February 22, 1991
THE DARK SIDE OF COUNTRY LIFE The prevalence and incidence rates of mental illness in rural America are equal to or exceed those of more urban communities, including even the most densely populated areas. . . . Higher rates of emotional disorder, particularly depression, are related to economic factors and other stresses on rural communities, including high rates of unemployment, community dislocations and trauma experienced due to downturns and changes in agriculture. - J. Dennis Murray, professor of psychology, Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa., paper presented to the American Psychological Association, Aug. 13, 1990
August 9, 2016
ISSUE | COLLEGE FUNDING Clarifying grants In a story about a dispute between Mansfield University administrators and the Mansfield Foundation, a university vice president said the foundation made grants in the last fiscal year totaling only $230,000 ("A fund-raising feud," July 31). The university's financial statements show the grants totaled $634,622: "During the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Foundation paid either directly to the University or on behalf of the University, scholarships, salaries and other administrative expenses, and capital additions totaling $634,622 and $810,487, respectively.
November 2, 2006 |
Three Philadelphia men are among nine current and former students at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in Tioga County accused of selling up to $500,000 worth of cocaine, marijuana, and the prescription drug OxyContin. State Attorney General Tom Corbett announced yesterday that police arrested seven of the nine suspects in or around the town of Mansfield, near the New York border. The remaining two, who live in Upstate New York, were expected to surrender to police in Mansfield today, officials said.
September 16, 2010 |
NOT TOO many guys, at age 32, continue to work hard with the dream of making an NFL debut 8 years down the road. Then again, Mark Bristol is not your average guy. He proved that by earning a college scholarship despite a late grid start (11th grade, owing to a hip injury suffered in a serious bicycling accident). And then by getting an NFL shot even though he'd played at the Division II level. And then by fighting off a lingering feeling of devastation after he was inked, then sliced, by one, two, three, four, five, six teams over a four-season span.
August 12, 2005 |
At 18, just out of high school, Ryan Ostrom followed his father into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Both were members of Williamsport-based Company B, 109th Infantry. They served together as peacekeepers in Bosnia. In May, First Sgt. Scott Ostrom retired from the Army National Guard after 30 years. A month later, his only son shipped out for Iraq. On Tuesday, the 25-year-old soldier from Liberty, Pa., died fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Ostrom was killed by small-arms fire during combat in Habaniyah, 50 miles west of Baghdad, less than a month after arriving in Iraq.
September 21, 2015 |
Where can a small, formerly all-women's Catholic college beat - well, actually trounce - an Ivy League university in its inaugural outing? On the football field. The sprint football field, that is. In its first game ever, Chestnut Hill College, which went coed in 2003, beat Princeton, 48-13, Saturday at a field in Plymouth Meeting. Sprint football is played the same as the regular version, except that players can't weigh more than 172 pounds, leading to faster action in which even a trim 5-foot-3 Raevon Floyd-Bennett could land a spectacular tackle for the Griffins.
November 10, 2013 |
Pennsylvania's state universities have announced a new system that will allow students to apply to multiple schools using a common application. Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, announced the new application - called the Multi-University Electronic Admissions Application - while speaking Friday to high school guidance counselors at Mansfield University. The system was launched without fanfare in August. "They wanted to roll it out quietly to make sure it was working OK and that there wasn't any problem with it," said Kenn Marshall, spokesman for the system.
September 24, 1992 |
On Monday, Bill Bair, the former Ridley High quarterback, and his Mansfield University teammates will be helping to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first night football game. Mansfield and Wyoming Seminary, from Kingston, Pa., played the first night game on Sept. 28, 1892. One hundred years ago, the field was illuminated by a light pole in the middle of the field and lights on the front of the grandstand. The game ended in a 0-0 tie when the referee, Dwight Smith, a player on Mansfield's 1891 team, ruled that the limited lighting and the foggy conditions made it "inconvenient to continue.
April 17, 1990 |
Fred Anderson knows how Ernie Banks feels. Banks, the Hall of Fame shortstop-first baseman who played for much of three decades for the Chicago Cubs, never saw a minute of postseason play. Anderson, the all-Public shooting guard from Northeast, is familiar with that dilemma. He spent three years on the Vikings squad, but his team never made it to the Public League playoffs. Anderson, a 6-foot shooting guard who was all-Public his junior and senior years at Northeast, never got higher than fifth place in the league during his high school basketball career.
November 17, 2006 |
Mansfield University, which started playing football in 1891, eliminated its football program yesterday. The university said money had run out. Mansfield is recognized by the College Football Hall of Fame as having hosted the first outdoor game played at night. It was a scoreless tie in 1892 between Wyoming (Pa.) Seminary and what was then known as the Mansfield State Normal School. Mansfield, a Division II school in north-central Pennsylvania, has played football since 1891.