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Ohio Summer Fair Coming To Mansfield Next Week

16 Jun , 2017  

Mansfield is the location for the “Ohio Summer Fair” June 21-24, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM each evening. The fair is positioned by organizers as a celebration kicking off summer in Ohio. More…

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All About Mansfield, All Things Business

Mansfield History And Talents Entwined In Miss Ohio Ring

15 Jun , 2017  

This Saturday when Miss Ohio 2017 is crowned, she will also be the recipient of a custom diamond ring exclusive to Miss Ohio. Local independent jewelers, Mike and Deb Miller of Mansfield’s Miller’s Diamond Jewelry, has designed and is donating the custom-designed ring valued at $1,500 to the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant. More…

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All About Mansfield

Mansfielder Makes Simon Cowell Smile On National TV

14 Jun , 2017  

Daniel Ferguson, a current resident of Mansfield, appeared on Monday night’s edition of America’s Got Talent. As he shared on stage, it was his first time in front of a live audience; his moment on national television can be seen below.

Ferguson, who is a sales rep for local radio stations, is a recent graduate of Kent State University. For some time he has been creating videos of his impersonations of celebrities, cartoon characters, and others. More…

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All About Mansfield

OSU Trustees Approve Mirror Lake Changes

13 Jun , 2017  

As a community in the network of regional campuses of The Ohio State University, and with the proximity to Columbus, many Mansfielders take note of changes to the main OSU campus in Columbus. From time to time, 1812Blockhouse has shared news of such developments.

One such development will take place soon now that OSU Trustees approved renovations plan last week for the Mirror Lake area. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Richland Trust Building

11 Jun , 2017  

It was undoubtedly an interesting time for Directors of the new Richland Trust Company when, on November 2, 1929, they opened their monumental eight-story headquarters at the corner of North Main and Park Avenue West. Just the week before, the infamous Black Tuesday had seen the New York Stock Exchange lose 12% of its value in one day.

In Mansfield, however, the same period saw the completion of a nine-month project to give a newly merged bank a glistening new building. More…

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Paddle Ohio This Summer

10 Jun , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering a series of Paddle Ohio canoe floats this summer to promote paddling on Ohio’s state-designated wild, scenic and recreational rivers, water trails and select state park lakes. More…

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Schools

Ohio Announces Innovation Program Awards; North Central State College Receives Major Funding

10 Jun , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved $5 million in funding for projects that will enhance the quality of higher education throughout the state while making it more affordable for students by stabilizing or reducing tuition rates at colleges and universities. Schools receiving the funds designed collaborative, innovative projects that support academic achievement and economic efficiencies. The funds will be awarded for projects serving students at the community college and university levels. More…

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All About Mansfield

Safety Town Dates, Details Announced

9 Jun , 2017  

The Mansfield Division of Police has announced the opening of the 2017 “Safety Town Program.” Started in 1937 by Mansfield Police Officer Frend Boals, the “Safety Town” program is based on an educational platform designed to provide pre-kindergarten children with valuable traffic and personal safety tips and awareness. More…

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All About Mansfield, Downtown

Preview Showcases 2017-2018 Season At The Ren; Theatre’s 90th Birthday

7 Jun , 2017  

We’ll have stories in the coming days highlighting announcements made at Tuesday evening’s Season Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre. Today, however, we’re bringing you a collection of stories, photos, video, and more from the event.

In addition to a look ahead at productions for the coming season, a 90th birthday celebration for the Ohio Theatre, now the Renaissance, is on tap. More…

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All About Mansfield

Chili & Wing Cook Off. Miracle Mile. This Saturday. Be There.

6 Jun , 2017  

The Fourth Annual Shriners Chili & Wing Cook Off – Blues Fest will be held this Saturday, June 10 on the Miracle Mile (Park Avenue West) in Mansfield from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

The festival will kick off with emcee Tommy Barnes of WMAN officially opening the competition. Current Miss Ohio Alice Magoto will sing the National Anthem, and the 2017 Miss Ohio contestants will be in attendance. More…

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All About Mansfield, Sports

Parkrun Continues To Provide Fitness And Fun

5 Jun , 2017  

In January, Mansfield became just the eighth location in the United States for the internationally recognized weekly FREE 5K timed run known as parkrun.

Sponsored by the City of Mansfield Parks Department, the Richland County Park District (B&O Trail), and Richland Public Health’s Creating Healthy Communities grant, parkrun is not a race but a fitness and recreation opportunity for all ages. More…

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