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Pleasant Hill Lake Park Rolls Out Its 2020 Calendar

14 Jan , 2020  

The 2020 schedule of events from Pleasant Hill Lake Park is now available. Opportunities include family-friendly events such as Movies at the Lake, Explorers of Nature, Dr. Insecta’s Magic Show, Safe Boating and Beach Festival, Christmas in July, Movies at the Lake, and guided kayak tours. There will be other exciting events including the annual Poker Paddle, Pirates Quest, Xtreme Adventure Fest, and the Ohio Hunter Education Course. Read More

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Public Hearing To Be Held On New Private Water System Fees

14 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Health has added two new fee categories for Private Water Systems; these categories became effective on January 1. Richland Public Health has scheduled a hearing to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions or make comments on the new fees. Each new fee is $100. Ohio’s private water systems program regulates wells, springs, rain water cisterns, hauled water storage tanks and ponds that provide potable water to fewer than 25 people per day and have fewer than 15 service connections. Read More

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Public Meetings Set For City of Mansfield Action Plan Creation

12 Jan , 2020  

The City of Mansfield receives federal grants from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the form of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and (HOME) Investment Partnership funds. To qualify for such grants, the Mansfield community develops and submits an annual Action Plan which identifies the housing and community development needs of its low–to–moderate income residents each year. Read More

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Gas Leak In Route 42 And Hanley Road Area

12 Jan , 2020  

Authorities investigating gas leak near Mansfield; AEP, Columbia Gas responding

According to police on scene, several people called in reporting an “explosion” in the area of Route 42 and Hanley Road just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Family-Friendly ‘Mutts Gone Nuts’ Sure To Delight

12 Jan , 2020  

Expect the unexpected from the fast-paced canine comedy show “Mutts Gone Nuts”, coming to the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield on January 19 at 1:00 PM. From animal shelter origins to a life of showbiz, the amazing dogs in the show unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action packed, comedy spectacular. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then they might steal your shoes! Read More

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Finalists Announced For Women’s Excellence Award

11 Jan , 2020  

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The Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development has announced the three Richland County women selected as finalists for the 2020 ATHENA Award. The Award, which is sponsored by Richland Bank, will be handed out at the Chamber Annual Meeting & Dinner on January 30. “The ATHENA award is an internationally recognized brand whose recipients are honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills,” said Jodie Perry, CEO of the Chamber. Read More

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Richland County’s Next Health Commissioner Selected From Nearby

10 Jan , 2020  

The Board of Health at Richland Public Health has named Sarah Goodwill Humphrey as the County’s next Health Commissioner. Humphrey is currently the Health Commissioner at the Ashland County Health Department; she has held this position since 2016. “Ms. Humphrey brings a deep personal commitment to public health and a life-long passion for prevention and community well-being,” said Richland Public Health Board Member Ary van Harlingen, who chaired the search committee. “The Board looks forward to working with Sarah and is confident that her leadership, guidance, vision, and energy will assure a seamless transition as we continue our mission to improve the health our Richland County communities.” Read More

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Mansfield Among The Cities Highlighted

10 Jan , 2020  

Report: Things looking up for Ohio’s smaller cities

An improving economy played a role, but efforts in some cities, where communities rallied around shared priorities, were also important factors. Ohio’s small and mid-sized cities are losing population at a slower rate, seeing declines in unemployment and poverty and upticks in per-capita income.

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Four ‘Lost’ Ohio Plant Species Rediscovered

10 Jan , 2020  

Ohio botanists found four plant species in 2019 that had not been seen in Ohio for decades and, in one case, more than a century, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP). "Ohio's natural diversity continues to educate, inspire, and surprise us," said Gov. Mike DeWine. "These discoveries are an exciting development for the future of conservation in our state." Read More

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Tickets Available For Martin Luther King, Jr Day Celebration

9 Jan , 2020  

Each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day honors Dr. King’s legacy by providing an opportunity for Americans to renew their own personal vows of citizenship through service to others and engagement in conversations to advance community goals. In Richland County, a January 20 Community Breakfast and Celebration has been planned. The program will begin at 8:30 AM at is being held at Mansfield Senior High School. Tickets, which include a buffet-style catered breakfast, are priced at $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Mansfield City Schools’ Raemelton administration building (856 West Cook Road, Mansfield), weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, or on the tygerpride.com website (click “online ticketing” on the lower left-hand side of the page). Read More

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Tim Tebow Foundation Brings Special Prom To Local Church

9 Jan , 2020  

Do you know someone with special needs who would love to go to prom? Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for anyone with special needs who is age 14 or older. The prom is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation; in 2019, 655 churches around the world hosted Night to Shine events for approximately 100,000 honored prom-goers. The event requires a substantial number of volunteers; last year, there were roughly 200,000 of them. Read More

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Richland Newhope Gifted Funds To Continue Its Mission

8 Jan , 2020  

The FirstEnergy Foundation surprised deserving organizations across the company's service area with grants totaling $100,000 as part of its annual holiday "Gifts of the Season" campaign. One local non-profit benefited from those gifts. Since its inception in 2016, the campaign has awarded nearly $400,000 to organizations that work to strengthen communities. Read More

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Patrol Trooper Indicted, Fired

8 Jan , 2020  

OSHP trooper indicted, fired for allegedly stealing drugs

MANSFIELD, Ohio – A Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who was indicted last month on multiple charges for allegedly stealing prescription drugs has been fired. According to a termination letter from OSHP, Preston C. Brooks, 32, of the Mansfield Patrol Post, was fired on Dec. 27, 2019.

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Strap On Those Cross-Country Skis

8 Jan , 2020  

January’s here, so we expect some serious snow to be coming our way. One way to get some great exercise in the winter, and still enjoy a bit of the outdoors, is cross country skiing. Richland County offers a variety of terrains, including paved paths and hilly landscapes, making this region a great cross country skiing location for beginners and pros alike. Check out these recommendations for where to go: Read More

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