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North Lake Park Offers Holiday Events

9 Dec , 2019  

The Mansfield City Parks and Recreation Department has been consistently offering creative, family-friendly events designed to draw the public into the local parks. The following are being offered during the remainder of December, both of which are being held at North Lake Park: Read More

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Prettyman Re-Elected Treasurer Of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

8 Dec , 2019  

Cy Prettyman has been re-elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation at the organization’s 101st annual meeting held December 4-5 in Columbus. He holds the third-highest elected office in the state’s largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Prettyman was elected to the board of trustees in 2012 and represents members in his district that encompasses Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland counties. Read More

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Arts Integration Workshop For Teachers Will Be Offered

7 Dec , 2019  

The Mansfield site of the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program will offer a free arts integration professional development workshop, titled Helping Students Develop and Tell Their Stories, for teachers in January at the Mansfield Arts Center. Judy Thibault-Klevins, a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and drama educator, will lead the workshop, which is most beneficial for teachers of grades 3-7. Read More

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Mansfield Senior Falls In Close Contest

7 Dec , 2019  

There are thousands of proud fans around north central Ohio this weekend after the Mansfield Senior Tygers played a great game though falling in overtime to Trotwood-Madison in the OHSAA Division III State Foootball Championship game, 14-7. The overtime was forced when a 19 yard field goal was blocked by the Tygers with three seconds left in the game. Throughout the evening, 1812Blockhouse will be posted updates, reactions, and more below about the game and the team. Read More

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Renaissance Artistic Director Honored In NYC

6 Dec , 2019  

Michael Thomas, the Renaissance Theatre's Artistic Director, and his writing partner Jeff Richmond created Melancholy Baby more than 15 years; it was an inventive musical about Shakespeare’s Hamlet that, as part of the storyline, was purported to have been written over sixty years earlier by the legendary duo Jezba Heinsplatt and Arturo DeSelza. In 2002, it was also the first show produced on the stage at Ars Nova, a nonprofit theater in New York City. Read More

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Road, Street Repairs Begin This Weekend

6 Dec , 2019  

Two projects will impact local thoroughfares beginning this weekend. Bowman Street, Mansfield. Due to Sewer Department, repairs the city of Mansfield will close Bowman Street between Park Avenue West and West Third Street. Motorists should note that Park Avenue West from Grimes Alley going west will be a single lane. Read More

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Two Visitors Will Be On Hand As Mansfield Welcomes The Holidays

6 Dec , 2019  

Two guests will be visiting downtown Mansfield on Friday night. Who are they? Here’s a hint - one of them will be wearing red and white and the other has been known to wear a crown. December 6 is not only the monthly First Friday Shop Hop in downtown Mansfield, it’s also the official kickoff to the holiday season. This annual community gathering is full of holiday fun and spirit. Read More

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Community Support Evident Through ‘Richland Gives’ Campaign

5 Dec , 2019  

The results are in, and the Richland County Foundation has announced that the 2019 Richland Gives campaign was a success. Over $316,000 was raised by almost 800 donors through the campaign, which culminated on Giving Tuesday, December 3. After all donations and additional grant prize money was tabulated, the Lucas Community Center was the nonprofit that raised the most money, a little over $30,000. Read More

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Mansfield Welcomes Three New Firefighters

5 Dec , 2019  

Steven J. Strickling, Mansfield’s Fire Chief, has invited the public to a swearing in ceremony on December 9, which will recognize three new firefighters. The ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM at the Mansfield Fire Department, Station #1, 140 E. Third Street. Read More

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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week

4 Dec , 2019  

It’s not too late to vaccinate! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Previous flu vaccination coverage data have shown that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November. The CDC and its partners choose December for NIVW to remind people that even though the holiday season has begun, it is not too late to get a flu vaccine. Read More

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Mansfield Playhouse and Mid-Ohio Opera Team Up For Bluebeard’s Castle

4 Dec , 2019  

Two local arts organizations are teaming up to present a unique musical experience. Bluebeard’s Castle is a one-act expressionist opera by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. The libretto was written by Béla Balázs. It is sung in Hungarian, based on the French literary tale La Barbe bleue by Charles Perrault. This one hour tale of psychological suspense and secrets will have you in the edge of your seat. Read More

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Library’s Newest Offering: Vinyl Records

3 Dec , 2019  

Audiophile: noun; a hi-fi enthusiast. Get ready audiophiles, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (MRCPL) system now has vinyl records available for checkout. You can visit their website and search the catalog for available titles. Read More

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Giving Tuesday Is Here

3 Dec , 2019  

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Those are all over and done with and today it’s time for Giving Tuesday, an international day of charitable giving. Locally, much of that effort is coordinated through the Richland County Foundation’s Richland Gives program. Those wishing to donate through Richland Gives may go online, find their favorite local nonprofit and make a contribution now through 7:00 PM today. The website is RichlandGives.org. Read More

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Extreme Weather Calls For Extreme Farming

3 Dec , 2019  

Recent extreme weather events have created difficulties for many Ohio farmers. Many fields were left unplanted, and many of the fields that were planted suffered drown outs, yield losses and delayed harvests as farmers waited for crops to reach maturity. That is why the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), along with the SWCDs of Ashland, Holmes, and Wayne counties and the associated county Farm Bureaus, are working together to help farmers create a plan for these extreme weather events. Read More

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