Top Twelve Of 2017: Part One

29 Dec , 2017  

This weekend marks the end of the first full calendar year for 1812Blockhouse. As we look back, we’re also identifying our top posts during each month of 2017.

Today we begin with the most read posts for January, February, and March. Click on each to read the original post. More…


All About Mansfield

Sawyer Brown To Take The Stage

27 Dec , 2017  

One of country music’s most popular touring bands, Sawyer Brown, will perform a concert at the Renaissance Theatre on January 6 at 8 PM. The concert is presented as a part of the Avita Health System Concert Series. Local country band, The DeVault Ridge Band, will open the show. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Renaissance To Celebrate Anniversary With Weekend Long Celebration

26 Dec , 2017  

In a blizzard on January 19, 1928, the Ohio Theatre opened on Park Avenue West in Mansfield. Ninety years later, the venue was renamed the Renaissance Theatre following a purchase and major restoration in the 1980s and has been continuously operated since as a performing arts organization and venue. The Renaissance will celebrate its 90th Anniversary on the weekend of its opening, January 18 through 20, 2018. More…

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History & Tourism, Holidays, Literary Mansfield

Literary Mansfield: Louis Bromfield And Christmas

24 Dec , 2017  

There is no question that Pulitzer Prize-winner and Mansfielder Louis Bromfield was a fan of the holidays.

During the period of time that author Louis Bromfield lived there, Malabar Farm was an active place during the Christmas season. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The Rigby House

23 Dec , 2017  

One of the many outstanding houses built along Park Avenue West was constructed for a family associated with, of all things, cigars.

Cigar manufacturing and wholesaling was big business in turn of the last century Mansfield. Large companies such as the American Cigar Company occupied large business blocks downtown. The arrival of mass produced cigarettes after World War brought a downturn, however, and by the 1930s few such businesses were in operation.

One of the giants during of the heyday of cigar manufacture was the Rigby Cigar Company, headed by James Authur Rigby (known primarily as J.A. Rigby). Rigby brands included the well-known “Dolly Dollar” five cent cigar. More…

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History & Tourism, Schools

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Ohio State University At Mansfield

22 Dec , 2017  

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. More…

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All About Mansfield

Mansfield Receives First State Historic Tax Credit Awards

20 Dec , 2017  

On Tuesday morning, something happened for the first time in Richland County – local projects were awarded tax credits under the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program.

In an announcement made at the headquarters of Downtown Mansfield, Inc. on North Main Street, officials of the Ohio Development Services Agency announced awarded $28,370,452 to projects to rehabilitate 22 historic buildings in 11 communities. The projects are expected to lead to approximately $165,386,833 in private investment. The awards include projects in three communities (Amherst, Cleveland Heights, and Mansfield) that are receiving an Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit for the first time. More…

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SkillsUSA Thrives At Mansfield Senior

19 Dec , 2017  

The new SkillsUSA chapter at Mansfield Senior High School is expected to advance the Career Technical Education program and expand its ties to local business and industry.

All 241 juniors and seniors in the Career Tech program automatically are chapter members. The purpose and benefits of SkillsUSA membership will be outlined to juniors and seniors in two assemblies scheduled for Friday. More…


History & Tourism

Richland County Offers Fun In The Snow!

17 Dec , 2017  

Destination Mansfield/Richland County reminds everyone that winter weather brings its own set of opportunities to enjoy area attractions.

Plan a day enjoying the beauty of Ohio winters. Cross-country skiing paths and hills to snow tube are ready for you here in Richland County. Take advantage of the indoor waterpark, with special rates for skiers. Discover two manmade outdoor skating rinks, one in downtown Bellville and the other in Mansfield’s South Park. More…

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OSU Mansfield Campus Raises $10K For Student Emergency Fund

14 Dec , 2017  

Community members came out in a big way to show their love and support of students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. With a goal of $5,000, Ohio State Mansfield more than doubled that mount, raising a total of $10,027 in support of the Student Emergency Fund during the annual Richland Gives fundraiser in Richland County on November 28.

Richland Gives coincides with the international day of giving called Giving Tuesday. Members of the community are encouraged to contribute to local nonprofits through a single giving online platform. More…

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All About Mansfield

Snow Trails Sets Opening Day For Friday

13 Dec , 2017  

Snow Trails has announced that Opening Day for its 57th season of fun is set for this Friday, December 15, from 10 AM to 9:30 PM.

As shared by Snow Trails, “This December is feeling right! We know your excitement and energy is peaking as we lead-up to Kick-Off Weekend!” On Saturday at 7:00 PM, doors open for a Kick-Off Party with SWAGG, Columbus band playing the top dance hits from yesterday and today. More…

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Schools, Sports

Hitting The Target At The Spanish Immersion School

12 Dec , 2017  

Students are used to striving for academic targets. Next year, however, they may be interested in targets of a different kind.

If all goes as planned, the Spanish Immersion School will begin a second-semester archery program as part of its physical education class for seventh- and eighth-graders. More…

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