Schools

Malabar Students Submit Anti-Sweet Potato Petition

29 May , 2018  

Editor’s Note: I cannot resist sharing that the person posting this story on 1812Blockhouse greatly dislikes both sweet potatoes and, unfortunately, watermelon.

For some fourth-graders at Malabar Intermediate School, the final days of the school year included a hands-on exercise in citizen action, triggered by dislike for sweet potato fries on the cafeteria menu.

Teacher Lisa Koplan explained. “My two classes have been learning about government and how to make peaceful changes in your community,” she said. More…

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History & Tourism

Memorial Day, Mansfield, 1896

28 May , 2018  

Mansfield was a bustling place in 1896, with a population of approximately 17,000. On Saturday, May 30, the community came together to celebrate Memorial Day.

First known nationally as “Decoration Day,” the term “Memorial Day” was first used in 1882. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

June Means Fun Around These Parts

27 May , 2018  

Summer has finally arrived in Mansfield, Ohio!  Time to soak up the fun that summer brings to the area staring with some dirt track and road racing, outdoor concerts, and even a new exhibit called Big Bugs!

Start the summer with the much-anticipated new exhibit at Kingwood Center Gardens called Big Bugs.  Kingwood is being “invaded” by some gargantuan bugs this summer. The art of David Rogers will fill the Kingwood Estate with awe-inspiring sculptures of insects made from all-natural materials. Invite family and friends to come to town and explore with you. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: The Great Lakes Fiber Show

26 May , 2018  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.”

Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard. More…

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Schools

Two Local Recipients Of Large Grants For Language And Literacy

25 May , 2018  

More than $33 million was awarded Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Education to 46 school districts and consortiums of districts to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children.

Recipients included the Mansfield-based Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC), which serves students in Richland, Crawford, and Morrow Counties, as well as Mansfield City Schools. More…

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All About Mansfield

LeaderRichland Visits OSU Mansfield

24 May , 2018  

Over one thousand 7th and 8th-grade female students participated in the 2018 LeaderRichland event at The Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College campus during the month of May.

During the three-days of the event, students met with area professionals in multiple career fields including skilled trades, finance, services, healthcare, education, non-profits, and manufacturing. LeaderRIchland encourages young girls to pursue careers and educational goals available locally. 1,200 students participated in the 2018 LeaderRichland event on the Mansfield Campus. More…

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All About Mansfield

Stand By Me Next King Film At The Ren

23 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre will show the fourth film in its year-long Stephen King Film Festival, “Stand By Me,” on June 21 at 7:00 PM. The festival launched in January with a screening of “The Shawshank Redemption” during the theatre’s 90th Anniversary Celebration. The film festival is presented thanks to funding from Charles P. Hahn, Cleveland Financial with the guest speaker provided by the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. More…

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All Things Business

Tax Credit Approvals Give Area A Double Jobs Boost

22 May , 2018  

When the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (“TCA”) met on Monday to review economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and regional partners, Mansfield and the Richland County area received some generally good news. More…

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All About Mansfield

Mid-Ohio Opera Production Stirs And Delights

21 May , 2018  

North central Ohio’s own opera company staged Il Tabarro over the last two weekends, and 1812Blockhouse was there on Sunday to experience the sights and sounds of Italian opera in our own backyard.

The results were very much worth the visit to Founders Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield. The work by composer Giacomo Puccini is a one act tragedy set on a Seine River barge in the middle of Paris. A surprising amount of action is contained within its 50 minute length, culminating in a murderous act of jealous rage. More…

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All About Mansfield

Texas Travelers To Hold Public Forum On Downtown Revitalization

20 May , 2018  

According to a Facebook Event post, the 15 Mansfielders involved in a trip to a conference in Austin, Texas will be hosting a public forum next week.

The visit to South by Southwest Interactive (often referred to as SXSW) was being funded by a grant from the Richland County Foundation (Richland Source story here). More…

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All About Mansfield

Free Preview Party At The Renaissance Celebrates New Season

19 May , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre is hosting its biggest party of the season and the entire community is invited. The annual Season Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 6 PM. The exciting free event will officially announce the 2018-2019 Renaissance Performing Arts season lineup and will feature live performances, a dessert reception, giveaways, and surprises from the Renaissance. More…

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All About Mansfield

Drink Healthy Straight From Your Garden

18 May , 2018  

It’s an opportunity to learn about growing your own ingredients for some delicious summer refreshment.

Local herb and foraging guru Nicolas Copley will present “Herbal Teas from the Garden” at the NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden next Tuesday at 3:30 PM. Participants will learn how to transform their own herb gardens into a source for refreshment. More…

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