Sports

2019 Mid-Ohio Season Tickets Now Available

17 Jan , 2019  

Tickets to the 58th season of racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course are on sale now for all eight race events. The 2019 schedule at the legendary road course in Lexington, Ohio will feature its largest and most diverse spectator schedule with three additional event weekends added.

Now through February 28 until 9 PM ET, customers may purchase event tickets online at midohio.com or by calling 419-884-4000 at an advance price offering an additional savings. This also includes motorhome and tent camping, grandstand seats, infield parking, paddock passes where applicable by event. More…

Schools

More Opportunities For Learning: OSU Adds Five Majors

17 Jan , 2019  

One of the many advantages of attending The Ohio State University at Mansfield is the ability to begin a path close to home that can lead to one of over 200 undergraduate majors. Some can be completed here, while others can be finished at main campus.

That number of potential majors recently increased by five.

The OSU College of Arts and Sciences has launched five new undergraduate majors, all of which incorporate emerging trends and issues into carefully designed, interdisciplinary academic programming. More…

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All About Richland

City Seeks Input From Businesses, Organizations, And Institutions

16 Jan , 2019  

As previously shared on 1812Blockhouse, the City of Mansfield is in the process of developing a new Consolidated Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Funds (HOME) through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Plan will cover the 2019-2023 period and will identify the City’s priorities for allocating these federal grant funds for the next five years.

To that end, the City is undertaking two public surveys. The first, which we discussed back on January 9, is for citizen input and can be accessed and responded to at this online location.

A separate survey involves businesses, organizations, and institutions, and in particular the following: More…

All About Richland

Inkcarceration Announces Lineup

16 Jan , 2019  

It’s a day that rock music fans have been looking forward to for some time.

The second annual Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival is set for July 12 through 14 at the Ohio State Reformatory, and the lineup of music and artists has been announced.

The Festival will feature over 50 tattoo artists willing to make their talent available to attendees, and this year over 30 groups will be on hand to rock out the crowd on two stages. Headliners this year include Shinedown, Godsmack, and Five Finger Death Punch. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield Man Charged After Allegedly Setting Racehorses Loose At Fairgrounds

16 Jan , 2019  

It wasn’t a good morning for Jonathan Ford. Nor, for that matter, residents and motorists near the fairgrounds area in Canton.

Northeast Ohio media reported on Tuesday that Ford, who has a Mansfield address, set 15 racehorses loose at the Stark County Fairgrounds at about 6:00 AM Monday morning. According to this story from Cleveland 19 News, one horse drowned in a nearby lake. More…

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All About Richland

Jazz At Theatre 166

15 Jan , 2019  

Steve Brown and Friends will present a jazz concert on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 PM in the newly renovated Theatre 166. The theater, which is part of Renaissance Performing Arts Association, is located at 166 Park Avenue West.

This 5-piece ensemble will perform a diverse variety of jazz style including swing, Latin and ballads, chosen primarily from the Great American Songbook. Included will be the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel and many others. More…

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Schools

Board Of Education To Hold Organizational Meeting

15 Jan , 2019  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education will elect a president and vice president during its 2019 organizational meeting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, January 15. The board’s regular monthly meeting will follow immediately. More…

History & Tourism

Dates Set For Spring Weekend Events

15 Jan , 2019  

We’ve got great news both for fans of Richland County’s wonderful outdoors and for lovers of Richland County history. Two of the region’s favorite spring weekend “happenings” will be returning in 2019, and the date has been set for each. More…

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All About Richland

Cartoons Focus Of Author Presentations

14 Jan , 2019  

Join Marty Gitlin, author of “A Celebration of Animation; The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History” as he takes guests on a journey of cartoons from the very first one up to the present day during three presentations at the Ontario Branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.

Gitlin is a freelance writer and the author of more than 140 books on popular culture and sports. He has won many awards for his writing, including first place for General Excellence in Journalism from the Associated Press, which selected him as one of the top four feature writers in Ohio. More…

All About Richland

There’s Still Time To Get A Flu Shot

14 Jan , 2019  

Flu activity in Ohio is increasing and widespread throughout the state for the first time during this flu season. The number of flu-associated hospitalizations are also rising with 338 new hospitalizations during the first week of January compared to 166 during the last week of December. There have been 893 total flu- associated hospitalizations in Ohio so far this flu season, which runs from October 2018 to May 2019. The number of flu cases typically peak between December and February. More…

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All About Richland

Mid-Ohio Opera Announces 2019 Season

14 Jan , 2019  

There’s something old and something new with upcoming productions for Mid-Ohio Opera. The 2019 season line-up has been announced and includes classical and modern works. More…

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All About Richland

NECIC Invites All To Annual Meeting

13 Jan , 2019  


North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC)
will host their annual public board of directors meeting on Wednesday, February 6, from 4 to 6 PM at their office, 134 N. Main St. in downtown Mansfield. The public and media are encouraged to attend. More…

Instagram

Musket Demonstration

13 Jan , 2019  

A flashback to September of 2016 and a view from South Park in Mansfield.

History & Tourism

Richland Roots: Introducing Mansfielder General James S. Robinson

13 Jan , 2019  

Throughout its history, Richland County has produced or been the home to a wide variety of individuals that have made important contributions to the world. 1812Blockhouse has been sharing their stories in a series we started last year called “Richland Roots.” For other Richland Roots stories, click here.

Richland County has produced leaders in business, the arts, the military, education, politics, and civic life over its 200-plus years. Occasionally, that includes someone whose life story includes noteworthy activity in several of those areas. Such is the case with native Richland Countian James Sidney Robinson. More…

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