Schools

Student Success Support Helps Mother Finish Two Degrees At OSUM

22 May , 2019  

The phrase “her smile lights up the room” doesn’t quite do Becca Lamp justice. The 25-year old from Ontario is the kind of woman whose vibrancy and positivity shines a bright light on even the darkest of places. Yet even she had doubts back in 2016 when the then-college sophomore found herself pregnant and unsure whether she could finish her college degree. More…

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History & Tourism

Ohio Trails Vision Released; Interactive Map Includes Malabar Farm Trails

21 May , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and TourismOhio have released the Ohio Trails Vision, a document that will serve as a valuable framework for state government to work with communities, land managers, trail advocates and users to advance the trails system in our state.

“Ohio is an amazing state, with thousands of miles of trails for walking, hiking, biking, paddling or horseback riding,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “These trails are part of what makes our state so special. The 2019 Ohio Trails Vision gives us a road map to manage and promote our trails. I appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in this project.” More…

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Schools

Analysis: OSU Has $15.2 Billion Impact On Ohio; Mansfield Campus Has $54.7 Million Impact

20 May , 2019  

President Michael V. Drake announced last Wednesday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club the findings of a new economic impact analysis showing that The Ohio State University generates $15.2 billion annually in economic impact for the state of Ohio – which equates to more than $1.735 million in economic impact every hour.

Ohio State’s research enterprise, medical complex, construction projects, athletics events and status as Ohio’s fourth-largest employer combined in Fiscal Year 2018 to support more than 123,000 jobs across Ohio. Putting that in context: One in every 57 jobs in the state is directly or indirectly supported or sustained by the university. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Sweep And Plant Downtown This Tuesday

20 May , 2019  

The City of Mansfield and Downtown Mansfield, Inc. have announced, that Tuesday, May 21 will be Operation Sweep in support of Earth Stewardship Month and the Great American Clean up.

Volunteers, local business people, and organizations are being asked to don their work clothes and meet at the Gazebo in Central Park (near the Gazebo) between 4:45 PM and 5:00 PM to “Plant Pride, Not Litter.” More…

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All About Richland

Will Neuracorp’s Arrival Be A Positive Thing For Mansfield?

19 May , 2019  

That’s the question at the center of a short radio drama presented by theatre students at Purdue University.

Entitled “Making Mansfield,” the city is the setting for the audio play, described this way on the WBAA website: More…

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All About Richland

Bike-A-Palooza On Saturday

18 May , 2019  

The Mansfield Division of Police would like to remind the public to attend the annual 2019 “Bike-A-Palooza” community event at North Lake Park from 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, May 18.

Bike-A-Palooza is a free family festival hosted by the Mansfield Division of Police and featuring a bike ride with a cop, bicycle safety rodeo, bicycle raffle, bike inspections, small bike repairs, face painting,family entertainment, food and the Mansfield Fire Department’s “House of Hazards.” More…

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All About Richland

Calling All Young Musicians

17 May , 2019  

Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth String auditions for new members will be held on June 4, 5, and 6 from 3:30-7:00 PM at Lexington High School, 103 Clever Lane in Lexington.

First organized in 1982, the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings program includes students from over 20 schools, representing Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Morrow, Huron, Marion, Holmes, Seneca, and Wyandot counties. It is the only youth orchestra program in this part of Ohio. More…

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All Things Business

Generations Change At Helm Of Mansfield Company

16 May , 2019  

Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete vibrators, vibrator monitoring systems and concrete dowel pin drills, has announced that owner Jim Minnich has retired after more than 25 distinguished years with the company.

Jim Minnich led an era of innovation and expansion at Minnich Manufacturing, the business his father started out of a Mansfield gas station in 1968. Under Jim’s ownership, Minnich Manufacturing introduced several innovative technologies, grew to more than 40 employees and moved into a larger manufacturing facility in Mansfield—all with an unwavering focus on meeting customer needs. More…

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History & Tourism

Destination Mansfield–Richland County Recognizes Tourism Excellence

15 May , 2019  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County held its 2019 Annual Meeting earlier this month at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center. The event was presented by Alta Florist & Greenhouse and Avita Health System.

Attendees learned how the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the county will continue to expand the local economy as well as raise the positive profile of Mansfield and the Richland County area on a local, state, national and even international level. TourismOhio Chief, Matthew MacLaren (who was a special guest) updated the gathering about the state’s tourism marketing efforts. This includes the new TourismOhio microsite roadtrips.ohio.org, which features two attractions of our own: The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Ohio State Reformatory. Other local spots are included as suggested places to stay, eat, and explore. More…

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Schools

Ohio State Mansfield Receives Grant To Launch $2 Million Food Project

14 May , 2019  

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a matching grant to The Ohio State University at Mansfield to launch a $2 million dollar urban sustainable food system project that will increase access to fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops while supporting the local economy. The project was developed and is being managed by Associate Professor of Environmental History Kip Curtis. More…

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All About Richland

State, Local Government Recognizing Police Week

13 May , 2019  

Both state and local governmental entities are recognizing Police Week over the next several days.

For example, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) has joined the Light Ohio Blue campaign to show support for law enforcement personnel who protect our communities throughout the state of Ohio. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Malabar Farm Arrives Downtown

9 May , 2019  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and the Malabar Farm Foundation are proud to announce the grand-opening of a new Malabar Farm exhibit at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum. The exhibit will be open to the public starting on Wednesday, May 15. More…

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All About Richland

Summer Theatre Program Registration Open

8 May , 2019  

Registration has opened for the Renaissance’s annual “Broadway Camp!” summer theatre program for students ages 8-13. The popular summer camp sessions will be held at the Renaissance June 17-21; and June 24-28. More…

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History & Tourism

It’s Time For Magnificent May!

5 May , 2019  

There’s something about May in this part of Ohio. It’s the month of springtime, flowers, rainstorms, and best of all, warm temperatures without the summer mugginess! This month’s calendar will be packed for sure, but the area is opening the month with a bang. Here are the major events happening the first weekend in May. There’s something for everyone, but how will you choose? We sure don’t know how! More…

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