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Local Multimedia Artist Shares Images And Sounds Of North Central Ohio

20 Dec , 2016  

It’s clear that Shelby’s Dyanna Lynn White loves Richland County and this part of Ohio.

The visual artist and musician has issued her latest collection of photographs of area scenes, just in time for last-minute holiday shopping. The collection is included in a 2017 calendar featuring images of Seltzer Park in Shelby, and can be acquired on the popular self-publishing Lulu website. More…

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Looking Ahead: St. Peter’s Music Series Continues In 2017

19 Dec , 2016  

With the recent performance of the Christmas Oratorio of composer Camille Saint-Saens, the Mansfield St. Peter’s Music Series will continue next year with an emphasis on presenting works done by in-house ensembles, both with the parish and with the schools.

Those performances include the following: More…

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Element Of Art Spotlighted By Mansfield/Richland County CVB

17 Dec , 2016  

On the evening of the Community Christmas Tree lighting several days ago, dozens of people were walking around Richland Carrousel Park and adjacent streets. For those who were lucky enough to walk by Element of Art, located in their unique space at the corner of West Fourth and North Main, invitations were extended to enter that space for performance art taking place.

Throughout the year, Element of Art Studio and Gallery does just that – invites people in to experience art in a variety of ways. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Civil War Monument in South Park

16 Dec , 2016  

It stands sentinel near the entrance of South Park, just as it has for the last 108 years. Erected in 1908, the Civil War Monument is 27 years newer than its counterpart in Central Park downtown.

Like its cousin, this statue was given in memory of deceased veterans of the Civil War. While the downtown monument was donated by an individual, however, the South Park statue was a gift from veterans of the 120th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. More…

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“When The River Rises” Rises To Attention Of The Times

15 Dec , 2016  

It’s referred to as “solutions journalism.” In some corners of the country, and with some media outlets, emphasis can occasionally be given to “…news reporting that focuses on the responses to social issues as well as the problems themselves. Solutions stories, anchored in credible evidence, explain how and why responses are working, or not working,” in the words of Wikipedia. The goal of the process is to create not only informed readers, but also those motivated toward “effective citizenship.”

When the New York Times published a end of year round-up of solution journalism stories earlier this week, they included one from Richland County. More…

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Renaissance Adds Blog To Podcast

14 Dec , 2016  

The outreach for the Renaissance Performing Arts Association has expanded over the last several weeks with the launch of the Renaissance Podcast series, several of which have been featured here on 1812Blockhouse.

Joining that effort is the new Renaissance Blog: Thoughts From The Renaissance Theatre. To date, the blog has posted five posts which profile different aspects of theatre operation and other aspects of Assocation arts programming. More…

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Renaissance Podcast Profiles Fundraising Campaign

12 Dec , 2016  

To be successful, any non profit organization needs the support of members and friends. It is through such giving that great things can happen and transform people and communities.

Such is the case with Renaissance Performing Arts Association, Inc., the entity behind the operation of the Renaissance Theatre and Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. Setting out with a goal of “community cultural literacy and educational enhancement,” the non profit supports quality arts programming throughout the year. More…

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Richland County Cities May Soon See Sprouting Antennas

11 Dec , 2016  

Updated 12.13.2016

Lame duck sessions of legislative bodies have been known to pass measures that have not been successful during regular sessions. Often, these come in the form of amendments to bills to which they may or may not have any real relationship.

Such an instance occurred this past week, when the Ohio General Assembly passed the so-called “Petland bill (Senate Bill 331),” which regulates where pet stores can purchase puppies for sale. Among amendments to that bill was one which all but eliminates the ability of cities in Ohio to regulate the erection of so-called “microwireless” or “small cell” facilities in public rights-of-way. More…

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Christmas For The Birds

10 Dec , 2016  

Here’s a question for you. What would be on a bird’s Christmas shopping list?

Try suet, paper towels, Clorox wipes, pellets, meal works, bird seed, and black sunflower seeds. Or, better yet, a donation to cover the cost of any of those. More…

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Eighteenth Century Christmas Planned

10 Dec , 2016  

Ever wondered how many current holiday traditions have their roots in the ways that previous generations of Americans commemorated the Christmas holiday?

Here’s one way to gain some insight into that question. Richland Early American Center for History, or “REACH,’ will be presenting an Open House and “18th Century Christmas Celebration” next week. More…

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Snow Trails Predicts Weekend Opening

8 Dec , 2016  

Winter is here! Or, at least, it will be here in time for a weekend opening at Snow Trails, officials there declared on Tuesday.

An official declaration on the starting day for Snow Trails’ 56th season will take on Friday, but tentatively, the magic date and time are this Sunday, December 11 at 9:00 AM. Regular weekday hours would follow beginning on Monday from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM each day. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The Old Post Office

7 Dec , 2016  

Mansfield has lost much in the way of civic architecture, including its Victorian era courthouse and two former City Halls. The first building specifically built to serve the community as a post office continues to stand to this day, however, over 100 years after it opened to the public.

The city’s first center for mail delivery was said to have been a hollow log located near the intersection of Third and North Main. More…

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