All About Richland

A Christmas Carol Comes To Kingwood

1 Dec , 2019  

Presented by the Hampstead Stage Company, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is coming to Kingwood Center Gardens on Thursday, December 5, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The delightful tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge, and his clerk Bob Cratchit, is a familiar holiday tradition. Read More

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All Things Business

Holiday Sales Forecast: Mansfield To Have Biggest Increase In Ohio

30 Nov , 2019  

The University of Cincinnati Economics Center has released its annual Holiday Forecast of Ohio Retail Spending, and the numbers look very positive for Mansfield and north central Ohio - in fact, better than any other metro area in the state. Overall findings included the following: Read More

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History & Tourism

Home For The Holidays: Your Guide To December Events In Richland County

29 Nov , 2019  

One way to prepare for the December holidays is to pull out your calendar and add all the events that you want to attend, so that you can organize your time around those events and make sure not to miss anything important. To that end, here’s Destination Mansfield’s list of December happenings: Let’s cross Christmas shopping off your list! Read More

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History & Tourism

Thanksgiving Bits And Bobs From 1812Blockhouse

28 Nov , 2019  

Here at 1812Blockhouse, we enjoy stepping back in time to try to get a feel for the Richland County of long ago. So this holiday, join us for a trip through Thanksgivings past… Read More

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History & Tourism

A Bromfield Thanksgiving Tale

28 Nov , 2019  

For Thanksgiving 1943, Louis Bromfield wrote a drama that centered on a young couple, shaped by their American experience – and whose engagement is secretly influenced by deceased ancestors. (The story bears resemblance to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, with those no longer living taking part in the play). “Feast From the Harvest” was performed on the radio show Cavalcade of America, which aired different stories each week, and Bromfield was on hand to narrate his tale. Read More

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All About Richland

End The Silience: Program Offers Mental Health Support For Students

27 Nov , 2019  

According to NAMI.org, the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in 5 youth between the ages of 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year; only half of these children receive any treatment for their disorder. With suicide listed as the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34, mental health education and support is clearly becoming a necessity. NAMI believes that schools have the ability to step in and offer the needed information and support for students. Read More

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All About Richland

Making Merry In Mansfield

26 Nov , 2019  

The lights started going up in central Mansfield in September, put up by dozens of electricians. According to nottinghampost.com, 0ver 300 miniature Christmas trees, 100 decorated columns, half a mile of icicle-style lights across storefronts, lights strung across streets, and even a “light curtain” in one corner were installed. All of these to add to a 30 foot community Christmas tree ready to welcome some 10,000 people each day through Christmas. The decorations were activated on November 17 in an event called the big “Switch On.” Read More

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Schools

Drake To Step Down As OSU President; Helped Regional Campuses

25 Nov , 2019  

Michael V. Drake, MD, who has served as president of The Ohio State University since June 2014, has announced that he will retire from the role next year. Drake’s career in higher education spans four decades, including the last 15 as a university president or chancellor. He said the timing is right for Ohio State and his family.
“Ohio State is a very special place. Brenda and I are blessed to be part of the incredible Buckeye community,” said Drake, 69. “The work being done at this university through teaching, learning, research, creative expression, community engagement and leading-edge partnerships is unprecedented in our 150-year history.
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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Skip The Cooking and Eat Out On Thanksgiving Close To Home

24 Nov , 2019  

So much goes into the preparation of a Thanksgiving meal, and so many dishes need to be washed after the meal is over. If you are looking to skip the hassle and stress, our friends at Destination Mansfield - Richland County have compiled a list of local restaurants, caterers, and even food trucks that are opening their doors and kitchens to provide a delicious holiday meal without the cleanup. Read More

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All About Richland

Bringing Awareness To Help Older Youth Find Forever Homes

23 Nov , 2019  

In Richland County, there are older teenagers in foster care who face a future without stable and caring families to guide them into adulthood. Older youth are much less likely to be adopted than younger children, and older youth themselves are often reluctant to pursue adoption, opting instead to prepare for independent living. Yet studies have shown that having a close relationship with a caring adult is key to improving their opportunities for success. That is why this year November 23 has been designated as National Adoption Day and the entire month of November is National Adoption Month, offering a time to share resources that encourage older youth to consider how important a family can be even after they become adults. Read More

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All About Richland

Symphony And Chorus Ring In The Holidays At The Ren

22 Nov , 2019  

We don’t want to rush right by the Thanksgiving holiday that is less than a week away, but we are excited that December is around the corner and brings with it the annual Holidays Pops concert at the Renaissance Theatre. The sounds of the season will come alive as The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present their holiday concert on Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 PM. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the concert features a mix of contemporary and classic holiday repertoire with the ever popular carol sing! Read More

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All Things Business, Downtown

Newly Renovated Space Available for Downtown Living in Mansfield

21 Nov , 2019  

Those who have participated in the Secret City Tour in downtown Mansfield may remember having toured four dark, dirty and – in some areas – junk-filled upstairs apartments that had not been lived in for several decades. Over the course of the last two years, the apartments at 46 Park Avenue West have been emptied out, renovated, and are now ready for new life as high-end downtown apartments that overlook that street. All of this is thanks to new building owners who had a vision for the apartments, as well as the downstairs retail space. Read More

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All Things Business

North Central Ohio Unemployment Rates Holding Steady; Richland, Mansfield Fall Slightly

20 Nov , 2019  

It’s good news heading into the seasonal employment boost which takes place during the holidays. This past week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates fell slightly in Mansfield and Richland County while adjacent counties remained substantially level from the month before. Read More

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All About Richland

Destination Mansfield – Richland County Receives Statewide Recognition

19 Nov , 2019  

Shawshank promotions have been honored again at a statewide competition. The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) held its 22nd Annual Awards of Excellence and President’s Luncheon in Gahanna on Thursday, November 14.  At the luncheon, STAR Awards (“State Tourism Achievement Recognition”) were presented for destination marketing and tourism development efforts. Destination Mansfield – Richland County was presented with STAR awards for their Shawshank Marketing Campaign, ShawshankTrail.com website, and a 2nd place award for the Shawshank Digital Marketing Campaign. Read More

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