Flag to honor veteran Gordon Ferguson Flag to be raised Thursday Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1xmZGe6 An American flag will be raised this Thursday evening in front of the Richland County Administration Building to honor the late Army veteran Gordon Ferguson, of Mansfield. It will replace a flag that will have flown 21 days in honor of Shelby Navy veteran Ronald E. Keiser.

The City of Mansfield will be taking over the completion of the demolition of the former John Simpson Middle School located at 218 W. Fourth St. from Deer Creek Excavating in Bellville. The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education held a special session Monday morning to approve the partnership with the city.

If you have unused and expired prescription medications, don't throw them away or flush them, dispose of them properly. And your opportunity to do so is this Saturday, with the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, called Operation Medicine Cabinet.