All About Mansfield, All Things Business

How Are Mansfield And Other Ohio Legacy Cities Doing?

15 Oct , 2016  

It’s an intriguing question with what might be a surprising answer – or answers. How does Mansfield compare to cities of comparable size, and larger, in the arena of early 21st century community development?

This summer, Greater Ohio, the state’s self-styled champion for policies and practices that value urban cores and metropolitan regions as economic drivers, while at the same time preserving Ohio’s open space and farmland, issued a 28 page report entitled, “From Akron to Zanesville: How Are Ohio’s Small and Mid-Sized Cities Faring?” In particular, the study looked at what are referred to as “legacy cities,” that is, cities with an industrial past, which have lost population over the last several decades, and is not a college town or near-metro suburb (this would include all Ohio metropolitan areas with the exception of Columbus). More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

City Council To Consider Resolutions Supporting Bike Routes

14 Oct , 2016  

Mansfield City Council is set to consider resolutions supporting the designation of two official bike routes through Richland County.

USBR40 is planned to cross from east to west across the northern part of Ohio, following the path of old US30. Future plans call for it to stretch from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Another path, Ohio Bike Route 65, will go across Richland County from north to south. More…

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All About Mansfield

Kingwood Will Be Aglow This Weekend

13 Oct , 2016  

This weekend, the paths and promenades of Kingwood will take on a rather orange-y hue. The Sixth Annual Great Pumpkin Glow takes place this Saturday (5 to 10) and Sunday (5 to 9).

The Great Pumpkin Glow is a fun event for people of all ages. Kingwood’s grounds will be decorated in a Fall Harvest theme, and decorated with nearly 1,000 carved and lit pumpkins as well as gourds, mums, hay bales, corn stalks, holiday lights and other glowing decorations.

Food vendors will be set up in the Trimble Road parking lot selling a variety of different things to eat. More…

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All Things Business

Carousel Works Restoring Historic South Dakota Carousel

10 Oct , 2016  

Years ago, carousels were often made to be taken apart and moved from town to town, like amusement park rides of today. Instead of moving around, the Art B. Thomas Carousel at Prairie Village has been in one place for 50 years.

This week, however, the steam-powered attraction was taken apart by the Carousel Works company and now is on the move to its Mansfield woodworking shop. Volunteers have long been working to restore the 116 year-old ride, and Cecelia Wittmayer, a member of the Prairie Pasque Questers, is working on grant funding to help offset the cost of the restoration.

When Carousel Works looked at the carousel in 2011, Wittmayer said, they identified some ‘must repair and restore’ items, including the horses and chariots. More…

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All About Mansfield

Richland Traffic Fatalities Continue To Fall; Beware Of Deer

9 Oct , 2016  

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of September there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There have been five (5) total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

In 2015 there were three traffic fatalities and 13 for the year through September. The five fatalities this year are the lowest since the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition began keeping records in 2004. The chart below reflects the five-year totals of traffic-related fatalities in Richland County for September and for the first nine (9) months of the year: More…

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Schools

Renowned Artists To Come To Town To Train Local Educators

8 Oct , 2016  

Workshops for local teachers, led by some of the nation’s most renowned teaching artists, show how the arts can open doors to core academic subjects. And the three-hour programs at the Renaissance Theatre, including dinner, are free. The continuing professional development series is designed to help local teachers incorporate the arts into classroom strategies through Partners in Education, a partnership among Mansfield City Schools, the Mansfield Art Center and the Renaissance Theatre in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. More…

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History & Tourism

Ohio Fall Color Reports Underway

7 Oct , 2016  

As it has done in years past, TourismOhio has begun regular updates about the turning of leaves across the Buckeye State.

This year, that experience takes place on the agency’s brand-new website. The new page (click here) displays the following:

An Ohio map showing the current status of tree colors at state parks. Locally, those include Mount Gilead State Park, Mohican State Park and Forest, and Malabar Farm State Park. Clicking on any park icon will take visitors to a page listing fall-related hikes and other events. More…

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