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Mid Ohio Opera To Perform at the Bellville Opera House

23 Feb , 2020  

Two comedic one-act shows will be performed at the historic Bellville Opera House next month. On March 27 and 29, Mid Ohio Opera invites you to step back in time with them as they perform Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona and J.S. Bach's Coffee Cantata. Read More

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Dog Seeks New Home

23 Feb , 2020  

Dog with cancer looking to find loving home

MANSFIELD, Ohio – A dog in Richland County is looking for a home to spend the remainder of his days with. Factor came to the Richland County Dog Warden’s Office and Shelter as a stray with a large mass on his back. The veterinarian said Factor only has six months or less left to live.

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Super Sounds This Summer

23 Feb , 2020  

It's never too early to start looking forward to a good thing! The City of Ontario has announced the lineup for the Summer 2020 Concerts in the Park. All concerts are held at the Marshall Park Band-Shell from 6:00-8:00 PM with a rain date of the following Tuesday. Food vendors will be available. This is the third year that an Open Mic night will be included. Read More

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Lake Erie Protection Plan Released; Richland County Impacted

23 Feb , 2020  

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has released its draft Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2020 (LEPR) for public comment. The LEPR, last published in 2016, reflects actions that the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and its member agencies will take over the next several years to protect, preserve, and restore our Great Lake. The State’s actions complement federal and local partners’ initiatives in the Lake Erie basin and across the region. Read More

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Submissions Sought For Artapolooza

22 Feb , 2020  

Painting, creating, performing and more. Area students are invited to share their artistic talents at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center’s annual Artapolooza festival. This year it will take place March 31st through April 2nd at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center (890 W. Fourth Street, Mansfield). Students from all area schools, not just MOESC member districts, are all welcome to submit projects for the festival. Read More

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The Sweet Smell Of Maple In The Air

22 Feb , 2020  

It’s almost time for the annual Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival. This event, which has been held continuously since 1977, always occurs on the first two weekends in March. This free festival is a great opportunity for families and friends to step back in time, learn, and enjoy the history of Ohio syrup making at Malabar Farm State Park. The festival includes demonstrations of sugaring techniques from the early days, when Ohio was home to Native Americans, through present day. A self-guided tour of the sugar camp and sugarhouse will reveal the evolution of sugaring equipment and how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup. Read More

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City Of Mansfield Announces Multiple Road Closures

21 Feb , 2020  

Due to water main repairs and sanitary main repairs, the City of Mansfield has announced the following road closures:
  • 4th Avenue from Orange Street to Ashland Road
  • Jeanette Avenue from Remy Avenue to East Arch Street
  • Greenlawn Avenue from Cleveland Avenue to Bowers Avenue
The roads are expected to be reopened by the end of the workday on Wednesday, February 26, barring any unanticipated problems. Read More

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Mansfield Microfarm Reaches Year Two

21 Feb , 2020  

Growing together: Mansfield microfarm cooperative heads into second year – Farm and Dairy

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Walter Bonham, owner of The Food Lab, in Mansfield, was not always a farmer. There aren’t many farmers in Mansfield. It’s a city, and agriculture has not traditionally been one of the city’s industries. But that could be changing.

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Free Civilian Attack Response Course Offered

21 Feb , 2020  

Since 2002, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University has been used to train law enforcement officers across the nation in how to rapidly respond to dangerous active threat situations. As a result of increased public awareness, many citizens have asked what individuals can do protect themselves and reduce the dangers faced during one of these events. Read More

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Mansfield Symphony Chorus Will Hold Open Auditions

20 Feb , 2020  

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus is seeking new voices to add to the Chorus. Rather than setting aside a specific day for auditions, Chorus Master Lori Turner will make herself available for interest community members who would like to audition. The first choral rehearsal will be held on Sunday, February 23, at the Renaissance Theatre; however, auditions can be held at any time throughout the season. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. Read More

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Free Child ID Kit Available

19 Feb , 2020  

The annual Child Safety Identification Program “Safe Surfin” will be held at the Center Court at Richland Mall on February 22, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is hosted by the City of Mansfield in collaboration with the Lexington Moose Lodge #2511, and will include representatives from the 179th Air National Guard Unit, the Mansfield Correctional Institute, and local and federal law enforcement agencies. Read More

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Mansfielders In Las Vegas

19 Feb , 2020  

Mansfielders surprised by a very busy and rather political Las Vegas

The president will stay in Las Vegas this week as Democratic candidates debate down the Strip. His namesake hotel is abuzz with Secret Service agents, supporters and the simply curious. LAS VEGAS – When Elaine and Robert Jacobs of Mansfield, Ohio, checked in for their three-night time-share vacation on Monday, the receptionist told them to expect tight security.

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Catch The Latest Sandwich Boards

18 Feb , 2020  

Put a smile on your face – check out these recent sandwich boards from Main Street Books in downtown Mansfield.

Sandwich Boards | Main Street Books Mansfield

When you arrive at Main Street Books, you are welcomed with a witty sandwich board sign! Here is a gallery of all Llalan’s sandwich boards.

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Assistance Available For Ohio, Richland County Wetlands

18 Feb , 2020  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) encourages people and groups wanting to restore and protect critical wetlands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, the NRCS will invest in technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes and other groups protect these valuable lands. Efforts will be focused on restoring previously drained agricultural lands and protecting the restored wetlands with easements. Landowners are financially compensated for enrolling their land in easements. Read More

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