All About Richland

Main Library To Close For One Week As Updates Continue

6 Feb , 2019  

It’s an old but still valid expression – “No pain, no gain.”

Or, put another way, there are times in life when a bit of inconvenience can provide a pathway to bigger and better things. Such is the case next week at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s Main Library on West Third Street in downtown Mansfield. More…

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All About Richland, Schools

Black History Month Being Celebrated At OSUM

5 Feb , 2019  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield will hold several events on campus celebrating Black History Month, including a performance by the ZuZu African Acrobats (featured on the 2019 Super Bowl), poetry, and the annual Soul Food Dinner. More…

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All Things Business

Northeast Ohio, Including Richland County, Projected To Add 20,700 Jobs By 2023

4 Feb , 2019  

Northeast Ohio is projected to add 20,700 jobs across all occupations over the next five years, including 8,500 new healthcare openings for practitioners, and technical and healthcare support personnel.

Additionally, more than 1 million replacement workers will be needed over the next five years, including 160,000 in office and administrative occupations, and more than 100,000 in production sectors. Healthcare-related occupations will require 77,700 replacement workers. More…

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All About Richland

Park District Hosting Recruitment Fair – With Perks!

3 Feb , 2019  

Fans of the outdoors – here’s an opportunity to help promote stewardship of natural resources and to have fun at the same time.

The Richland County Park District is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on February 19 from 10 AM to Noon at Gorman Nature Center, 2295 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield. Those who attend will learn about volunteer opportunities in the areas of: More…

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Schools

Ohio State Mansfield Alum Carves Path To Iditarod

2 Feb , 2019  

Matthew Failor ’07 loves being on a team. Whether it was during his basketball playing days with The Ohio State University at Mansfield or as musher for his dogsled team, Failor relishes competing alongside his best friends.

“I look at these dogs as my team,” said Failor, a Mansfield native who will compete in his eighth Iditarod Race beginning March 2. “We’re one unit. We go down the trail trying to do the best we can.” More…

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All About Richland

Relive Your Childhood This Sunday At Fairhaven Hall

1 Feb , 2019  

Each year, the Richland County Fairgrounds hosts shows that can connect you with your youth or, for your kids and grandkids, their present!

It’s time again for the Mansfield Toy, Collectible, and Sportcard Show this weekend. This great event takes place on Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM at Fairhaven Hall at the Fairgrounds. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: The Tragic Tale Of Beautiful Miss Mansfield

31 Jan , 2019  

Throughout its history, Richland County has produced or been the home to a wide variety of individuals that have made important contributions to the world. 1812Blockhouse has been sharing their stories in a series we started last year called “Richland Roots.” For other Richland Roots stories, click here.

Occasionally, those tales take a tragic turn. During a film shoot in 1923, an aspiring actress suffered a gruesome fate that cut short what may well have been a brilliant career. This actress not only shared her name with the city of Mansfield, but it was the city that was the source of her professional name – Martha Mansfield. More…

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All Things Business

Macy’s, Kohls, Penney’s Closing Stores This Year; So Far, We’re OK

30 Jan , 2019  

As they say, “no news is good news.”

That observations applies as the closure of mainline department stores and other traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers continues across the country, with four of those retailers with a strong local presence are among that number. To date, however, no Richland County store has been impacted this year. More…

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History & Tourism

Fantastic February In Richland County A Cure For Cabin Fever

29 Jan , 2019  

Beat that cabin fever with these fun February happenings and events around Richland County. With winter fun at Snow Trails, hands-on events geared towards families with kids, and toe-tapping performances, you’ll have plenty of incentive to bundle up and head out into the cold.

And when you get ready to do so, be sure to check out the website of Destination Mansfield – Richland County to see what’s on offer and where. More…

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Downtown

Winter And Chocolate And Downtown Mansfield: A Great Mix

28 Jan , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, February 1. This month several merchants will participate in the Winter Festival and Chocolate Walk theme. This event will include carriage rides, chocolate treats, and more!

Over fifty independent businesses now populate the city center. To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the First Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore the new face of downtown Mansfield. More…

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All About Richland

Russian Spectacular To Feature MSO And Youth Orchestra

27 Jan , 2019  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present its fourth concert of the 2018-2019 OhioHealth Symphony Series, “Russian Spectacular” on Saturday, February 9 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the event will feature a program celebrating Russian-themed masterworks of some of the world’s greatest composers. More…

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All Things Business

Gorman To Step Down As Gorman-Rupp Director After 73 Years

26 Jan , 2019  

A remarkable tenure is set to end in April as James C. Gorman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gorman-Rupp Company, has announced that he will not be standing for reelection to the Board for the coming year.

The announcement was made as Gorman-Rupp announced a quarterly cash divided as well as the date for its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. More…

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All About Richland

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band Playing The Ren

25 Jan , 2019  

Tusk, the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will be performing on February 2 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. As part of the Avita Health System Concert Series, this show will feature all of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic hits.

Tusk, is the number one tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. More…

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All About Richland

Sign Up To Help Beautify Downtown

24 Jan , 2019  

On Wednesday, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. announced that it has launched an online signup for groups to volunteer and be part of the initiative to keep downtown Mansfield clean and beautiful.

The online signup can be found at www.downtownmansfield.com/volunteer. More…

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