All About Richland, History & Tourism

A January With Lots To Do

11 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau is spreading the word — January and wintertime need not be all about staying inside the four walls of home and work. As they shared:

“With snow coming down, don’t try to beat it. Come outside and embrace the fun the snow brings to Mansfield Ohio! Create your personal Snow Day with hiking, art & wine, family fun, and live theatre. More…



Lucas Oil Dirt Series Expands To Include Mansfield Next Year

10 Jan , 2017  

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has expanded an already aggressive 2017 slate. The captivating stars of the nation’s premier dirt late model tour will invade Mansfield Motor Speedway on July 2 for a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event, dubbed – The Freedom 50.

The deep, rich and long history of racing in Mansfield, Ohio dates back to 1959, when the original track – Mansfield Raceway – first opened as a 3/8-mile dirt track.  It was converted to an asphalt track in 1999, renamed (Mansfield Motorsports Speedway) and has remained asphalt ever since.  The speedway saw its pinnacle moments from 2004-2008 where it held NASCAR Truck Series events and drew standing room only crowds of over 20,000 in attendance. More…


All About Richland

Richland County Traffic Fatalities Fall To 13 Year Low

8 Jan , 2017  

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of December there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There were six total traffic-related deaths for 2016 in Richland County. This marks the lowest total for traffic fatalities since the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition was formed in 2003. The record low follows the second worst year for traffic fatalities as there were 17 in 2015. And in 2011 there were five traffic fatalities in December alone. More…

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Downtown Mansfield, Inc. Publishes 2017 Event Calendar

7 Jan , 2017  

From music to shop hops, and from parades to arts events, downtown Mansfield will be again be buzzing with activity all during 2017.

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. unveiled its complete event calendar for the coming year this week. More…


All Things Business

Macy’s, Sears Closings Announced; Richland County Stores Survive The Cut

6 Jan , 2017  

Back in September, we looked at the then-new announcement from Macy’s that it planned to close some 100 stores before the end of 2017. Then, later the same month, we shared other news from national retailers about impending reductions in size.

This week, two announcement about closures have been made, and in both cases, Richland County locations have survived this round. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Malabar Farm Announces 2017 Event Lineup

5 Jan , 2017  

The amazing place which is Malabar Farm State Park will host a number of activities through the coming year. This week, the Park announced details and dates for the following events. Additional information for each can be found at this location online.


  • An Evening with Just Jazz Live & Friends
  • Richland Health – Winter Hike for Health




North Central State President To Keynote At Franklin University Commencement

3 Jan , 2017  

A Mansfield-based educator will have the honor of serving as keynote speaker at Columbus’ Franklin University later this month.

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, will hold its 154th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, January 8, during which more than 650 degree candidates will receive their diplomas. This commencement ceremony will take place at The Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. More…


All Things Business, Downtown

New Downtown Business Opens Today

2 Jan , 2017  

Downtown Mansfield’s newest business opens today, and it’s sure to be a colorful day on West Fourth Street.

Tara’s Floral Expressions, until now housed in the West Park Shopping Center, has announced their opening at their new location. As we shared in December, the store occupies the former long-time home of the Stuhldreher Floral Company at 48 West Fourth Street. More…

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All About Richland

24 Hour Theatre Project On Tap

31 Dec , 2016  

President’s Day Weekend this February will feature a unique opportunity for high school students interested in the arts, thanks to the Mid Ohio Educational Service Center.

From playwriting, acting, and directing to set design and working with a technical crew, students will learn the gamut of what it takes to put on a theatre production in just 24 hours. The result be students developing, directing,and acting in their own productions. More…

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All About Richland

New Year’s Eve Festivities In Richland County

30 Dec , 2016  

Mansfield and other Richland County communities are ready to celebrate the arrival of 2017 in several venues. Those include the following: More…


All About Richland, All Things Business

Mansfield & Ohio’s Hub Small Cities Profiled In Report

29 Dec , 2016  

The Center for Community Solutions has published a report which looks at the challenges and opportunities for 47 of Ohio’s so-called “hub small cities,” defined as those cities which are a seat of county government, have a four year college or university, and have a major hospital.

In a section of the report entitled “Big City Problems in Ohio’s Small Towns,” which distills its 63 pages, it shares the following overall findings:

“A quiet crisis is mounting in hub towns across the state, with economic conditions and quality-of-life problems increasingly similar to Ohio’s eight major cities. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Where To Take Your Christmas Tree

27 Dec , 2016  

There’s no question that Richland Countians, like their counterparts across the country, continue to celebrate the holidays with decorated live or artificial Christmas trees.

The American Christmas Tree Associates claims that some 78% of American households will have displayed a tree in their home this season. This represents sales of some 22.6 million live trees, and 11.5 million artificial versions. More…


All About Richland, Holidays

Holiday Travel In Ohio: Stay Alert And Be Prepared

24 Dec , 2016  

The Ohio Department of Transportation has issued its annual holiday driving alert.

Ohio highways will be full of travelers for the holidays. Traffic volumes in Ohio increase an average of 37 percent for the Christmas holiday and 33 percent for New Year’s Day. The last time the holiday fell on a Sunday – 2011 – the busiest travel days were the Thursday before Christmas and the Monday after Christmas. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Renaissance Performing Arts Makes New Building Announcement

23 Dec , 2016  

In its regular podcast posted on Thursday, Renaissance Performing Arts announced the acquisition and upcoming renovation of a two story building at 166 Park Avenue West. Speaking about the project was Renaissance President and CEO Mike Miller and Chairman of the Board of the Renaissance, Rand Smith.

It’s consistent with the idea of creating a “Renaissance Theatre District,” officials shared during the podcast. More…

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