Bellville

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 About Richland

Light Up Lexington

14 Nov , 2019  

Lexington is once again getting ready for its Light Up Lexington celebration. This year, the holiday celebration is scheduled for December 2 with a start time of 7:00 PM. The festivities will take place at the Lexington Village Square and will include a live nativity scene. Music will be provided by Lexington schools. Area organizations will present displays. For kids, and kids at heart, Santa will be making an appearance as well. 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

Holiday Happening At The Mansfield Art Center

9 Nov , 2019  

This year will mark the 50th annual Holiday Fair at the Mansfield Art Center. As in year’s past, the Holiday Fair will feature fine art, gifts and handmade crafts. The fair will run from November 23 through December 29. Both the upper and lower galleries will be filled with splendid artwork and pieces for purchase. A wide selection of gift items will be in the gallery shop, including glassworks, metals, woods, items for children, holiday ornaments and decorations, and much more. Read More

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All About Richland

Welcome To Mansfield’s New Holiday Radio Station

7 Nov , 2019  

iHeartMedia/Ashland-Mansfield Debuts ”Christmas 107.7”

iHeartMedia/Ashland-Mansfield Debuts ”Christmas 107.7” iHeartMedia/Ashland-Mansfield, OH, flips Classic Rock WXXF-FM to all holiday programming as the new “Christmas 107.7 FM,” effective immediately. The new station will air Christmas songs including fan favorites such as “Holly Jolly Christmas” from Burl Ives, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” from Andy Williams and “All I Want for Christmas” from Mariah Carey, 24/7 through December 25.

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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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All About Richland

Kingwood Prepping For Christmas

3 Nov , 2019  

It takes time to get ready for the holidays, especially for a house and property the size of the one formerly owned by Charles Kelley King. Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield is closed for almost the entire month of November as they work to get the house and grounds ready for the annual Christmas season tours. They will re-open on November 30. Read More

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History & Tourism

November Calendar: A Few Frights Left Before the Holidays Set In

31 Oct , 2019  

Our friends at Destination Mansfield - Richland County have assembled a list of November events, designed to start getting you in the holiday spirit. Musicals, concerts, candlelight holiday tours, and even the Polar Xpress are on their way! Read More

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All Things Business

‘Tis The Season To Find A Holiday Job

20 Oct , 2019  

It’s that time of year when Richland County retailers gear up for what they hope will be robust holiday season sales. As we shared last year, the prediction for Mansfield/Ontario area shopping numbers for retail spending during the Christmas season was the strongest in the state with a predicted 8 percent increase. Local store owners are certainly hoping that trend continues this year. Predictions for the 2019 shopping season from the University of Cincinnati Economics Center are due out near Thanksgiving. Read More

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All About Richland, Holidays

City Looking For 2019 Christmas Tree

1 Oct , 2019  

The City of Mansfield is once again looking for a live Christmas tree to place on display at Richland Carrousel Park located in downtown Mansfield. If you have an evergreen tree you would like to donate please contact the Mansfield Street Department at 419-755-9803. Trees located within city limits are preferred. Read More

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

100 Years Ago, Mansfield’s New Year’s Eve Featured “Small Cannon And Bombs”

2 Jan , 2019  

Local New Year’s Eve revelers may have had a dry evening -- once they made it inside, that is. Strong rain and high winds made travel somewhat difficult. One hundred years ago, on December 31, 1918, the scene was somewhat similar in Mansfield. According to the News Journal published 100 years ago today, January 2, 1919, “Mansfield kicked off a year and a half of war restraint in giving 1919 a noisy welcome. New year’s eve was celebrated with more than ordinary noise and joyousness. Read More

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All About Richland

Ugly Sweaters And Thirsty Travelers: What’s Not To Love?

23 Dec , 2018  

Let's call it a holiday celebration for the nearsighted music lover. Snow Trails is the place, and Saturday’s the date for the Samuel Adams Ugly Sweater Party and a concert by the Thirsty Travelers. Read More

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Schools

A Time Of Holiday Happiness At Mansfield City Schools

22 Dec , 2018  

The last week before Christmas is always a magical time. Last minute holiday shoppers rush to get last minute specials; families begin preparing in earnest for get-togethers with food and fun; and area schools wind down Christmas concerts and plays and focus on celebrating in classrooms and assemblies. This was certainly the case recently with Mansfield City Schools. Here are links to stories on the district webpage that talk about holiday events which have taken place over the last several days. Click on any title for the full story. Read More

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