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Final Teddy Bear Concert Of The Season To Feature Peter And The Wolf

18 Feb , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre will hold its final Teddy Bear Concert of the 2017-2018 Mechanics Bank Education Series on March 18, 2018.  The concert is entitled the “Peter and the Wolf” and features an original script by Michael Thomas performed by Renaissance Theatre actors Maddie Beer and Colton Penwell alongside a string quartet from the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. The performance will be held at 2:30 PM on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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All About Mansfield

Bridal Open House Coming To Kingwood

17 Feb , 2018  

Are you or someone in your circle planning a 2018 wedding? If so, you may well be on the lookout for ideas and resources – and there’s an event coming soon that will allow you to do just that.

For free, no less!

Kingwood Center Gardens is hosting a Bridal Open House on March 18. The open house will showcase local vendors and extraordinary local venues. More…


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Steel Vengeance On The Shores Of Lake Erie: Take A Virtual Ride

16 Feb , 2018  

About this time of the year, slight upturns in temperature tempt one to think of summer activities. As thoughts turn slowly but surely toward planning for warm weather fun, we here at 1812Blockhouse have been known to share news about improvements and changes underway at some of your favorite summer attractions here in Richland County and also further afield.

And, as hundreds of Mansfield-area folk make their way to Sandusky and Cedar Point, that always includes a look at what’s new there. This year there’s yet another major roller coaster story to share – say hello to Steel Vengeance. More…

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All About Mansfield

Talented Rescue Dogs To Perform

15 Feb , 2018  

“Mutts Gone Nuts,” a talented troupe of rescued dogs and their trainers, will perform at the Renaissance Theatre on Saturday, March 17 at 7 PM. The family-friendly show will feature a range of tricks and humor, lauded by the Washington Post as “A Must See.”

Along with the ten canine stars, the show is led by trainers Scott and Joan Houghton, Samantha Valle, and Jonathan Burns. Scott and Joan Houghton have been performing together as a duo since 1984. More…



Kindness Rocks Mansfield This Week Starting At Woodland Elementary

14 Feb , 2018  

So what can you do with a box of rocks? At Woodland Elementary School, the answer is simple: Spread colorful thoughts of kindness throughout Mansfield this week.

The project is part of a Kindness Week concept developed three years ago by guidance counselor Taryn Nall after she heard a teacher remark that she wished students would be nicer to one another. More…

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All About Mansfield, Downtown

Sounds Of Jazz Fill Downtown Thursday Night

13 Feb , 2018  

The Mansfield Jazz Orchestra presents an evening of classic and contemporary Jazz with a 17 piece Big Band featuring some of Ohio’s hottest jazz instrumentalists and special guest Vaughn Wiester.

Featured soloists have performed with artists including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Woody Herman, Nancy Wilson and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. More…

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All About Mansfield, Schools

New Malabar Scholarship Program For Area Seventh Graders

12 Feb , 2018  

All Richland County seventh graders are invited to participate in the new Ellen Bromfield Geld Scholarship Program and essay contest in conjunction with Malabar Farm State Park.

Students who apply will experience “A Day at Malabar” on April 14 with an exclusive presentation in the main barn after a guided house tour and wagon tour. There, Students will learn of the heritage of Louis Bromfield and his passion for soil conservation. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building

11 Feb , 2018  

In this series, we have talked about survivors, local landmarks that have both stood the test of time and avoided both accidental loss and the all too common wrecking ball.

The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, Park Avenue West’s Grand Old Lady, is both a local and statewide survivor. Since it opened in 1889, it has served veterans and the community well. Today it houses an extraordinary museum , provides character and dignity to Mansfield’s principal thoroughfare, and is a remarkable connection to what is arguably the most important conflict in American history. More…

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All Things Business

Gorman Rupp Reports Fourth Quarter And 2017 Year End Results

10 Feb , 2018  

On Friday, the Gorman-Rupp Company reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2017.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Current quarter earnings per share were $0.31 compared to $0.19 per share for the fourth quarter of 2016
  • Fourth quarter of 2016 included a non-cash impairment charge of $0.05 per share
  • Net sales increased 0.8% or $0.7 million. Excluding the PCCP project, net sales increased 1.3% or $1.2 million
  • Incoming orders increased 6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2016
  • The U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is expected to have a favorable impact on our future income tax rate


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All About Mansfield

Paris Coming To The Renaissance

9 Feb , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre’s Richland Bank Broadway Series will present a fully-staged production featuring live orchestral accompaniment of The Hunchback of Notre Dame March 3-4, and 10-11, 2018. This is an area premiere of the musical.

Directed by Michael Thomas and based on the Victor Hugo novel, with songs from the Disney animated feature, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell). More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Healing History: A Tour Of Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

8 Feb , 2018  

With recent news in local media profiling improvements made at Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center, including the addition of a second arena and a new entrance for the facility on Marion Avenue, we thought that we would reshare this post and set of photos taken by us during last May’s RichHistory Weekend:

As Sunday afternoon’s tour neared its end, guide Liberty Combs noted how fitting it was that the vision of industrialist Frank Black for an equestrian center is being carried forward, one hundred years later. More…

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All About Mansfield

More Stephen King On Tap At The Ren

7 Feb , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre will show the second film in its year-long Stephen King Film Festival, “The Dead Zone,” on February 15, 2018 at 7 PM. The festival launched last week with a screening of “The Shawshank Redemption” during the theatre’s Ninetieth Anniversary Celebration. The film festival is presented thanks to funding from Charles P. Hahn, Cleveland Financial with guest speakers provided by the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. More…

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