Lexington municipal building named after departing mayor Gene Parkison

LEXINGTON - Not an eye was dry in the room when the resolution was read. "Mr. Mayor, would you please call the roll one more time?" asked Robert Jarvis, Lexington council president. And with that, Lexington Village Council voted unanimously Monday to name the village municipal building after Gene Parkison, the departing mayor. Council members kept the resolution off Monday's agenda so as to surprise Parkison, who's served as mayor since 1984. Requirements that it come from a standing committe

Land Bank to take ownership of nine Mansfield parks, with council approval

Richland County Land Bank to take ownership of nine city parks, pending council approval MANSFIELD - Pending approval by Mansfield City Council, Richland County Land Bank is poised to take ownership of nine city parks. The Land Bank board — should council approve the plan — agreed Wednesday to take possession of Linden Pool, in addition to eight parks: Betzstone, Dewey and Vine Field, Hamilton, Harvard, Julia Underhill, Linden Circle, Newman and Sherman Estates. Mark Abrams, parks and recreat
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