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Dispatch Looks At Impact Of New Distribution Center In Morrow County, Area

23 Jul , 2019  

On Sunday, the Columbus Dispatch took a look at one aspect of the massive Dollar Tree Distribution Center, now under construction just north of the State Route 61 intersection with I71 in southern Morrow County.

What caught the attention of writer Dean Narciso could be summed up in one word:

Traffic. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Henry Ford Returns To Galion This Sunday

22 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 are featuring an event in a community that actually used to be part of Richland County, and is just a short drive to the west. On Sunday, July 28, the Gill House in Galion will be the location for a celebration of local and national history as Preserving Galion, Inc. welcomes guests for its very first “Henry Ford Birthday Celebration.” More…

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All About Richland

Downtown Library Getting A New Front Door: For Cars, That Is

21 Jul , 2019  

In an announcement on its website, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library recently shared news of a change in the way that patrons access the building’s parking garage.

Consistent with the original 1989 plan which was changed before construction, the Board of Trustees voted to move the entrance “around the corner,” as it were, placing it on Third Street. Preparation work has begun on the project. During construction, the parking garage will remain open. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: An Apollo Astronaut With A Mansfield Connection

20 Jul , 2019  

1812Blockhouse shares posts in our “Richland Roots” series to reveal stories of the well-known and less-commonly known people born here, or who lived here, and then went on to make significant contributions to state, regional, or national history.

On this 50th anniversary weekend of man’s landing on the Moon, what better time would there be to recognize someone involved in that effort who was once stationed in Mansfield? More…

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History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: State Route 97

19 Jul , 2019  

It is not the longest, or the most-traveled, highway in the state or even the region.

Along its length, however, which runs almost 35 miles along farm fields, along rivers, and through small towns, State Route 97 adds a lot to the character of this place we call home.

It even boasts the birthplace of a United States President! More…

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All About Richland

Manure And You

18 Jul , 2019  

Bet you haven’t seen that headline on a news story before, have you?

Actually, it’s the name of a workshop hosted on Tuesday, August 20 by the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District and others. It promises to be a complete look at all aspects of manure and fertilizer, from testing to its application in a variety of agricultural uses. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: Buffalo Bill

17 Jul , 2019  

NOTE: This post in our “When Mansfield Welcomed” series has been updated with recently-discovered information.

It was a brilliant Saturday in July, 1896 when Buffalo Bill came to town. Not just Buffalo Bill, mind you – his famous “Wild West Show” was in tow and put on two performances in a lot on East Fourth Street. This was not his first visit to Mansfield, nor would it be his last.

Buffalo Bill, born William Frederick Cody in 1846, grew up on the frontier and loved every aspect of that way of life. As he grew older, some of the titles he earned, or at least ascribed to himself, including buffalo hunter, U.S. Army scout and guide, and showman, as well as Pony Express Rider, Indian fighter, and even author. Whatever Cody’s titles, he was destined for fame. More…

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Downtown

Help Catch Grace The Giraffe For Fun And Prizes

16 Jul , 2019  

Do you remember Otis the Ostrich? How about Reginald the Rabbi?

Both were visitors to downtown Mansfield in the last two years, each leaving traces that visitors found and recorded in an effort to play The Downtown Mansfield Scavenger Hunt.

This year, Grace the Giraffe has been skating around downtown Mansfield, and local businesses need your help catching her. More…

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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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History & Tourism

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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All About Richland, History & Tourism

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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Downtown, Schools

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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History & Tourism

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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Schools

Incoming OSU Freshmen Tuition May Increase Slightly

10 Jul , 2019  

It may going to cost a bit more for tuition at The Ohio State University for incoming freshman this year, including at OSU Mansfield. On the other hand, the new rate will be frozen for four years for the same students.

The school will increase tuition and fees for incoming Ohio freshmen by 3.3%, which equates to a $358 change from last year’s rate for Columbus campus students, and $268 for Mansfield students, according to a proposal being presented to the university’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday. More…

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