By 1812Blockhouse

Toledo-based Midstory describes itself this way:

“Midstory is dedicated to inform, interpret and inspire in post-indsturial communities across the Midwest through multimedia storytelling and solutions-oriented research.”

It does so through individual stories, series, podcasts, and more. Its goal is nothing less than creating a “…renewed socio-cultural capital in the Midwest.”

Having focused its lens not only on places, but on cultural and social topics ranging from local journalism in the Midwest to social inequities in reopening public libraries during the pandemic, this month it turned its attention to Richland County and, in particular, the city of Mansfield.

In a piece entitled “After Industry: The Unusual Rebirth of Mansfield, Ohio,” author Delaney Murray provides a positive look at how Mansfield has taken its history manufacturing decline and moved into directions that capitalize on what still makes the city unique and marketable, primarily through the means of tourism.

Included are quotes from Jodie Perry of Richland Area Chamber & Economic Develpment, Lee Tasseff of Destination Mansfield – Richland County, and Tim Bowersock from the City of Mansfield.

It’s a good read and well worth your time. The article can be found here.

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