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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.

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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 …

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.

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…

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.

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…

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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.

As a college senior, one of the final barriers I had to graduate was to complete student teaching in an elementary school and a high school.

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.

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…

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…

Editor's Note: This is a monthly educational series about racism. Contributors include Donna Hight, Beth Castle, Margaret Lin, Deanna West-Torrence, Renda Cline, Tiffany Mitchell, Crystal Davis Weese, Brigitte Coles and Amy Hiner.

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 …

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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.

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…

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…

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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…