All About Richland

Commission Reportedly Chooses Lahm Project for Funding

17 Apr , 2017  

Sources reported last week that the Ohio Military Facilities Commission approved only two requests for funding at their recent meeting.

According to the Dayton Business Journal, one of those projects was a $4 million taxiway relocation at Mansfield Lahm, done to support the 179th Airlift Wing. More…

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Tyger Chooses Minnesota

14 Apr , 2017  

On Thursday night, Mansfield Senior’s Jornell Manns made it official.

Manns has committed to pursue the next step in his football career in the Big Ten, and specifically at the University of Minnesota. The 5’11”, 185 lbs. wide receiver and cornerback had also made an unofficial visit to OSU. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. Provides New Connection To Local History

13 Apr , 2017  

As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

Mansfielders and visitors to the city now have the opportunity to gain a more complete understanding of that relationship. In an announcement earlier this week, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) announced the launch of an innovative tool for learning about local history. More…

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All About Richland

Step Outside This Month, Then Keep Going

12 Apr , 2017  

The month of April brings warmer weather (finally), and with it the opportunity to get outside, shake off the winter cobwebs, and breathe in the spring air.

This is particularly true in the Mansfield area, where walking is a way of life for many folks. Just Walk Richland provides locals with the chance to engage in collective whole health walking. Walks are open to all, and take place in a wide variety of settings. More…

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All Things Business

A Root Beer Future: Stewart’s Announces Intent For IPO

11 Apr , 2017  

Stewart’s All American Corp. announced on Monday that the company has signed a letter of intent for an initial public offering of its common stock with a FINRA member investment banking firm. Stewart’s intends to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission later in the second quarter of 2017. More…

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History & Tourism

Shawshank, Tree Get International Mention

10 Apr , 2017  

Richland County fans of BBC staple The Graham Norton Show that are able to see the  this past Friday’s episode might sense a bit of local flavor.

During the show, Norton welcomed guests Sir Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. More…


All About Richland

Looking Back: What A Day For A Parade!

8 Apr , 2017  

Editor’s Note: Over the last few days, we have been looking back at posts made since September in celebration of our six-month anniversary. In the last post in that series, here are videos and photos from the 2016 Monsterfield Masquerade parade.

The weather was picture perfect; the young ghouls, witches, and goblins were full of excited anticipation; and the mood was celebratory as downtown Mansfield experienced the 2016 Monsterfield Masquerade Parade. More…

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History & Tourism

Oak Hill Open For Tours

7 Apr , 2017  

Perhaps you have an interest in local history, or you might be a fan of writer Louis Bromfield and enjoy visiting sites associated with his books. Or its possible that you are an architecture enthusiast who appreciates unique experiences to visit outstanding examples of particular building styles.

If any of these are the case, come to Oak Hill Cottage this Sunday and you’ll be in luck! More…

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History & Tourism

The Other Spooky Mansfield

6 Apr , 2017  

Mansfield has developed a reputation for offering opportunities to connect visitors with “the other side.”

Individual attractions such as the Ohio State Reformatory and Bissman Building are visited weekly by those engaged in paranormal hunts. Regional marketing organization Destination Mansfield – Richland County packages several of these venues together as “Haunted Mansfield,” described on its website as follows: More…

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All About Richland

Forest Wildflowers Late This Year; Follow Ohio Wildflower Bloom Report

5 Apr , 2017  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers during the month of April. Follow along as the bloom unfolds from south to north this spring with the Ohio wildflower bloom report, published each Friday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This year’s season started quite early, when spring-like weather arrived in mid-February. But March brought freezing temperatures and snow to much of Ohio, putting the wildflower season on pause. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield Named As One Of America’s Top 10 Beer Cities

4 Apr , 2017  

When data was released this week by leading business data and analytics provider Infogroup, Mansfield found itself in unique company.

Just in time for National Beer Day this Friday, Infogroup has released the identity of the country’s top ten metro and non-metro “beer cities.” More…

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History & Tourism

OSR Opens For 2017 Tour Season

3 Apr , 2017  

The venerable Ohio State Reformatory has officially opened its doors for the 2017 tour season.

Through September 3, OSR is open for tours between the hours of 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, every day. Guided tours take approximately 1 ½ hours and are offred between June and August on Saturdays and Sundays. Special guided tours are also available, and more than one can be taken during a day’s visit. More…


All About Richland

Richland County Ranked Below Average In Overall Health

1 Apr , 2017  

When the County Health Rankings were recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Richland County ranked below average among Ohio counties.

According to its website, “The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in every county in America. More…


All Things Business, Sports

Mid-Ohio Hiring For 2017 Race Season

31 Mar , 2017  

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is holding its 13th annual job fair seeking seasonal employees for its 2017 race season. The job fair takes place Friday, March 31 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon in the Cooper Tires Tower located in the garage area of the track. More…

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All About Richland

179th Returns From Africa

30 Mar , 2017  

Editor’s Note: Photos of the arrival are included below.

On Tuesday, the 179th Airlift Wing returned to Mansfield via a C-130H Hercules. The unit had spent a month supporting Operation Flintlock in Africa, an annual regional exercise among African, allied and U.S. counterterrorism forces.

A majority of the members are from the 164th Airlift Squadron and flew the C-130H Hercules aircraft as part of the exercise. More…