The Local Music Scene
MANSFIELD -- Mayor Tim Theaker and Parks Department Manager Mark Abrams have announced a pair of events will be taking place in Mansfield the first weekend in October.
The annual Blood Prison haunt at the Ohio State Reformatory will open its doors on Oct. 9, operating on weekends through Nov. 1.
BUTLER — After more than three decades, the Prairie Peddler Marketplace is used to battling the elements to keep the festival afloat -- even, this year, amid a pandemic.
The public can view the latest on-campus gallery and theater performance virtually.
The Renaissance Theatre will offer a new series of REN-Spiration Classroom sessions, beginning the week of Oct. 4.
The Renaissance will show two classic Halloween films in October -- Hocus Pocus and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
MANSFIELD -- The Mansfield Playhouse will conduct auditions for "A Christmas Story" on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 29-30, beginning at 6 p.m. each evening.
MANSFIELD – The Richland County Foundation awarded $61,659 in educational program grants for the upcoming school year to local teachers across Richland County for their creative or supplemental programs not covered by school funding.
SHELBY – With the assistance of the greater Shelby community, United Steelworkers Local 3057 conducted a highly successful food drive on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Cornell’s IGA Supercenter.
MANSFIELD – For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to rescue Christmas.
MANSFIELD — Attention pond owners, here's the opportunity to order fish from Richland Soil and Water Conservation District until October.
The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (MRCPL) opened at its current location of 43 West Third Street on December 19, 1908. Since the first day in operation, the Sherman Room has had its place in the library, housing a small collection of donated furnishings, letters, and books. This c…
In the past, organizations could get away with not updating their websites for 10 years at a time. However, as technology advances and more options become available for people to browse the internet, a person’s internet experience can differ from someone else’s depending on the device they use.
Wolves were a vital member of Ohio's ecosystem; that is, until the species was successfully extripated from the state nearly 200 years ago. There are some researchers who suggest that wolves still leave their biological footprint on Ohio's environment in the form of wolf-coyote hybrids.
MANSFIELD -- Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present “Mash-Up,” the first concert in its 90th season, on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.
GAMBIER — Theater of War Productions, co-founded in 2009 by 1998 Kenyon graduate Bryan Doerries and acclaimed for its stirring use of theater to foster dialogue about pressing social and public health issues, will be in residence, virtually, for the 2020–21 academic year.
MANSFIELD — The Richland Community Development Group Art Sector is leading a public art initiative in downtown Mansfield.
The Ohio State University at Mansfield kicks off the fall semester with arts projects focused on social justice.
On every Memorial Day for the past 75 years, Dick Algeo, a World War II veteran, plays taps at the Savannah cemetery on Chapel Hill. Due to COVID-19, he came close to breaking that yearly tradition.
The City of Mansfield on Thursday announced children may participate in a city-wide "Trick or Treat Night" on Oct. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ONTARIO – Three registered nurses at Avita Health System are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
MANSFIELD – Richland Pregnancy Services is offering a special training opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering at RPS.
Photos from the Sheep Show competition on Wednesday evening at the 2020 Bellville Junior Fair. The night later included a Dairy Cattle Show and also a Beef Cattle show. An online auction for the animals can be found at Bellville Junior Fair Livestock Auction. The auction will begin to close …
During a nationwide pandemic, child care has never felt more important than now. Parents need reassurance that their child will be safe in their learning environment while also knowing they’re in excellent hands.
More than 20 food truck vendors will be parked at various locations around Bellville this week. Festival hours are Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., though times vary slightly at some locations.
MANSFIELD -- Shady Lane Alpacas will have an open house to celebrate National Alpaca Days on Sept. 26 & 27 from noon to 6 p.m.
At 18 years old with a 1-year-old and working first shift as an STNA, Cheyenne Hardin needed to find a convenient, reliable and trustworthy childcare provider.
MANSFIELD -- Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will host the 2020 Secret City Tour on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With interest continually growing in wildlife protection and ecological maintenance, the question of whether or not the American bison can successfully be reintroduced in Ohio's ecosystem lingers on.
ASHLAND -- The Ashland Symphony Orchestra will present a series of recorded concerts throughout the 2020-2021 concert season.
MOUNT VERNON -- United Way of Knox County is accepting online applications from 501c-3 agencies for investments in programming that address community needs focusing on education, financial stability, and health.
LOUDONVILLE — The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum in Loudonville has announced that their popular Speaker Series will return this fall in a virtual format.
The Mansfield Playhouse, after a six-month break due to COVID-19, is set to open its new season Friday night with The Mousetrap.
MANSFIELD -- September is Recovery month and Catalyst Life Services wants to celebrate individuals in recovery while also helping those still in need of services.
MANSFIELD -- Renaissance Performing Arts will reveal a virtual tour of its theatre on Friday, Sept. 11 as part of the Ohio Open Doors program of The Ohio History Connection.
MANSFIELD -- September will be a time to return to pray, according to organizers of a 10-day series of prayer services in the Mansfield area.
MANSFIELD -- Next month marks the 25th anniversary for the Richland B&O Bike Trail.
MANSFIELD -- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund is asking Richland County residents to help support its fight against breast cancer.
MANSFIELD -- BibleWalk, one of the world’s leading Christian attractions and wax museums becomes the new home to the Museum of Woodcarving, the largest collection of wood carvings in the world created by one man.
CLEVELAND – This week marked the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary of the museum.
Editor's Note: This is the first of an ongoing series on mental health through the campaign KnowItB4UNeedIt, which encourages community members to educate themselves on the social services Richland county has to offer. These stories encompass local mental health services and ways to get help…