We continue our series “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About,” where we dive into weeds to bring you details on Richland County ‘s geographical, cultural, and scenic landmarks. Other “Everything You Always Wanted To Know” posts in this series are available here.
It is not the longest, or the most-traveled, highway in the state or even the region.
Along its length, however, which runs almost 35 miles along farm fields, along rivers, and through small towns, State Route 97 adds a lot to the character of this place we call home. It even boasts the birthplace of a United States President! More…
Driving along North Main Street this weekend, something attracted our attention.
The first visible signs of Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI)’s new Facade Improvement Program became apparent over the last few days with new awnings installed on the historic Voegele Building.
The black and white awnings draw attention to the period storefront of the four story brick building, which dates to 1897. More…
The Mansfield Art Center has unveiled its 2021 Exhibition Calendar, which begins with an exhibition showcasing local artists and ends with the 52nd Annual Holiday Fair this November.
This month, it is an exhibition, In Between Everywhere, which sets out to highlight the work of 42 central Ohio artists in multiple mediums and styles. Each was chosen for consistency of vision and quality of work.
Curator for the exhibition is Adam Brouillette of Blockfort Gallery. More…
Ohio’s 10 PM to 5 AM curfew will be extended past its expiration date this coming weekend, Governor Mike DeWine said in his Thursday briefing.
“Look, we would love to get rid of it,” DeWine said. The culprit that will keep it around is the arrival in Ohio of new, more contagious strains of the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty that creates.
The curfew began in mid-November, and was extended an initial time the next month. More…
On Wednesday, Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development participated in a different kind of ribbon cutting.
The setting was familiar — a Richland County business opening a new business location. What was certainly different was that this particular location is actually on wheels.
The Chamber joined Truckin Trav for ribbon cutting in hour of its new food truck. More…
The folks at Inkcarceration made a major announcement on Tuesday.
The annual music and tattoo festival is officially back for 2021, and will be held in Mansfield on July 23, 24, and 25. Lineup and ticket information will be available soon.
In its announcement, organizers stated that the festival will adhere to all COVID-19 protocols in place for outdoor music festivals this summer and present plans are to operate at a limited capacity, pursuant to anticipated local and state health restrictions.
More information and an email list signup is available on the Inkcarceration website — click here to access.
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Downtown Mansfield, Inc is excited to continue the Love Local Downtown Gift Boxes we started in 2020! In a cooperative project between DMI and downtown merchants, we are bringing together our love of love and shopping local featuring some of the best items downtown has to offer.
Whether you purchase the gift boxes for your spouse, a parent, a child, your friends, or yourself, it is a great way to enjoy downtown and support our community of business owners.
Gift boxes will include a variety of local goods from Tara’s Floral Expressions, Buckeye Bakery, Relax, It’s just coffee, The Phoenix Brewing Company, Two Cousins Pizza, Studio 19 Salon Spa, and more! There are two sizes available for both men and women. More…
In our Richland Roots series, we briefly present the lives of men and women from Richland County — either by birth, or residence — that have made important contributions to American history but who may not be household names.
Other posts in our series can be viewed and read here.
Today, we share a bit about Brevet Brigadier General Franklin Sawyer. More…
Before you read this post, take a few moments and think of how you would answer this question:
How would you describe Richland County in one to three words?
Put another way, what few words capture the essence of this place, from culture to economy to opportunity?
Now consider whether any of the following 15 words or sets of words apply: More…
From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:
2021 is finally here and while we enter the new year with caution, it’s thrilling to start planning or schedule. Join us in getting excited about the possibilities of what this year might hold. Events are starting to pick up so here’s what we’re adding to our January calendar: winter fun, online concerts, art classes, and more!
Enjoy some snow and crisp January weather! Fresh powder is waiting for skiers, snowboarders, and snow tubers at Snow Trails. Get in extra time on the slopes and at Vertical Descent tubing park from 9 am to 9 pm with MLK Extended Hours (Jan 15 – 18). More…
A national chain with a location in Richland County is the most recent in a string of retailers to shut down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Christopher & Banks, a national retailer of women’s clothing, has filed for bankruptcy on Thursday in New Jersey and is expected to close most if not all of its locations.
The company recently announced third quarter sales that resulted in a $10.8 million loss. In a press release, the company said,
“Despite the tremendous advancements we have made in executing our strategic plan, due to the financial distress resulting from the pandemic and its ongoing impact, we elected to initiate this process and pursue a potential sale of the business in whole or in part to position the Company for the future.” More…
Great news this week for local book lovers.
For the first time since early December, all branches of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library are again open for in-person browsing.
The Library began modifying hours and services back on March 16 with the closure of all locations. Since that time, the availability of services has been governed by State of Ohio health directives and a desire to maintain the health and safety of patrons and staff. More…
We are sure you remember the 2020 US Census, that decennial count of Americans that, for the first time in recent memory if ever, took place in the midst of a pandemic.
Now that it’s 2021, you might expect the numbers to be released soon for Ohio, Richland County, and the county’s cities and villages. You would be mostly right. Here’s what’s up.
Just before New Year’s, the Census Bureau shared the following:
“Data collection is just one part of producing a complete and accurate 2020 Census. Since mid-October, Census Bureau experts have been hard at work on processing the data. More…
The end of the Christmas and New Year’s holiday COVID-19 infection watch is within sight, and local numbers reported Monday by Richland Public Health do show a continued rise in cases.
The statistics are sobering and key numbers have reached record levels, with infection totals increasing by over 75& in the last month. On December 7, the total number of confirmed and probable cases stood at 4,627; it is now at 8,386.
Assuming that each person would become infected only once, the number of cumulative cases would now represent approximately 6.7% of county residents. More…