Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Vasbinder Fountain

12 Aug , 2017  

It sits now as it originally did, anchoring Central Park and providing a pleasant oasis of sight and sound.

The Vasbinder Fountain is certainly a Mansfield landmark of the first order. Dedicated on July 4, 1881, it was removed in the late 1950s during the creation of the then-controversial Park Avenue cut-through, and after storage and a temporary placement at Malabar Farm, it was returned to Central Park in 1979.

As a commemorative plate shares, the fountain was donated by David and Jane Vasbinder. More…


History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Columbus Food Truck Festival

11 Aug , 2017  

We continue our look at day road trips from Richland County that feature unique events and attractions. As always, this comes with a reminder that some of the best in Ohio are right here at home; a good place to check for these is at Destination Mansfield.

The 7th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival takes place at a new location: on the Scioto Mile Bicentennial Park on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 from 11 AM to 11:PM. More…

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All About Mansfield

It’s Fair Time In Richland County: Part Two

10 Aug , 2017  

As promised earlier in the week, here is a mid-week collection of stories and photos from the 2017 Richland County Fair. The Fair continues through August 12. More…


All About Mansfield, Sports

Mid-Ohio Challenge 200

9 Aug , 2017  

NASCAR’s brand of motor racing excitement invades Mid-Ohio this coming weekend in a very special event with a special sponsor and beneficiary.

Last year, 40 cars were on the grid with championship contenders throughout providing fans of all ages with excitement that rivals any other form of sports entertainment in the country – all for a good cause with proceeds going to the Columbus-based Nationwide Children’s Hospital. More…


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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…


All About Mansfield

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…