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Latest Mansfield Arson “Worst Yet”

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15, 2012

Authorities in Mansfield say the latest in a string of 34 arson fires destroyed a vacant house late Sunday.

Romney, Democrats Offer Competing Narratives On Ohio Economy

Mitt Romney has blamed Ohio's and the nation's unemployment rates on President Obama's economic policies. Mr. Obama's re-election campaign says the President has led an economic recovery.
September 11, 2012

In a Mansfield rally, the GOP presidential nominee targeted the President’s economic record. The President’s re-election campaign says Mr. Obama’s policies have aided Ohio’s recovery.

Romney To Campaign In Mansfield, Biden Rallies Dems In Athens

Joe Biden made three weekend stops in southeast Ohio. Mitt Romney plans to speak to factory workers in Mansfield today.
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

President Obama addresses supporters in Mansfield Wednesday
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

Troops from the 148th Transportation Company will help with supply distribution in Afghanistan.
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

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.
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

Courtesy of the Air National Guard
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”

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.
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

Richland County flag
The flag of Ohio's Richland County
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

View of Frac site
A hydraulic fracturing site in Colorado.
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.