All Things Business, History & Tourism

Small Business Saturday Encourages Richland Countians To Shop Small

22 Nov , 2016  

The last decade has seen the growth of retail shopping holidays which fall shortly after Thanksgiving. For big box retailers, Black Friday has become a cultural phenomenon, and for online shopping, Cyber Monday has grown exponentially.

The vast majority of American retailing, however, takes place in its hundreds of thousands of smaller retail institutions. With the rise of Small Business Saturday, this important part of our economy gets its due. More…

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All About Richland

Feast Of Love Set To Reach Those In Need

21 Nov , 2016  

For the seventh consecutive year 75 local families in need will receive Thanksgiving dinner boxes, thanks to the generosity and hard work of several groups.

The Feast of Love is a community service project of Mansfield Senior High students and staff, North Central State College and the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard. More…

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Road Work Over Thanksgiving Week

21 Nov , 2016  

District 3 of the Ohio Department of Transportation has issued its weekly road construction advisory. Fortunately, while three works remain on schedule, two of them have planed completion dates at or before the end November.

Those projects underway and which will involve work over this week (November 20-26): More…

All Things Business

Commissioners Offer Partial Refund On Underground Water Leak

20 Nov , 2016  

At a recent meeting, Richland County Commissioners took a middle ground on a request for a refund on water charges.

The matter came to light when Commissioners received a letter earlier this month from the Director of the Heatherwood Apartments on Laver Road, in which a request was made for a refund due to a purported water leak. This leak, which was shared was ongoing for some three years, resulted in an outstanding bill of slightly over $70,000. More…

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Richland Carrousel Park To Hold Open House

20 Nov , 2016  

Richland Carrousel Park is getting in the holiday spirit with a large Open House event showcasing Lots to do, see, buy, hear, and ride! Many items in the Gift Shop there are priced at 25% to 50% off. The event will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days, and Santa Claus will be present on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – photos just $5.

Here are some recent posts from the Park to give you a taste of what’s in store: More…

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Downtown, Holidays

Photos Of A Cold, Blustery, And Wonderful Holiday Parade

19 Nov , 2016  

UPDATED at 3:07 p.m. with video

In contrast to two other downtown parades in the last handful of weeks, onlookers for the 2016 Holiday Parade arrived on the parade route at the last possible moment. Minutes before, many were huddled in their cars — music playing, hot chocolate guzzling, and excitement building.

It was a cold and blustery early winter morning on Saturday for the annual event. A few minutes before the parade’s scheduled kickoff at 10:00 a.m., the cars emptied, the streets filled with spectators and, as if on cue, the clouds parted somewhat and the sun appeared. For a few moments, that is, before hiding again for the remainder of the morning. More…

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Downtown, Holidays

Santa’s Here!

19 Nov , 2016  

Santa makes his appearance during this morning’s Holiday Parade. More photos to come on 1812Blockhouse. Click for a larger view.

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All About Richland, Schools

Newman Elementary Demolition Progressing

19 Nov , 2016  

Except for a chain-link security fence the front of the former Newman Elementary School on Central Avenue gave no indication Friday that demolition is underway. It’s a very different story in the back.

Great Lakes Demolition of Vickory, Ohio, has gutted several of the rooms on the west side. That work began after Total Environmental Services of Toledo completed abatement of hazardous materials. The building is expected to be demolished, debris removed and the site graded by mid-December. It will be restored to grass as weather permits. More…

Downtown

Friday Afternoon Sun

19 Nov , 2016  

The sun was just beginning to think about setting when this image of downtown Mansfield’s Hancock & Dow Building was captured. More about this wonderful landmark later this weekend on 1812Blockhouse. Click image for a larger version.

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All About Richland, Holidays

Seasonal Spectaculars Coming To The Renaissance

19 Nov , 2016  

You would expect nothing less, and this holiday’s seasons fare at Mansfield’s large-scale performing arts venue does not disappoint. From Christmas music to a new take on an old classic, it’s full of something for all ages.

The following performances will take place at the Renaissance Theatre between now and Christmas Day: More…

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