All Things Business

IHOP Springing To Life This Spring

11 Feb , 2017  

Visitors to the Lexington-Springmill area north of US30 are seeing new buildings rising, even in the midst of snow and ice.

This past week, structural elements of the new IHOP restaurant were appearing at 2190 Walker Lake Road. The restaurant will be located to the west of the second entrance to the Meijer-anchored shopping area, roughly across the street from Starbucks. More…

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All Things Business

Mansfield Family Business Acquired By Cincinnati Firm

10 Feb , 2017  

RelaDyne announces the recent acquisition of Sensmeier Oil Company, located in Mansfield. This acquisition will expand RelaDyne’s current Ohio operations to better serve the Northeastern Ohio area and current businesses in the Toledo and Cleveland markets.

Sensmeier Oil Company has been serving the Mansfield area since 1968. The company has prided itself on personable customer service at all times and strives to go the extra mile for all customers, to meet and exceed their needs. More…

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Schools

Forney Becomes New Board Of Education Member

9 Feb , 2017  

The newest member of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education is returning to the district that “prepared me well for life.”

Judy Stahl Forney, a 1967 graduate of Mansfield Malabar High School, took the oath of office Tuesday night after she was selected to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Monica Hubbard.
The remaining four board members – Renda Cline, Chris Elswick, Sheryl Weber and Gary Feagin – voted unanimously in choosing Forney from a field a five applicants. She will serve the remainder of Hubbard’s term through Dec. 31. If she desires to serve longer she will have to be a candidate in the November election. More…

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All About Richland

Grace Church Welcomes Bishop As Diocese Celebrates Bicentennial

8 Feb , 2017  

There’s a celebration taking place all across northern Ohio this year, and no more so than at the corner of Third and Bowman in downtown Mansfield.

2017 marks the Bicentennial for the Diocese of Ohio, the first diocese of the Episcopal Church outside of the original thirteen colonies. For the first decades of its existence, the legal and spiritual home of the diocese was in nearby Gambier, home to Kenyon College. Kenyon was founded by Philander Chase, the first Bishop of Ohio. More…

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All Things Business

February Ohio Business Profile Includes Mansfield Company

7 Feb , 2017  

A Mansfield business has a statewide spotlight this month.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently launched Ohio Business Profile to highlight some of the great work being done in the Buckeye State. Each month a handful of local companies tied together by a common theme is selected to be featured on the Secretary of State’s website. More…

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All About Richland

Nature Center Featuring Birds And Snow

6 Feb , 2017  

The Gorman Nature Center is a busy place, even in the winter! Here are several programs set for the remainder of Febraury at the Center, located at 2295 Lexington Avenue:

February 11 at 10:00 AM – Creative Writing in the Outdoors! — This class will be a chance for home-schooled kids who are interested in getting their creative juices flowing! It will be 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 fulfill school writing requirements in a fun way. More…

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History & Tourism

The Day The President Visited Mansfield

5 Feb , 2017  

It may have been the first visit to Mansfield by an incumbent President of the United States, that crisp autumn day in 1890. Others had certainly visited, including Rutherford B. Hayes, but that had taken place during his term as Governor of Ohio and before he was elected President.

President Benjamin Harrison, who was in the middle of his single four year term, was undertaking a 2,700 mile journey making stops in some seven states, including Ohio. As he came across north central Ohio, his train took the Big Four Railroad from Indianapolis to Galion, then north to Crestline where it transferred to the Pennsylvania Railroad to return to Washington D.C.. More…

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Schools

Majority Of Richland County Districts Would See Increase Under Kasich Proposal

4 Feb , 2017  

When Ohio Governor John Kasich released his proposed 2017-2018 budget proposal, it included changes to monies for schools that would, if enacted, reduce funding by 2019 for some 55% of the districts in Ohio.

In Richland County, however, the majority of school districts would see some increase. This is according to numbers released this week by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management. More…

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Sports

Mid-Ohio Driving School Registration Now Open

3 Feb , 2017  

The countdown is on for the driving and riding programs to begin at The Mid-Ohio School.  The 2017 schedule is available online now at drivemidohio.com, and customers can enroll immediately by calling 419-884-4000.

The Mid-Ohio School offers professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels.  The 25th season of operation starts in March with Honda Teen Defensive Driving Programs, the most popular of its offerings.  The on track high performance driving and racing courses and performance track riding for sportsbike owners begin with the opening of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in April.  More…

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Downtown

Magnificent Music And Mocha In Mansfield

2 Feb , 2017  

If you chance to walk along North Main Street some evening and believe you are hearing classical music, it may not be all in your head. Step inside Relax, Its Just Coffee at 105 North Main, and you may just hear something wonderful.

On Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 PM, you are invited to hear a performance by tenor Daniel Stein, with Dr. Ryan Behan at the piano. The evening will feature music by 20th century English composers Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams. More…

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All About Richland

Swing With The Symphony

1 Feb , 2017  

What better way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day season than with an evening a great “Big Band” music?

On February 18, the Mansfield Symphony swings with this tribute to the greatest music of all time – the music of Gershwin, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Louis Prima and many more, prominently featuring arrangements by the unparalleled Paul Ferguson. More…

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All About Richland

Learn How To Make Your Community Bloom

31 Jan , 2017  

Richland Community Development Group’s Beautification Sector will host an “America In Bloom” presentation beginning at 9:00 AM this Thursday, February 2nd in the Carriage House at Kingwood Center Gardens. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Kern House

30 Jan , 2017  

Prolific architect Vernon Redding, who was undoubtedly the busiest Mansfield architect in the early decades of the 20th century, designed many of the local landmarks we have profiled in this series. He was also extremely versatile, as evidenced by the wide variety of styles in which he designed residences, commercial buildings, schools, and churches.

Late in the first decade of the 1900s, Redding became interested in the new Prairie School style of architecture, a movement born in the Midwest and whose most famous proponent was Frank Lloyd Wright. The Prairie Style emphasized horizontal lines, with residences featuring “…horizontal lines, flat or hipped roofs with broad overhanging eaves, windows grouped in horizontal bands, integration with the landscape, solid construction, craftsmanship, and discipline in the use of ornament” according to Wikipedia.

In 1910, Redding was commissioned to design a house for Rufus Avery Kern. What resulted is one of the area’s best examples of Prairie School architecture and a true local landmark on Park Avenue West. More…

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History & Tourism

Welcome To Destination Mansfield – Richland County

29 Jan , 2017  

Change is in the air as 2017 begins, and a new logo and other updates which recently appeared on the website of the award-winning local convention and visitors bureau signals a new day for marketing area tourism assets.

For over a year, planning has been underway to package those efforts under a new name. Gone online is the name “Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau,” and in its place is the new “Destination Mansfield – Richland County.” More…

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