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February Beach Party (No, Really)

18 Jan , 2020  

The Madison Lions Club is gearing up for its 17th annual beach party, but don’t get out that bathing suit just yet. The beach party will take place in chilly February, so it might be better to just plan to wear Hawaiian print shirt and shorts over some long-sleeve thermals.

The event will take place on February 1 at Fairhaven Hall at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield; doors open at 6:30 for early tailgating and the official start is 8:00 PM. More…

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Schools

Butler Elementary Honored For Commitment To Military Families

18 Jan , 2020  

Ohio State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria announced this week  that 94 schools across Ohio will receive the coveted Purple Star Award this school year. The Purple Star designation recognizes schools that demonstrate a major commitment to serving students and families connected to the United States armed forces. One Richland County school, Butler Elementary, made the list. The full listing of awardees is available by clicking here. More…

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Local Agency Announces New Board Members

17 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., which serves North Central Ohio counties including Richland County, has announced the appointment of 4 new members to its Corporate Board of Trustees: Colonel Michael Howard, Jason Painley, Dawn Herner, and Becky Plank. More…

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Why A Huge Chicago Corporation Is Suing A MANCI Inmate

17 Jan , 2020  

Why this Chicago corporate giant is suing a guy sitting in an Ohio jail

It’s not every day that one of the largest corporations in Chicago files suit against someone for fraud and trademark infringement-while that person is sitting in jail. Commercial insurer CNA Financial did just that with a Jan. 10 federal lawsuit against Anthony Hodel, who in the early 2000s ran one of the fastest-growing companies in Cleveland, an extended-warranty business called Platinum Warranty.

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“Little Red Riding Hood” Coming To Theatre 166

17 Jan , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre will host the second of three Teddy Bear Concerts, Little Red Riding Hood, on Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 PM. The concerts are part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.

The Little Red Riding Hood concert will take place at the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 venue with audience members sitting alongside the performers. Geared to children ages 2 through 10, each Teddy Bear concert offers an interactive element as well as a relaxed environment. Small audience sizes, lights up, and low sound levels as well as safe sensory-spaces allow audience members with autism to be accommodated at this performance. More…

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NECIC Steps Up As Local Minority Business Assistance Center

16 Jan , 2020  

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) has been tapped as the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) for our area. They are able to offer professional support in a variety of ways, providing minority businesses with resources that include technical assistance, marketing know-how, access to funding, and connections to business opportunities. More…

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30 Years In Prison For Shelby Man

16 Jan , 2020  

Former Ohio Boy Scout leader sentenced to 30 years in prison

CLEVELAND – A former Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center teacher and Richland County Boy Scout leader known as “Aqua Joe” was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting children as well as receiving and distributing child pornography.

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What Do You Want For Mansfield?

16 Jan , 2020  

Do you sometimes wish that the mayor would pick up the phone and call you, to ask for your input about what is working, and what needs to be changed, in your city? It’s pretty unlikely that such a scenario will happen, but Your Voice Ohio wants to offer the next best thing for Mansfielders.

Your Voice Ohio is a collaborative effort by news organizations across Ohio to better respond to the needs and aspirations of all Ohioans. In Mansfield, they have scheduled a dinner for Tuesday, January 28, and will solicit feedback for questions such as the following: More…

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State Officials Like What They See At Richland Newhope

16 Jan , 2020  

Richland Newhope, the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities, received a visit earlier this week from Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Director Jeff Davis. Accompanying Davis was DODD Chief Strategy Officer Raivo Murnieks and DODD Legislative Liaison Jeremiah Wagner.

The DODD staff met with Richland Newhope staff at Raintree, a congregate living facility, for a breakfast discussion and a tour of the facility. During the visit, Davis and his staff were able to observe the services provided to the individuals who receive assistance. More…

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Poll Workers Needed

15 Jan , 2020  

The Richland County Board of Elections has scheduled a class for Precinct Election Officials (Poll Workers) for the March 17 Primary Election.

This class for new workers has been scheduled for Wednesday evening February 26 at 6:00 PM at the Longview Center, 1495 W. Longview Avenue in the Upper Level Classroom. If you enter through the front entrance from the main front parking area, the classroom will be to your right, past the elevators. More…

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Schools

Plymouth High School Sports Teams To Host “Love Doesn’t Shove” Event

15 Jan , 2020  

Plymouth High School’s spring sports teams are bringing Gabriella Kreuz, possibly best known to us as the Cleveland Indian’s in-game host, to speak on the topic of relationships and abuse. It’s an important topic for teenagers, to teach them about healthy and acceptable behavior as they begin to navigate more mature relationships on their way to adulthood.

The public is also welcome to attend the event, which is scheduled for 3:00 PM at Plymouth High School on March 16. There is no cost to do so. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Carrousel Park Set For Grand Re-Opening

15 Jan , 2020  

In the many years that the Richland Carrousel has made its home in downtown Mansfield, the music emanating from the Richland Carrousel Park has seeped into those who live, work and visit the area. It’s become part of who we are so, while it is closed right now for maintenance, we look forward to the grand re-opening on January 18 when the Carrousel will run again to traditional carousel music such as John Phillip Sousa’s The Washington Post March, all produced on the Park’s Stinson Organ. More…

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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. More…

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New Interim Principal At Spanish Immersion School

14 Jan , 2020  

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Michael Brennan has been assigned as interim principal at the Spanish Immersion School to succeed Gabe Costa, who resigned unexpectedly late last week.

Brennan had served as principal at Sherman Elementary School since August 2017. He came to Mansfield City Schools from the K-8 St. Julie School in Lyndurst, Ohio, where he was assistant principal and director of special education. More…

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