All About Richland, History & Tourism

Celebrate The Outdoors During Mohican Wildlife Weekend

10 Apr , 2019  

Want to experience the habitats of birds and bats, learn about fly-fishing, and hike in the great outdoors? Then you’re bound to enjoy  the 18th Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend on April 26-28. This weekend-long event is a celebration of wildlife habitat, heritage, and natural history. Twelve program sites across Richland and Ashland Counties will offer workshops and demonstrations to interest beginners and experienced naturalists alike. It’s sure to be a fun and educational weekend for both families and nature lovers of all ages. More…

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Schools

OSUM Play To Feature First-Time Student Director

9 Apr , 2019  

Anyssa Hanna first fell in love with the theatre when she was only five years old. She began acting in first grade in Cleveland. Now, as a freshman social work student at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, she will be directing her first play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange.

“The play is about seven African American women and each one of them has a struggle in their life,” Hanna explains. “It discusses how each one of the women got through their problems by talking and supporting one another.” More…

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All About Richland

OGS Free Summer Sessions Start This Week – Yes, Summer!

8 Apr , 2019  

As the days lengthen and the temperatures moderate, one local institution is already making reference to the “s” word.

No, not “spring.” How about “summer!?!”

The Ohio Genealogical Society has announced its lineup of free “summer sessions” which begin this month and continue through October at its Samuel D. Isaly Library near Bellville. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: The Man Who Followed Lewis And Clark

7 Apr , 2019  

Over the last two centuries, Richland County has produced a remarkable set of individuals who have led lives of discovery. In the nineteenth century, that included men and women who traveled west where they were engaged in the exploration of areas of the country that were not then well known to Americans.

Once such individual was Olin Dunbar Wheeler. More…

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All About Richland

Legendary Disney Vocal Artist To Grace Stage At The Renaissance

6 Apr , 2019  

The singing voice of two Disney Princesses and an official Disney Legend, Lea Salonga will grace the Renaissance stage on Monday, April 29 at 8:00 PM as a part of the Avita Health System Concert Series. Tickets start at $20 and are on sale at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone at (419) 522-2726 and online at MansfieldTickets.com. More…

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All About Richland

“Transformational Day” As Kingwood Breaks Ground For $10 Million Center; Project Blog Launched

5 Apr , 2019  

A light rain fell as local civic leaders joined Kingwood Center Gardens officials and community members for a momentous event on Thursday afternoon.

After years of planning and fundraising, groundbreaking took place for the Garden Gateway Center project, described by one speaker as a project which while “…transformational to Kingwood, it’s also transformational to the community.” More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend Approaching; Attractions Prepare

4 Apr , 2019  

The annual RichHistory Weekend will be taking place on May 4 and 5 across Richland County.

An updated list of participating venues and happenings, including a calendar of events, is accessible on the RichHistory Alliance website (can be read here). This year, the Weekend includes a new Passport to History adventure for students. More…

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All About Richland

They’re Hidden From View: Richland County Letterboxes

3 Apr , 2019  

Note: Published in 2017, this article has been updated for spring/summer 2019.

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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All Things Business

February Unemployment Numbers Show Sizeable Drop For Richland

2 Apr , 2019  

While the report was a positive one for the state, Richland and surrounding counties evidenced strong numbers as the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shared the most recent unemployment numbers for the state, counties, and larger communities.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in February 2019, down from 4.7 percent in January. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 8,200 over the month, from a revised 5,602,400 in January to 5,594,200 in February 2019. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Mansfield Rising Plan: Revitalizing North Central Ohio’s Downtowns

1 Apr , 2019  

This post is part of a series concerning the Mansfield Rising revitalization plan recently unveiled by the Richland County Foundation. Our previous posts can be read here, and the entire plan can be accessed here.

As Mansfield begins a comprehensive effort to bring renewed economic and social vitality to its center, we have already looked revitalization in another mid-sized Ohio downtown, and also at the remarkable successful of a retail center which is only two decades old.

Today we’ll stick a bit closer to home. We’re looking at Richland and surrounding counties to identity what communities have taken or are now taking steps to generate economic activity in their respective downtowns. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Spring Shop Hop Down Downtown Streets

31 Mar , 2019  

Celebrate all things spring as Downtown Mansfield, Inc. hosts its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, April 5.

This month, several merchants will participate in the Spring Shop Hop. This event will include popcorn, book talks, live art and music, furry friends, and more. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Family Discount Deal Makes Visiting Richland County Attractions Kid-tastic!

30 Mar , 2019  

When it comes to traveling with your kids, we know you need to make the most out of your time and your budget. With kid-pleasing eats and family-friendly hotels, your family will love a weekend away in Richland County. Now you can stretch your vacation budget even further and save over 25% on admission to four family attractions. From May to September, you can purchase the Family Discount Deal: a weekend’s worth of fun for only $49. More…

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All About Richland

Bellville Star Ceases Print Publication; Announces Merger With Galion Inquirer Product

29 Mar , 2019  

In a Thursday announcement shared on its website, The Bellville Star announced that its Thursday edition was its last in print format.

According to the post, which can be read here, Bellville News will begin to appear in the Galion Inquirer online and in a supplement on Wednesdays. The Bellville Star website will also be re-directed to that of the Inquirer, which is at: www.galioninquirer.com. More…

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All About Richland

National Health Survey Shows Challenges And Positives For Richland County

28 Mar , 2019  

Douglas County, Colorado is the healthiest community in America, according to the 2019 Healthiest Communities rankings by U.S. News & World Report, released this week in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation.

While Richland County did not place in the top 500 counties nationwide, more than one metric which went into the rankings scoring model shows the county in a favorable position when compared to state and/or national averages. More…

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