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Romney To Campaign In Mansfield, Biden Rallies Dems In Athens

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Joe Biden made three weekend stops in southeast Ohio. Mitt Romney plans to speak to factory workers in Mansfield today.
8:11AM
September 10, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Monday rally in Mansfield comes two days after Joe Biden used a southeast Ohio event to attack the fiscal policies of the former Massachusetts governor.

President Uses Mansfield Backdrop To Criticize Romney Tax Plan

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President Obama addresses supporters in Mansfield Wednesday
1:23PM
August
1, 2012

President Barack Obama spent Wednesday campaigning in Ohio. In the morning he was in Mansfield, once a Republican stronghold.

Mansfield-Based Guard Company Heads To Afghanistan

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Troops from the 148th Transportation Company will help with supply distribution in Afghanistan.
10:26AM
March 27, 2012

The Ohio Army National Guard says the the 160 troops will help with supply distribution.

Ohio Lawmakers Fight For Mansfield Air Guard Base

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From left, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Lakeville), Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Columbus) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) talk at the Air National Guard Wing in Mansfield.
12:43PM
March
20, 2012

The Department of Defense 2013 fiscal year budget cuts, designed to trim $487 billion over the next decade, scraps the C-27J program. All wings across the country that fly the cargo plane are getting new missions…except for the one in Mansfield.

Air Force Targets Rickenbacker, Mansfield For Job Cuts

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Courtesy of the Air National Guard
6:21AM
March
8, 2012

The Air Force’s Adjutant General says under the proposal, 846 full- and part-time jobs would be eliminated at Air National Guard bases in Columbus and Mansfield

Solar Company Rejects Ontario, Oh.; Mayor: “We Dodged A Bullet”

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A long-time GM worker stands in front of the Ontario stamping plant before it closed almost two years ago. The behemoth plant remains empty.
5:00AM
February
24, 2012

The Mansfield area has been hit hard by the loss of manufacturing jobs, but last summer a green energy company provided some hope. But the solar energy company ended up taking its operation and jobs someplace else. But as WOSU reports, the rejection might have been a blessing in disguise.

Ohio County Plans Fund To Fight Injection Wells

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The flag of Ohio's Richland County
1:51PM
January
7, 2012

Officials in northern Ohio’s Richland County are working to create a regional fund to fight two planned wells that would be used to inject wastewater from drilling operations into the ground.

Opposition to Fracking Wastewater Grows in Mansfield

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A hydraulic fracturing site in Colorado.
8:52AM
December
6, 2011

The economically struggling city of Mansfield seems poised to get a new industry; one associated with natural gas production. A company wants to dispose of fracking wastewater in deep wells in the city. But many of Mansfield’s residents don’t want them.

City Court Helps Struggling Veterans

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The Ohio Department of Public Safety recently gave the Mansfield Veterans Court a $35,000 grant to expand services.
6:24AM
November
21, 2011

The city of Mansfield says a city court specifically for veterans is helping many reenter society and be productive citizens.

Should Judges Post The Ten Commandments In Courtrooms?

Posted: October 4, 2011

The Supreme Court rejected another appeal from a Mansfield judge who wanted to display a poster containing the Ten Commandments in his courtroom. Since many of our laws are based on them, should judges be allowed to display the Ten Commandments in their courtrooms?