtown This Tuesday

19 May , 2019  

The City of Mansfield and Downtown Mansfield, Inc. have announced, that Tuesday, May 21 will be Operation Sweep in support of Earth Stewardship Month and the Great American Clean up.

Volunteers, local business people, and organizations are being asked to don their work clothes and meet at the Gazebo in Central Park (near the Gazebo) between 4:45 PM and 5:00 PM to “Plant Pride, Not Litter.” More…

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All About Richland

Will Neuracorp’s Arrival Be A Positive Thing For Mansfield?

19 May , 2019  

That’s the question at the center of a short radio drama presented by theatre students at Purdue University.

Entitled “Making Mansfield,” the city is the setting for the audio play, described this way on the WBAA website: More…

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All About Richland

Bike-A-Palooza On Saturday

18 May , 2019  

The Mansfield Division of Police would like to remind the public to attend the annual 2019 “Bike-A-Palooza” community event at North Lake Park from 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, May 18.

Bike-A-Palooza is a free family festival hosted by the Mansfield Division of Police and featuring a bike ride with a cop, bicycle safety rodeo, bicycle raffle, bike inspections, small bike repairs, face painting,family entertainment, food and the Mansfield Fire Department’s “House of Hazards.” More…

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All About Richland

Calling All Young Musicians

17 May , 2019  

Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth String auditions for new members will be held on June 4, 5, and 6 from 3:30-7:00 PM at Lexington High School, 103 Clever Lane in Lexington.

First organized in 1982, the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings program includes students from over 20 schools, representing Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Morrow, Huron, Marion, Holmes, Seneca, and Wyandot counties. It is the only youth orchestra program in this part of Ohio. More…

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All Things Business

Generations Change At Helm Of Mansfield Company

16 May , 2019  

Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete vibrators, vibrator monitoring systems and concrete dowel pin drills, has announced that owner Jim Minnich has retired after more than 25 distinguished years with the company.

Jim Minnich led an era of innovation and expansion at Minnich Manufacturing, the business his father started out of a Mansfield gas station in 1968. Under Jim’s ownership, Minnich Manufacturing introduced several innovative technologies, grew to more than 40 employees and moved into a larger manufacturing facility in Mansfield—all with an unwavering focus on meeting customer needs. More…

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History & Tourism

Destination Mansfield–Richland County Recognizes Tourism Excellence

15 May , 2019  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County held its 2019 Annual Meeting earlier this month at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center. The event was presented by Alta Florist & Greenhouse and Avita Health System.

Attendees learned how the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the county will continue to expand the local economy as well as raise the positive profile of Mansfield and the Richland County area on a local, state, national and even international level. TourismOhio Chief, Matthew MacLaren (who was a special guest) updated the gathering about the state’s tourism marketing efforts. This includes the new TourismOhio microsite roadtrips.ohio.org, which features two attractions of our own: The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Ohio State Reformatory. Other local spots are included as suggested places to stay, eat, and explore. More…

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Schools

Ohio State Mansfield Receives Grant To Launch $2 Million Food Project

14 May , 2019  

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a matching grant to The Ohio State University at Mansfield to launch a $2 million dollar urban sustainable food system project that will increase access to fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops while supporting the local economy. The project was developed and is being managed by Associate Professor of Environmental History Kip Curtis. More…

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All About Richland

State, Local Government Recognizing Police Week

13 May , 2019  

Both state and local governmental entities are recognizing Police Week over the next several days.

For example, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) has joined the Light Ohio Blue campaign to show support for law enforcement personnel who protect our communities throughout the state of Ohio. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Malabar Farm Arrives Downtown

9 May , 2019  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and the Malabar Farm Foundation are proud to announce the grand-opening of a new Malabar Farm exhibit at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum. The exhibit will be open to the public starting on Wednesday, May 15. More…

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All About Richland

Summer Theatre Program Registration Open

8 May , 2019  

Registration has opened for the Renaissance’s annual “Broadway Camp!” summer theatre program for students ages 8-13. The popular summer camp sessions will be held at the Renaissance June 17-21; and June 24-28. More…

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History & Tourism

It’s Time For Magnificent May!

5 May , 2019  

There’s something about May in this part of Ohio. It’s the month of springtime, flowers, rainstorms, and best of all, warm temperatures without the summer mugginess! This month’s calendar will be packed for sure, but the area is opening the month with a bang. Here are the major events happening the first weekend in May. There’s something for everyone, but how will you choose? We sure don’t know how! More…

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Schools

Path To An OSU Degree Set To Change

2 May , 2019  

The path to a degree at The Ohio State University, including at the Mansfield campus, may be changing soon.

The University Senate has overwhelmingly approved the first major overhaul of Ohio State’s General Education curriculum since its creation more than 30 years ago.

The university will now begin working on detailed implementation plans so that the new GE program can launch in Autumn Semester 2021, providing a cohesive academic foundation for a generation of future Buckeyes. More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: Secret City Tour

30 Apr , 2019  

This week we’ll be looking at events at a handful of the venues participating in this coming weekend’s RichHistory Weekend. Fifteen Richland County sites are participating in this edition, and History for Children is the focus of this year’s lineup of family-friendly events. A “Passport to History” is being distributed to fourth grade elementary school history classes, with teacher information packets. Each site will have prizes, and students obtaining passport stamps from four different sites will be entered in a prize drawing.

A part of RichHistory Weekend since its first year, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will hold its 2019 Secret City Tour on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 10:00 AM. More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: Oak Hill Cottage

29 Apr , 2019  

This week we’ll be looking at events at a handful of the venues participating in this coming weekend’s RichHistory Weekend. Fifteen Richland County sites are participating in this edition, and History for Children is the focus of this year’s lineup of family-friendly events. A “Passport to History” is being distributed to fourth grade elementary school history classes, with teacher information packets. Each site will have prizes, and students obtaining passport stamps from four different sites will be entered in a prize drawing.

Mansfield’s Oak Hill Cottage will be a busy place on Saturday and Sunday. The extraordinary 1847 Gothic Revival house will host two types of house tours and a preservation walk through the Cottage’s neighborhood. More…

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