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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! More…

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Finalists Announced For Women’s Excellence Award

11 Jan , 2020  

Michele Gorman

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. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: Sir Harry Lauder

11 Jan , 2020  

A man once described by Winston Churchill as “Scotland’s greatest ever ambassador” included Mansfield among places he visited during his storied career.

At the time of his March 1916 visit, Harry Lauder was already the highest paid performer in the world. His visit took place at a time of increased anxiety in America, as the county was involved in arming the Allies in World War 1 but was still several months away from joining the fray. More…

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Schools

Public Invited To Strategic Planning Sessions

11 Jan , 2020  

Development of a five-year strategic plan for Mansfield City Schools will move forward with a series of student, staff and community focus groups to be held on January 14 and February 19.

The Mansfield City Schools District is reaching out to all community members to receive their input and help in developing a strategic plan that will set priorities, focus energy and resources, and set attainable goals for the District. 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.” 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.” 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). More…

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Schools

DARE Taking Place In Plymouth

9 Jan , 2020  

D.A.R.E. Exclusive Enhancement Program

“Opioid & Over-The-Counter / Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention” Designated For: 5th and 6th Grade Students Sponsored By: Plymouth Police Department and Mansfield Richland County Public Library- Plymouth Branch When: Session #1- Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 3:30-4:15PM Session #2- Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 3:30-4:15PM Location: MRCPL- Plymouth Branch 29 West Broadway St.

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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. 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. 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: More…

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Mansfield Experiences Another Shooting Event

7 Jan , 2020  

Less than a week into the new year, Mansfield has already experienced two shootings; though this is disconcerting news, neither shooting has resulted in a loss of life. The afternoon of January 1, Mansfield Police responded to the area of 111 North Walnut Street after receiving a call in reference to a person being shot. Witnesses stated that the victim was in a verbal argument with the driver of a white car; the victim was shot and the white car sped away from the area. More…

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