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Tiny Tim Volunteers Needed

5 Nov , 2019  

In late November, the Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe will once again open in downtown Mansfield. The shop is a place where adults assist children in all aspects of gift-purchasing for the holiday season, including selecting gifts, budgeting, and wrapping gifts. Prices are intentionally kept low so that kids can have an array of budget-friendly gifts to choose from. Read More

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ODNR Offering Discounts for Veterans and Active Duty Military

4 Nov , 2019  

In honor of Veterans Day, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will offer U.S. military, both active duty and veterans, a 30% discount off camping, getaway rentals, and state-operated cabin stays during November. “It’s always a privilege to host the brave individuals who served to protect our country,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “We hope veterans, along with their friends and families, will have the opportunity to make special memories at Ohio state parks.” Read More

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The Lettermen To Appear At The Ren

4 Nov , 2019  

In 1961, the Lettermen recorded their first hit, “The Way You Look Tonight,” demonstrating their unique three-part harmony to the world. Fifty-eight years later, the iconic male vocal trio will perform at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield on Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 PM. The concert is presented as a part of the Avita Health System Concert Series. Read More

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Kingwood Prepping For Christmas

3 Nov , 2019  

It takes time to get ready for the holidays, especially for a house and property the size of the one formerly owned by Charles Kelley King. Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield is closed for almost the entire month of November as they work to get the house and grounds ready for the annual Christmas season tours. They will re-open on November 30. Read More

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Richland Gives Now Underway

3 Nov , 2019  

Richland Gives, an annual online period of giving, is now underway. Richland Gives is designed to encourage everyone to support local nonprofits they care about through a single giving platform and website. The Richland County Foundation is hosting the day to build capacity, grow philanthropy and make the community stronger. Read More

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Hedges Street Building Changes Hands

2 Nov , 2019  

The former Richland County Early Childhood Center located at 255 Hedges Street has been officially transferred from the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) to its new owner the Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission (Head Start) on October 23 with the finalization of the sale of the property. Read More

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ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of November 3

2 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 October 27. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects. Read More

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ODOT Announces Grants For Local Transit Systems, Including In Richland County

2 Nov , 2019  

Public transportation agencies across the state will soon benefit from millions of dollars to help with operations and improve mobility throughout Ohio. Nearly $70 million will come from the state general revenue fund. These funds were approved by the Ohio General Assembly in the most recent two-year state transportation budget; this money is not generated by the state motor fuel tax. "We are grateful that lawmakers recognized that public transit is an important mode of transportation for getting Ohioans where they need to go," said Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks. "These funds will help dozens of local transit agencies provide safe and reliable transportation for many Ohioans." Read More

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Richland Public Health Receives Drug Free Communities Grant

1 Nov , 2019  

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has announced 150 new grants for its Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. Richland Public Health will receive $125,000 per year, up to 10 years, in DFC grant funds. The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of environmental strategies to address local substance use problems. Read More

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Library To Host Diabetes Information Sessions

1 Nov , 2019  

The main branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will be holding two information sessions on the topic of diabetes, both during the month of November. According to the CDC, 84 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and only 12% know they have it. The Ohio Department of Health estimates that nearly 1 million people in the state have been diagnosed with diabetes, which is approximately 11% of the state’s population.  Read More

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Optimist Club Offers Scholarship Fund Essay Contest

31 Oct , 2019  

The Mansfield Noon Optimist Club is encouraging Richland County students to contemplate the phrase “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams You Imagine?” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for the 2019-2020 school year. The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays and determine the top placers. Winners will receive $1,000 in scholarship funds and a winning essay will be sent to the district level where additional college scholarship funds are available for top winners. Read More

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Easy To Imagine The Future Of The Imagination District

31 Oct , 2019  

On Wednesday, the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce held a unique ribbon-cutting event, one marking the demolition of a downtown structure. The Rainbow Mortgage building in downtown Mansfield is being removed to make way for the new Imagination District. The vision of Mike Miller, of the Renaissance Theatre, and Fred Boll, of Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, the Imagination District will bring a dedicated area for arts, education and beauty in downtown Mansfield. Read More

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It’s Not Too Late To Vote Early

30 Oct , 2019  

The Richland County Board of Elections is making it easy this year to vote early. Here are some dates and times to do that, together with some additional dates to remember. The Board of Elections is open for early voting at 1495 West Longview in Mansfield on the following dates and times: Read More

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Toy, Collectibles, And Sportscard Show Returning in November

30 Oct , 2019  

Whether you want to revisit your youth, or you enjoy owning a piece of our collective cultural history, you will want to make plans to attend the Mansfield Toy, Collectible and Sportscard Show on Sunday, November 4 at the Richland County Fairgrounds. The show will take place in Fairhaven Hall from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Read More

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