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Area High School Choirs To Sing Out!

12 Oct , 2018  

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus will join forces with our region’s finest high school choirs for “Sing Out! A Choral Celebration” on October 21 at 3:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre.  The event, which is part of the OhioHealth Symphony Series, is free with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. More…

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Teddy Bear Concerts Begin With Aesop’s Fables

2 Oct , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre will host the first of its three Teddy Bear Concerts in the 2018-2019 Mechanics Bank Education Series on Sunday, October 7 at 2:30 PM.

The performance features three of Aesop’s best-loved fables, The Ant and the GrasshopperThe Boy Who Cried Wolf, and Tortoise and the Hare, which are brought to life by Artistic Director, Michael Thomas in an engaging musical adaptation which features audience participation, interactive storytelling with actors Savanah Pfister and Anna Scheurer, and live musicians featuring the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Trio. More…

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And All That Jazz!

23 Aug , 2018  

The Mid Ohio Youth Jazz Orchestra is seeking new members, and has announced audition dates, times, and locations for the 2018-2019 school year.

With its inaugural concert taking place last fall, the Orchestra seeks to entertain audiences with jazz favorites while educating youth in the performance and enjoyment of jazz music. Rehearsal space this coming year is being provided through a partnership with The Richland School of Academic Arts at 1456 Park Avenue West. More…

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First-Ever National Security Leadership Award Presented To Richland Countian

9 Jun , 2018  

The Young Marines National Foundation presented the inaugural National Security Leadership Award on behalf of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) to Colette S. Prosser of the Richland County Young Marines in Mansfield. Prosser is commander of the unit.

“I could not be more grateful to be the first recipient of this inaugural award,” she said. “Accompanying the award, the Young Marines National Foundation presented my unit a $1,500 check.” More…

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Renaissance Theatre’s Broadway Camp! Registration Ending Soon

8 Jun , 2018  

Registration will be ending soon for the Renaissance’s annual “Broadway Camp!” summer theatre program for students ages 8-13. The popular summer camp sessions will be held at the Renaissance June 18-22 and June 25-29.

Both “Broadway Camp!” sessions are designed to be sensory-inclusive. Tuition is $105 for the June 18-22 camp, and $85 for the June 25-29 session; full and partial scholarships are available for both weeks.  More…

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Summer Fun

1 Jun , 2018  

The City of Mansfield has announced that the City Parks Department will be hosting “Summer Fun Time” in city parks this summer. This program will take place Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM beginning on June 11 and ending August 3, excluding July 4. More…

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Hey Kids, Can You Dress Like A Rock Star?

27 May , 2018  

For those younger kids who like to do “air guitar” and enjoy their parents (or grandparents) rock n’ roll, here’s your chance to participate in a fun contest.

Children up to those entering Sixth Grade can enter “Dress Like a Rock Star” at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. Dress up and have a photo taken of yourself, or come to the Library and have staff take your picture. More…

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All About Richland, Schools

Creative Writing Showcase To Present Area Student Works

7 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Education Department will host its seventh annual MindSprouts Creative Writing Showcase on Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted at the door to support Renaissance education programs.  MindSprouts is presented as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

A variety of student writing will be presented in onstage adaptations of short stories, poems, and plays that were submitted to the MindSprouts Creative Writing Contest. More…

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Agriculture Is Cool! Contest Open For Students

14 Apr , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has opened 2018’s “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expression Contest. Children enrolled in school or home schooled in Ohio during the 2017-2018 academic year have until June 5, 2018 to show their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is cool for their chance to win prizes including a trip to be recognized at the Ohio State Fair.

“Ag is Cool!” entries, which can include an original video, photograph, drawing or painting, will be judged in the following age categories. One winner from each age group and category will be chosen: More…

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Ontario Police Need Help To Find Missing Teen

8 Apr , 2018  

The Ontario Police Department is requesting assistance in locating 16-year-old Ty Spencer who is reported as a runaway from the Ontario area.

On 04/06/18, between the hours 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM, it is believed that Ty ran away from his home. As a part of an ongoing search and attempt to locate Ty, the Ontario Police Department is requesting the public’s help. More…

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Summer Camp At The Ren

3 Apr , 2018  

Picture summer camp for a moment. Images that could come to mind might include blue skies, warm temperatures, swimming, and outdoor activities of many kinds.

Locally, however, there’s another option as well, one taking place inside but no less fun.

Registration has opened for the Renaissance Theatre’s annual “Broadway Camp!” summer theatre program for students ages 8-13. The popular summer camp sessions will be held at the Renaissance June 18-22; and June 25-29. More…

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Nationwide Childrens Expands Local Services With Second Richland Office

28 Mar , 2018  

A new Close To Home Center for Columbus’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital will bring developmental occupational and physical therapy services, as well as speech pathology services, much closer to home.

The new Center is now open at 2003 West Fourth Street, Suite 205. It is the second Nationwide Children’s office presence in the county (our October 2016 notice about the first center can be read here). More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Area Easter Egg Hunts Continue National, Local Traditions

25 Mar , 2018  

UPDATE: MARCH 25: As promised, we have updated the list of Richland County Easter Egg hunts and festivities. See below.

The traditional White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. will be held on Monday, April 2 this year. This event has been held since 1878. You can read about the history of the Roll here on the website of the White House Historical Association.

Locally, Easter Egg hunts are mentioned in Mansfield newspapers of the early twemtieth century, primarily hosted by churches, organizations, and individuals. More…

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Think Summer. Think Nature. Think Camps At OBS.

14 Mar , 2018  

Contemplating something for your school-age children to enjoy this summer? How about a Nature Camp offered through the Ohio Bird Sanctuary?

As the Sanctuary says, it’s important to “screen time for green time,” and that studies have demonstrated that children who engage and understand the nature world are better citizens of it. Camps are available for children ages 6 to 12. More…

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New Program To Help Former Foster Youth Achieve Independence

3 Feb , 2018  

A new program launching this week will help former foster youth more successfully transition to independence, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio announced. The voluntary program, called Bridges, extends housing and other supportive services to eligible young adults who leave foster care on or after their 18th birthday but are not yet 21. More…

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