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Details Emerge For Avita Ontario Hospital Grand Opening

24 Jan , 2017  

In early February, Crawford County’s Avita Health Systems will officially unveil its largest investment by far in Richland County with the opening of Avita Ontario Hospital.

You are invited to tour the new facility at the Hospital’s Public Open House, to be held on Thursday evening, February 2 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM.. More…

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All Things Business

Ohio Tax Returns Can Be Filed Starting On Monday

23 Jan , 2017  

Ohio taxpayers may file their 2016 state income tax returns with the opening of the income tax filing season on January 23.

Again this year, the top priority for the Ohio Department of Taxation is to ensure that taxpayers’ personal and tax information remain secure as criminals step up attempts across the internet to steal income tax refunds by filing fraudulent returns. More…

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All About Richland

Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre To Present Two Classics

22 Jan , 2017  

The wide range of offerings at the Renaissance Theatre turns to young people in February, and in particular the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre.

On February 4 at 7:00 PM, and again on February 5 at 2:30 PM, the RYOT will be staging two works – first, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, and second, the story of Pinocchio. More…

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All About Richland

Let’s Go Glow Tubing!

21 Jan , 2017  

Snow Trails will be a colorful place this winter, starting this weekend.

Glow Tubing arrives again this year with three weekends of fun – January 20-22, February 10-12, and March 3-5. This is a unique and fun all ages activity which is family friendly. More…

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Framework 2.0 Unveiled At OSU Main Campus

20 Jan , 2017  

As Mansfield is a community uniquely tied to The Ohio State University, as home to a regional campus, news from Columbus can be important to Richland Countians. A major initiative was announced today that will transform the OSU Main Campus, and we thought we would share that here on 1812Blockhouse. More…


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Second City Visits Mansfield City

19 Jan , 2017  

The renowned Second City comedy troupe is leaving their Chicago confines later this month for a visit to north central Ohio.

What’s in store? A rollicking evening of fun at the Renaissance Theatre, that’s what. The best improvisationists will lead an interactive look at classic game shows in “Game Night.” More…

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All About Richland

Council To Consider Acceptance of Sterkel Park Grant

15 Jan , 2017  

When Mansfield City Council meets this coming Tuesday night, acceptance of a park grant will be on its agenda.

In a letter dated December 29, 2016, the City of Mansfield was notified by JPMorgan Chase that a grant of $60,000 had been awarded from the Sterkel Fund. Specifically, the letter indicates that “…this grant is restricted to hire a park planner to design and create a new layout and new ideas for Sterkel Park…” More…


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North Central LPN Program Named One Of Best In Ohio

14 Jan , 2017  

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program at North Central State College has been named one of the best in Ohio by

According to the site, “When looking for an approved Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program in Ohio, you should not only consider vocational centers and private nursing schools, but you should also consider community college-approved programs are available at all of these. More…

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All About Richland

Richland County Team Selected For Walkability Action Institute

12 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield area may soon become more walkable.

According to the CDC, only 20% of American adults and less than 30% of high school students meet the minimum physical activity guidelines. The lack of regular physical activity can lead to onset of many chronic diseases, some cancers, poor academic achievement, and even early death. These and many related issues were discussed in the recent release of the United States Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities, including a list of actions that can be taken to reverse some of the current physical activity trends and could improve walkability and access to safe activity options for the long-term. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

A January With Lots To Do

11 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau is spreading the word — January and wintertime need not be all about staying inside the four walls of home and work. As they shared:

“With snow coming down, don’t try to beat it. Come outside and embrace the fun the snow brings to Mansfield Ohio! Create your personal Snow Day with hiking, art & wine, family fun, and live theatre. More…



Lucas Oil Dirt Series Expands To Include Mansfield Next Year

10 Jan , 2017  

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has expanded an already aggressive 2017 slate. The captivating stars of the nation’s premier dirt late model tour will invade Mansfield Motor Speedway on July 2 for a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event, dubbed – The Freedom 50.

The deep, rich and long history of racing in Mansfield, Ohio dates back to 1959, when the original track – Mansfield Raceway – first opened as a 3/8-mile dirt track.  It was converted to an asphalt track in 1999, renamed (Mansfield Motorsports Speedway) and has remained asphalt ever since.  The speedway saw its pinnacle moments from 2004-2008 where it held NASCAR Truck Series events and drew standing room only crowds of over 20,000 in attendance. More…


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Richland County Traffic Fatalities Fall To 13 Year Low

8 Jan , 2017  

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of December there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There were six total traffic-related deaths for 2016 in Richland County. This marks the lowest total for traffic fatalities since the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition was formed in 2003. The record low follows the second worst year for traffic fatalities as there were 17 in 2015. And in 2011 there were five traffic fatalities in December alone. More…

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Downtown Mansfield, Inc. Publishes 2017 Event Calendar

7 Jan , 2017  

From music to shop hops, and from parades to arts events, downtown Mansfield will be again be buzzing with activity all during 2017.

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. unveiled its complete event calendar for the coming year this week. More…


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Macy’s, Sears Closings Announced; Richland County Stores Survive The Cut

6 Jan , 2017  

Back in September, we looked at the then-new announcement from Macy’s that it planned to close some 100 stores before the end of 2017. Then, later the same month, we shared other news from national retailers about impending reductions in size.

This week, two announcement about closures have been made, and in both cases, Richland County locations have survived this round. More…

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