Buck ID Friendly Businesses and Attractions in Richland County

The Ohio State University at Mansfield has partnered with several area businesses in Richland County. A student’s Buck ID serves as a discount card if presented at these locations. College is pricey but shopping local is not! Our community welcomes students and encourages exploration of your new home away from home....

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Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in Richland County

The New Year brings hope and excitement for all that is to come. But first, we must kiss 2019 goodbye!  If you are looking to celebrate locally, Destination Mansfield has created a list of places to spend your New Year’s Eve.  Our local favorites are looking forward to welcoming 2020 with you. How will you be ringing in the new year? ...

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11 Things for College Students to do Over Winter Break

Finally, the semester is over. For college students, this can mean less stress, but also more free time. Celebrate the end of finals with this list of fun activities to do in Richland County! If you are home for the holidays and looking for some winter fun, read about the interesting attractions Mansfield has to offer....

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7 Local Restaurants Accommodating to Dietary Needs

While visiting new locations, restaurants accommodating dietary limitations are probably the hardest thing to find. With an estimated 1 in 10 American adults having food allergies or intolerances, Mansfield is making sure to satisfy all sorts of dietary needs without abandoning flavor....

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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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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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