History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Upson House

3 Jun , 2017  

The imposing brick house at 234 Park Avenue West once belonged to an imposing coal man.

His name was Charles William Upson. Upson, who was born in Tallmadge in 1855, came to Mansfield shortly after his 1879 graduation from Cornell University. A shrewd businessman, he joined with his brother and formed the Upson Brothers Coal Company. Coal remained his life for some 40 years. More…

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Welcome to Ohio Goes Boating Month

2 Jun , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering boating and boating education opportunities to help celebrate the designation of June as ‘Ohio Goes Boating Month’ by the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. The House Bill 84 designation highlights Ohio’s thriving boating and tourism industry. More…

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Creative Writing In The Outdoors At Gorman

1 Jun , 2017  

On Thursday afternoons this summer at Gorman Nature Center, youth aged 10-18 will have a chance to engage in creative writing while engaging with nature.

“Creative Writing in the Outdoors” is a great opportunity for students who love to write and want more practice, as well as students who don’t usually enjoy classroom style writing projects, to get outside and do something fun. Nature will be used an inspiration for building stories, creating poems, expanding vocabulary and more. More…

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Renaissance Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Festival On Tap

31 May , 2017  

Summers in north central Ohio often feature car shows and music. On June 24, you have the opportunity to enjoy both at the same time as the Second Annual Renaissance Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Festival will be held in Downtown Mansfield.

The location is on Park Avenue West in front of the Renaissance Theatre, and the event will take place rain or shine. More…

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Vans Across America Coming To Mansfield

30 May , 2017  

From June 21 through June 25, don’t be surprised if you see a few more vans on the road on your way to work or weekend activities.

During that time, the Richland County Fairgrounds will host “Vans Across America,” described as a “five day nonstop van boogie” presented by 2% Vanners Unlimited. It is billed as the first event in the “Triple Crown of Vanning.” More…

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History & Tourism

Memorial Day, Mansfield, 1896

29 May , 2017  

Mansfield was a bustling place in 1896, with a population of approximately 17,000. On Saturday, May 30, the community came together to celebrate Memorial Day.

First known nationally as “Decoration Day,” the term “Memorial Day” was first used in 1882. More…

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Schools

Thousand-Plus Middle Schoolers Join In LeaderRichland Event

28 May , 2017  

It was another successful year for LeaderRichland, as the Mansfield campus welcomed more than a thousand 7th- and 8th-grade students from Richland and Crawford County schools. LeaderRichland encourages students to pursue career and educational goals available in Richland County across many sectors.

The students had an opportunity to meet Richland County business and community leaders during the three-day event. Approximately 50 different community presenters spoke about their careers in skilled trades, finance, services, healthcare, education, non-profits, and manufacturing. More…

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History & Tourism

Vintage Mansfield Photo Collection Accessible Online

27 May , 2017  

UPDATE: With our increasing number of daily readers, we’re re-running this post about a collection of vintage local photographs that can be viewed from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone that some may have missed.

Through a partnership with the Cleveland Memory Project, an online location for thousands of Cleveland area photographs sponsored by the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University, the Mansfield Richland County Public Library has set out to connect Mansfielders with their past. More…

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Memorial Day Activities Set At Two Area Lakes; Fireworks Included

26 May , 2017  

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, which encompasses all or part of 27 Ohio counties, has announced dates for its traditional fireworks displays over area bodies of water. In the greater Mansfield area, that includes both Charles Mill Lake Park and Pleasant Hill Lake Park. More…

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Critter, Yuck, And Outdoor Survival Summer Camps On Tap

25 May , 2017  

Summer camps at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary at this year are opportunities for fun and education, each with its own theme. Offered in three versions, the camps for 6 to 12-year-olds run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM each day. More…

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Richland Rocks: And Also Minerals And Gems

24 May , 2017  

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 3 and 4 at the Richland County Fairgrounds’ Arts and Crafts Building. More…

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Sports

Mansfielder Gains Division III All-Region Honors

23 May , 2017  

An athlete from Mansfield who competes for Hamilton College has collected U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honors for the 2017 Division III outdoor track & field season, according to the school.

Cat Berry ’19, as well as two others, are all-Atlantic Region honorees for the first time in their Hamilton track & field careers. More…

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