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Bellville Star Ceases Print Publication; Announces Merger With Galion Inquirer Product

29 Mar , 2019  

In a Thursday announcement shared on its website, The Bellville Star announced that its Thursday edition was its last in print format.

According to the post, which can be read here, Bellville News will begin to appear in the Galion Inquirer online and in a supplement on Wednesdays. The Bellville Star website will also be re-directed to that of the Inquirer, which is at: More…



1812Blockhouse Adopting Fresher Posting Cycle

4 Mar , 2019  

We’re always looking for better ways to bring you the best collection of news and information each day about Richland County and Richland Countians.

With that goal in mind, we’re making a change to our news cycle. More…


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A Handful Of Changes To Better Bring You Richland County News

1 Feb , 2019  

Here are a couple of quotes – one heard from a Mansfield area journalist some weeks ago (not important who it was), and another from a news publisher in another location far from here. Both refer to the concept of including links from other media on one’s news site. The first is paraphrased but very much the gist of what was shared.

Local Journalist“We would never do that. We’re in competition with other sites!”

Non-Local Publisher:“The one mystery of … news organizations is that they still don’t link out.. which is ludicrous. Every day… multiple news organizations are putting out stuff that’s interesting to the audience, and if you’re not willing to share that with them, shame on you!”

What that publisher discovered is a premise upon which 1812Blockhouse is based. We want to be the best place to go each day to get access to the best writing and coverage about Richland County and Richland Countians. More…


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Three Thousand And Counting

10 Dec , 2018  

Our second local media post in two days – this one, however, is about ourselves.

At some point this week, 1812Blockhouse will be publishing post number 3,000 – and we’re taking a moment out to celebrate. More…


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Thank You, Richland County!

22 Nov , 2018  

On our first Thanksgiving here at 1812Blockhouse, we shared a message of thanks from us to you, our readers. We re-posted the same article a year later on Thanksgiving 2017 with relevant updates, and we’re doing so again this year with a couple of updates (in italics). Otherwise, this is the same message we have shared before. The sentiments have not changed.

Please be aware that we are not going to be publishing on Thanksgiving Day as we share the day with family. We’ll be back and in full form first thing on Friday morning. More…

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What’s In A Name – Or A Logo?

21 Nov , 2018  

We don’t talk about ourselves that often at 1812Blockhouse, which is an oversight we really need to correct. The last time we spoke in first person was when we shared news of the launch of 1808Delaware back in September (things are going well there – be sure to check it out at:

Today we thought we’d point out a bit of a change on 1812Blockhouse – particularly on desktop, tablet, and smartphone. It’s our logo. You may note the slightly updated look, our first in over two years.  More…


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Richland Source Launches Ashland Source On Separate Website

18 Oct , 2018  

On Wednesday, local media outlet Richland Source took a page from its current site and gave it a home of its own.

In the process, the new separate Ashland Source website was born. More…

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Two Announcements From 1812Blockhouse

5 Sep , 2018  

From Thomas Palmer, 1812Blockhouse Publisher:

There’s something about the number “two” I really like.

I have two children, for starters.

Here’s another reason: 1812Blockhouse is celebrating the number “two” in “two” ways this week. First, we turn two years old on Saturday – a mini milestone for any local media effort. Second, we are sharing an announcement below that very much concerns the same number. More…

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Two Thousand Five Hundred Posts

2 Jul , 2018  

Last week, a mini-milestone took place here at 1812Blockhouse that went completely unnoticed by us. Unnoticed, that is, until we were loading stories for Monday’s edition and the post counter showed 2,514.

That’s 2,514 individual items posted on the site since it launched on September 8, 2016. More…


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Innovative Local News Company Celebrates Anniversary

18 Jun , 2018  

On Monday, Richland Source celebrated its fifth anniversary of providing Mansfield, Richland County, and now Ashland and Crawford Counties news and information.

When Richland Source arrived on the scene in June 2013, it rode the second wave of independent local online news launches across the country. It was the second of its kind to arrive locally, following MidOhioLive, and provided its readers with a product which emphasized general interest and positive news. More…

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News Journal Wins Statewide Recognitions

25 Mar , 2018  

In a series of tweets by staffers at the Mansfield News Journal, it was shared that the team there had won a series of awards in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.

The recognitions were awarded Saturday during the organization’s annual conference at the Easton Hilton in Columbus. More…


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News Journal Journalists Nominated For Statewide Awards

13 Feb , 2018  

The Associated Press reported on Monday that several members of the Mansfield News Journal staff are finalists in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ 2017 newspaper contest. Some 1,922 entries were received; winners will be announced at a March Awards Banquet in Columbus. More…


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Richland Source Launches New Office, Venture

5 Jul , 2017  

Today marks an important milestone for a local media business.

Richland Source, an online-only site which began approximately four years ago, is launching its new operational headquarters today. It’s not just a new site for them, it’s a new co-working space in downtown Mansfield.

It has moved from its home since mid-2013 on Temple Court. Adjacent to The Brickyard, that location provided limited space for news operations and meeting space. The new location at 40 West Fourth Street changes that dynamic, well… dynamically. More…



Our Nine Month Checkup

17 Jun , 2017  

As parents know well, there are a regular series of checkup visits during a child’s early years.

That is no less true with media start-ups. This past week 1812Blockhouse reached the ripe old age of nine months, and so we thought we’d turn the focus inwards to share a bit about where we’ve been and where we’re headed. More…

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