Ongoing Series: Improving Child Development in Richland County
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Ongoing Series: Thriving in the Martial Arts
A first-person series written by Chris Hershberger on how he went from being a "poor punk kid" in Mansfield to an Olympic Taekwondo All-American coach.
SHELBY – Since 1985, Shelby resident Doc Stumbo, 83, has put his all into fundraising and giving back. His work over the past 35 years has helped Richland County residents receive, as well as give back.
What a year it has been. In the spring, when the initial stay-at-比特币交易app哪个好home orders were issued, once the initial shock of it lifted, I used some of the newfound free time to interview my 90-year-old grandmother (I wrote about that here). As we talked about her life, she reflected on the country’s …
Nancy Wasen recently collected items for a local family's Christmas and volunteered with the local Catholic Charities' Safe Boxes for Seniors Program.
For Kayla Heimann, it began with a childhood rock collection, dinosaurs on her bedroom walls and a father who helped instill an interest for science into his daughter.
MANSFIELD -- The Earth Stewardship Celebration, in its 24th year, invited businesses, organizations, churches, schools and residents in Mansfield/Richland County to conduct a litter clean up and/or beautification project, community gardens, recycling drives and/or energy efficiency projects.
BUTLER – Since last December, Clear Fork Christian Preschool & Learning Center has been raising funds for a new playground. With over 90 children using their equipment daily, their current wooden play structure has worn out and needs to be replaced by next year for safety.
I don’t usually bake many Christmas cookies. My mother-in-law makes an amazing assortment that she shares with us for Christmas each year, which frees me up to just make cut-outs with my kids. However, in the shadow of the pandemic, our holiday plans won’t be quite as normal this year, which…
MANSFIELD — After 26 years of caring for the spiritual and mental well-being of patients and their families, Pastoral Care Manager of OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals Faith Proietti will retire at the end of the year.
Amy Andes, an OSU Food Science PhD student, is releasing a brand new product for people with peanut allergies.
MANSFIELD – Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Jesse T. Hoffer has been selected as the 2020 Trooper of the Year at the Mansfield Post. The selection of Trooper Hoffer is in recognition of outstanding service during 2020 at the Mansfield Post.
MANSFIELD -- Hospice of North Central Ohio has presented the fifth annual Sandra J. Rule Dauch Volunteer-of-the-year award to Gert Meyers.
ONTARIO -- The Ontario Recreation Department and the Ontario Lions Club hosted a virtual coloring contest for Ontario students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.
ONTARIO -- The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. annual meeting was held virtually on Thursday, December 3, 2020 on the Area Agency on Aging Facebook page. A special thank you to the exclusive 2020 Platinum Sponsor, Mechanics Bank.
MANSFIELD – By a unanimous vote, the Mansfield Gay Pride Association board has named former Vice President Kelli Quail as their new president effective immediately.
This morning, I lost my temper. I spend most Sunday afternoons writing and catching up on work, and this week presented a few extra time-consuming projects that I needed to squeeze into the afternoon. Meanwhile, Christmas presents are piling up in our basement, I need to coordinate childcare…
ASHLAND – Over the last few years, a movement promoting self-love has blazed across social media. While “self-love” is a phrase most people have heard by now, the idea may still sound perplexing, uncomfortable or daunting. What does it really mean, and where does a person even begin?
BUCYRUS - Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Michael D. Smith has been selected as the 2020 Bucyrus Post Trooper of the Year.
LEXINGTON -- Western Elementary Kindergarten teacher Trisha Kist saw a a social media post recently and it sparked an idea.
CRESTLINE -- Like so many standing traditions, The Community Foundation for Crawford County had to cancel its annual “Evening of Philanthropy” event this year, an evening normally set aside to show appreciation for their donors.
BELLVILLE – Don and Judy Perman are a reserved couple, and like most people, they don’t like to talk about themselves that much. But despite their casual front, the love they’ve shared for over 60 years can be heard through their laughs.
Mapleton Middle School's social studies department raised $1,530 to send six veterans to Washington D.C. on the Ashland County Honor Bus for Veterans Day.
Like silent sentries, the four identical brick 比特币交易app哪个好homes in what was known as Hancock Heights keep a watchful eye on the nearby former Ohio State Reformatory.
Lily Clark, a freshman at Shelby High School, has been awarded an Ohio State Beekeepers Association scholarship.
Every small town has someone who keeps it running – who does the dirty, often thankless work that allows residents to go about their lives unbothered. In Fredericktown, for the last 21 years, that person was Irl Ruhl.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is Part II of an ongoing series about LGBTQ people and their allies in local religious communities. The first story in the series featured Episcopalian priests from Mansfield and Ashland offering an inclusive message to LGBTQ people who have been hurt by religious r…
BELLVILLE – Standing outside Stoodt’s Market, President of the Salvation Army Clear Fork Unit Mike Bing takes his post beside a red kettle. He’s mentally prepared for whatever kind of weather the valley is in the mood for that day and waits outside the store for shoppers to come up to him, o…
The goal of Operation Blue Letters is to mail Christmas cards created by children to police departments across the country.
As a new parent, you’re given one piece of advice more than any other: don’t blink. Don’t miss it. It’ll go faster than you think. The days are long, the years are short. It’s hard not to resonate with that wisdom, because there’s truth in it: the passage of time is a constant that none of u…
ONTARIO -- You don’t have to look far these days to find creative ways to support deserving families. Take the Jenkins family in Ontario for instance.
This morning was a mess. My husband and I both woke up with bad attitudes that quickly turned to pointless bickering. Upon retreating to our room to decompress, I inadvertently knocked one of the lattes I had just made off my nightstand, exploding the mug and spraying coffee all over our bed…
GALION -- The Galion City Schools is excited to announce that the Galion Intermediate School has received the Bronze Award for its success with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for the second year in a row.
MANSFIELD -- Denise Tenison was announced as the Richland SWCD 2020 Volunteer of the Year at the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) annual celebration.
When we think about dating, it’s almost always through the lens of a romantic relationship. If you’re single, dating allows you to get to know a potential partner by connecting intentionally as you get to know each other on a deeper level. You share meals, experiences, conversation and time …
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is Part I of an ongoing series about LGBTQ people and their allies in local religious communities. The first in the series features Episcopalian priests from Mansfield and Ashland offering an inclusive message to LGBTQ people who have been hurt by religious rejection.
ASHLAND – In presenting Dr. Julia Wright with the Women’s Fund of Ashland County Community Foundation’s Dr. Lucille G. Ford Freedom From Selfishness Award, Women’s Fund Steering Committee Chair Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson quoted Lewis Carroll.
COLUMBUS – Lestat Wade of Mansfield was recently named one of Ohio Connections Academy’s (OCA) Star Students for the month of November in recognition of his academic achievements and leadership.
Fourth grader Jenna Ann Habinek passed away in January after a short battle with leukemia.
SHILOH -- Richland Soil & Water Conservation District has awarded Randy and Eileen Eisenhauer of Eisenhauer Family Farm 2020 Cooperator of the year.
Needless to say 2020 been a very stressful year for just about everyone. While comfort food is great for making us feel emotionally better, it’s also important to make sure to get proper nutrition into your diet for lasting health benefits and stress reduction. Diets that contain lots of fru…
SHELBY -- People who touch your heart while growing up always leave an unforgettable memory.
MANSFIELD -- Morgan Cook couldn’t believe it. The 13-year-old gazed in wonder at the she shed, decked out with chic gray couch, a furry white chair and a hot pink vanity.
Last week, one of my favorite podcasts, Reply All, reported on some scientific research related to happiness. The ongoing study they reported on has found a way to quantify the overall cultural level of happiness in the English-speaking world by analyzing decades of a cross-section of all th…
MANSFIELD—Mansfield resident and U.S. Army veteran Antwan Woods takes a short break from his work interning with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs for a Zoom interview. Sitting in his parked vehicle to chat, he possesses a kind, open demeanor and exudes confidence as he speaks about h…