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Mobile Mansfield: Ohgo

6 Aug , 2017  

With this post, 1812Blockhouse presents a new series looking at interesting websites with good mobile interfaces that come to our attention, ones that have some connection with Mansfield and Richland County. At no time will we discuss a website or app that has any connection to 1812Blockhouse, financial or otherwise.

We’re calling it: Mobile Mansfield.

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It’s Fair Time In Richland County

6 Aug , 2017  

Today marks the beginning of the 2017 edition of the Richland County Fair. This year’s Fair runs through August 12; rides open on Monday, August 7.

The first Richland County Fair took place on October 26, 1849, just the one day, and took place at what is now the intersection of South Main and Lexington Avenue. More…

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Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio.com Profile OSR

5 Aug , 2017  

A popular culture writer for the twin sites of the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com apparently took a trip west recently to visit the Ohio State Reformatory.

In a piece entitled, “”Shawshank,” ghosts and Lee DeWyse: Historic Ohio State Reformatory home to movies, museum, music,” author Clint O’Connor provides an introduction to the building’s current uses as tourist attraction, concert venue, paranormal mecca, movie set, and more. More…

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Noted Architecture Firm Visits Brass Office Center

4 Aug , 2017  

On Thursday, noted architecture firm Schooley Caldwell paid a visit to the former Ohio Brass Administration Building on North Main Street, now known as the Brass Office Center.

Schooley Caldwell is well known for work in many areas, and particularly in the area of historic renovation and preservation. Projects of the firm have included renovation and restoration of the Ohio Statehouse; the Utah State Capitol Building; East High School in Columbus; the Columbus Museum of Art; and many more high profile buildings. More…

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Summer Road Trips: 50 Kinds Of Hamburgers

4 Aug , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues with our look at unique and even “off the wall” day trips for Richland Countians during the summer of 2017.

We always start out by reminding our readers that some of the best tourist destinations in the state are right here, and we do our best to profile events taking place close to home on a regular basis. There’s no place like home! More…

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Portion of 1st Avenue Closed

3 Aug , 2017  

From the City of Mansfield:

Due to sewer main repairs it will be necessary to close sections of the following road while work is being completed: More…

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Sensory Friendly Performances At The Ren

3 Aug , 2017  

The latest edition of the Renaissance Podcast looks at a unique topic: sensory friendly performances.

In the podcast, Executive Director Chelsie Thompson gives the low-down on sensory-friendly performances: what they are, who they’re for, how we make them happen, and why we’re doing them, along with telling us the story of how she ended up at the Renaissance.  More…

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Sheriff, Shelby Police Receive Drug Use Prevention Grants

3 Aug , 2017  

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Wednesday that he is awarding more than $2.7 million in grant funds to a number of law enforcement agencies across the state for drug use prevention education programs in public schools.

A total of 130 sheriffs’ offices and police departments will receive a portion of the $2,742,649 in Drug Use Prevention Grant funds. More…

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Auction Marks End Of Geyers In Richland County

2 Aug , 2017  

On Tuesday, interested buyers convened in person and online to purchase the tangible remainders of what was once a strong retailing presence in Richland County.

The scene was the former Geyers Market at 660 South Diamond Street in Mansfield. More…

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Saturday Brings Ballet At The Brickyard

2 Aug , 2017  

On Saturday, August 5 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Neos will perform “Ballet at the Brickyard.”

This highly anticipated one-night-only, fine arts festival is a destination event attracting audiences from all over Ohio and beyond to partake in the unique and elegant evening of gourmet foods, wine, cognac, cigars, artwork, guest vocalists and entertainment, and of course Neos Dance Theatre. More…

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Third Annual Pollinator Festival This Weekend

2 Aug , 2017  

They go from plant to plant, dozens of times each day, and thank heavens that they do!

You are invited to the Third Annual Richland County Park District Pollinator Festival this weekend at the Gorman Nature Center. More…

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August Resurfacing Streets Announced

1 Aug , 2017  

The City of Mansfield has announced the streets to be milled and/or paved during the next phase of the 2017 Street Resurfacing Program.

Kokosing Construction Co., contractor for the project, will (weather-permitting) be starting work on July 31 on the streets listed below. More…