All Things Business

Richland County Has New Media Owner; Daily Globe Sold

23 Jan , 2019  

Horizon Publications has acquired The Shelby Daily Globe Inc., which includes The Shelby Daily Globe, the Willard Times-Junction, The New London Record, Firelands Farmer and the Shopper’s Helper from Scott Gove and the Stambaugh family according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the families. More…

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All About Richland

There’s Snow Kidding About It: That Was A Big Storm

22 Jan , 2019  

Numbers don’t tend to lie, particularly when they are generated by careful observation.

By many measures, this past weekend’s winter storm, given the name “Winter Storm Harper” by the powers that be, was an atypical one. That conclusion was borne out by numbers shared by the National Weather Service in Cleveland in terms of the month to date snowfall amounts and temperatures as of 5 PM on Monday evening. More…

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All About Richland, Sports

Parkrun Celebrates Two Years Of Fitness And Fun

21 Jan , 2019  

Two years ago, Mansfield became just the eighth location in the United States for the internationally recognized weekly FREE 5K timed run known as parkrun. This past Saturday, parkrun celebrated that anniversary.

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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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Greatest Show On Earth

20 Jan , 2019  

In 1872, entertainment history was made when the first large circus to travel by rail appeared in small and mid-sized communities across the Midwest. America’s Greatest Showman was behind the entire endeavor.

On June 22, that tour included a stop in Mansfield. The Greatest Show on Earth – a slogan used for the very first time in publicity for that very trip – came to town for three shows. Actually, it was more fully known as “P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, and World’s Fair – consisting of museum, menagerie, aquarium, polytechnic institute, international zoological garden, and Dan Castello’s chaste and refined circus.” More…

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Schools

OSU Mansfield Professor Lends Students A Helping Hand As Mentor

19 Jan , 2019  

Even Buckeyes shouldn’t expect to achieve academic success on their own.

Adrienne Hopson makes it her mission to make sure students, particularly those new to The Ohio State University at Mansfield, know the regional campus offers a wide array of resources to assist them as they pursue academic accomplishment. More…

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History & Tourism

What’s New In Richland County This Year?

18 Jan , 2019  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

New year, new Richland County! See what’s coming to your favorite attractions and whet your appetite for brand new eateries and places to stay. There are many new and exciting things coming to the Mansfield area this year like a new theatre, an upscale restaurant, and a guesthouse! More…

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Schools

More Opportunities For Learning: OSU Adds Five Majors

17 Jan , 2019  

One of the many advantages of attending The Ohio State University at Mansfield is the ability to begin a path close to home that can lead to one of over 200 undergraduate majors. Some can be completed here, while others can be finished at main campus.

That number of potential majors recently increased by five.

The OSU College of Arts and Sciences has launched five new undergraduate majors, all of which incorporate emerging trends and issues into carefully designed, interdisciplinary academic programming. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield Man Charged After Allegedly Setting Racehorses Loose At Fairgrounds

16 Jan , 2019  

It wasn’t a good morning for Jonathan Ford. Nor, for that matter, residents and motorists near the fairgrounds area in Canton.

Northeast Ohio media reported on Tuesday that Ford, who has a Mansfield address, set 15 racehorses loose at the Stark County Fairgrounds at about 6:00 AM Monday morning. According to this story from Cleveland 19 News, one horse drowned in a nearby lake. More…

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All About Richland

Mid-Ohio Opera Announces 2019 Season

14 Jan , 2019  

There’s something old and something new with upcoming productions for Mid-Ohio Opera. The 2019 season line-up has been announced and includes classical and modern works. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: Introducing Mansfielder General James S. Robinson

13 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.

Richland County has produced leaders in business, the arts, the military, education, politics, and civic life over its 200-plus years. Occasionally, that includes someone whose life story includes noteworthy activity in several of those areas. Such is the case with native Richland Countian James Sidney Robinson. More…

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All About Richland

Youth Opera Theatre Auditions Set For “Thespis” And “Hercules”

12 Jan , 2019  

Directed by Lori Turner, the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre announces auditions for Gilbert and Sullivan’s operatic extravaganza, “Thespis,” the piece that gave the legendary duo their start, and “Hercules” composed by the Renaissance’s Artistic Director, Michael Thomas.  Audition Dates are February 9 from 11:00-4:00 PM at Theatre 166 (166 Park Avenue West), and February 10 from 12:00-4:00 PM in the Ballroom of the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Schools

OSUM Students Start Book Swap To Cut College Costs

11 Jan , 2019  

Buying books can be expensive. Every semester many students have to make a decision that may hurt their academic progress – buy all the books required or forgo the expense to save a little money.

Students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield have decided to try to help each other out a bit by attending a textbook swap. Kidron Stamper, who serves as the student member of the Ohio State Mansfield Board of Trustees, helped coordinate the event. “As the student trustee, one of my big tasks is to help with college affordability,” Stamper explains. “Classes already cost money, so I came up with this idea where students can trade books at the beginning of the semester to help cut their expenses a little.” More…

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All About Richland

NECIC Founds New African American Leadership Initiative

10 Jan , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) has announced the founding of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI). AALI’s mission is to identify and cultivate African American leaders in Mansfield and Richland County. More…

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All About Richland

City Of Mansfield Seeks Public Input On Priorities And Needs

9 Jan , 2019  

The City of Mansfield is in the process of developing a new Consolidated Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Funds (HOME) through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Plan will cover the 2019-2023 period and will identify the City’s priorities for allocating these federal grant funds for the next five years.

To that end, the City has created an online survey to gain citizens’ opinions on neighborhood and city needs. More…

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