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Renaissance Announces Summer Musical And Auditions

29 Mar , 2018  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association has announced the first show in the 2018-2019 Richland Bank Broadway Series: Disney’s Newsies the Broadway Musical running July 28-29 and August 4-5 on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. Renaissance Artistic Director Michael Thomas will direct the show and Kelly Knowlton will be the Music Director for the production. More…

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OSU Mansfield First-Years To Be Outfitted With Tech

28 Mar , 2018  

It’s not your grandparent’s college experience, or your parent’s, or even your older sibling’s. Now tech and textbooks will go hand-in-hand on the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

First-year students will be carrying technology in their book bags this coming autumn semester that will change the way they learn and prepare them for their future employment in a fast-paced, technological world. More…

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Spring Wildflower Walks Sure To Delight The Senses

27 Mar , 2018  

The folks at Just Walk Richland are combining physical exercise with sensory stimulation through a weekly series of walks though the changing Richland County spring landscape.

It’s an opportunity to walk woodland trails to observe and enjoy Ohio’s beautiful spring wildflowers. You are encouraged to bring a guidebook, a journal (for drawing, making notes), a magnifier, and a camera (all optional). Come each week as nature shows us her ever-changing display. More…

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ODOT Spending Over $12 Million On 2018 Richland County Projects

26 Mar , 2018  

It won’t be long until orange barrel season arrives in Ohio, a welcome sight for those who enjoy driving on safe and smooth thoroughfares. And, as is usual for the start of spring, the Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 3 office in Ashland has released its list of upcoming projects for the current year.

1812Blockhouse is sharing this information in two installments – today, we look at projects taking place exclusively within Richland County; tomorrow, we will review 2018 district projects that will impact Richland County locations. The county-centric work carries an estimated cost of over $12 million. More…

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Area Easter Egg Hunts Continue National, Local Traditions

25 Mar , 2018  

UPDATE: MARCH 25: As promised, we have updated the list of Richland County Easter Egg hunts and festivities. See below.

The traditional White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. will be held on Monday, April 2 this year. This event has been held since 1878. You can read about the history of the Roll here on the website of the White House Historical Association.

Locally, Easter Egg hunts are mentioned in Mansfield newspapers of the early twemtieth century, primarily hosted by churches, organizations, and individuals. More…

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History & Tourism

Malabar Debuts Maple Syrup Cabin

24 Mar , 2018  

There’s a new getaway opportunity close to home.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has announced the availability for rental of the new Maple Syrup Cabin at Malabar Farm State Park. This newly renovated cabin overlooks a pond and is next to the maple sugar shack. More…

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Ohio Outmigration Changes, But Remains The Case For Richland County

23 Mar , 2018  

Early Thursday morning, population estimates were released by the United States Census Bureau for states, counties, metropolitan statistical areas, and micropolitan statistical areas across the country.

The news was good for the Buckeye State. With the current estimates, Ohio appears to have halted the outmigration of residents out-of-state, as the state had the largest net in-migration and the smallest domestic migration decrease in over seven years. More…

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Three Mansfield Census Tracts Recommended As Opportunity Zones

22 Mar , 2018  

When the analysis was completed, three census tracts largely encompassing the older areas of Mansfield were included in the recommendations made by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the US Treasury Department to be recognized as “Opportunity Zones.” More…

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Senators Seek Academy Applicants; To Hold Mansfield Seminar

21 Mar , 2018  

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) have encouraged Ohioans interested in 2019 admission to U.S. Military Service Academies to apply to each senator’s office for a congressional nomination. More…

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USAF Band Of Flight To Perform Free Concert

20 Mar , 2018  

The United States Air Force Band of Flight’s “Spirit of Freedom” will perform a free concert at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio on March 28 at 7 PM. While there is no cost to attend, tickets are required and available by calling or visiting the Renaissance Box Office or online at More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: Lloyd Garrison Wheeler: Part Two

19 Mar , 2018  

Part One of our first Richland Roots profile on Mansfield native Lloyd Garrison Wheeler can be accessed here.

When Lloyd and Ranie Wheeler made their move to from Illinois to Arkansas in 1870, they had good timing. Just one year later, 3.3 square miles of the central part of Chicago were destroyed by fire.

On the other hand, Reconstruction-era Arkansas was a very difficult location for Wheeler as he set out to establish a law practice. Family legend says that a billy club found within his effects after his death was protection in case he might become the target of Ku Klux Klan activity. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: Lloyd Garrison Wheeler: Part One

18 Mar , 2018  

This is the first of our new series of Richland Roots, a look at county residents who have generated a history worth noting.

Shortly before his death in 1909, a husband and wife from Chicago boarded a train and headed south, their destination a relatively new place of higher education in rural Alabama. The couple was no stranger to southern life, having spent years living in Arkansas some three decades before. On this occasion, however, the man was leaving behind a set of business difficulties and accepting a position which had been offered to him by a long-time friend. More…

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