45 year old Rebecca Booz and 30 year old Heather Mayer were arrested after the raid by officers from The Mansfield Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff's office. The suspects were charged with illegally manufacturing drugs, illegal possession of chemicals for manufacturing drugs and child endangering.


The training was conducted Thursday morning at the Longview Center in Mansfield, with one Mansfield police officer, one Bellville police officer, one Ohio Highway Patrol trooper, six Richland County Jail corrections officers, and Elvin Burnell of the Ohio Special Response Team attending. Organizer Debbie Melching, a local autism awareness advocate, says the training focused on how to recognize a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder, how to anticipate and be prepared for challenges associated with people with autism, how to increase interaction success, how understand field-specific scenarios and handle them, and de-escalation techniques.


Commissioners look at way to compete for highway funds Commissioners examine funding strategy for road projects tied to economic development. Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1aj5WOi The Richland County commissioners are looking at forming a county Transportation Improvement District that would allow county subdivisions to compete for state funding for highway projects that promote economic development through job creation and private sector investment.