As snow melts, officials watch for flooding Richland County emergency official doesn't expect 7-8" snow to result in serious flooding Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1CEBHev Richland County Emergency Management officials area keeping an eye on river levels in Shelby and Bellville for possible flooding related to snow melt - but as of Thursday afternoon they weren't anticipating problems. Emergency Management Director Mike Bailey said 7 or 8 inches of snow fell earlier this week, and part of that was beginning to melt from the freezing rain and rain that fell Thursday, but cameras trained on the Black Fork in Shelby and the Clear Fork through Bellville showed no immediate issues.


Sit, stay, read program at Bellville branch Kids get to read to therapy dog Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1CEbcWH The Bellville branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library is offering the "Sit, Stay, Read!" program at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Children in grades 1-6 can improve their reading skills by reading aloud to the library's therapy dog, Otis. Bring your favorite book, or you can read one of the library's books.


Meet Pete the Cat at the library Pete will make rounds to branches Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1JosXcU Families with children are invited to the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library to meet Pete the Cat, listen to his stories, sing his songs and make a special Pete the Cat craft to take home.


Those trees must have been growing in Bellville for over a hundred years, only to be cut down in one short afternoon.


Clevelanders who wish to take part in a free family event where the true meaning of Christmas is celebrated should not miss the opportunity to step back in time and witness a re-enactment of life in the town of Bethlehem at the time of Christ's birth at Clear Fork Alliance Church in Bellville, Ohio on Friday, December 12, Saturday, December 13 an Sunday, December 14. Bellville is located just south of Mansfield and it is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Cleveland. Experience Bethlehem An interactive live action Christmas event, Experience Bethlehem allows visitors to walk through the events surrounding the birth of Jesus.