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A Sensory-Friendly “Pinocchio” At The Renaissance

15 Dec , 2017  

The Renaissance Theatre will host the second of its three Teddy Bear Concerts in the 2017-2018 Mechanics Bank Education Series on Sunday, January 14 at 2:30 PM. The performance features an original script by Michael Thomas of the story “Pinocchio,” performed by Renaissance Theatre actors Maddie Beer and Colton Penwell and the Mansfield Symphony Brass Trio. More…



OSU Mansfield Campus Raises $10K For Student Emergency Fund

14 Dec , 2017  

Community members came out in a big way to show their love and support of students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. With a goal of $5,000, Ohio State Mansfield more than doubled that mount, raising a total of $10,027 in support of the Student Emergency Fund during the annual Richland Gives fundraiser in Richland County on November 28.

Richland Gives coincides with the international day of giving called Giving Tuesday. Members of the community are encouraged to contribute to local nonprofits through a single giving online platform. More…

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Snow Trails Sets Opening Day For Friday

13 Dec , 2017  

Snow Trails has announced that Opening Day for its 57th season of fun is set for this Friday, December 15, from 10 AM to 9:30 PM.

As shared by Snow Trails, “This December is feeling right! We know your excitement and energy is peaking as we lead-up to Kick-Off Weekend!” On Saturday at 7:00 PM, doors open for a Kick-Off Party with SWAGG, Columbus band playing the top dance hits from yesterday and today. More…

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Schools, Sports

Hitting The Target At The Spanish Immersion School

12 Dec , 2017  

Students are used to striving for academic targets. Next year, however, they may be interested in targets of a different kind.

If all goes as planned, the Spanish Immersion School will begin a second-semester archery program as part of its physical education class for seventh- and eighth-graders. More…

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All About Mansfield

State Board Approves Modification For Local Wind Farm

11 Dec , 2017  

This past week, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) approved a request made by Black Fork Wind Energy LLC to modify a previously issued certificate for the Black Form Wind Farm. More…

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All About Mansfield, Holidays

A Richland County Gift Guide

10 Dec , 2017  

With just two weeks to go until Christmas Eve, many Mansfield area residents are still gift shopping for friends and family. Destination Mansfield has shared a number of suggestions for items you might consider close to home, right here in Richland County: More…


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Sawyer Brown To Take The Stage

9 Dec , 2017  

One of country music’s most popular touring bands, Sawyer Brown, will perform a concert at the Renaissance Theatre on January 6 at 8 PM. The concert is presented as a part of the Avita Health System Concert Series. Local country band, The DeVault Ridge Band, will open the show. More…

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All About Mansfield

Give A Gift Of The Ohio Outdoors

8 Dec , 2017  

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season continues in December, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has several opportunities to make gift giving a little easier this year. Why not give the gift of the great outdoors? Consider giving a gift that will encourage family members and friends to spend time outside and enjoy the beauty and fun that nature in Ohio has to offer.

Ohio State Parks Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

An Ohio State Parks gift card or gift certificate (click to access) makes a perfect present for anyone who appreciates the great outdoors right here in the Buckeye State. Gift cards or gift certificates can be used at Ohio State Parks for overnight stays, allowing the recipient to enjoy a favorite state park or visit a new one! Gift cards or gift certificates may be redeemed for camping, getaway rentals, cabin rentals or in most of Ohio’s state park lodges. People may also use gift cards or gift certificates at state operated retail stores, for golfing at our six public courses at Ohio State Parks, or for boat rentals at many state park marinas. Available in any denomination and with no expiration date, gift cards and gift certificates may be purchased online at Gift cards may also be purchased at any state park office or by calling 866-644-6727.

Wild Ohio Magazine

The Wild Ohio Magazine (click to access) provides readers with an entertaining look into Ohio’s wildlife and conservation activities. The magazine is delivered six times per year, one of which is a calendar edition. The cost is $5 per year for those who purchase at a license vendor or online through the Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System or $10 with a mail-in form. This subscription makes a great gift for people who love the outdoors.

Wildlife Gift Certificates

Gift certificates can be purchased through Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System (click to access). Recipients can use the certificates to purchase licenses, permits, the Wild Ohio magazine and wetland and legacy stamps. Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount and are valid one year from the date of purchase. Wildlife gift certificates can only be purchased and redeemed online.

Legacy Stamps

Buying and giving an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp (click to access) allows wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to directly impact the future of Ohio’s native wildlife. The stamp proceeds go to the Endangered Species and Wildlife Diversity Fund and support: habitat restoration; land purchases and conservation easements; endangered and threatened native species; educational products for students and wildlife enthusiasts; and wildlife and habitat research projects. The individual purchasing an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp for $15 will receive a collectible stamp, window cling and commemorative card, and the stamps can be purchased at Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System. Showing your Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp at eight state park lodges can earn a 25 percent discount on lodge rooms for weekday stays, and the stamp holder must be present to receive this coupon.

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All About Mansfield, Holidays

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

7 Dec , 2017  

Hilarity and holidays merge at The Mansfield Playhouse this month in the form of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a play based on a well-loved book by Barbara Robinson.

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids—probably the most inventively awful kids in history. According to Wikipedia, the Herdmans engage in “misfit behavior” for their age such as smoking, cussing, drinking jug wine, and shoplifting. More…


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Choral Concert At St. Peter’s

6 Dec , 2017  

The 2017-2018 St. Peter’s Music Series continues with a seasonal favorite.

The St. Peter’s Choir is well known for its Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols.  This semi-annual holiday favorite will again be performed on Sunday, December 17, at 3:00 PM.

This service is a very prayerful and inspiring way to prepare for the holiday season.  Take some time away from the hustle and bustle to spend some time feeding your spirit! More…

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City Announces New Management, Class At Ocie Hill Center

5 Dec , 2017  

The City of Mansfield has announced that the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center is now under management of the Parks and Recreation Department Manager Mark Abrams.

The Parks and Recreation Department has many plans and ideas to make the Ocie Hill building into a place for fun and recreation for all of the kids in the community. The department plans to join with other organizations to make as many recreation activities happen as possible. More…

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Holidays, Schools

Schools Concerts Added To Mansfield Holiday Central

4 Dec , 2017  

The sounds of Christmas and the holidays can be heard all over Mansfield, and particularly in the city’s schools.

From now through December 25, elementary, middle school, and high school ensembles are sharing the results of weeks of practice. This is certainly true for children in Mansfield City, Madison Local, Mansfield Christian, and St. Peter’s Schools. More…

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