All About Richland

Experience Music In A New Way With The MSO

9 Sep , 2019  

Be sure to bring your smartphone as the MSO launches into its new season.

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present its opening concert of the 2019-2020 OhioHealth Symphony Series, “Bohemian Souls” on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the event will feature a program inspired by composers who were deemed unconventional in their day. More…

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All About Richland

Expo Promotes Positive Aging

8 Sep , 2019  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is excited to invite the public to attend its 11th annual Positive Aging Expo.

The Positive Aging Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 24 at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Expo is a free event and open to all. More…

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1812Blockhouse

1812Blockhouse: Three Years Of Pioneering

8 Sep , 2019  

You might not realize it, but at this very moment you are reading a post on a local news and information website that differs from almost every other such site in the country.

When the switch was flipped back on September 8, 2016, Richland County became the very first small to mid-sized media market in America (that we knew of or know of) with a site committed to keeping its readers informed not only through its own news coverage, but also by actually pointing readers to local news covered by other media as well. Each day since, we have not only done our own reporting, but we have featured links to stores on WMFD, the Mansfield News Journal, Richland Source, and to social media posts from dozens of other local governments, organizations, churches, and businesses to create a one-stop information center.

It has now been three years since 1812Blockhouse went live. Over 3,700 posts, 50,000 shared links, and millions of views later, that goal of creating informed readers remains at the very heart of what we do. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

7 Sep , 2019  

Did you know that Mansfield is one of the places where American musical history was made?

In fact, it was made over 147 years ago, on November 29, 1871.

On that date, a concert took place here featuring a group of singers from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. That institution of learning, founded a few years previously to provide African American students with the best education possible, was struggling in the post-War south and faced bankruptcy. The idea was advanced by Fisk’s treasurer to have a number of students form a choir which would travel to raise funds for the college. More…

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Schools, Sports

Senior High Tyger Footballers Form Bond With Younger Fans

7 Sep , 2019  

When Jordan Monica’s third-graders at Sherman Elementary School thought about signing a card of support for the Mansfield Senior High football team, they decided instead to express their Tyger pride in a much bigger way. The result was a life lesson about motivation, love and support and a lasting bond between teenage football players and their elementary-school admirers. More…

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Senior Sunday At Kingwood

7 Sep , 2019  

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Join us for Senior Sunday this weekend!

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History & Tourism

Classic Car Lovers Alert: Hundreds of Studebakers Coming to Richland County

7 Sep , 2019  

Back‐to‐back international Studebaker events converge at Richland County Fairgrounds, September 9‐14. The Antique Studebaker Club (ASC) holds its International Meet September 9‐10, followed by the even larger 55th Annual Studebaker Drivers Club (SDC) International Meet, September 11‐14.

Studebaker owners from across North America and beyond will bring their classic cars to Mansfield for a week of history, fun, bragging rights and comradery. Throughout the event, members show their vehicles, share information and memories and participate in concours judging. More…

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Schools

Take Note of Changes to the Requirements for High School Graduation

6 Sep , 2019  

Richland County parents and students take note: the Ohio Department of Education is spreading the word about new high school graduation requirements.

The requirements for graduation have been changed more than once by the state legislature in recent years such that there are currently three different sets of requirement rules for the four different high school grade levels. The most recent changes, made for the class of 2023, are expected to now be the permanent Ohio graduation requirement system (unless the legislature makes future changes). More…

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All About Richland

Registration is Open for Richland Gives

6 Sep , 2019  

Each year after Thanksgiving Richland County residents are encouraged to participate in Giving Tuesday, which is hosted locally by the Richland County Foundation’s Richland Gives initiative. The goal is to facilitate online fundraising for local nonprofit organizations by providing a single platform/website through which residents can easily make online contributions to the nonprofit organizations that they are most passionate about. More…

History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: The Largest Horse Parade East Of The Mississippi

6 Sep , 2019  

This summer, we’ve continued our yearly tradition of taking a weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today, for the last post in our Summer Road Trip series for 2019, we’re turning our attention to a remarkable parade taking place this weekend just an hour down I71 or US42. More…

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All Things Business

NECIC Microbusiness Development Program: From Business Plans To Startup Funding

5 Sep , 2019  

It’s time to plan for success.

NECIC is launching a Business Plan Writing Course. Those who complete the course will be eligible to apply for a microloan (of at least $500) and the application fee for the microloan will be waived.

In the Business Plan Writing Course, NECIC’s Certified Business Advisor (CBA) will take participants through the step-by-step process of writing a business plan that can be used to launch a startup or to look for funding. More…

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Decorative Shadows

5 Sep , 2019  

Oak Hill Cottage glowed in the noonday sun on Wednesday shortly before the 1812Blockhouse staff meeting at Relax, It’s Just Coffee downtown. The decorative trim created the same pattern in shadow form.

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Oak Hill Cottage glowing in the afternoon sun.

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