All About Richland

Richland County Votes

7 Nov , 2016  

Tomorrow is the day. After months of active campaigning, candidates for national, state, and local office face voters making important decisions.

Like the rest of the America, the election of a new President of the United States has arguably commanded the most attention. To that end, it seems a good time to look back at how Richland County has voted in the last four elections: More…

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All About Richland

Begin Your Christmas Season With A Dose Of Scrooge

4 Nov , 2016  

What better way to dip your toe into the holiday season than with a rip roaring musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale?

Such is your opportunity next weekend as the A Christmas Carol: The Musical comes to the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Downtown, Literary Mansfield

Literary Mansfield Special Edition: Nuts, True Crime, And Cosmic Eggs

3 Nov , 2016  

UPDATED — Thursday at 10:00 p.m. See below.

For the keen observer, this is the seventh installment in our series “Literary Mansfield,” in which 1812Blockhouse looks at authors, poets, and other literary figures with a north central Ohio connection through birth and/or residence.

In this special edition, we are looking at another way in which certain authors manifest a Mansfield connection – in this case, by coming to town and participating in events at our independent bookstore, Main Street Books. More…

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Sports

Mansfielder Voted Big South Conference Preseason Player Of The Year

2 Nov , 2016  

Winthrop senior guard Keon Johnson, a graduate of Mansfield Senior, has been voted the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches and media panel, it was announced recently at the conference’s Basketball Tip-Off Media Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Concord, N.C.  More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Foundation To Be Dug For Log House In South Park

28 Oct , 2016  

The Blockhouse is about to get some company

The City of Mansfield has announced that work is to begin soon on a project in South Park. REACH (Richland Early American Center for History), with the help of volunteer labor, will be digging the foundation for the early 1800’s log house that was disassembled and moved into storage on September 4. This event will take place on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 8:30 AM in South Park. More…

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All About Richland

City Leaf Collection Details Set

25 Oct , 2016  

The City of Mansfield has announced information concerning the 2016 Leaf Collection Program.

The same three (3) collection sites will be utilized as last year; Sterkel Park on Hollywood Lane, Liberty Park on Grace Street and the Service Complex at 480 Park Avenue East. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield Symphony Orchestra To Present “Musical Diversity In The Americas”

24 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra launches its 2016-2017 OhioHealth Masterworks Series this Saturday with an ambitious program highlighting the extraordinary range of music from this hemisphere.

Included on the program will be the Four Dances from Estancia of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginestera, as well as Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony, the latter featuring as the Capital University Chamber Percussion Ensemble. Also to be presented is be the well-known and dynamic Trumpet Concerto of Joseph Haydn with soloist Ken Holzworth, Principal Trumpet of the MSO. More…

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History & Tourism

Fall At Malabar Farm

23 Oct , 2016  

Saturday morning brought clear skies, a bit of a crisp wind, and a ceiling of puffy clouds that created shadows darting across the north central Ohio landscape. When combined with a near-peak weekend for tree colors, what better time to head to Malabar Farm State Park?

These images were taken during the noon hour at this amazing historic landmark. We’re happy to share them with you on your Sunday – with a recommendation that you head down Pleasant Valley Road yourself sometime very soon!

These photos may be viewed at this link. For a full screen image, click on any photo, and then again on the full screen icon on the top right.

Photo: 1812Blockhouse

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All About Richland

Just Walk Richland Continues Walking Meetups

21 Oct , 2016  

It’s a movement that brings local residents together to engage in collective whole health walking in Richland County. Walks are open to all and take place in various types of terrain – including parks, urban streets, residential neighborhoods, along the Richland B&O Trail, and others.

Participants are welcome to join in no matter their motivation – to meet new people, engage in healthy activity, experience nature, whatever the case. Recent walks have included a Trail Walk with the City of Shelby Health Department, an Ohio Bird Sanctuary Trail Walk, and a “Beat the Heat” Woods Fitness Hike.” More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Ghosts, Arts, Music, and Fun

20 Oct , 2016  

It’s a very busy fall weekend coming up in Mansfield and surrounding communities. We’ve gone through the various offerings for you and placed them with links to easy access for details, tickets, registration etc.. Click on an event name for additional information.

Downtown: More…

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All About Richland

Autumn Colors Nearing Their Peak

19 Oct , 2016  

The Fall Color Report of TourismOhio officially places the leaves of north central Ohio at or near their peak in turning color for the season.

The indicators for Mount Gilead State Park, Malabar Farm State Park, and Mohican State Park and Forest are all marked by a burnt orange circle, which indicates that each is “near peak.” More…

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Downtown

Monsterfield Masqeurade On Its Way

18 Oct , 2016  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. presents “Monsterfield Masquerade,” a day of Halloween fun on Saturday, October 29 in historic downtown Mansfield. Activities include downtown Trick or Treat with as well as the Halloween Parade.

With stops at over 65 participating downtown businesses and stands, Trick or Treat in downtown is an event not to be missed.

Trick or Treat will take place throughout downtown beginning at 10:00 AM and will continue through 11:30 AM. Directly following Trick or Treat, guests are encouraged to move to Park Avenue and watch the Halloween Parade. The parade will step off at 12:00 NOON at the intersection of Main Street and Fifth Street, will move south on Main Street, west on Park Avenue and north on Walnut Street. Parade entries are reviewed and judged.

Please note that citywide Trick of Treat in Mansfield is scheduled for Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

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Downtown

Talking Books Downtown

17 Oct , 2016  

The outstanding series of opportunities to meet and listen to authors and poets continues over the next few weeks at Main Street Books in downtown Mansfield.

Highlights include the following: More…

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All About Richland, All Things Business

How Are Mansfield And Other Ohio Legacy Cities Doing?

15 Oct , 2016  

It’s an intriguing question with what might be a surprising answer – or answers. How does Mansfield compare to cities of comparable size, and larger, in the arena of early 21st century community development?

This summer, Greater Ohio, the state’s self-styled champion for policies and practices that value urban cores and metropolitan regions as economic drivers, while at the same time preserving Ohio’s open space and farmland, issued a 28 page report entitled, “From Akron to Zanesville: How Are Ohio’s Small and Mid-Sized Cities Faring?” In particular, the study looked at what are referred to as “legacy cities,” that is, cities with an industrial past, which have lost population over the last several decades, and is not a college town or near-metro suburb (this would include all Ohio metropolitan areas with the exception of Columbus). More…

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