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Bruce Waite 5k celebrates legacy, learningEvent fights Mesothelioma as the only 'Miles for Meso' race in Ohio  Galion Inquirer

MANSFIELD — The Bruce A. Waite 5K celebrates eight years fighting back against mesothelioma and honoring the life of former Mansfield Senior High Sch.

Like Christmas morning: High school football brings excitement to dog days of summer  Mansfield News Journal

MANSFIELD — Ontario football coach Chris Miller woke up to the smell of *fresh*-cooked, farm-raised eggs Thursday morning.

Strength and conditioning coach is most important role in athletic programs  Mansfield News Journal

Ontario High School strength and conditioning coach AJ Beddow has one goal in mind: help athletes achieve their potential.

GALLERY: Ontario High School Graduation 2019 | Proms and Graduations  Richland Source

Ontario High School held their 90th commencement ceremony Friday night. The 155 graduates received their diplomas in the open air of Niss Stadium, the first ...

Ontario student with Down syndrome is known for spreading joy  Richland Source

If you've met Mikey Tagg then you know what joy looks like. The 18-year-old Ontario senior embodies exuberance and excitement — and he's not afraid to share ...

Ontario teen's 5K on May 5 to raise awareness for diabetes  Richland Source

ONTARIO -- Paige Divelbiss is a 15-year-old Ontario High School freshmen who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. To raise awareness for the ...

Mansfield Art Center opens 2019 regional high school exhibition  Richland Source

The Mansfield Art Center will open its 2019 regional high school exhibition and Mansfield City Schools K-8 Art Show on Saturday, March 16. The event runs ...

Building weightlifting program to benefit all sports key to athletic success  Mansfield News Journal

EDITOR'S NOTE: First in a series. BELLVILLE - The weights were moving early in the morning at Clear Fork High School. Head football coach Dave Carroll ...

Ontario Middle School Cancels LGBT Event For Student Safety

ONTARIO, OH - When several people at Ontario Middle School organized an LGBT Support Day, many were hoping that the event would help minorities in the ...

Ontario swim teams sweep Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference titles  Richland Source

ONTARIO -- Ontario's boys' and girls' teams both earned titles Wednesday in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Swimming Championships. The Warriors girls' ...

Ontario's Joe Balogh inducted to the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame  Mansfield News Journal

COLUMBUS — Ontario boys basketball coach Joe Balogh's name is scripted on the hardwood of the O-Rena at Ontario High School.

Ontario students' musical, vocal talent on display at Cabaret May 5  Richland Source

The vocal and musical talents of students at Ontario High School will be showcased in a much-anticipated, end-of-the-year performance known as Cabaret on ...

10 Days of Courage: St. Peter's High School's Jordan Tabor  Richland Source

Jordan Tabor is a success story. The St. Peter's High School student was diagnosed with autism at 4 years old. He attended two different preschools and ...

Countywide active shooter training planned at Ontario High School  Mansfield News Journal

ONTARIO - The Ontario Police Department, in cooperation with the Richland County Sheriff's Office, Mansfield Police Department, Ohio Highway Patrol, Shelby ...

Here are 100 things to do this summer in Richland, Ashland counties  Richland Source

Wondering how to spend your free time this summer? Here are 100 things to do in Richland and Ashland Counties. Win prizes by completing the activities.

10 Days of Courage: Shelby High School's Megan Owen  Richland Source

Imagine waking up every day of your life hoping that breathing wouldn't be a struggle.

Mansfield native, Ontario resident Brigitte Coles shares her inspiring story in new book  Richland Source

The abundance of joy that Brigitte Coles exudes might lead you to assume she's had a trouble-free life.

Ontario school board hires last two teachers, approves bus purchase plan  Richland Source

ONTARIO -- With the hiring of the final two new teachers Tuesday evening, the Ontario Local Board of Education is ready to welcome students through the doors ...

10 Days of Courage: Madison Comprehensive High School's Jimmy Baumberger  Richland Source

Jimmy Baumberger may appear to be a typical high school senior, but he has conquered significant hurdles to become the young man he is today.

Autism Awareness Month: Mansfield families talk early intervention, involvement  Richland Source

Kitrina and Steven Creasey's child, Steven Jr., was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was about two years old.

Lineup announced for Ontario's summer concert series | Life & Culture News  Richland Source

Ontario Youth Sports has announced the lineup for this summer's Concerts in the Park series. The bi-weekly concert series will kick off Tuesday, June 25 at ...

Lexington survives late rally to defeat Ontario in cross-county rivalry  Richland Source

Lexington held off a late Ontario rally on Saturday night to claim a 50-43 win in the annual cross-country rivalry.

10 Days of Courage: Mansfield Senior's Taylor Bush | Thrive  Richland Source

Taylor Bush has persevered despite many obstacles.

Scoreboard: Madison Lady Rams take Wooster into 4 overtimes  Mansfield News Journal

It is another great week for high school sports. Let's check out how your favorite teams did this week. Check back every day for more results.

Former Saffron owners lead cooking classes at Entrepreneurs' Kitchen, could hold more  Richland Source

MANSFIELD — The former owners of Saffron Indian Cuisine closed the doors to their downtown Mansfield restaurant in May, but that hasn't kept them from ...

Ontario to graduate 155 seniors on May 24 | Education  Richland Source

Ontario High School will graduate 155 seniors in the Class of 2019 during the May 24 ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at the high school.

Mansfield woman with rare illness finds emotional, informational support via Facebook  Richland Source

Being diagnosed with a rare illness can leave a person feeling isolated — but Mansfield woman Sandy Nye has found a way to ward off feelings of loneliness ...

Shelby woman's unwavering hope, strength helps her push past obstacles  Richland Source

Lynn Friebel, 55, has a half-glass-full attitude when presented with trials and tribulations.

2019 Independence Day firework celebrations schedule

Here's where to watch Independence Day fireworks in Central Ohio. JUNE 29: Columbus - Hollywood Casino Fireworks show will be at 9:45 p. m. at 200 ...

Mansfield woman shares 180-pound weight loss journey | Thrive  Richland Source

MANSFIELD -- Slow and steady wins the race — that's the way Condrea Webber, 44, views her weight loss journey.

Open Source: What local resources are available for new moms who are struggling financially?  Richland Source

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was written in response to a reader-submitted question through Open Source, a platform where readers can submit questions to the ...

Local farmers market roundup for 2019 | Thrive  Richland Source

It wouldn't be summer without a trip to the farmers market, where homegrown and homemade goods abound.

Ontario School Resource Officer Moves On After 10 Years

ONTARIO, OH - For over 10 years, Officer Adam Gongwer of the Ontario Police Department has been helping students and parents as the School Resource ...

Lexington graduate's yoga studio, Yoga 419, expands | Thrive  Richland Source

MANSFIELD — You know the maxim, “If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life?” Alissa Muntain can resonate with that saying.

Claudia Cummins' yoga, meditation classes center on community  Richland Source

Mats of various colors lay sprawled across the floor as conversations carry on among what appear to be longtime friends.

Don't let your health go up in smoke: 6 ways to navigate healthy eating at BBQs  Richland Source

Now that barbecue season has arrived, it's the perfect time to fire up the grill for some good eats.

Scoreboard: Ontario coach Joe Balogh picks up career win No. 550  Mansfield News Journal

It is another great week for high school sports. Let's check out how your favorite teams did this week. Check back every day for more results.

Richland Co. ranks 64th healthiest county in Ohio  Richland Source

Richland County slipped seven spots, from 57th to 64th, among Ohio's 88 counties in the annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin ...

Lexington librarian aims to build students' mental, physical strength as first female strength & conditioning coach  Richland Source

Emily Patterson, 40, was eager to resume coaching after taking a brief hiatus.

Ontario graduate earns Eagle Scout rank | Education  Richland Source

ONTARIO -- Logan Rietschlin, of Mansfield, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

Mansfield woman with sarcoidosis urges everyone to be own health advocate  Richland Source

MANSFIELD — When Millicent Gamble, 48, was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2010, doctors said she had just a few years left to live.

Richland County schools earn mixed marks on state report cards  Mansfield News Journal

MANSFIELD - Thirty-two of the 41 schools in Richland County earned passing marks on report cards released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education.

Mansfield couple embarks on health & wellness journey together  Richland Source

Chris and Cristine Skelnik didn't wait for New Year's to roll around to start making healthier choices. The Mansfield couple proved their determination and ...

Scoreboard: Pearson's big night lifts Ontario to win  Mansfield News Journal

It is another great week for high school sports. Let's check out how your favorite teams did this week. Check back every day for more results.

My awkward attempt at aerial yoga | Thrive  Richland Source

Well, that was interesting… is just one way to describe my first attempt at aerial yoga. Another term for it is “awkward.” I knew it would be challenging, especially ...

Fireworks schedule for Crawford, Richland counties  Galion Inquirer

Galion's fireworks are July 6. There will be no fireworks in Bellville this Independence Day. But there are other opportunities to watch fireworks in the a.

Scoreboard: Lexington Minutemen dominate Upper Sandusky for big win  Mansfield News Journal

It is another great week for high school sports. Let's check out how your favorite teams did this week. Check back every day for more results. Attention coaches: If ...

WATCH: All the Countdown to Christmas Videos | Education  Richland Source

Open those presents and we'll take care of the music. Actually, the local high school choirs will do that for all of us. Here's a compilation of the north central.

Lex grad says life is worth living after attempted suicide  Richland Source

Mike Noser, 39, views life differently after trying to end his own at 28 years old.

Lex stops Ontario in overtime for 400th win  Richland Source

LEXINGTON — The Minutemen had to work overtime to secure the 400th win in program history.

Odd Sprout Farm adds unique flavor to local food movement  Richland Source

PLYMOUTH — Emily Allen-Smith says her family's farm is one-of-a-kind.

Bellville woman seeks to promote health, wellness with opening of new juice bar  Richland Source

BELLVILLE — Every time Nina McGhee gives someone one of her organic cold-pressed juices, she says it's like handing over a “bottle of nutrients.”

Mansfield couple shares how they've kept love alive for 38 years  Richland Source

MANSFIELD -- Ah, Valentine's Day — the day devoted to celebrating love.

Mansfield Art Center hosting regional high school exhibition featuring top area talent  Mansfield News Journal

The exhibition will run from Saturday to April 14. It will feature the best work of artists from 17 schools in the region.

Scoreboard: Lexington Minutemen rebound with big win over OG  Mansfield News Journal

It is another great week for high school sports. Let's check out how your favorite teams did this week. Check back every day for more results.

Community rallies to support Ontario teen recovering from burns  Richland Source

ONTARIO — Colton Turnbaugh, an Ontario High School freshman, is recovering from second- and third-degree burns on the right side of his body, said his aunt, ...

OhioHealth honors cancer survivors at annual dinner | Thrive  Richland Source

The script was flipped Friday evening. While cancer is commonly a solemn and somber topic, people affected by the disease showed up in the masses at the ...

Richland Academy dancers with the Nutcracker Ballet at Shelby High School  Richland Source

Richland Academy dancers will bring Richland County its most celebrated holiday tradition with its fourth annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet on Nov.

Can you still get the flu when it's not flu season?  Richland Source

In short, yes. The influenza virus circulates year-round, with flu season usually peaking between December and February. “We usually start seeing influenza ...

Sar Shalom moves into former UAW Hall in Ontario  Richland Source

Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation has moved into the former United Auto Workers Local 549 union hall in Ontario.

Don't let injury spoil Fourth of July fun  Richland Source

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were an estimated 9,100 ...

33 Forever honors Lexington grad's life, aims to help those affected by depression  Richland Source

From the ashes of a tragic loss, comes the creation of an organization that seeks to spread hope and healing to those with depression and anxiety.

KV Market to feature full-service grocery store and a convenience shop  Mansfield News Journal

KV Market aiming to open April 18 at 359 W. Fourth St.; Site of former E & B Market to provide neighborhood with full-*service* grocery store again.

Mansfield Children's Festival to bring family-friendly fun to downtown July 27  Richland Source

MANSFIELD — One of the area's biggest family attractions is slated to return for a fifth year.

After changing volleyball culture, Ontario Lady Warriors now enjoying wins  Mansfield News Journal

The 2017 Ontario Lady Warriors put up the first winning season of the last 10 years. How did they change that losing culture?

Diana S. Kling | Obituaries  Richland Source

Diana S. Kling, 46, of Mansfield, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019. Diana was born on January 5, 1973 to Sandra Gossett and John Renchen. She was ...

Shelby newlyweds pay off $33K of debt in 13 months  Richland Source

Caitlin McKelvey wasn't initially sold on taking an aggressive approach to paying off student loans. It took some coaxing from her husband Kyle, who introduced ...

UMADAOP's CLFC program cultivates, strengthens healthy family bonds  Richland Source

MANSFIELD — Bernard Croom, 50, is eager to accept opportunities to better himself.

Officers enhance safety this school year with active shooter training  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

ONTARIO, Ohio -- Law enforcement personnel from across Richland County took part in an active shooter drill Wednesday at a high school outside of Mansfield.

Go Figure! Local athletes seeing gold as championships start to pile up  Mansfield News Journal

MANSFIELD - Spring sports are starting to heat up with tournament and championship meet weeks picking up. Let's see how your favorite athletes did last week ...

Keeping up with the commissioner: Marilyn John prioritizes health around a busy schedule  Richland Source

When confronted with a busy schedule, it's easy to toss healthy practices out the window.

The how-to's of running in a winter wonderland  Richland Source

Running outside in the winter can be a great form of exercise -- just make sure you take necessary precautions before lacing up your running shoes.

Scoreboard: Ontario Lady Warriors pick up big non-league win over Mansfield Senior  Mansfield News Journal

It is another great week for high school sports. Let's check out how your favorite teams did this week. Check back every day for more results.

Ontario graduate Lauren Beard advances to Miss Ohio  Richland Source

Lauren Beard, a 2017 graduate of Ontario High School, was crowned Miss Tallawanda, earning her a spot in the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program this June.

Ashland fitness instructor to hold final Zumbathon at the Reformatory March 17  Richland Source

Sandy Lykins of Fit With Sandy in Ashland plans to go out with a bang.

Soap Box Derby brings speed, fun, and crowds to downtown Mansfield  Mansfield News Journal

Soap Box Derby draws racers, crowd downtown Saturday; 35 young racers traveled down North Main Street in their cars.

OSU-Mansfield student operates hospital coffee shop  Mansfield News Journal

19-year-old Pioneer graduate operates Keat's Coffee in the lobby of OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, 335 Glessner Ave.

Shelby woman becomes figure competitor after cancer, rare tumor  Richland Source

Megan Davidson, 27, of Shelby, received some of the best and worst news of her life in 2012.

Play it safe at the pool: drowning is No. 1 cause of injury-related death among children 1-4  Richland Source

It wouldn't be summer without a trip to the pool. While lots of fun memories can be made soaking up the sun and splashing around in the water, parents and ...

Triathlon tips for newbies | Thrive  Richland Source

Have your sight set on completing a triathlon but can't seem to muster up the motivation to start training?

Mansfield family celebrates life of million-dollar baby  Richland Source

MANSFIELD -- When Tiffany Montgomery rocks her baby girl to sleep, she's holding a million-dollar miracle in her arms.

Happy Father's Day: Readers submit dad jokes, dadvice  Richland Source

Dads, we love you — and not just for the jokes. We'd be remiss, however, if we didn't share some classic "dadvice," (dad advice) and dad jokes today. See the ...

Hillsdale grad, Delaware dad tackles Mohican 100-miler for his first time  Richland Source

LOUDONVILLE -- Pete Griggs, 47, crossed the Mohican Trail 100 Mile Run finish line feeling a flood of emotions Sunday morning.

Racers tweak their rides for Soap Box Derby  Mansfield News Journal

MANSFIELD - Ben Zimmerman has fond memories of the many days spent building stock cars with his parents ahead of the North Central Ohio Soap Box Derby, ...

Ontario excels in College Credit Plus offerings  Mansfield News Journal

A graduate from Ontario High School could finish with up to 38 hours of college credit without leaving the building.

Richland Public Health restaurant inspections, April 29-May 1  Mansfield News Journal

The following restaurant inspections with critical violations were conducted by Richland Public Health between April 29 and May 1.

Actor Luke Perry's death at 52 prompts stroke awareness  Richland Source

The death of actor Luke Perry, a Mansfield native, is a solemn reminder that strokes can happen at any age.

Hundreds turn out for Miss Ohio parade in downtown Mansfield  Mansfield News Journal

MANSFIELD - As a kid, Alli Lange used to go to the Renaissance Theatre to watch the annual Miss Ohio competition. Every year she exited the historical venue ...

Part I: Mansfield man with dementia scammed out of $185K  Richland Source

A Mansfield man was scammed out of $185000 by a woman alleging to be his caregiver.

Pain never goes away for family of domestic-related homicide  Mansfield News Journal

Lisa Carroll cries as she recalls the day her daughter Kaitlyn Carroll-Peak was murdered by Kaitlyn's boyfriend Dakota Steagall. (Photo: Jason J. Molyet/News ...

5 ways to improve your golf game | Thrive  Richland Source

Now that golf season is swinging into action, it's a good time to boost your golf IQ and learn some tips to lower your handicap.

Mansfielder writes new book on spiritual psychology | Life & Culture News  Richland Source

Dr. Walter Kania of Mansfield has penned his fifth book called “Spiritual Psychology.”

Local chefs dish out veggie-packed soup recipes  Richland Source

There's nothing better than a nice bowl of soup to warm you up when it's cold outside.

New autism center slated to open in Mansfield in mid-August  Richland Source

The Reach Inc., an autism center, is setting up shop at 273 Cline Ave. in Mansfield.

Ontario grad to lead new HER Realtors office in downtown Mansfield  Richland Source

Adam Thornton, Ontario High School graduate of 2000, is opening a new community office for HER Realtors in downtown Mansfield.

In record pursuit: Freshman big part of Galion swim success  Mansfield News Journal

Coach Ted Temple sending big contingent to district swim meet.

The Catholic Yogi: Practicing yoga has strengthened this Mansfielder's relationship with God  Richland Source

Yoga is known for its physical benefits, but Amy Secrist has found it to be much more than a good form of exercise. The Mansfielder says it's strengthened her ...

Discovery School to gain new leadership in the new school year  Richland Source

Julie Schwartz will be the new head of school and Simon Clark will be the new assistant head of school at Discovery School this coming school year.

3E Project connects employees with resources to overcome barriers  Richland Source

Launched in 2016, the 3E Project provides information and referral services to employees about community resources to help overcome barriers and achieve ...

Crawford County Sports Hall of Fame inducts new class March 30  Richland Source

The Crawford County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet is 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 at the Trillium Event Center, 1630 E. Southern Ave., Bucyrus.

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