Crestline Mayor Allen Moore resigns over racial slur video

October 22, 2018

Crestline Mayor Allen Moore has resigned, less than a month after a video was released showing him using racial slurs and village residents and council members began calling for his resignation.

Land bank votes to join Shelby in legal action against Napoli's owner

October 22, 2018

The Richland County Land Bank plans to join the City of Shelby in any legal action against a Shelby business owner who allegedly hasn't paid either entity back for tearing down his crumbling building in 2015.

Richland County Land Bank makes final offer to Logan Road house contractor

October 19, 2018

The Richland County Land Bank approved its final counteroffer as part of a months-long settlement process with the contractor on its first planned home rehabilitation project at 845 Logan Road.

'There is life after trauma': Domestic Violence Shelter hosts candlelight vigil

October 19, 2018

Kim Williams had to learn to forgive after her stepfather shot and killed her mother and grandmother right in front of her.

Ontario officials consider options for former General Motors site

October 09, 2018

Ontario officials are taking steps toward finding a new future for the former General Motors property on West Fourth Street.

Crestline releases video showing Mayor Allen Moore using racial slurs

October 02, 2018

Crestline officials released a video recorded on Crestline Police Chief Joe Butler’s body-worn camera in June showing Crestline Mayor Allen Moore using racial slurs.

A massive pool, dancing and a wooden roller coaster: Locals share Seccaium Park memories

October 01, 2018

At a gathering on the grounds of Seccaium Park, which closed 70 years ago, some people were old enough to remember going there. Some remembered stories passed down from family members. Others just wanted to know what was with that wooden roller coaster that towered over Ohio 19 for decades.

Records: Crestline police chief feared retaliation for reporting mayor's racial slurs

September 27, 2018

The Crestline police chief feared retaliation for reporting racial slurs made by the mayor in June, according to documents obtained in a public records request.

Man wanted by FBI sought in area after stolen truck crashes on I-71

September 16, 2018

Shawn Christy is wanted for allegedly threatening to harm or kill President Donald Trump, a police chief, other law enforcement officers and a district attorney. 

Madison students get detention after criticizing superintendent on Twitter

September 14, 2018

Several Madison Local School District students and parents expressed outrage after nearly a dozen students received in-school detention after criticizing superintendent Shelley Hilderbrand on her Twitter account.

Woman shares story of rescuing drowning boy from North Lake Park

September 05, 2018

Mansfield resident April Jones was walking at North Lake Park when she saw a young boy go into the water. She jumped into the water and pulled the boy out, saving his life.

Recovery is message of International Overdose Awareness Day

August 30, 2018

Seven singers and poets met with people in recovery and penned artistic tributes based on their stories.

Madison parents share school district concerns at town hall

August 27, 2018

Madison parents and community members are not happy with the Madison Local School District.

Church offers support program for kids with addicted parents

August 22, 2018

Brian Olar, a Roseland native, is working to help children of addicted parents through a new program at Belmont Community Church called New Destiny.

Community rallies against Ashland County fracking

July 30, 2018

Community members gathered on the bank of the Clear Fork of the Mohican River to protest Houston-based Cabot Oil and Gas' plans for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Richland, Ashland and Knox counties.

Madison school board approves one-year STEM contract

July 25, 2018

The Madison school board unanimously approved a one-year contract with a company that will allow the district to offer a STEM curriculum this school year.

After massive search, endangered toddler is safe; Amber Alert suspect arrested

July 25, 2018

After an hours-long search, a missing toddler was recovered and the suspect in an Amber Alert chase was captured.

Basketball league aims to keep kids active this summer

July 12, 2018

"There's nothing for kids to do in Mansfield." A group of community members are planning to change that narrative with a community basketball league.

Water treatment plant manager Angelo Klousiadis retires after 45 years with city

July 09, 2018

Angelo Klousiadis moved to Mansfield from Greece more than 60 years ago, but he hasn't moved much since then.

Mansfield projected to spend more money than it generates over next 5 years

July 05, 2018

Mansfield is predicted to spend more money than it brings into its general and safety service funds for the next five years.

Community rallies to support Madison Township woman who lost home to fire

July 02, 2018

As donations pour in and volunteers help clean out and eventually demolish the house a fire destroyed, a Madison Township woman couldn't be more grateful.

Madison parents express frustration with district leaders at school board meeting

June 27, 2018

Hundreds of parents attended a Madison school board meetingexpress their frustrations and criticize the leadership of Superintendent Shelley Hilderbrand and the board.

His birth defect is often fatal, but now Mansfield infant has 'excellent prognosis'

June 25, 2018

A Mansfield family is grateful to be returning home soon, bringing home a baby boy who was diagnosed with an often-fatal birth defect before he was even born.

Tiny house, big plans: West Point cadet and his dad work together to finish home

June 17, 2018

Edmund Coleman and his dad, retired Army colonel and veterinarian Gary Coleman, will spend the next two years finishing a tiny house for Edmund to live in throughout his military service.

In honor of late mom, third-grader turns birthday into fundraiser for humane society

May 23, 2018

Christian decided to ask for supplies for the Humane Society of Richland County instead of birthday presents this year and donated them in honor of his mom, who died one year ago.

Democratic governor candidate Rich Cordray stops in Mansfield to discuss opioid epidemic

May 22, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray stopped in Mansfield to discuss the opioid epidemic with community leaders on the front lines of the crisis.

'You're wiping out somebody's legacy': How can the community help reduce gun violence?

May 10, 2018

In the wake of two shooting deaths in less than a month in the city, community members gathered to brainstorm ways to reduce gun violence in Mansfield.

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital celebrates 100th anniversary

May 10, 2018

One hundred years later, Mansfield General Hospital, now known as OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, has six times as many beds as it had when it opened.

Father, sister mourn loss of Galion native shot dead and put in storage tote in Florida

May 02, 2018

Cheyenne Snyder was more than just a woman found shot to death in a plastic storage tote in a shed in Florida.

Galion native shot, killed and found in storage tote in Florida, St. Petersburg police say

May 01, 2018

The body of a Galion native was found in a shed in Florida, and authorities have arrested a Florida man they say admitted to her death.

New detox center will keep addicts seeking help closer to home; groundbreaking is in May

April 27, 2018

Richland County is getting a detox center and a new residential facility for people seeking addiction treatment, expanding the addiction services available in north central Ohio.

Is a dry dam to stop flooding in Mansfield's future?

April 20, 2018

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'My second chance:' At least 2,000 naloxone doses used in Richland County in 2017

April 19, 2018

In 2017, an estimated 2,000 doses of naloxone were given in Richland County. The estimate includes only doses used by hospitals and paramedics, so the figure could be much higher.

Five years after liver transplant, Madison Township man shares story of gratitude

April 19, 2018

Steve Reeder said he was likely days away from death when he received his liver transplant at the Cleveland Clinic on April 10, 2013.

Holocaust survivor shares story during Holocaust Remembrance Day service

April 15, 2018

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Mansfield native places 13th in Alaskan Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

April 07, 2018

Mansfield native and current Alaska resident Matthew Failor calls competing with his dogs in sled dog racing "the ultimate freedom."

One year later, still no sign of Holly Crider

March 29, 2018

Holly Crider was reported missing one year ago, on March 30, 2017. One year later, her family still worries about where the Mansfield resident and mother of three could be.

Madison parents question new STEM requirements

March 28, 2018

Parents of children in the Madison schools questioned district officials about new STEM requirements scheduled to take effect this fall during a school board meeting.

Ex-Pentagon official says U.S. needs to negotiate with 'eyes wide open'

March 28, 2018

A former Pentagon official said the United States needs to negotiate with its "eyes wide open" when it talks with other nations with different views of diplomacy from America.

Opioid epidemic: Mansfield files lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies

March 14, 2018

The lawsuit accuses opioid manufacturers and distributors of misleading health care professionals and the public by marketing opioids as rarely addictive and as a safe substitute for non-addictive pain medications, such as ibuprofen.

Two Shelby police officers placed on leave after Tiro shooting

March 01, 2018

Two Shelby police officers are on leave after a 27-year-old man was shot dead in Tiro in February.

'Children have lost a father': Westerville mourns and looks for answers

February 11, 2018

The news of two Westerville police officers killed on the job came as a shock to many residents of this suburb.

How do you tell real news from fake news?

February 08, 2018

How can you tell if the news story you're reading is a reliable, accurate report of something that's happened?

Revised Mohican-Memorial forest plan approved by Forest Advisory Council

February 05, 2018

The Forest Advisory Council has officially accepted several changes to the five-year management plan for Mohican-Memorial State Forest that will permit the removal of existing pine trees to allow for the regeneration of native hardwood forests.

Community questions possible fracking in Richland, Ashland counties

February 01, 2018

Community members have formed a tri-county landowners' coalition to discuss concerns with a Houston-based company's plans for possible fracking in Richland, Ashland and Knox counties.

Ink in the Clink lawyer: Some of lawsuit's claims 'absolutely were not true'

January 25, 2018

The lawyer representing the organizers for tattoo and music festival Ink in the Clink says several claims made in a Medina County lawsuit alleging they owe a Medina man millions of dollars are untrue.

Medina man's civil suit claims Ink in the Clink organizers owe millions

January 24, 2018

In a civil suit filed in Medina County, a Medina man alleges the organizers of the annual Ink in the Clink tattoo and music festival owe him millions of dollars.

'Teach kids police are good': Cops and kids face off in dodgeball game

January 11, 2018

The police officers might have worn their protective vests, but they were no match for the dodgeballs the kids were pelting at them.

Fourth person charged in egg farm migrant trafficking scheme

December 27, 2017

A fourth person has been charged in a labor-trafficking scheme that forced migrant minors to work at egg farms, according to an unsealed indictment.

Residents voice concerns with possible Ashland County fracking

December 11, 2017

Residents voiced their concerns with a company's plans for possible fracking in Ashland County after Houston-based Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation began initial work in recent months for potential exploratory wells in Ashland County.

Forest Advisory Council agrees to tweak Mohican forest plan

December 07, 2017

The Forestry Advisory Council approved several changes to a proposed five-year management plan for Mohican-Memorial State Forest, including allowing some pine trees to remain in the forest and requiring management of invasive species before thinning trees, after decades of vocal community disapproval of the plan.

Ontario grads create medical socks to prevent hospital falls

November 26, 2017

Ontario native Patrick Baker knew there was a better way to help hospitals prevent patients from getting out of bed on their own and potentially falling and hurting themselves.

Parents of girl killed in crash serve Thanksgiving meals at Friendly House

November 23, 2017

Ben and Theresa Williams lost their daughter, Candice, in a car crash 14 years ago, but they keep her memory alive by giving back to the community.

'Nothing more than an eyesore': Ontario council grills Adler Group on GM site

November 15, 2017

Ontario City Council members grilled representatives from the Adler Group during a nearly two-hour discussion after five years of apparent frustration with a lack of development at the former General Motors site.

Grassroots group calls for better conditions for dogs in puppy mills

November 09, 2017

A grassroots movement, Stop Puppy Mills Ohio, is calling for better treatment of dogs in Ohio puppy mills and collecting signatures to try to put the issue on the ballot.

Mansfield eliminates pit bull ban, discusses animal control officer

November 08, 2017

Mansfield City Council members voted to remove the city's breed-specific legislation, which banned American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire terriers and any mixed breed of those dogs.

Sale of medical marijuana banned in Mansfield

November 07, 2017

Mansfield City Council members approved banning the sale of medical marijuana in the city, which includes the cultivation, processing and distribution of the drug.

179th Airlift Wing returns from Puerto Rico hurricane support mission

November 05, 2017

The 179th Airlift Wing returned home to Mansfield after spending a month in Puerto Rico supporting hurricane relief efforts.