Downtown Mansfield Scavenger Hunt

Grace the Giraffe has been skating around downtown Mansfield, and local businesses need your help catching her! The Downtown Mansfield Scavenger Hunt offers fun for the whole family. Take a day, a weekend, or even the whole month of July to explore and rediscover all the shops and businesses in downtown Mansfield....

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A Day in Ontario: The Retail and Restaurant Hub of Richland County

While Ontario may be the retail and restaurant hub of Richland County, the community is more than just shopping and dining. Ontario doesn’t have a quintessential Main Street or a typical downtown area, but its people are community-minded, and community in Ontario happens at the park....

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Discover the New Downtown Mansfield

Have you been to downtown Mansfield lately? I don’t just mean have you driven through it. Have you parked your car and walked North Main Street? Have you heard live music in the gazebo or the bubble of Vasbinder fountain in Central Park?   Have the sounds of the carrousel’s pipe organ carried throughout the Carrousel District brought you back to a simpler time? Has the smell of freshly popped and flavored popcorn drawn you into the direction of the Brickyard? Have you sampled the distinctive menu at an upscale dining spot in a historic car showroom? Have you sipped an award-winning brew in a renovated mortuary? Things are changing downtown and not just physically – there’s something in the air. Dare I say a buzz? The Mansfield Rising Plan has renewed interest in this urban area and given many residents and local business owners an excitement for Mansfield’s future....

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July Happenings and Events

As summer ramps up and temperatures rise, can’t-miss events around Richland County emerge. The opportunities are diverse: music lovers, car buffs, and arts aficionados alike will be pleased by the area’s many offerings, including the Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, the Honda Indy 200, and the 35th Annual Great Mohican Pow-Wow....

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Your Guide to July Fourth 2019

As the Fourth of July approaches, symbolizing the midpoint of summer for many, you may be looking for family-friendly activities to celebrate the holiday. Luckily, festivities abound in the Richland County area. Whether you’re looking for fireworks, parades, or festive car shows, you’re sure to find something that’s fun for everyone....

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11 Places to Eat & Drink Outside This Summer!

Patio season is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! Why do we love patios so much? It’s hard not to love beautiful weather, dog-friendly dining, and the live music that comes with eating outdoors. So, whether that means eating at tables on the sidewalk, a patio, or on a deck with a view, we have your guide to 11 places to eat and drink “al fresco” in Richland County to add to your summer bucket list....

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Meet the Owners: Rick & Carol Taylor of Hudson & Essex

Downtown Mansfield just gained a premier food and wine destination in the historic Carrousel District.  Part fine dining establishment, part winery and wine bar, and part gourmet deli, the multi-level complex of Hudson & Essex has finally opened its doors! Owners Rick and Carol Taylor have come a long way since we profiled them as owners of the cozy Cypress Hill Winery. ...

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Americas Rallycross makes its Midwest Debut

A brand new event will feature racing on the asphalt and dirt of a purpose-built track this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Americas Rallycross (ARX) makes its Midwest debut during the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio, June 8-9, in Lexington, Ohio. Featuring 600 bhp cars launching from 0-60 mph in less than 1.9 seconds, fans in the Midwest will now experience the most emphatic form of motorsports in North America up close and personal....

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A Day in Bellville: The Quiet Life in The Valley

Life in Bellville is relational, laid-back, and full of hometown pride. Nestled in the Clear Fork Valley, the winding Clear Fork River bisects Main Street and “The Blue Bridge” over the river marks the start of downtown Bellville’s Victorian business fronts. Full of Midwestern charm and hospitality, the row of retail stores, service businesses, and restaurants ends a few blocks south at the village square where beautiful shade trees and an Italianate bandstand crown the sprawling green lawn....

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