Path To An OSU Degree Set To Change

2 May , 2019  

The path to a degree at The Ohio State University, including at the Mansfield campus, may be changing soon.

The University Senate has overwhelmingly approved the first major overhaul of Ohio State’s General Education curriculum since its creation more than 30 years ago.

The university will now begin working on detailed implementation plans so that the new GE program can launch in Autumn Semester 2021, providing a cohesive academic foundation for a generation of future Buckeyes. More…

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More Opportunities For Learning: OSU Adds Five Majors

17 Jan , 2019  

One of the many advantages of attending The Ohio State University at Mansfield is the ability to begin a path close to home that can lead to one of over 200 undergraduate majors. Some can be completed here, while others can be finished at main campus.

That number of potential majors recently increased by five.

The OSU College of Arts and Sciences has launched five new undergraduate majors, all of which incorporate emerging trends and issues into carefully designed, interdisciplinary academic programming. More…

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All About Richland

My Ride With Woody Hayes

24 Nov , 2018  

From 1812Blockhouse Publisher Thomas Palmer:

Saturday night is the annual tussle between the venerable Buckeyes of The Ohio State University and the football team from that state north of Toledo. Both teams are enjoying good seasons and the game promises to be an exciting one.

Each time OSU-Michigan rolls around, I am reminded of an evening many, many years ago when I had occasion to meet one of the major figures in that storied football rivalry. The episode began on a crisp late fall evening as I sat quietly on a bench waiting for a bus. More…


Richland County Students Named To OSU Deans List; Receive Degrees

22 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio State University has issued the summer semester 2018 dean’s list, with the names of 603 students who have earned high grade point averages for their work. This includes 435 Ohio students, 63 non-resident and 105 international students.

Eight of these students are from Richland County, and include: More…


History & Tourism, Sports

Summer Road Trips: Grab A French Onion Dog At The Horseshoe

29 Aug , 2018  

This summer we have continued our look at “summer road trips” within an easy driving distance of Richland County. That shared, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and we strongly encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

This last “summer road trip” for 2018 is actually more of a “summer and fall road trip,” as we head down I-71 to Ohio’s capital city, over a few blocks to the west, and to The Ohio State University’s main campus. In particular, we’re talking Buckeye football. This season, there’s something new on offer (note — there’s a video below as well)! More…

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Time And Change Show In Time Lapse Mirror Lake Video

19 Aug , 2018  

As the words of Carmen Ohio go, “Time and change will surely show…”

A video encapsulation of one year of work at the Mirror Lake area of The Ohio State University’s main campus shows exactly that. As a continuation of our stories about this project, shared based on Mansfield’s membership in the network of OSU campuses, we are pleased to share a video of the transformation. More…


OSU President Testimony To Lawmakers References Regional Campus Affordability

23 Jul , 2018  

As Ohio lawmakers consider strategies to reduce the cost of attending colleges and universities, Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake is highlighting the university’s leadership in this area. This week, Drake provided written testimony to the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on College Affordability demonstrating the impact of several programs and initiatives. More…


All About Richland, History & Tourism

Buckeye Roads Scholars Tour Visits North Central Ohio

17 Jul , 2018  

When Buckeyes from Columbus traveled the state last week, north central Ohio stops were on the itinerary.

Faculty, staff and students from The Ohio State University‘s Main Campus hit the road this week for the annual Roads Scholars Tour, a two-day bus tour showcasing university partnerships across Ohio. More…

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Ohio State Gains Major Donation For New Entrepreneurship Center

9 Jul , 2018  

Because of Mansfield and Richland County’s role as a constituent community in The Ohio State University network, from time to time 1812Blockhouse brings you news and information concerning the university.

The Keenan Family Foundation has made a $17 million commitment to The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, strengthening the university’s expertise in the field of entrepreneurship. More…


Ohio Public Universities Seek To Close Attainment Gap

15 May , 2018  

Ohio’s 14 public universities, including The Ohio State University, are launching a statewide campaign designed to raise awareness of the value of public higher education and spur efforts to close the state’s increasing higher education attainment gap. To accomplish this goal, the effort, called Forward Ohio, seeks to mobilize public support for enhanced investment in public higher education and ensure that it is a public policy imperative for state government. More…



OSU Goes Transparent: Posts Employee Salaries Online

28 Apr , 2018  

The Ohio State University is breaking new ground for transparency among public universities in Ohio by making all non-student employee salaries available to the public in an online, searchable web-based application. The Office of Human Resources is hosting the salary information at

Regional campus salaries are included in the released information. More…


History & Tourism, Schools

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Ohio State University At Mansfield

10 Apr , 2018  

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. More…



OSU, North Central Among Schools Participating In Strong Start To Finish Grant

9 Feb , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), working in partnership with the Inter-University Council and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, has been selected to receive a $2.1 million grant from Strong Start to Finish (SSTF) aimed at getting students on successful pathways to college completion while also addressing attainment gaps for historically underserved populations.

ODHE is one of only four entities in the country selected to receive a $2.1 million grant, which will be paid over three years. Strong Start to Finish received 47 letters of interest in the grant opportunity. More…


All About Richland

Beat Michigan Buckeye Bash

16 Nov , 2017  

The Beat Michigan Buckeye Bash sponsored by the OSU Alumni Club of Richland County will be held November 20 at the Mansfield Liederkranz. Doors will open at 6 PM.

This year’s speaker will be Stan Jefferson, Director of Player Development from 2003-2017. He will be bringing some former OSU football players to entertain us with stories about Michigan week. More…