All About Richland

Ontario Walmart Renovation Now Underway

5 Jun , 2019  

In April, we shared news that Walmart has announced its intention to spend over $80 million to remodel stores in 14 Ohio communities. That plan included the location on Lexington-Springmill Road in Ontario.

That renovation project is now taking place. More…

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Fathers And Sports Featured At First Friday

4 Jun , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, June 7. This month, several merchants will participate in the Father’s Day and Sports themed First Friday Shop Hop. This event will include a book talk, yummy treats, live music, live art, and more. More…

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History & Tourism

Celebrate A Jumpin’ June Across The County

3 Jun , 2019  

As June has arrived, we welcome sunshine, warm weather, and summer vacation! Whether you’re visiting Mansfield or opting for a relaxing staycation, there are plenty of events to fill your schedules, like a paranormal women’s retreat, a Bluegrass Americana Music Festival, motorsports events, and the annual Miss Ohio Pageant. More…

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Americas Rallycross To Make Its Debut At Mid-Ohio

2 Jun , 2019  

Americas Rallycross (ARX) makes its inaugural appearance at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during its season-opening Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio.

Two rounds are featured at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on the following dates: More…

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All About Richland

Preview Party At The Ren Rocks The House; 2019-2020 Season Announced

1 Jun , 2019  

1812Blockhouse was at Friday night’s Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre, and boy, was it enjoyable!

We are pleased to share the overview below of the evening and the 2019-2020 season as provided by the Renaissance Performing Arts Association. Before doing so, we would add that the performances of selections from several of the 2019-2020’s musical numbers on Friday evening were nothing short of brilliant entertainment and featured wonderful ensemble work and outstanding solo turns. More…

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All Things Business

Regional Economic Forum To Be Held At Snow Trails

31 May , 2019  

It’s time for the Regional Economic Forum hosted by the Richland Area and Knox County Chambers of Commerce and others.

In this informative and interactive session held on Friday, June 7 at Snow Trails, 3100 Possum Run Road, you’ll hear from Kaz Unalan, Director of Tax & Business Advisory Services for CBQ Holdings LLC; Carl Fernyak, Founder of; Alex Wright, COO of Ariel Corporation; and J.P. Nauseef, President and Chief Investment Officer from JobsOhio. More…

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All Things Business, History & Tourism

Stewart’s Root Beer Makes It To Staten Island

30 May , 2019  

It may be the least populated of New York City’s five boroughs with a population of nearly 500,000, but it is also the newest home of a Stewart’s All American Grill restaurant with its trademark root beer.

A story in entitled “Stewart’s All American Grill brings its famous root beer to Staten Island” starts out this way: More…

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History & Tourism, Sports

150 Years After First Professional Baseball Game, Mansfield Independents Again Host The Cincinnati Red Stockings

29 May , 2019  

A century and a half has passed since America’s very first professional baseball game took place right here in Mansfield.

On Saturday, June 1, 150 years to the day after that meeting, two teams with the same name will meet (weather permitting, of course) at Cyclops Field. More…

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All About Richland

OK, Richland Source, You’re On! Let The Summer Of Fun Begin

28 May , 2019  

One of our esteemed “competitors,” Richland Source, has unveiled its “2019 Summer Bucket List” of 100 things to do over the next several weeks in Richland and Ashland Counties.

You can read about that list here.

According to the story, the Bucket List includes local 100 activities which “…support one’s health and wellness.” Once having visited a location or having participated in an activity sometime this summer, the idea is to use the hashtag #thriveinthe419 in sharing photos and experiences. More…

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All About Richland

Drive Sober Message Hits Home: Richland In Top 10 Counties For OVIs This Year

27 May , 2019  

During this Memorial Day weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been highly visible on Ohio’s roadways to promote safety. As part of the Click it or Ticket campaign, troopers are encouraging drivers to wear their safety belts. The campaign began May 13 and will continue through June 2. More…

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All About Richland

School Is Out, But Learning Has Just Started!

26 May , 2019  

Kingwood Center Gardens has a message for kids aged 4 through 8. Why not learn something interesting this summer about your planet and the animals that inhabit it?

Cultivation Education for Summer 2019 begins this week. This year, Kingwood is offering two different series for children to enjoy – both of them at no charge (parents are still required to pay regular admission). More…

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All About Richland

Richland Rocks: And Also Minerals And Gems

25 May , 2019  

It’s time to get out those rock collections and see what’s missing!

The Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society (can you quickly say that name three times?) will be holding its Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead, & Fossil Show on June 8 and 9 at the Richland County Fairgrounds’ Arts and Crafts Building. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: The Mansfielder Who Became Mayor Of New York City

24 May , 2019  

Followers of political news may know that the newest presidential candidate is New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio.

A bit over 120 years ago, another occupant of that office was a man with strong local roots. He was a reformer and set out to improve a corrupt system, a task which did not result in success. His name was William Lafayette Strong.

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

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History & Tourism

Malabar Inn Restaurant To Reopen In 2020

23 May , 2019  

The restaurant near Malabar Farm State Park will remain closed in 2019 for renovations, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

“We recognize the Malabar Inn Restaurant is an important part of the community, and this closure is unfortunate,” said Glen Cobb, chief of the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft. “We plan to complete renovations on this historic building in 2019 and reopen sometime in 2020.” More…

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