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Buckeye Community Spirit Day

16 Aug , 2017  

You are invited to “get your scarlet and gray going” this Saturday at The Ohio State University at Mansfield’s Buckeye Community Spirit Day outside of Ovalwood Hall on the OSUM campus.

This event is open to all Ohio State and North Central State students, families, friends, and members of the community. More…

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Stallone, Others To Film In Mansfield; Open Casting Call Issued

15 Aug , 2017  

Mansfield will shortly be the site for yet another Hollywood film.

“Escape Plan 3,” starring Sylvester Stallone, will begin filming this fall in Richland County. Previous installments of the series have included actors Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. More…

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Neos Dance Theatre Welcomes New Education And Outreach Director

15 Aug , 2017  

A new position in nearby Oberlin is expected to have local benefit.

The Neos Center for Dance, a new pre-professional and community school at the Oberlin Center for the Arts in downtown Oberlin, is hosting an open house August 22 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. More…

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Unique Exhibition Opens At Mansfield Art Center

15 Aug , 2017  

This past Saturday, a new exhibition opened at the Mansfield Art Center which brings visitors closer to the world of children’s book illustration.

“The Art of Children’s Books” showcases four published artists whose work can be found in children’s books across the world.  Each artist skillfully presents their medium in an engaging and captivating way that speaks to both children and adults alike. More…

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City Unveils Financial Transparency Platform

15 Aug , 2017  

On Monday, the City of Mansfield announced that the City’s Finance Department has partnered with Cloud-Based OpenGov.com to enable Mansfield residents and the public at large to view and track government spending. The technology provides users, both the public and government officials the ability to use existing reports available on the website or build specific reports on revenue and expenses that may be of particular interest. More…

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Bond Between Brothers Builds at Camp Hetuck

14 Aug , 2017  

For new students, Camp Hetuck is about building relationships and leadership skills. However this year, for James and Logan Downey, the camp was much more. It was also about strengthening their bond as brothers. More…

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Downtown Mansfield Building May Receive Historic Designation

14 Aug , 2017  

At its Tuesday meeting, Mansfield City Council will consider giving “historic listed property” status to the commercial building at 46 Park Avenue West.

Noting that the designation has been recommended by the City’s Planning Commissio More…

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Literary Mansfield: Bromfield In Paris

13 Aug , 2017  

Mansfield and Paris may not, at first glance, seem to have a great deal in common.

Many north central Ohioans have visited that region of France, and some, including the writer of this post, have had the opportunity to live there for some period of time. One such individual was noted writer Louis Bromfield, the scion of Malabar Farm who made a village near Paris his home for over a decade. More…

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Friday And Saturday Close To Home

10 Aug , 2017  

A reminder of events taking place in and near Richland County on Friday and Saturday of this week, together with 1812Blockhouse stories: More…

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It’s Fair Time In Richland County: Part Two

10 Aug , 2017  

As promised earlier in the week, here is a mid-week collection of stories and photos from the 2017 Richland County Fair. The Fair continues through August 12. More…

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Registration Opens For OGS Fall Seminar

9 Aug , 2017  

Online registration has now opened for the Ohio Genealogical Society‘s 2017 Fall Seminar, to be held on Saturday, October 7.

Seating for the seminar is limited, so early registration is advised. More…

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Literary Mansfield: The Sociologist

9 Aug , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues our look at authors, poets, and other literary figures with a north central Ohio connection through birth and/or residence.

From 2005 to 2009, Mansfield had a part-time resident with a keen eye focused on its demographics and people. The primary goal for Alison Goebel was to conduct research on small city race and class relations from the perspective of a small Ohio city. Beginning with publications in scholarly journals, and soon to be incorporated into a book, she has made that research available. More…