History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Warren Rupp Observatory

7 Jul , 2019  

The following post was shared last year as part of our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series. Since then, the folks at the Richland Astronomical Society have added a new public viewing night, and we have updated our post.  More…

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Shelby Bicycle Days Rolling This Week

7 Jul , 2019  

People-powered transportation with two wheels, and occasionally three wheels or even one wheel, is being celebrated this week as the annual Shelby Bicycle Days welcomes visitors to Black Fork Commons.

Each summer for over two decades, the streets of downtown Shelby have come alive with a celebration of local history, particular the city’s own Shelby Bicycle Company, which operated from 1921 through 1953. More…

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A Mansfield Fourth, 150 Years Ago

4 Jul , 2019  

Note: We first shared this story two years ago on our first Fourth of July holiday. It’s so fun, we’re keeping up the tradition this year.

A century and a half ago, local media writers were bemoaning the lack of activities scheduled in Mansfield to celebrate Independence Day, with one exception: a “Base Ball” game between the “fats” and the “lanks.” More…

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Summer Road Trips: Mesopotamia Ox Roast Antiques and Flea Market

2 Jul , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” One of the perks of living in north central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

This week’s trip idea is one that suggests that for a trip back in time, it helps to have a healthy appetite. More…

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From Prussians To Photos: OGS Summer Sessions Bring History To Life This Summer

2 Jul , 2019  

The remarkable local resource which is the Ohio Genealogical Society is continuing its popular “Summer Sessions” over the coming several weeks.

These free sessions continue through October at the OGS’ Samuel D. Isaly Library near Bellville. All sessions are held at the Library, except where noted. Pre-registration is requested by calling 419-886-1903. Please watch for additional programs to be added. More…

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The OH Report Travels To The Brickyard For Fourth Of July Interviews

1 Jul , 2019  

What better place to ask questions about the Fourth of July?

The OH Report crew went to the June 28 Final Friday concert at The Brickyard, where they interviewed attendees on several “All-American” topics. This visit was a part of their “You, the People of Ohio” series. More…

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The Heart Of Summer In The Heart Of Ohio: A Richland County July

1 Jul , 2019  

As summer ramps up and temperatures rise, can’t-miss events around Richland County emerge. The opportunities are diverse: music lovers, car buffs, and art aficionados alike will be pleased by the area’s many offerings, including the Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, the Honda Indy 200, and the 35th Annual Great Mohican Pow-Wow.

July is the month for music in Richland County, with opportunities nearly every night to enjoy live concerts and local musicians. Perhaps the most famous is the Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival (July 12-14) at the Ohio State Reformatory. More…

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When Mansfield Welcomed: The Ohio State Fair

30 Jun , 2019  

Updated with additional information

Here’s a summertime trivia question for you – when was the last time that the Ohio State Fair was held outside of Columbus, and where was it held?

You might be able to guess the answer to that question from the title of this post.

Mansfield was home to the Ohio State Fair in 1872 and 1873, one of only 10 cities statewide to ever hold that honor. More…

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Summer Road Trips: Asian Lantern Festival

25 Jun , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” One of the perks of living in north central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Taking I-71 North this summer can instead transport you and your family to the lands of the Far East. More…

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Summer Road Trips: Fly Me To The Moon

17 Jun , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” One of the perks of living in north central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

It’s the 50th anniversary of man’s first lunar this summer, and Ohio – home to an extraordinary history of firsts in the whole field of aviation and flight – is celebrating that milestone in a huge way. More…

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Dining And Sipping Al Fresco Across The County

16 Jun , 2019  

There’s something special about dining outside; it changes the whole atmosphere of the meal. Al Fresco dining also has the power to change the atmosphere of our public spaces by giving them a feeling of security and inclusion. In fact, it is part of the overall goal of the Mansfield Rising Plan to create an accessible and welcoming environment for current and potential residents and visitors. More…

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There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills

15 Jun , 2019  

We’re talking about the hills of Richland County, of course, and in particular the streams near the villages of Bellville and Butler.

This part of the county has been attracting would-be treasure hunters yearning for instant fortune now for some 166 years. More…

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Summer Road Trips: Ahoy, All Ye Pyrates!

10 Jun , 2019  

Yes, that is pyrate with a “y,” just like tyger with a “y.”

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” One of the perks of living in north central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard. In fact, this year we are traveling across the country at the suggestion of Richland Source and its “2019 Summer Bucket List” (in fact, we have checked more than once off already this month). More…

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A Street By Any Other Name Would Still Be Paved

9 Jun , 2019  

We came across this fact recently and thought we’d share with our readers.

One of Richland County’s many streets has two names – one official, and the other honorary. The Village of Plymouth website shares the following interesting message: More…

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