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‘Listening Tour’ On Redistricting Ends, Maps Next Step

30 Aug , 2021  

A process which included input from a stop in Richland County is moving on to the next – but no its final – step.

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

Members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission ended their week in Mansfield as constituents continued to give input on legislative district map-drawing, and share their thoughts on the process.


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Candidates Sought For Vacant Commissioner Position

9 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

With the election of current Richland County Commissioner Marilyn John to the Ohio House of Representatives, the Richland County Republican Party Central Committee is now charged with choosing her replacement.

To that end, the Committee is seeking letters of interest and/or resumes for the position, which begins in January and the term for which ends December 31, 2022.

To submit a letter and/or resume, reply by December 18 to:

Magan Whatman, Chair, Richland County Republican Party Central Committee, [email protected]

A screening committee will review responses and refer qualified candidates to the full Central Committee for consideration at a future meeting called for the purpose of choosing the replacement Commissioner.

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GOP Clashes As Deadline To Repeal Tainted Bailout Law Nears

27 Nov , 2020  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislation with only weeks before Ohioans begin to pay the price.

In one corner stands veteran GOP lawmakers like Rep. Bill Seitz, ranking member of the majority party, who believes the Nov. 3 election results solidified the standing of the now-tainted bailout bill even if federal investigators found the process of its passage to be corrupt.

“There is no representative and no senator who voted yes on House Bill 6, who lost their reelection bid,” Seitz said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But many, several, at least, who voted no, lost. So what does that tell you?” More…


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Ohio House Sets Thursday Vote To Remove Disgraced Speaker

29 Jul , 2020  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and JULIE CARR SMYTH Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House plans to vote Thursday on the removal of the disgraced House speaker arrested last week in connection with a $60 million federal bribery probe, after Republicans took a secret vote on the matter Tuesday that was prompted by Larry Householder’s refusal to resign.

It wasn’t immediately clear under what authority the remaining members of Householder’s leadership team called the session. Under House rules, only the speaker can call or schedule a session. The power falls to his No. 2, Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Jim Butler, if the speaker is absent. More…

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Listen To Thursday’s Mansfield Mayoral Debate

19 Oct , 2019  

Weren’t able to catch Thursday’s debate between the two candidates for Mansfield Mayor? WMAN has that stream available on demand. Visit the link below.

Listen to the WMAN News Episode – Mansfield Mayoral Debate 2019 on iHeartRadio | iHeartRadio

News from 1400/98.3 WMAN Mansfield, OH … Show More October 17, 2019 * 88 min Mansfield’s largest, and perhaps most significant political debate is was held Thursday October 17 at the Renaissance Theatre. The debate featured incumbent Mayor Tim Theaker and Democratic challenger Councilman Don Bryant. Original airdate: 10/17/19.


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How Well Off Is Ohio? The New York Times Looks At Mansfield

13 Oct , 2019  

As the fourth Democratic debate nears at nearby Otterbein University in Westerville, the New York Times published a story on Saturday that looks at how Ohio’s economy is faring.

To answer that question, the Times chose a representative city on which to focus much of its article.

They chose Mansfield. More…

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Mayoral Candidates To Debate; Tickets Available

30 Sep , 2019  

Mansfield’s largest – and perhaps most significant – political debate in many years will happen on Thursday October 17 at 6:30 PM at the Renaissance Theatre on Park Avenue West. The debate between incumbent Mayor Tim Theaker and Democratic challenger Councilman Don Bryant is free and open to the public, though reserved seating is recommended.

General admission tickets are free and can be easily reserved at the Renaissance Theater’s website. VIP tickets are preferred seating nearest to the stage and are available for $20 each. All proceeds from VIP ticket sales will be donated to the Mansfield Rising project at the Richland County Foundation. More…

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Vice President Visiting Mansfield On Wednesday

28 Oct , 2018  

As the mid-term Election Day nears, leading officials of both parties are traveling to key states to boost candidates’ chances.

This Wednesday, that includes a visit to Mansfield by Vice President Mike Pence. The event will take place at 11:30 AM in Rob Ridenour’s Hangar at Mansfield Lahm. More…