All About Richland

ODNR Fall Color Update #2

9 Oct , 2020  

Dynamic yellows and reds are beginning to create the perfect backdrop for outdoor experiences across the state, and the beautiful weather is providing a great introduction to this year’s fall color viewing season. Currently, leaves throughout the state are changing with some areas nearing peak conditions, creating those first opportunities to enjoy this year’s autumn makeover according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

“We are beginning to see near peak conditions in some areas of northern Ohio as well as other patchy locations through the Buckeye State,” said ODNR Fall Color Forester Jamie Regula. “Tulip poplars and black walnuts are beginning to show their brilliant yellows. Be on the lookout for poison ivy and Virginia creeper which both turn a bright red this time of year.” More…

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History & Tourism

Gotta Love Local Fall Traditions!

9 Oct , 2020  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Cool temperatures and the crunch of leaves underfoot. Pumpkins and apples baked into pies. Hayrides, corn mazes, and warm cider. When we just talk about fall, you can smell it, can’t you?

We love our fall traditions here in Richland County because they remind us to slow down during the busyness of the back-to-school season. We all have memories of fall, and each year the season invites us to make new ones with family activities, delicious treats, and Halloween thrills.

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All About Richland

Here They Come: Fall Colors Being To Pop Around Ohio

5 Oct , 2020  

Glimpses of fall color are becoming more common around the state as Ohio’s trees begin their colorful transformation, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

“We are entering prime viewing season as autumn’s spectacular colors come into focus,” said ODNR Fall Color Forester Jamie Regula. “Now is the perfect time to plan your fall adventure with our state’s beautiful scenic leaves as the backdrop.”

Although the season is just beginning, fall color begins in the north and works its way south. Trees near bodies of water also tend to change first. For the best chance of seeing color this weekend, head towards your favorite northern Ohio state park, forest, preserve, or wildlife area. More…

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History & Tourism

More Than Pumpkins: Enjoy October In Richland County

4 Oct , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Fall is here and more and more events are being added to our calendar. This October, you have a chance to see your choice of live performance indoors and on stage, create art in a new stained glass studio, get your heart racing with blood-chilling scares, and shop till you drop while supporting local artisans, artists, crafters, small businesses, and more!

Live arts are finally back on stage! At the Renaissance Theatre, watch the stage musical Cabaret (Oct 2-4, 9-11), or the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Mash-Up (Oct 17). The films Hocus Pocus (Oct 24), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Oct 31) will also be shown on the main stage. If you’re not ready to head indoors for entertainment yet, all events will also be screened simultaneously outside in the Ren Backlot. Now you can choose between watching inside or from the comfort of your vehicle or camp chairs in the parking lot. At the Mansfield Playhouse, catch a performance of the stage play, The Savannah Sipping Society (Oct 23, 24, 30, 31 & Nov 1, 2). More…

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All About Richland

Expect Stunning Fall Colors This Year

24 Sep , 2020  

2020 has a real chance of actually getting something right in the coming weeks.

Fall is a special time of year in Ohio because of the stunning spectrum of colors that will soon transform trees around the state. Throughout the season, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here., will be providing regular updates on the best locations to enjoy the unique activities and beautiful tones of autumn.

“The Buckeye State’s brilliant colors will be on full display during fall,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “This season is a great opportunity to get outside, have new experiences, and make memories during the crisp weather and vivid scenery of autumn.”

Forecasting fall color can be difficult as foresters must consider several variables such as sunlight, temperature, wind, and rainfall when estimating the intensity and longevity of leaf color. This year, the ODNR Division of Forestry is expecting peak color to arrive in mid-to-late October. More information on the current forecast is available at ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/go-and-do/see-the-sights/fall-color. More…

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City Of Ontario Fall Event Calendar

25 Oct , 2019  

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Trick or treat: Thursday October 31st from 5:30-7:00. If you wish to participate, please have your porch light on. Leaf pick up: will begin on Monday October 28th. Please have the leaves at the curb, no sticks or other debris. Depending on weather, pick up will continue until approximately Friday November 22nd.

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

This May Be The Peak Fall Color Weekend Coming Up

24 Oct , 2019  

Ohio’s state parks, forests, and nature preserves are always free to enter and are starting to display a dynamic palette of oranges, yellows, and reds that provide the perfect backdrop for hikers enjoying the fall color this weekend. Near peak and peak conditions are expected across most of Ohio this coming weekend according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. More…

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All About Richland

City Announces Leaf Collection Program

18 Oct , 2019  

The City of Mansfield has announced the start of the 2019 leaf collection program. The City will utilize two collection sites this year: Sterkel Park on Hollywood Lane and the Service Complex at 480 Park Avenue East. The Service Complex is currently accepting leaves seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The collection site at Sterkel Park will open Monday November 4. The hours of operations for the park drop-off sites are from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday. More…

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All About Richland

Family, Free, And For Moms And Dads Fall Fun

17 Oct , 2019  

In case you haven’t already made your fall bucket list, Destination Mansfield is here to help! There is so much going on in our area and they don’t want you to miss out! Here is their list of 25 things to do this fall in Richland County including activities for your family, for free, and even for when you want to leave the little ones with a babysitter. More…

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All About Richland

ODNR Encourages You To Go Leaf Peeping

6 Oct , 2019  

Even if you are not planning to go on a hike or pack up a tent and camp out this fall, you can take advantage of the easiest way to welcome fall with almost no effort required: leaf peeping. Leaf peeping is, simply put, just the act of looking at leaves to observe the color change that takes place during fall. This activity is so popular that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here., maintains a Fall Color Forecast to help people find the best locations to view and enjoy the beautiful colors that accompany the onset of fall in Ohio. More…

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All About Richland

Shelby Winding Up Leaf Pick Up

28 Nov , 2018  

Shelby residents have been advised that the City of Shelby Service Department‘s last day for leaf pick up will be this Friday, November 30. More…

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All About Richland

Leaf Collection Underway In Mansfield

25 Oct , 2018  

The City of Mansfield has announced the start of its 2018 leaf collection program.

The City will utilize two collection sites this year: Sterkel Park on Hollywood Lane and the Service Complex at 480 Park Avenue East. More…

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History & Tourism

Fall, Fun, And Families

20 Oct , 2018  

From the great folks at Destination Manfsield – Richland County:

When we say “fall,” what comes to mind? Do you think of drinking apple cider and crunching leaves, or pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating? We all have strong memories of this season, and there’s no better place to make these fall memories with your little ones. Here in Mansfield and Richland County we are packed with classic fall activities your kids are going to love. More…

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History & Tourism

There’s A New Buckeye Candy Trail

9 Sep , 2018  

While the state’s new Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail has no Richland County location among the 30 shops statewide that can be explored for tasty treats, there is one in a adjacent county which is well known to Richland Countians.

Sweeties Chocolates/Grandpa’s Cheesebarn near Ashland has been included. More…

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History & Tourism

Fall Color Continues To Spread Throughout Ohio

20 Oct , 2017  

Ohioans and out-of-state visitors are encouraged to explore a state park, nature preserve or forest this October to enjoy the many free amenities that they offer, as well as the fall color Ohio provides. Near peak and peak conditions are expected across most of the state this coming weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). While the weather patterns and wind conditions we experienced across much of the state last weekend may leave some of the colors spotty, there are still many locations that will have fall color on full display. More…

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