All About Mansfield, Sports

Parkrun Continues To Provide Fitness And Fun

8 Aug , 2017  

In January, Mansfield became just the eighth location in the United States for the internationally recognized weekly FREE 5K timed run known as parkrun.

Sponsored by the City of Mansfield Parks Department, the Richland County Park District (B&O Trail), and Richland Public Health’s Creating Healthy Communities grant, parkrun is not a race but a fitness and recreation opportunity for all ages. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Buy-Way Week Is Here

7 Aug , 2017  

About this time every year closets are raided, attics are scoured, and unsold garage sale items from last year come out of hiding.

It’s time for the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way, an annual tradition in this part of Ohio as well as neighboring states. More…


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It’s Fair Time In Richland County

6 Aug , 2017  

Today marks the beginning of the 2017 edition of the Richland County Fair. This year’s Fair runs through August 12; rides open on Monday, August 7.

The first Richland County Fair took place on October 26, 1849, just the one day, and took place at what is now the intersection of South Main and Lexington Avenue. More…


History & Tourism

Seeing Green At Kingwood: Ribbit The Exhibit Is Here

5 Aug , 2017  

If you’re driving down Park Avenue West or North Trimble in the coming weeks, and you see a bit of green out of the corner of your eye, don’t be alarmed.

It’s just a giant frog. Or actually twenty of them. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: 50 Kinds Of Hamburgers

4 Aug , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues with our look at unique and even “off the wall” day trips for Richland Countians during the summer of 2017.

We always start out by reminding our readers that some of the best tourist destinations in the state are right here, and we do our best to profile events taking place close to home on a regular basis. There’s no place like home! More…


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Sheriff, Shelby Police Receive Drug Use Prevention Grants

3 Aug , 2017  

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Wednesday that he is awarding more than $2.7 million in grant funds to a number of law enforcement agencies across the state for drug use prevention education programs in public schools.

A total of 130 sheriffs’ offices and police departments will receive a portion of the $2,742,649 in Drug Use Prevention Grant funds. More…

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All About Mansfield

Third Annual Pollinator Festival This Weekend

2 Aug , 2017  

They go from plant to plant, dozens of times each day, and thank heavens that they do!

You are invited to the Third Annual Richland County Park District Pollinator Festival this weekend at the Gorman Nature Center. More…

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From OSU Mansfield To Washington D.C.

1 Aug , 2017  

Mikayla Bodey’s love for education began at The Ohio State University at Mansfield in the fall of 2013. She chose the Mansfield campus to sharpen her skills and took advantage of the extra resources available on campus to help improve her grades and increase her confidence. More…


History & Tourism

Johnny Appleseed Byway Story Map Available

31 Jul , 2017  

A new historic byway now has an accompanying map to guide travelers along its route in Ashland and Richland Counties.

In May, we shared the announcement by the Ohio Department of Transportation of the new Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway, a 30 mile route along State Routes 39 and 603 which celebrates the life of John Chapman, the nineteenth century local man who planted apple trees and became an American cultural and historical icon. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: Grace Episcopal Church

30 Jul , 2017  

The stately building on the southwest corner of Third and Bowman Streets near downtown represents a 171 year history of the Episcopal Church in Mansfield.

Established in 1846, the same year that brought railroads to town, Grace Episcopal Church’s first parishioners included members of the Bartley and Sherman families. Two years later, its first church building was constructed on Third Street just east of Mulberry. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Pick You Own Fruit, Richland County Style

29 Jul , 2017  

What’s better than biting into juicy, flavorful fresh fruit? Picking your own garden fresh fruit! Venture into the great outdoors of Richland County this summer where you can find pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, and more! Fruit-picking makes for an enjoyable afternoon with a tasty payoff, so bring your family and friends too for a chance to make lasting memories. More…

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All About Mansfield, All Things Business

Kindred Hospital To Close; 111 Jobs Impacted

28 Jul , 2017  

Updated 8:45 AM: See Below

In documents filed on Wednesday with the State of Ohio Office of Workforce Development, Kindred Hospital Central Ohio has announced closure of its Mansfield operation. More…

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