History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Hops And History Combine In Columbus

15 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.” 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 we look a bit to the past while celebrating the tastes of summer. More…

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ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of July 14

14 Jul , 2019  

Each week through the end of construction season, we will be sharing the latest road project update from District Three of the Ohio Department of Transportation for work in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties.

This is the project report for work taking place during the week of July 14. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects. More…

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Lots Of People In One Place

14 Jul , 2019  

The second year of INKcarceration is enjoying a record draw of music and art enthusiasts. The fun continues through Sunday at OSR.

Posted by Destination Mansfield – Richland County on Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Richland Roots: Colonel Thomas H. Ford – Dismissed But Respected

14 Jul , 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 called “Richland Roots.” For other Richland Roots stories, click here.

During the American Civil War, Ohio and Richland County contributed greatly to the Union cause. We have previously posted stories about soldiers such as General Robert Byington Mitchell, a native Mansfielder. Today we turn our attention to another Mansfield resident who saw service in the Union Army, albeit with a unique twist – Thomas H. Ford. More…

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Mohican Pow-Wow Underway

13 Jul , 2019  

This weekend experience Native American history, culture, and lifestyle first-hand as the Great Mohican Pow-Wow returns for its 35th year.

On Saturday, and Sunday,, Mohican Reservation Campground and Canoeing will be busy with traditional Native American ceremonies and activities. Rated as a top 100 show in the United States, this event is taking place this weekend . More…

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First Ohio Measles Case Confirmed

13 Jul , 2019  

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH has confirmed the state’s first measles case of 2019. The young adult from Stark County recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases. ODH is currently not disclosing additional information about the infected individual. More…

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Escape From Shawshank – On A Bike This Time

13 Jul , 2019  

Here’s your chance to undertake your own escape from Shawshank, otherwise known as the Ohio State Reformatory.

On July 27, join friends with Slow Roll Mansfield, the Richland County Chamber of Commerce, and Destination Mansfield as they undertake the Shawshank Bike Tour, a 7.5 mile bike hike that will visit Shawshank Redemption movie filming locations and places where the film was produced. More…

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It Was A Dangerous Fourth Of July On Ohio, Richland County Roads

12 Jul , 2019  

It was a dangerous holiday and weekend in Richland County and across the state over the Fourth of July, according to numbers released this week by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

In fact, the county ranked as the ninth highest statewide in terms of reported incidents (1,252). That includes all manner of incidents in which the Patrol was involved, not just car accidents. More…

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Downtown Merchants Launch Mansfield School Supply Drive

12 Jul , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced a collaborative downtown Mansfield School Supply Drive benefiting the Mansfield City Schools S.A.F.E Program. Participating downtown merchants will collect school supplies from July 15 to August 2. More…

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From Shanghai To Mansfield: Chinese Students Visit, Learn About Area

11 Jul , 2019  

Thirty young Chinese students got a taste of Mansfield’s culture and history Wednesday, all from the comfort of the library at Malabar Intermediate School.

The group of 10- to 13-year-olds from Shanghai, including their teachers, arrived on July 5 for a 12-day visit sponsored by Forte International Exchange Program. Paul Lintern, pastor of St. Luke’s Point of Grace, is coordinating the visit, which includes lodging with host families and visits to a variety of sites in and around Mansfield. More…

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Here’s Johnny! Appleseed, That Is

11 Jul , 2019  

As interesting as legend paints the life of John Chapman, known by local pioneer settlers as Johnny Appleseed, his actual life was by many measures even more unique. He is soon to make a return appearance.

An avid animal rights activist, vegetarian, and church missionary, Johnny roamed Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois. In the process he became a land baron and a friend to many. He was particularly important to early Richland Countians. More…

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Downtown Getting Some New Streets This Week

10 Jul , 2019  

The City of Mansfield has announced that milling and paving is scheduled to take place along selected downtown streets later this week.

Kokosing Construction Co., contractor for the 2019 Mansfield Street Resurfacing Program, will be doing this work on the following streets: More…

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