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…



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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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, 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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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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All About Richland

Join In A Winter Hike For Health

28 Jan , 2017  

Richland Public Health’s “Winter Hike for Health” on Saturday, February 11, will be in two locations. In addition to the traditional hike at Malabar Farm State Park, Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield is joining in the day’s healthy fun.

Enjoy the winter wonderland with hikes through the woods at either location from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Hikes are self-guided on easy trails so everyone in the family can participate. Adults must accompany children. More…

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All About Richland

Fiscal Report Cards Released Across Ohio

27 Jan , 2017  

We live in an era of accountability. Some years ago, the Ohio Department of Education shared yearly “report cards” that profiled a school district’s health in terms of given indicators.

Now it’s the turn for Ohio counties and cities, including those in north central Ohio, to get the same type of attention.

In a Thursday release, the Ohio Auditor’s Office released a new tool to gauge their financial health and make better financial decisions, while at the same time providing all Ohioans with an indication of how each is faring from a fiscal perspective. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield YMCA Makes Splash Park Announcement

26 Jan , 2017  

Today, the Mansfield Area Y made a big splash. Well, more precisely, they announced they will be making a big splash very soon.

At a press conference, the Y released information regarding its 150th birthday in Richland County. CEO Cristen Gilbert unveiled exciting new projects and investment plans. Included among those plans are a new parking lot, gymnasium floor and acoustic improvements, livestrong program investment, and a brand new community splash pad set for a summer 2018 opening. More…

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All About Richland

Family Science Saturdays Begin This Weekend

25 Jan , 2017  

The first of four family Science Saturdays will be this week (Jan. 28) at the Springmill Learning Center, 1200 Nestor Dr.

Students in grades 3 through 8 and their families can join in hands-on, interactive science-related activities from 9 a.m. to noon in state-of-the-art galleries centered around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Other Science Saturdays are planned the last Saturday of the month through April. More…

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