All About Richland, Holidays

It’s Christmas Time In Mansfield – England, That Is

4 Dec , 2018  

Mansfield’s Sister City in the United Kingdom – Mansfield, England – has much in common with its Ohio counterpart. Both celebrate the holiday season with a community tree lighting as a centerpiece. More…

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All About Richland, Landmarks of Richland, Shelby

Landmarks Of Richland: Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church

3 Dec , 2018  

It is apparent that the architect of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby took particular pride in this building.

After all, while the church was being built in the decade before the Great Depression, Toledo architect William R. Dowling actually moved his family to Shelby, living at 216 West Main Street for two to three years. More…

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All About Richland

The Yesteryears Of Channels 3, 5, 8, 43, And More

2 Dec , 2018  

It’s an opportunity to turn back the clock and step back into the past of television and radio history.

In particular, it provides a look at the yesteryears of Cleveland TV and radio stations and the shows and personalities it featured. Think of it as one part Hoolihan and Big Chuck, another Dorothy Fuldheim, and another Gene Caroll. More…

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All About Richland

Hoped-For Opening Day Delayed Just A Bit

1 Dec , 2018  

It’s been a strange fall, weather wise, in north central Ohio. The changes from the normal pattern have people and business scrambling and adjusting schedules and times.

Imagine how this impacts a place like Snow Trails, where preparation for opening includes getting, and maintaining, a sufficient base of the white stuff to enable great skiing. More…

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All About Richland

A Classical Christmas Awaits

30 Nov , 2018  

While the music scene in Richland County is busy throughout the year, things definitely ramp up during the holiday season for lovers of classical music and dance.

In addition to concerts by high school ensembles and church choirs, a number of local groups are presenting Christmas and holiday-related music and dance for attendees between now and the end of the year. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

29 Nov , 2018  

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

In fact, it was made 147 years ago today, on November 29, 1871. More…

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All About Richland

Behind The Wheel: Will Mansfield Join Other Ohio Cities In Embracing Driverless Cars?

28 Nov , 2018  

The State of Ohio has announced an expansion of the Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program, created earlier this year by Governor Kasich. That program links private industry with cities interested in serving as testing sites for autonomous and connected vehicle technology.

While Mansfield has not been publicized as expressing an interest, Athens, Columbus, Dublin, and Marysville have signed agreements with DriveOhio, the state’s center for smart mobility, to test autonomous and connected vehicles along with other smart mobility infrastructure. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Holiday Fair Takes A Delicious Turn

27 Nov , 2018  

The 49th annual Holiday Fair at the Mansfield Art Center, sponsored by Richland Bank, is well underway.

From stunning art in the upper and lower galleries to the special gift selections in the gallery shop, Holiday Fair attendees always enjoy the fine art and fine craft of local artisans. More…

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All About Richland

Third Audition Day Set For Mamma Mia!

26 Nov , 2018  

Due to overwhelming response, the Renaissance Performing Arts Association will be adding a third audition day for Mamma Mia!, a 2018-2019 Richland Bank Broadway Series production.  The auditions will be on Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, December 3 from 4:30-7:30 PM and December 10 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Richland: The Tubbs-Sourwine House

25 Nov , 2018  

The local Plymouth landmark known as the Tubbs-Sourwine House has long had a connection with the rail line it faces.

Constructed on a rise at 49 Railroad Street between 1867 and 1870, it was originally the home of Henry Bitley and Eve Reed Tubbs. More…

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All About Richland

Make Your Mark On Mansfield By Owning A Landmark. Or Two. Or Even Three.

24 Nov , 2018  

A trio of downtown Mansfield’s most iconic buildings are on the market, according to two notices placed on craigslist, the Internet’s best-known site for classified advertisements. All three have been subjects of our “Landmarks of Mansfield” series.

And, for the sum of $2,725,000, you might well be able to buy all three – as well as a 51 spot parking lot and the claim of owning the tallest building in Richland County. More…

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All About Richland

Christmas At Kingwood Starts Saturday, Bigger And Brighter Than Ever!

23 Nov , 2018  

Christmas at Kingwood, the annual celebration of the holidays at Mansfield’s amazing Kingwood Center Gardens, is back for another season with a lineup of displays, lights, music, workshops, and more that will delight the eyes and ears. The fun starts on Saturday. More…

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1812Blockhouse, All About Richland

Thank You, Richland County!

22 Nov , 2018  

On our first Thanksgiving here at 1812Blockhouse, we shared a message of thanks from us to you, our readers. We re-posted the same article a year later on Thanksgiving 2017 with relevant updates, and we’re doing so again this year with a couple of updates (in italics). Otherwise, this is the same message we have shared before. The sentiments have not changed.

Please be aware that we are not going to be publishing on Thanksgiving Day as we share the day with family. We’ll be back and in full form first thing on Friday morning. More…

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All Things Business

Mansfield Area 2018 Holiday Spending Rise Predicted To Be Tops In Ohio

21 Nov , 2018  

Sometimes playing catch-up can be fun. If predictions hold true, that is exactly what’s in store for Mansfield and Richland County retailers this holiday season as sales increase faster than any other metro area in Ohio. More…

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