History & Tourism, Landmarks of Richland

Landmarks of Richland: All Souls Church

14 Sep , 2018  

For over 120 years, the members of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellville have provided a high degree of care for the building their foreparents built – literally.

The building on Church Street serves a congregation whose roots in southern Richland County date back almost 200 years – to 1822. Originally occupying another structure in the village, the present building was constructed between 1894 and 1897. More…

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Walk. Listen. View The Past.

13 Sep , 2018  

On Saturday, Downtown Mansfield Inc. and Just Walk Richland are again collaborating to bring you the opportunity to exercise and experience the past at the same time.

In the third of four DMI Walks scheduled this season, this walk will focus on the Northeast Sector/Brewery District. More…

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History & Tourism

Haunted Halls Of The Ohio Statehouse To Open For Tours

12 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio Statehouse is opening its doors on Friday and Saturday nights during the last two weeks of October for a celebration of history and legend.

The 2018 edition of the Haunted Statehouse Tours will feature recently found evidence of paranormal activity at the Ohio Capitol and will incorporate a new story or two with an updated tour route. More…


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Landmarks Of Mansfield: Grace Gospel Tabernacle

10 Sep , 2018  

Mansfielders of today might not recognize the original name of this familiar building, itself nearing its 100th birthday.

On Sunday, October 10, 1920, the Grace Gospel Tabernacle was dedicated at 95 East Third Street in downtown Mansfield. The congregation, which had been founded just four years previously, was enthusiastic about their new building — which was already a bit snug. More…


History & Tourism

OSR Offering New Shorter Tours This Month

9 Sep , 2018  

This month, the Ohio State Reformatory is offering new abbreviated tours.

These tours take place seven days a week through September 27, from 11 AM to 4 PM each day. Take a self-guided “Haunted Halls of OSR” tour and experience long ago history, traces of Hollywood magic, and maybe even a glimpse of the otherworldly. Daring guests can also check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peel of the Halloween event, “Escape from Blood Prison.” More…

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There’s A New Buckeye Candy Trail

9 Sep , 2018  

While the state’s new Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail has no Richland County location among the 30 shops statewide that can be explored for tasty treats, there is one in a adjacent county which is well known to Richland Countians.

Sweeties Chocolates/Grandpa’s Cheesebarn near Ashland has been included. More…


All About Richland, History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Lucky State Route 13

7 Sep , 2018  

Ohio’s State Route 13 is actually rather lucky. It may have changed a bit in its over-90-year history, but it has maintained its designation and general trajectory in that entire period of time.

It’s lucky as well as it traverses Richland County from north to south (and vice versa), running through Mansfield and Bellville along the way. More…

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TourismOhio Launches Online Center For All Things Fall Related

6 Sep , 2018  

Area residents know well that Richland County and all of north central Ohio can feature stunning fall colors as the days shorten and the temperatures cool. It might not seem like it at the moment, but the seasons are going to change sooner versus later.

To help Ohio travelers, friends and families create their own Fallidays, TourismOhio has launched a fall planning hub at Ohio.org/Fallidays. More…


History & Tourism

Turn The Clock Back Over 200 Years This Weekend

4 Sep , 2018  

You are invited to “reach” back to the past as the City of Mansfield Parks Department hosts and the Richland Early American Center for History holds the Fourth Annual Living History Days at South Park.

The event takes place over two days, Saturday September 8 from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday September 9 from 10 AM to 4 PM, and is free to the public. More…

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History & Tourism

On The Trail Of Bromfield And Others In Charming Lucas, Ohio

1 Sep , 2018  

Nestled in rolling hills of farmland and surrounded by some of Ohio’s best state parks, the village of Lucas bursts with local charm.

Founded in the 1830s, the town in southeastern Richland County quickly blossomed with homes and businesses. While Lucas may still be small, it does have its big claims to fame. Lucas is known for both the estate of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield at Malabar Farm State Park and for its folkloric resident John Chapman, who is more commonly known as Johnny Appleseed. More…


History & Tourism, Sports

Summer Road Trips: Grab A French Onion Dog At The Horseshoe

29 Aug , 2018  

This summer we have continued our look at “summer road trips” within an easy driving distance of Richland County. That shared, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and we strongly encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

This last “summer road trip” for 2018 is actually more of a “summer and fall road trip,” as we head down I-71 to Ohio’s capital city, over a few blocks to the west, and to The Ohio State University’s main campus. In particular, we’re talking Buckeye football. This season, there’s something new on offer (note — there’s a video below as well)! More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Another Mansfield House Showcased On Cheap Old Houses

28 Aug , 2018  

It’s getting to be a regular thing – nineteenth and early 20th century Mansfield homes available for “rescue” and appearing on national websites and social media pages. So far in 2018, we have shared two such appearances, and another has now made its way to the online pages of CIRCA, self-billed as “the world’s greatest historic house marketplace” and its “Cheap Old Houses” Instagram page.

On Monday, a local property was posted that immediately generated nationwide attention. With a stated price of $39,900, the post had over 3,250 likes and over 130 comments by early evening. More…

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All Things Business, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The Finley Block

27 Aug , 2018  

The three story brick building currently being renovated in downtown Mansfield bears the name of its original owner and builder.

Dr. Mary Jordan Finley was a person of great note, not only for being a female physician at a time when such was relatively uncommon, but also based on her contributions to the community in which she lived. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Super September On Tap

26 Aug , 2018  

Make the most of summer’s end! The Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar is filling up with great activities to fill those final warm days and those cool September nights including favorites like the Prairie Peddler Festival and new events like Shawshank 100 dirt track race. More…


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Kingwood Green

22 Aug , 2018  

A view inside the greenhouses at Kingwood Center Gardens, taken this past Saturday; click for a larger view.