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Looking Back: Mansfielders Come Together To Launch Christmas Downtown

26 Mar , 2017  

Over the next handful of days, 1812Blockhouse will be sharing posts and photos from our first six months of operation. This post was published on December 3, 2016:

Early Friday evening, the temperatures hovered in the upper 30s while dozens of people gathered in the warmth of the Richland Carrousel Park building to listen to choral groups perform, ride the carrousel, and visit with friends. Some were outside where a live reindeer was on display. More…

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Kingwood Center Gardens Opens For 2017 Season

26 Mar , 2017  

The surest sign of spring and summer takes place this Saturday at the corner of Park Avenue West and Trimble Road.

That day, Kingwood Center Gardens opens its doors for the 2017 season. There to welcome you will be trumpet daffodils and other spring flowers. More…

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Easter Doings At The Richland Carrousel

25 Mar , 2017  

Easter is always a fun time at Richland Carrousel Park, and this year is no exception. The Easter Bunny himself will be on hand on several dates over the coming weeks for photographs, and an Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled on the Saturday before Easter. The Park is also seeking donations of eggs. Here are details: More…

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Concealed Carry Laws Change; Manual Available

25 Mar , 2017  

This week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that an update of his office’s Concealed Carry Laws Manual has been released reflecting recent changes enacted by Senate Bill 199. The updated manual is currently available online, and printed copies of the guide will be available from county sheriffs.

“Our Concealed Carry Laws Manual is great resource for Ohioans interested in concealed handgun laws or interested in obtaining a CCW permit, and it is available at no cost to citizens online,” said Attorney General DeWine. More…

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1812Blockhouse Just Turned Six … Months

25 Mar , 2017  

Several days ago, a milestone was hit here at 1812Blockhouse. We are now six months old (or young, depending on your perspective).

Birthdays are great times to both look back and look forward. In that spirit, it seemed a good idea to share with you a few numbers and observations about this experiment in local journalism. More…

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City Receives Hazmat Equipment Grant

24 Mar , 2017  

When the Ohio Development Services Agency announced recipients this week for some 49 grants totaling $10 million, the City of Mansfield was among them.

The grants are designed to help local communities across the state enhance public safety and cut costs. The Local Government Innovation Council provides funding in two ways: More…

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Artapalooza On Its Way

24 Mar , 2017  

Young artists from area school districts will display their creations during Artapolooza, an annual celebration of art in education held at the Mid-Ohio ESC Conference Center.

The event, sponsored by Mid-Ohio ESC, includes an elaborate student-created art gallery, family art workshops and a reception to honor the artists.  The gallery is open to the public at no charge on Tuesday, April 4, Wednesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 6, from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM and on Friday, April 7, from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. More…

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Stained Glass Workshop At Kingwood

23 Mar , 2017  

Kingwood Center Gardens will host its first workshop of the 2017 season on April 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Welcome in the springtime with a new stained glass accessory you make yourself. Julie Parson of Lasercraft Enterprises will lead participants through creating a stained glass pendant or pin. More…

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OSU Regional Campuses Spotlighted

23 Mar , 2017  

This week, The Ohio State University turned a feature spotlight on its regional campuses, including OSU Mansfield.

In a story on its website entitled “A Regional Renaissance,” the University looks at ways its operations in regional settings are changing to meet network-wide goals. More…

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East Longview Avenue To Be Temporarily Closed

22 Mar , 2017  

From the City of Mansfield Service Complex:

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

East Longview Avenue from North Main Street to US 30 ramps. More…

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Mansfield Art Center Classes Start April 3

22 Mar , 2017  

Spring classes at the Mansfield Art Center begin in two weeks, and the opportunities to expand your artistic horizons are numerous.

Classes include the following. More…

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Ohio Attorney General Warns About Tax Scams

21 Mar , 2017  

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that more consumers are reporting tax-related scams with about four weeks remaining until the April 18 filing deadline. In 2017, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has logged more than 150 tax scams thus far in March, compared to 80 in January, and 175 in February.

“As we get further into tax season, we’re seeing more of these scams,” Attorney General DeWine said. “What we want people to remember is that if callers are threatening you, saying you have to pay immediately, or saying they’re going to put you in jail, it’s not the IRS.” More…

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