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Richland News: Monday

18 Nov , 2019  

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The Renaissance Asks For Your Support

18 Nov , 2019  

 The Renaissance Performing Arts Association invites community members and companies to lend their support toward the 2019 Annual Fund Campaign Drive, which officially launched on Tuesday, November 12.  The organization has between now and December 31 to reach its campaign goal of $90,000.

The Annual Fund Campaign enables the Renaissance to open its doors to over 40,000 community members and to provide arts-based education programs to over 16,000 area students annually.  The Renaissance Performing Arts Association produces and presents over 60 performances annually and 13 unique education programs, which are hosted both in schools, as well as, the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Winter Driving Tips From Richland Public Health

18 Nov , 2019  

Winter Driving Tips

Richland County, Ohio – Richland County residents got a couple inches of snow and extreme cold as a reminder that winter has arrived early. Richland Public Health and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are reminding all county residents to get ready for winter driving season.

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Christmas Arrives In Bellville During First Week Of December

18 Nov , 2019  

Two events during the first week of December are certain to have folks in the southern half of Richland County feeling in the holiday spirit.

On Thursday, December 5 at 7 PM, the annual Yule Log Lighting will take place near the Bellville Bandstand downtown. The community Christmas Tree will also be lit and word has it that a certain jolly man in a red suit will be on hand. More…

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New Mansfield Fire Truck Has Arrived

17 Nov , 2019  

The City of Mansfield Fire Department took delivery of a new Pierce Velocity Ascendant Aerial fire truck this week.

The delivery was made from Finley Fire Equipment, which is based in McConnelsville, Ohio. According to its social media sites, the company was founded in 1972 and represents Pierce, Crestline, and other emergency vehicles. It has more that 85 employees, many of whom are actually current or former firefighters. More…

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It’s OSU Versus Penn State On And Off The Field

17 Nov , 2019  

Ohio State versus Penn State challenge works to tackle hunger on campus

Before the two teams face off on the football field, The Ohio State University and Penn State will compete off the field in a friendly competition to raise money for campus food pantries. The Tackle Hunger Ohio State versus Penn State Giving Challenge is a head-to-head competition between the two universities, and the winner will be the schoo…

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Make It A Kingwood Christmas This Year

17 Nov , 2019  

Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield has announced their plan to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 30 with their Christmas at Kingwood program, which has become a cherished holiday tradition over the years. The program will run through Sunday, January 5.

This year’s opening day includes a “Stuff the Sleigh” initiative; guests are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys that will then be donated for area children in need. Kingwood Center is partnering with local charitable agencies, including the Domestic Violence Shelter, the Salvation Army, and Children Services, to distribute the collected toys. Visitors that participate in “Stuff the Sleigh” will receive free admission to Christmas at Kingwood on November 30. More…

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ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of November 17

16 Nov , 2019  

Each week through the end of construction season, we share the latest road project update from District Three of the Ohio Department of Transportation for work in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties. While the season is winding to a close, many projects are still underway.

This is the project report for work taking place during the week of November 17. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects. This will be our last weekly update for 2019. More…

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Richland Has High Number Of Deer-Vehicle Incidents

16 Nov , 2019  

Nov. leads to many deer-vehicles incidents

In Huron County, from 2015 through 2017, there were 785 total deer-related crashes, for an average of nearly 262 annually. 371 crashes occurred from November to December, making up nearly half of the total incidents. Counties surrounding Huron County were marked as the top counties where incidents occurred last year.

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NECIC Launches The Open Table

16 Nov , 2019  

Open Table is one of the newest initiatives from the North End Community Investment Collaborative (NECIC) and one that they are extremely enthusiastic about. Spearheaded by Community Organizer Kay Smith, the Open Table initiative is a mentoring program targeting youth who are aging out of foster care, with the goal of giving those young people a close-knit network of trusted support during this potentially vulnerable time of transition. More…

All Things Business

Apprenticeship Can Be A Path To Success

16 Nov , 2019  

National Apprenticeship Week is celebrated this year from November 11 through November 17. The week is used to bring attention to apprenticeship as an opportunity to be trained and skilled up for a particular type of work, and we would like to use this opportunity to feature a local success story.

When Ashland native Josh Barr came to the end of his military career as a Marine in 2017 – he was unsure of what the next chapter in his life would entail.

“I wanted to still be a part of something larger, like the strong brother and sisterhood I experienced in the military,” Barr said. “After speaking with the Business Manager, Jeff Sellers of Local 1216, about the Laborers’ Union Apprenticeship Program, I knew I found the opportunity I was looking for.” More…

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Local Fund Makes Largest-Ever Grant

15 Nov , 2019  

The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation has announced that it provided $25,000 to Richland County Youth and Family Council for a childcare initiative; this is the largest grant that the fund has awarded. The grant was announced during the annual grant award luncheon held on November 13. The “Childcare Support for Step Up to Quality” grant will provide resources to local centers and in-home childcare providers so they can meet Ohio’s new Step Up to Quality standards. The goal is to retain and grow available high-quality childcare in the community. Richland County Job and Family Services provided matching funds of $25,000 for this initiative. More…

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Gold Star Families Memorial Dedication

15 Nov , 2019  

A dedication ceremony for the Gold Star Families Memorial monument will be held on Monday, November 18 at 11:00 AM in the courtyard of the Richland County Courthouse.  Prior to the unveiling of the monument, the program will feature keynote speakers Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from Iwo Jima, and Major General Deborah Ashenhurst, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.  More…

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NASA Flight Coming To Lahm On November 19

15 Nov , 2019  

Orion: How Northeast Ohio is lending a hand to the new space frontier

In 1969 the United States became the first nation to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth under the Apollo 11 mission. The following six missions all returned to the moon, save the ill-fated Apollo 13.