VFW Sponsorship Scholarship Competition
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9943 participates in the Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Young American Creative Patriotic Art scholarship competition.
Patriot’s Pen is open to students in grades six to eight. The theme is “How can I be a good American”.
Voice of Democracy is open to students in Grades 9-12. The theme is “America: Where Do We Go From Here?”
The Young American Creative Patriotic Art competition is open to students in grades 9 to 12.
Applications and rules are available at VFW Post 9943, 806 Grace St, Mansfield.
For details, contact Beth Baldridge at 419-545-2297 or visit www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships. The deadline is October 31.
‘The Little Mermaid’ at the Renaissance Theater
The Mansfield Youth Theater (“MY Theater”) will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on stage at the Renaissance Theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the Mechanics Bank educational series. The performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. General admission tickets, $ 15, are on sale at the Renaissance box office, by phone and online at rentickets.org.
A free sensory show will be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday for families of people with special needs. Those interested should register to get their free tickets by visiting or calling the Renaissance box office at 419-522-2726. A limited number of tickets are available for the sensory performance, and no walk-in tours will be accepted.
The cast includes nearly 50 students aged 7-18 from many schools in the area – Ashland City, Big Walnut High School, Clearfork, Crestview, Edgewood, Galion, Homeschool, Lexington, Lucas, Madison, Mansfield, Mansfield Christian, Mansfield Spanish Immersion, Ohio Virtual Academy, Ontario, Pioneer CTC Performing Arts, Richland School of Academic Arts, Shelby, Springmill Elementary, The University of Akron, Wooster, and Wynford High School.
Galion schools will offer Touchdown Talks
GALION – The Galion City Education Council and Schools Administration have announced Touch Discussions, an opportunity designed for families and members of the Galion community to have conversations with Board members. administration and district administrators. The first event took place on August 27.
The “Touchdown Talks” will take place at every Galleon home football game during the 2021 season. Each event will take place from 6:15 pm to 7 pm before the game kicks off, followed by the administrators and members of the board will be available after half-time and during the third quarter near the end zone closest to the Unckrich stadium concession stand.
Contact the Galion City Schools Administrative Center at 419-468-3432 for details.
Madison Schools Cancel September Lunch
The seniors’ lunch scheduled for September 9 at Madison Comprehensive High School has been canceled.
New theater opportunities at Richland Academy
The Richland Academy of the Arts has announced several new theater opportunities for students aged 4-18. The Academy presents its new “theater track”.
Upcoming courses include:
- Little Black Box Theater Act I (ages 4-6), 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays
- Little Black Box Theater Act II (ages 7-9), 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays
- Dramatic writing workshop (12-18 years old), from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays
- Teen Acting Institute (13-18 years old), 7-8 p.m. Thursdays
- The College’s hearing workshop (15-18 years old), Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
All classes will start this week.
For more information on course registration, call Richland Academy at 419-522-8224 or visit richlandacademy.com.
Dance Class at Holy Trinity
Ballroom, Latin dance and swing lessons will begin at 6:00 pm September 16 at Holy Trinity, 525 W. Cook Road, Mansfield.
The cost is $ 7. Singles and couples are welcome. Masks are optional, but dancers will be encouraged to try and maintain a six-foot distance between pairs. Singles will be alternated between them.
Craft fair scheduled for September 11
The Paradise Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, at Paradise Church, 87 Illinois Ave. N., Mansfield. Admission will be by donation and concessions will be available.
The money raised will go to the church building fund.
For more details, visit the event’s Facebook page or email [email protected]
Obhof obtains national recognition for his conservative leadership
MEDINA – Former Ohio Senate Speaker Larry Obhof (R-Medina) received the Conservative Excellence Award in State Legislative Assessments 2020 from the American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation. Obhof was tied in odds as Ohio’s most conservative lawmaker. It was the 10th year in a row that Obhof was ranked among the most conservative members of the Ohio legislature.
ACU Foundation ratings are based on actual votes from lawmakers and focus on key issues such as supporting sound fiscal and economic policies, fighting for lower taxes and less regulation, promoting individual freedom and the protection of unborn life.
For 2020, Obhof was the only one of four Ohio Legislative Caucus leaders to receive the Conservative Achievement Award.
Fox News contributor to speak at Ashbrook lunch on September 8
ASHLAND – Fox News Contributor Mollie Hemingway will speak at the Ashbrook Center Major Issues Lecture Series on September 8 at noon at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, 638 Jefferson St., on the campus of the Ashland University.
Tickets for this luncheon are $ 20 per person or $ 160 for a table of eight. Tickets are available online at ashbrook.org/event/hemingway. For more details or to order tickets by phone, contact Sally Schramm at 419-289-5411 or email [email protected]
Hemingway provides reporting and analysis of American politics and culture to Fox News. She helped launch and is editor-in-chief of The Federalist online magazine and is a journalism researcher at Hillsdale College, where she teaches journalism.