All About Richland, History & Tourism

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

14 Apr , 2019  

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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History & Tourism

Nominations Open For Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites

11 Apr , 2019  

Preservation Ohio, the state’s original statewide historic preservation organization, is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites.

The annual List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites has been issued on either a biannual or annual basis since 1993. The list highlights historically significant Ohio properties that face a risky future due to demolition, disinvestment or indifference. More…

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Celebrate The Outdoors During Mohican Wildlife Weekend

10 Apr , 2019  

Want to experience the habitats of birds and bats, learn about fly-fishing, and hike in the great outdoors? Then you’re bound to enjoy  the 18th Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend on April 26-28. This weekend-long event is a celebration of wildlife habitat, heritage, and natural history. Twelve program sites across Richland and Ashland Counties will offer workshops and demonstrations to interest beginners and experienced naturalists alike. It’s sure to be a fun and educational weekend for both families and nature lovers of all ages. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: The Man Who Followed Lewis And Clark

7 Apr , 2019  

Over the last two centuries, Richland County has produced a remarkable set of individuals who have led lives of discovery. In the nineteenth century, that included men and women who traveled west where they were engaged in the exploration of areas of the country that were not then well known to Americans.

Once such individual was Olin Dunbar Wheeler. More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend Approaching; Attractions Prepare

4 Apr , 2019  

The annual RichHistory Weekend will be taking place on May 4 and 5 across Richland County.

An updated list of participating venues and happenings, including a calendar of events, is accessible on the RichHistory Alliance website (can be read here). This year, the Weekend includes a new Passport to History adventure for students. More…

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History & Tourism

It’s Time For An Awesome April!

2 Apr , 2019  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield:

The clocks have sprung forward and we have more and more sunlight to enjoy each day. The April calendar is filling up with lots of events to get you out of the house and into those warming temps. End your winter hibernation with outdoor festivals, special art exhibits, book talks, and featured performances that are sure to be worth your time. More…

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History & Tourism

A Great Combination: Hiking And History At Hemlock Falls

31 Mar , 2019  

“Hemlock Falls: History and Lore” walkers will visit the falls and nearby rock formations in a two-hour, morning walk, led and narrated by Alan Wigton of the Richland County Historical Society. The walk will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Family Discount Deal Makes Visiting Richland County Attractions Kid-tastic!

30 Mar , 2019  

When it comes to traveling with your kids, we know you need to make the most out of your time and your budget. With kid-pleasing eats and family-friendly hotels, your family will love a weekend away in Richland County. Now you can stretch your vacation budget even further and save over 25% on admission to four family attractions. From May to September, you can purchase the Family Discount Deal: a weekend’s worth of fun for only $49. More…

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All Things Business, History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: US 30

27 Mar , 2019  

NOTE – This post has been updated with additional information. We are happy to share it again with our readers.

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking one of the main transportation routes in Richland County and north central Ohio – US 30. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Went Online: First Editions Of Local Websites

17 Mar , 2019  

Note: This was originally posted in early 2018 and has been updated with additional information.

It wasn’t that long ago that Richland Countians obtained local news and information almost solely via newspaper, radio, and television.

Everyone who has lived through some or all of the last twenty years knows the impact that the Internet has had on communication. In fits and starts, Mansfield businesses and organizations have joined local media in staking out an online presence. Today, it’s a standard part of doing business.

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History & Tourism

Richland County Included In List Of New Ohio Visitors Experiences For 2019

15 Mar , 2019  

This week, when TourismOhio announced its list of new visitors experiences which can be enjoyed across the state in 2019, Richland County was included.

With a full slate of exciting new developments and experiences, Ohio has lots to celebrate in 2019. From iconic anniversaries and exciting expansions, to lodging updates and new cultural offerings, there will be even more for visitors to enjoy in Ohio during 2019. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Richland: Historic Downtown Plymouth

12 Mar , 2019  

One could say that the village center of Plymouth might be termed a “One-Half Landmark of Richland,” as Main Street, the downtown’s main thoroughfare, straddles the Richland County – Huron County line.

It would be hard to argue, however, that its downtown boasts one of the most intact sets of nineteenth century commercial buildings in north central Ohio. And, as of December of last year, it is also an area recognized as significant by its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Dispatch Profiles Shawshank 25

7 Mar , 2019  

Planning is well underway for this August’s celebration of the quarter century anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption, and word is getting out.

On Friday, news hit the Columbus and other Gatehouse Media markets through a piece entitled, ‘Shawshank cast gathers to celebrate 25th anniversary in Mansfield.’ In the staff-written piece, the author shares the up-to-date list of cast members who have registered their intention to appear; a list of locations along the Shawshank Trail; and a list of events during the celebration. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: Grace Episcopal Church

4 Mar , 2019  

The stately building on the southwest corner of Third and Bowman Streets near downtown represents a 171 year history of the Episcopal Church in Mansfield.

Established in 1846, the same year that brought railroads to town, Grace Episcopal Church’s first parishioners included members of the Bartley and Sherman families. Two years later, its first church building was constructed on Third Street just east of Mulberry. More…

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