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Brittany Schock

16 August 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Mankind Murals Inc. began with the goal of “a colorful revitalization of the city.” Luke Beekman, founder of Mankind Murals, was inspired to use public art to change the way residents as well as visitors experience a ...

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Tracy Geibel

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15 June 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Ohio has more than 50 land banks, which are best known for reducing blight by demolishing old buildings, but several land banks are trying creative ways to enhance their land on a budget. Successful projects include a...

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Brittany Schock

30 May 2018

Hamilton, Ohio, United States

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Hamilton, Ohio has achieved recent success and growth by focusing on “placemaking,” investing money so they city is a place that will attract jobs and talent. This is part of Vision 2020, the city’s plan for decision...

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Tracy Geibel

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13 March 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Many cities have the potential to prosper under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which created “opportunity zones” to increase investment in “distressed” areas. To maximize the potential for local investment, the Richl...

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Tracy Geibel

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8 March 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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It is often hard to build up cities when they are filled with blight. Three cities in Ohio are benefitting from America in Bloom, a program that gives awards based on community improvement initiatives. Already in Man...

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Emily Dech

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13 November 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food insecurity across the heartland can be improved through the many solutions and advice provided in this article. Community gardens, cooking demonstrations, food pantries and food delivery are just a few examples.

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Emily Dech

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9 November 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food insecurity, obesity, and poor nutrition are all currently major challenges facing many US communities, particularly in the Midwest. A program called SNAP-Ed is helping to tackle all of those issues through a prog...

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Emily Dech

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5 September 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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For many low-income community members, access to healthy food choices can be more challenging than many might think, especially when they lack private transport. Richland Public Health is leveraging the Communities Pr...

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Tracy Geibel

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9 August 2017

Richland County, Ohio, United States

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Apollo Healthcare Services has started an elder caregiver support group in Richland County, OH. The intent of this support group is to give caregivers an outlet to voice their frustrations or experiences that accompan...

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Emily Dech

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26 July 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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More than half of the population struggles with health issues related to a poor diet - one that often results from poverty. When having to choose between paying the rent and buying fruits and vegetables, for many fami...

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Emily Dech

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9 June 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Almost 16% of the population in Ohio's Richland County is food insecure. First Call 211, a collaboration between the public library and the Job and Family Services office, is working to inform people about the many fo...

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Emily Dech

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26 May 2017

Bellville, Ohio, United States

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The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and other food banks across the country, are working to provide more comprehensive services for the food-insecure people they serve; those services include partnering with community or...

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Emily Dech

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19 May 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The Prospect Community Garden has proven to be a valuable resource for students attending the elementary school in learning how to eat healthier. Local residents help out and receive produce from the garden, which in ...

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Noah Jones

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12 May 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Rural areas struggle to have internet, which can be a problem for everyone including students. Mansfield/ Richland County Public Libraries have started lending out hot spots, which has been very successful and useful ...

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Noah Jones

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11 May 2017

Hudson, Ohio, United States

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Hudson was an internet desert, with slow and unreliable internet services and companies refusing to provide better internet since it wouldn't be very profitable. Thus, the city created its own internet company-Velocit...

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Emily Dech

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4 May 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food security has increasingly become an issue for many families across the country, as economic instability and other factors contribute to the rising costs of living. Catholic Charities in Mansfield is taking a more...

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Brittany Schock

25 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community Health Workers in Richmond County work to reduce barriers - including employment, education, smoking, food security or housing - that may contribute to the likelihood of infant mortality. Using the Community...

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Emily Dech

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21 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community leaders are working together to address the issue of food insecurity in Mansfield, caused not just by lack of access to grocery stores and fresh food sources, but also often by unemployment, high housing cos...

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Brittany Schock

27 September 2016

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Richland County, OH has a 7.3 percent infant mortality rate per 1,000 infants born, which is one point higher than the national rate. The rate is influenced by socio-economic issues and a lack of pre-and post-natal ca...

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Dillon Carr

16 May 2016

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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As farmers continue to experience floods—and lack control over the dredging of the rivers running through their farms—a few have looked to homegrown solutions, and others to amending policy to create "subdistricts."

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