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Hand Picked Richland News: Weekend Edition

18 Aug , 2019  

Each day, 1812Blockhouse collects and shares the best writing and most important stories from local and other media covering Richland County. For tweets from over 100 local sources, visit Richland Tweets (left sidebar on desktop, scroll down on mobile).

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Schools

Incoming Fourth Graders Welcomed To Malabar Intermediate

18 Aug , 2019  

The principal is new (sort of) and the assistant principal is brand new, but incoming fourth-graders and their parents learned Thursday evening that Malabar Intermediate School’s priorities have not changed.

Principal Tom Hager, Malabar’s assistant principal the last seven years, moved into the top spot this summer after longtime principal Andrea Moyer was named the district’s director of school improvement. “Parents, families please know that it is a tremendous honor for all of us at Malabar to serve you, to be trusted with the education and safety of your children,” Hager said during the school’s annual fourth-grade orientation program. More…

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All About Richland

Get Your Fall Pond Fish Right Here

18 Aug , 2019  

Fall is right on the doorstep, and the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District is taking the occasion to offer fish for sale during its 2018 Fall Fish Sale.

The fish offered in this sale adapt very well in private ponds and lakes throughout the county. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: The Tragic Tale Of Beautiful Miss Mansfield

18 Aug , 2019  

Throughout its history, Richland County has produced or been the home to a wide variety of individuals that have made important contributions to the world. 1812Blockhouse has been sharing their stories in a series we started last year called “Richland Roots.” For other Richland Roots stories, click here.

Occasionally, those tales take a tragic turn. During a film shoot in 1923, an aspiring actress suffered a gruesome fate that cut short what may well have been a brilliant career. This actress not only shared her name with the city of Mansfield, but it was the city that was the source of her professional name – Martha Mansfield. More…

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History & Tourism

NPR Covers Shawshank25

18 Aug , 2019  

It’s not every day that national news comes to town. Last Friday, National Public Radio did just that.

It’s not every day that a beloved film turns a quarter century old, however, and the community in which it was largely filmed comes together to celebrate that fact. More…

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Schools

A New Year Begins At OSUM

18 Aug , 2019  

There is excitement on the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield, where classes kick off on Tuesday.

In true OSUM fashion, the first week of school brings not only the receipt of a syllabus in each class, but events which commemorate the beginning of a new academic year. This year, those include: More…

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History & Tourism, Sports

Let’s Root For The Mansfield Independents In The Ohio Cup

18 Aug , 2019  

One of the foremost vintage base ball festivals takes place at the end of this month, and Mansfield will be represented.

That’s “base ball,” not baseball, mind you, which is how nineteenth century Americans referred to what was then a new game.

The Mansfield Independents will be participating in the Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival at Ohio Village, adjacent to the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The fun takes place on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 from 9 AM to 5 PM. More…

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All About Richland

ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of August 18

17 Aug , 2019  

Each week through the end of construction season, we will be sharing the latest road project update from District Three of the Ohio Department of Transportation for work in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties.

This is the project report for work taking place during the week of August 18. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects. More…

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All About Richland

Summer Under The Stars In Mansfield’s New Inflatable Planetarium

17 Aug , 2019  

The stars come alive under Richland County skies during “The Night Sky,” a monthly astronomy program hosted by the Richland County Park District at Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield.

This month will see the initial use of an exciting new addition to this program. Purchased with proceeds from a donation received by the Park District from the Hire Foundation in Lexington, an inflatable and portable planetarium will mean that weather cancellations are a thing of the past. More…

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All About Richland

Veterans Court And Mentor Program Hosting Cornhole Tournament

16 Aug , 2019  

In Ohio, summer and cornhole go hand-in-hand.

The Mansfield Municipal Veterans Court, along with the Richland Veteran Mentor Program, are hosting the 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament.

This event is in conjunction with multiple veterans courts within the state of Ohio. More…

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Shawshank25 Weekend

16 Aug , 2019  

A banner on North Main greets visitors for Shawshank25 on Thursday afternoon. Find a link to everything Shawshank, including a schedule of events, in “Hand Picked Richland News’ on the 1812Blockhouse main page.

History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: This Is One Festival That Really Smells

16 Aug , 2019  

Sorry, we couldn’t resist that one. We are talking about garlic, after all.

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

According to its website, it might well be “The Smelliest Food Festival in America.” It’s the 7th annual Cleveland Garlic Festival at historic Shaker Square, sponsored by the North Union Farmers Market. More…

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All About Richland

Foundation Approves Over $300,000 In Grants This Month

15 Aug , 2019  

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $304,278 in grants to area nonprofit organizations during its August meeting.

The board reviewed the $52,561 education grants for the upcoming school year to local teachers for their creative or supplemental programs not covered by school funding. The grants were given to K-12 teachers in public and private Richland County schools to encourage them to develop new programs, projects, or events for their classrooms. More…

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