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Ohio Man Dies After Struggling With Police Officers

A 29 year old man died after Mansfield police shocked him with a Taser.
11, 2015

Authorities say a 29-year-old man has died after being electronically shocked by police and struggling with officers in the northeast Ohio city of Mansfield.

Mansfield Jury Orders Disgraced Booster To Pay $6.4 M In Damages

The jury found Kendall Clemons owed triple damages to five nonprofit groups that lost charitable bingo proceeds.
November 5, 2014

The Richland County jury says a former trustee of a high school sports booster club should pay more than $6.4 million in damages for stealing from the club and other charities.

Former Mansfield Cop Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

The 69-year-old Anderson was arrested Feb. 7 during a larger child porn sting.
3, 2014

A former Mansfield police officer has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he produced and received child pornography, and tried to prevent his computer from being seized.

Does Ohio Have Enough Oversight Of Booster Clubs?

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has increased oversight of booster clubs, including making a club file a report with the attorney general's office if the club has more than $25,000 in assets
May 27, 2014

Two Mansfield boosters are headed to prison after pleading guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars. With that case in mind, WOSU’s sports podcast After the Score asked Ohio Attorney General MIke DeWine if the state has enough oversight of booster clubs.

Court Ruling Clears Way For Wind Farm

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18, 2013

An Ohio Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for an alternative energy company to move forward with a massive wind farm planned for parts of Richland and Crawford counties.

Mansfield To Host “Shawshank Reunion” Weekend

The celebration will include site tours showcasing locations used in the film, including the Ohio State Reformatory.
15, 2013

The city that served as backdrop to the 1994 prison drama “The Shawshank Redemption” plans a 20th anniversary celebration of the filming.

Inmate Who Escaped Mansfield Prison Is Captured

An inmate who escaped a Mansfield prison is back behind bars.
5, 2013

Authorities say an inmate who slipped away from a north-central Ohio prison where he was incarcerated for kidnapping, rape and other crimes has been captured at a general store less than 10 miles from where he escaped.

Abandoned GM Plant Gets New Buyer

A former GM employee stands in front of the plant being purchased by Dove, Ohio-based Brownfield Communities Development Co.
December 31, 2012

Officials in the city of Ontario say they’ve reached an agreement to sell the plant GM shuttered nearly three years ago.

NASCAR Returning To Ohio

The race will be held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and will be the first NASCAR-sanctioned event in Ohio since a truck race left a Mansfield course in 2008.
13, 2012

The new race will be part of the Nationwide Series and will be held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington next August.

Ohio Communities Struggling To Pay For Campaign Rallies

It's been an expensive campaign season for the candidates and communities hosting rallies.
29, 2012

Ohio has seen what seems like a never-ending stream of campaign visits. Just last week, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were together in Dayton, Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan rallied in North Canton, and all four candidates stumped separately throughout the state. Communities say the costs of protecting those candidates are adding up.