All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Explore The Wild In Your Own Backyard

10 Apr , 2018  

Explore the wild in your backyard! That’s the greeting on the website for the 2018 edition of Mohican Wildlife Weekend, the annual local mega celebration of all things outdoors.

The fun takes place later this month, from April 27 through April 29. More…

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Cinderella Coming To Charm Mansfield

9 Apr , 2018  

The Auditorium at St. Peter’s High School will be a magical place to be over the next two weekends, as the St. Peter’s Department of Theatre and Performing Arts presents the musical Cinderella. The music is presented as a part of the 2017-2018 St. Peter’s Music Series.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was originally written for television, and starred a young Julie Andrews in the title role. Amazingly for the time, the broadcast had over 100 million viewers. Well-known songs from the musical include “In My Own Little Corner” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: A Photographer Of War And The West: Part Two

8 Apr , 2018  

We’re continuing our look at the life and work of native Richland Countian Stanley J. Morrow, who was born near Bellville in 1843 and who was trained by famed Civil War photographer Mathew Brady.

Stanley Morrow’s studio in Yankton, Dakota Territory did well. So well, in fact, that Morrow soon opened a branch operation across the Missouri River in Nebraska. Still, he had a sense of adventure, perhaps cultivated in his Civil War experience. Over time, that sense led him to leave the family home and studio and travel westward; each time, he left his wife in charge of the local operation which continued to thrive. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: A Photographer Of War And The West: Part One

7 Apr , 2018  

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. Among those is a man who learned his trade under extraordinary circumstances, and then used that training to create an important record that survives to this day.

Born near Bellville in 1843, Stanley J. Morrow’s childhood years were contemporaneous with the rise of photography in the United States. More…

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Sprint Car Championship Event Has New Title Partner

6 Apr , 2018  

The Sprint Car World Championship has announced that COMP Cams has become the title partner of the $100,000 to Win $2,000 to Start blockbuster event on April 27-28 at Mansfield Motor Speedway.  In one of sprint car racing’s biggest events, the two organizations are excited to forge a partnership and see the COMP Cams Sprint Car World Championship as not only an event for the record books but hope for it to be an event that will play a major role in sprint car racing for many years to come. More…


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A New Website For Richland Public Health

5 Apr , 2018  

Another local governmental body has improved its online presence through the launching of a new website.

Following on the heels of a new Richland County site, the county’s public health district has unveiled the brand-new, which presents information about the agency’s services and resources in an attractive visual interface. More…

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Mansfield Attorney Recognized For 50 Years Of Service To the Legal Profession

4 Apr , 2018  

As part of the District 10 annual meeting on March 28, the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) recognized three area attorneys for 50 years of service to the legal profession. Included among them was a familiar name and face to the local legal community

Harold Hunter Davis of Mansfield earned his law degree at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and has practiced law in Ohio since 1968. He specializes in estate-planning matters and maintains a solo practice in Mansfield. More…

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Summer Camp At The Ren

3 Apr , 2018  

Picture summer camp for a moment. Images that could come to mind might include blue skies, warm temperatures, swimming, and outdoor activities of many kinds.

Locally, however, there’s another option as well, one taking place inside but no less fun.

Registration has opened for the Renaissance Theatre’s annual “Broadway Camp!” summer theatre program for students ages 8-13. The popular summer camp sessions will be held at the Renaissance June 18-22; and June 25-29. More…

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New Richland County Foundation Fund Seeks To Protect Nature Preserves

2 Apr , 2018  

The North Central Ohio Land Conservancy recently established a designated fund at the Richland County Foundation. The fund will generate annual support for the nonprofit organization, and it will benefit from the Foundation’s professional asset management.

The NCOLC mission is to protect the natural heritage of the North Central Ohio area. It purchases land that is botanically significant and then dedicates it as a nature preserve, utilizing conservation easements. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

1 Apr , 2018  

NOTE: In celebration of those local faith communities for which this is a highly significant weekend, 1812Blockhouse is re-showcasing three Mansfield church buildings today which have been the subject of posts in our Landmarks of Mansfield series.

For the last 100 years, the 125 feet high towers of the landmark St. Peter’s Catholic Church have themselves done double duty, standing sentinel over the central part of Mansfield while at the same time encouraging passers-by to look in a heavenly direction. More…

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History & Tourism, Landmarks of Richland

Landmarks of Richland: All Souls Church

31 Mar , 2018  

For over 120 years, the members of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellville have provided a high degree of care for the building their foreparents built – literally.

The building on Church Street serves a congregation whose roots in southern Richland County date back almost 200 years – to 1822. Originally occupying another structure in the village, the present building was constructed between 1894 and 1897. More…


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Lex Senior Wins Singing Contest At The Ren

30 Mar , 2018  

Lexington High School freshman Ellie Nickoli was chosen by the audience and musicians as the winner of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s Bach to Rock® Singing Contest at the March 24 concert. As winner of the contest, Nickoli will be invited to perform on the 2018-2019 OhioHealth Symphony Series. More…

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