Mansfield Senior Alum A Leader At Grand Valley

6 Dec , 2016  

When the season ended for Grand Valley State University’s football squad this past weekend in the NCAA Division II Quaterfinals, some 17 seniors saw their last action as Lakers.

The next day, in an article profiling those seniors, a Mansfield Senior alum was specifically cited for excellence on and off the field. The online home for Grand Valley Athletiics featured an article entitled “Team to Remember: Terrell Dorsey Among 17 Proud Seniors Who Persevered.” More…

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All About Richland

City Council To Tackle Substantial Legislative Agenda

5 Dec , 2016  

Mansfield City Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, December 6, and is scheduled to consider numerous pieces of legislation. Included among subjects of proposed legislation are the following, among many others. Some of these measures will be considered in caucus; others on first or second readings. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Christmas Choral Masterwork To Be Presented At St. Peter’s

4 Dec , 2016  

The sounds of the season seem to be all around us; it can be heard on radio stations, store speakers, and television advertisements.

Christmas has been celebrated through music for centuries. One significant part of that history is the Christmas Oratorio of composer Camille Saint Saens, a work first performed on Christmas Day in 1858. Mansfielders will have the extrordinary opportunity to listen to this work in person when the Oratorio is presented at St. Peters Church downtown. More…

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Downtown, Holidays

Mansfielders Come Together To Launch Christmas Downtown

3 Dec , 2016  

Early Friday evening, the temperatures hovered in the upper 30s while dozens of people gathered in the warmth of the Richland Carrousel Park building to listen to choral groups perform, ride the carrousel, and visit with friends. Some were outside where a live reindeer was on display.

A few minutes before 6:00 PM, doors opened and those assembled ventured out to join around the community Christmas tree. More…


Downtown, Holidays

Friday Night Brings Christmastime In The City

2 Dec , 2016  

We’ve had the parade, and Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday – now it’s time to official launch the Christmas season in Mansfield.

Christmastime in the City features a number of events happening throughout downtown Mansfield this Friday night. The highlight is the Official Christmas Tree lighting at 6:00 PM in front of Richland Carrousel Park. The lighting is sponsored by STARTEK and will include Mayor Theaker.

Other events that night include the following:

  • Carriage rides from 5- 8 pm at the carrousel
  • Reindeer on the Richland Carrousel lawn
  • Tiny Tim at 128 North Main Street will be open from Noon til 8 pm.
  • Richland Carrousel Park will have free hot chocolate, Pictures with Santa for $5.00 and Rides are 5 for $2, children under 2 ride for free
  • Check out Jeff Bell’s new art exhibit in the annex of Relax, It’s Just Coffee
  • What Goes Around is offering a gift with purchase and open until 8 pm
  • Main Street Books will host Ohio writer Les Roberts, best known for his Cleveland Mystery Novels
  • Element of Art will have live entertainment from Pioneer Performing Arts and new holiday gift ideas
  • ArtSpace 109 will having a Trunk Show featuring Weather Vane’s winter clothing line
  • Carrousel Antiques has new fall merchandise and will have wine and hors d’oeuvres and be open until at least 8:00pm
  • Don’t forget that the Squirrels Den is open until 8 pm.
  • City News SmokeRoom will host live music with band S’yVelt at 7pm with Drinks, Fun and Cigar Specials
  • Mind Body Align will host Stencil & Sip at 5pm at the Butterfly House
  • Little Buckeye Children’s Museum hosts their Christmas Party from 6-8pm with crafts, games, facepainting and refreshments

Christmas in the City is a magical time of candies, lights, and music #shophop #downtownmansfield #reindeerpettingzoo #carriagerides

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Mansfield Schools May Get Christmas Present: Release From Fiscal Emegency

1 Dec , 2016  

Mansfield City Schools’ long and demanding journey through state-imposed fiscal emergency might – might – come to an end before Christmas.

The district’s Financial Planning and Supervision Commission, which included new member Teana Sykes, heard Tuesday that the Auditor of State’s office has initiated the process for terminating the fiscal emergency designation. That word came from Steve Moomaw of the auditor’s regional office in Canton. More…


All About Richland, All Things Business

Richland Gives And Gives Some More

30 Nov , 2016  

Richland Gives, the annual fundraising effort for dozens of area non-profits in conjunction with the Richland County Foundation, showed one thing clearly during its 12 hour run on Tuesday:

The Mansfield and Richland County community is alive, well, and cares about its future.

According to its website, the official total at the end of the day reflected a staggering $163,046 generated from 472 donors and 743 total donations. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Tiny Tim Shoppe Spreads Christmas Cheer

28 Nov , 2016  

“”A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!” Which all the family re-echoed. “God bless us every one!” said Tiny Tim, the last of all.” From A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The spirit of Dickens lives on in modern day Mansfield with Downtown Mansfield, Inc.’s annual operation of the Tiny Tim Shoppe, a place where kids can shop for the people in their lives. This volunteer assisted Christmas shop is for children ages 12 and under, with gifts priced at $6.00 or less. Participating children fill out a shopping list with the help of their parents, and then are escorted through the shoppe with a volunteer who assists in making their selections. The volunteer then helps the children gift wrap and tag each gift before they leave the shoppe.

Upcoming dates for the Tiny Tim Shoppe at 124 North Main are:

Friday, December 2 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 17 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please contact Downtown Mansfield, Inc. at 419-522-0099 or This year’s sponsor for the Tiny Tim Shoppe is Richland Bank.


History & Tourism, Holidays

A Taste of Christmas At Kingwood

27 Nov , 2016  

Paths were lined with arches of lights, and a family stood warming by a campfire. While walking toward the displays of Christmas trees decorated by area businesses and organizations, and housed in the Exhibit Hall and Greenhouse, a family of peacocks crossed our path.

Where else could this happen but at Christmas at Kingwood? More…

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All Things Business

Unemployment Figures Change Little In October

26 Nov , 2016  

When October unemployment rate figures were recently released last week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Richland County numbers remained relatively constant.

October’s 5.2 percent can be compared to 5.4 percent the previous month, and to 4.9 percent in August. The rate for the City of Mansfield showed a corresponding small decline, going from 6.3 percent to 6.0 percent. More…

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All About Richland

A Month Of Classics And Opera

25 Nov , 2016  

The Cinemark 14 Mansfield Town Center Theatre in Ontario is presenting a month of classic movies and Metropolitan Opera broadcasts this holiday season. Included in the mix are a couple of traditional Christmas favorites, including Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

Here is a list of movies, dates, and times: More…



Senior Alum Wins First Team All Ohio Athletic Conference Honors

23 Nov , 2016  

When the All-Ohio Athletic Conference teams were announced on Monday morning, a Mansfield Senior grad was among the seven all-conference players from Marietta College.

Pioneer Defensive Back Jakkar Bishop was of three named to the first team. More…

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All Things Business, History & Tourism

Small Business Saturday Encourages Richland Countians To Shop Small

22 Nov , 2016  

The last decade has seen the growth of retail shopping holidays which fall shortly after Thanksgiving. For big box retailers, Black Friday has become a cultural phenomenon, and for online shopping, Cyber Monday has grown exponentially.

The vast majority of American retailing, however, takes place in its hundreds of thousands of smaller retail institutions. With the rise of Small Business Saturday, this important part of our economy gets its due. More…

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Downtown, Holidays

Photos Of A Cold, Blustery, And Wonderful Holiday Parade

19 Nov , 2016  

UPDATED at 3:07 p.m. with video

In contrast to two other downtown parades in the last handful of weeks, onlookers for the 2016 Holiday Parade arrived on the parade route at the last possible moment. Minutes before, many were huddled in their cars — music playing, hot chocolate guzzling, and excitement building.

It was a cold and blustery early winter morning on Saturday for the annual event. A few minutes before the parade’s scheduled kickoff at 10:00 a.m., the cars emptied, the streets filled with spectators and, as if on cue, the clouds parted somewhat and the sun appeared. For a few moments, that is, before hiding again for the remainder of the morning. More…

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