All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Richland B&O Trail

11 Jun , 2018  

Here are a battery facts about one of the area’s best attractions for hiking, walking, running, and biking enthusiasts:

Name: Known variously as the Richland County B&O Trail, the Richland County B&O Bike Trail, and the Richland County B&O Hike-Bike Trail

Length: Variously posted as 18.4 and 18.5 miles More…

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All About Mansfield, Schools

President And CEO Of Columbus Arts Organization Started At OSU Mansfield

9 Jun , 2018  

For Chad Whittington, a music appreciation class at The Ohio State University at Mansfield turned out to be a life changer.

Who knew?

The Pickerington resident certainly didn’t when he took the elective course while a freshman at the regional campus, or when the instructor of the class required Whittington and his classmates to attend a performance by professional musicians. More…

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History & Tourism

The Bridges of Richland County

8 Jun , 2018  

Here’s a summer road trip idea for you, right here in Richland County. Why not visit one or more of the county’s historic and notable bridges?

According to the website, there are no less than 29 of them in both city and rural settings. More…


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Richland Rocks: And Also Minerals And Gems

7 Jun , 2018  

It’s time to get out those rock collections and see what’s missing!

The Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society will be holding its Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead, & Fossil Show on June 9 and 10 at the Richland County Fairgrounds’ Arts and Crafts Building. More…

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Full House Hears About A Full Season Coming At The Ren

6 Jun , 2018  

Mansfield, Ohio’s premiere venue for live entertainment, the Renaissance Theatre, is pleased to announce its 2018-19 season, Just Imagine. The organization formally announced the lineup at their Season Preview Party on Tuesday evening to a crowd of more than 900.

The evening began with the lovely sounds of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Renaissance CEO Michael Miller and Chairman of the Board Rand Smith then came on stage and discussed the past year celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Renaissance Theatre and the vision for the future with the Imagination District. Members of the Renaissance Board joined Mike and Rand on stage to be recognized for their exemplary dedication in leading the Renaissance Theatre. More…



More Good Financial News For Ohio State Mansfield Students

5 Jun , 2018  

Positive news for potential students at The Ohio State University, including at the Mansfield regional campus, continued to arrive today.

This past Saturday, we shared news that starting in 2019, the university will be committing up to $3 million per year in additional financial aid for tuition and other fees at OSU’s regional campuses (our story can be found here). It was announced on Monday that in a proposal to the Board of Trustees, costs for incoming Ohio freshmen will lock in for four years with a 1.4 percent inflation-based increase. More…


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Celebrate Culture And Honor At The Playhouse This Weekend With Mulan Jr.

4 Jun , 2018  

This coming weekend, the Mansfield Playhouse with ring with the sound of familiar and new melodies as the venue presents “Mulan, Jr.”

Disney’s Mulan Jr. is a one-act stage musical based on the 1998 animated film Mulan, which in turn was based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci. More…

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All About Mansfield

McDonald Inducted Into Ohio Senior Citizens Hall Of Fame

3 Jun , 2018  

On Thursday night, membership in the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame grew to a total of 474 with the induction of 12 outstanding older Ohioans at a special ceremony in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus.

Included among those inductees was Mary McDonald of Mansfield. More…

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OSU Mansfield Students To Benefit From Increased Financial Aid Support

2 Jun , 2018  

Low and moderate income students at The Ohio State University’s five regional campuses, including Mansfield, soon will have support to cover the cost of their tuition and mandatory fees.

Starting in spring 2019, the university will commit up to $3 million a year in additional financial aid to meet the tuition and mandatory fee needs of regional campus students who are from Ohio, qualify for federal Pell Grants and have successfully begun their college career. To be eligible, students must have successfully completed the equivalent of at least one semester and initiated or completed a student-success course. More…


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Imaginations Fueled, Traveling Mansfielders Share Their Experiences

1 Jun , 2018  

Fifteen Mansfielders sat on the Renaissance Theatre stage on Thursday evening and shared experiences of a trip designed to fuel the imagination and transform a community.

The event was the “SXSW419 Public Forum,” the first large scale public discussion of what the group found in March at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. The trip was funded by the Richland County Foundation as a part of its 2018 corporate focus on downtown revitalization. More…

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All Things Business

Application Window Closing For Two Economic Development Positions

31 May , 2018  

The Richland County Development Group (RCDG) is currently seeking to fill two positions that will match talent with an identified need.

First, RCDG is seeking an Economic Development Liaison to Shelby & Northern Richland County. This position has been developed in collaborative partnership with the Shelby Community Improvement Corporation. More…

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All About Mansfield

They’re Hidden From View: Richland County Letterboxes

30 May , 2018  

Note: Published last year, this article has been updated for summer 2018. Some 160 years ago, visitors to the Dartmoor region of southwest England began to do something rather peculiar. Those hiking on the moors would place a letter or postcard inside a designated box along the trail as a mark that they had visited. Those who would come after them would, in turn, post letters back to those who had left them. Soon, these “letterboxes” were carefully hidden so that they would be difficult to discover. More…

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