Christmas Arrives In Bellville During First Week Of December

18 Nov , 2019  

Two events during the first week of December are certain to have folks in the southern half of Richland County feeling in the holiday spirit. On Thursday, December 5 at 7 PM, the annual Yule Log Lighting will take place near the Bellville Bandstand downtown. The community Christmas Tree will also be lit and word has it that a certain jolly man in a red suit will be on hand. Read More

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All About Richland

Make It A Kingwood Christmas This Year

17 Nov , 2019  

Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield has announced their plan to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 30 with their Christmas at Kingwood program, which has become a cherished holiday tradition over the years. The program will run through Sunday, January 5. This year’s opening day includes a "Stuff the Sleigh" initiative; guests are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys that will then be donated for area children in need. Kingwood Center is partnering with local charitable agencies, including the Domestic Violence Shelter, the Salvation Army, and Children Services, to distribute the collected toys. Visitors that participate in "Stuff the Sleigh" will receive free admission to Christmas at Kingwood on November 30. Read More

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All Things Business

Apprenticeship Can Be A Path To Success

16 Nov , 2019  

National Apprenticeship Week is celebrated this year from November 11 through November 17. The week is used to bring attention to apprenticeship as an opportunity to be trained and skilled up for a particular type of work, and we would like to use this opportunity to feature a local success story. When Ashland native Josh Barr came to the end of his military career as a Marine in 2017 – he was unsure of what the next chapter in his life would entail. “I wanted to still be a part of something larger, like the strong brother and sisterhood I experienced in the military,” Barr said. “After speaking with the Business Manager, Jeff Sellers of Local 1216, about the Laborers’ Union Apprenticeship Program, I knew I found the opportunity I was looking for.” Read More

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Mid-Ohio Announces 2020 Season Lineup

15 Nov , 2019  

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington will continue its tradition of showcasing one of the most diverse schedules in all of racing in 2020. Spectacular two- and four-wheel motorsports action will be featured at the North Central Ohio facility during its 59th season of racing. As announced previously to accommodate broadcast and cable television coverage of the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the NASCAR Xfinity Series stop, the Mid-Ohio 170, moves earlier to May 29-30. The ARCA Menards Series returns to Mid-Ohio for the first time since 1965 as Friday’s headlining race of this major stock racing weekend. Then, Ohio’s largest motorsports event, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, shifts to a later summer date, August 14-16, to wrap up the 2020 schedule with the stars and cars of the Indianapolis 500. Read More

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All About Richland, Downtown

A Tale Of Pirate Mystery

14 Nov , 2019  

Steve Goble will be at Main Street Books in Mansfield on November 15 at 6:00 PM to discuss the third book in his Spider John pirate mystery series, A Bottle of Rum. The book, which was listed on’s Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019, centers on an eighteenth-century pirate who is regularly wrapped up in mysteries and crimes.  Read More

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All About Richland, Shelby

Little Buckeye Travels Again: New Exhibit in Shelby

13 Nov , 2019  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum has announced the debut of its newest traveling exhibit for children, and this one is all about trains. Funded with generous support from The Shelby Foundation, the new exhibit was recently unveiled at the Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby in their children’s department. Read More

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All About Richland

Can’t-Miss Holiday Events

12 Nov , 2019  

It cannot be denied that winter is on its way! Luckily, here in Richland County there is a long list of holiday events to help warm us up during this coldest of seasons. Calendars are getting tighter, but you’ll definitely want to squeeze in these free family festivals, musical performances, and one last trip to your favorite attraction as they’ve decked the halls for the Christmas season. This list is courtesy of our friends at Destination Mansfield - Richland County. Read More

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All About Richland, Sports

The Unstoppables Camp Is Coming

11 Nov , 2019  

A new experience is arriving for children of differing abilities to experience the joy of basketball — the Tiffany Hildebrand Unstoppables Basketball Camp. Tiffany Hildebrand dedicated herself to serving the disabled as a Program Coordinator for the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope). She passed away unexpectedly in June 2019; she was only 52 years old. Read More

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All About Richland

Soil And Water Conservation District Celebrates

10 Nov , 2019  

Conservation was celebrated in Richland County at the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) Annual Celebration held on Thursday, November 7. The evening included a buffet dinner catered by The Vault and the public election to elect one board supervisor. Fred Cooke was re-elected to a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020, and will join other current Board Supervisors Brian Alt, Aaron Dearth, Lanny Hopkins and David Krichbaum. Read More

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All Things Business

Ribbon Cutting Friday Evening At Sixty-One Salon

9 Nov , 2019  

On Friday evening, a ribbon cutting and customer appreciation event was held for Sixty-One Salon and Beauty Boutique in downtown Mansfield; the full-service beauty salon has been open since mid-summer. Rather than directly employing those who work there, the myriad of professionals who offer their services to customers are renting space from the salon. Read More

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History & Tourism

Honor City: Mansfield, Ohio

8 Nov , 2019  

Take a story and audio trip back in time with 1812Blockhouse today when a young girl and her hometown -- Mansfield -- had national attention for an evening. The roots of talent competition TV shows like the popular America’s Got Talent go back to a time before television, to the days of old time radio and a man called Major Bowes. We want to tell you a bit about Major Bowes, his Original Amateur Hour show, and how that show gave Mansfield a moment in the national spotlight 80 years ago. Read More

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Fireworks In The Snow

7 Nov , 2019  

Snow Trails is getting ready for the upcoming ski season and they are inviting the public to both celebrate improvements that have been made at the resort and to start getting ready for their season-opening. They have replaced the Zozo Party from years past, which featured bonfires, with a different kind of pre-season celebration: A November fireworks show. The event will take place on Saturday, November 9. Read More

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Schools, Sports

Plans Set for 2019 Buckeye Bash

6 Nov , 2019  

Plans are set for the 39th annual Beat Michigan Buckeye Bash, hosted by The Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Club of Richland County. This yearly bash is a major fundraiser for the Club. The event will be held on Monday, November 25 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mansfield Liederkranz (1212 Silver Lane, Mansfield). Read More

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All About Richland

Tiny Tim Volunteers Needed

5 Nov , 2019  

In late November, the Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe will once again open in downtown Mansfield. The shop is a place where adults assist children in all aspects of gift-purchasing for the holiday season, including selecting gifts, budgeting, and wrapping gifts. Prices are intentionally kept low so that kids can have an array of budget-friendly gifts to choose from. Read More

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