History & Tourism

Ohio Fall Color Reports Underway

7 Oct , 2016  

As it has done in years past, TourismOhio has begun regular updates about the turning of leaves across the Buckeye State.

This year, that experience takes place on the agency’s brand-new website. The new page (click here) displays the following:

An Ohio map showing the current status of tree colors at state parks. Locally, those include Mount Gilead State Park, Mohican State Park and Forest, and Malabar Farm State Park. Clicking on any park icon will take visitors to a page listing fall-related hikes and other events. More…


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Fall Fun Abounds

5 Oct , 2016  

Fall in Ohio is spectacular not only for the scenery, but for the wide variety of fairs, craft shows, and goings-on around almost any corner. This is no more true that in north central Ohio, with its rolling hills and small towns.

The following are events taking place in the Mansfield area over through the end of the month. Links are provided for additional information when available. More…


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Haunted & Hollywood Writer Covers Trip

2 Oct , 2016  

In early September, the Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted several travel writers from across the country on a “Haunted & Hollywood” tour. Included among sites visited were the Ohio State Reformatory, Richland Carrousel Park, The Blueberry Patch, and many others.

The purpose of the event was to showcase area attractions fitting these themes. Now that writers have returned home, coverage of their individual trips has started to be posted. More…

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OSR Glow

2 Oct , 2016  

History & Tourism, Literary Mansfield

Literary Mansfield Part One: The Poetry of Salathiel Coffinberry

26 Sep , 2016  

Over the coming weeks, we will be taking a look at the ways in which Mansfielders, past and present, have been captured in books and other written works. We’re calling this series, “Literary Mansfield.”

scc2Our first subject was a resident of Mansfield for some, but not all, of his long life. The saga of Salathiel Coffinberry began in Lancaster, Ohio in 1809; he was the son of that city’s first newspaper editor. After a stint in Chilicothe, the family moved to Mansfield, where Salathiel began the practice of law and married for a second time to the equally wonderfully-named Artemisia Cook. He left Mansfield in 1843, and spent the rest of his life in Michigan. Salathiel and Artemisia had six children with names such as Hermia Salathiella, Herman Napoleon, and Estophanta. More…

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Shawshank Trail Profiled In Illinois Newspaper

25 Sep , 2016  

Daily Journal – Kankakee, Illinois

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Landmarks of Mansfield: Central United Methodist Church

24 Sep , 2016  

The former Central United Methodist Church on Park Avenue West, now the Bethesda Fellowship Ministry Center, was dedicated on August 21, 1911.

It was designed by Vernon Redding, Mansfield’s best known and most prolific architect of his era, who was also the architect for the Leland Hotel and Carnegie Library building. Because of its heavy stone massing, it has been described as being of the Richardson Romanesque style, but its sloping roof with exposed truss ends, as well as its date of construction, suggests Arts and Crafts influences as well. More…


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Welcome To Fall In Richland County

23 Sep , 2016