Each day, 1812Blockhouse collects and shares the best writing and most important stories from local and other media covering Richland County. For tweets from over 100 local sources, visit Richland Tweets (left sidebar on desktop, scroll down on mobile).
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Full-time Richland County employees need permission to work other jobs – That has been the policy for years, according to Human Resources Director Kelly Christiansen, though it just recently cropped up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In the three-plus years that 1812Blockhouse has been on the air, we have launched several “series” of related posts.
Some we have continued throughout that time. Others we have launched, paused for a bit after a few stories have been posted, and then picked up later. You may well see at least one of those series come back and we are planning two new series in the coming weeks. More…
By: Thomas Palmer, 1812Blockhouse Owner/Publisher
It can be great stuff, being part of a team.
Joining others with similar interests can provide opportunities to share enthusiasm, best practices, and advice.
Here at 1812Blockhouse, we have now been given that opportunity. This past week, I received notice that our application for membership in LION Publishers has been approved by that body’s governing board. More…
By: 1812Blockhouse Staff
We’re celebrating a bit here at 1812Blockhouse by unveiling our new Richland History section.
As we have previously shared, Richland History is a compendium of links and resources to a wide array of information. Not only will it contain an index to our two landmarks series, which contain almost 50 entries, but it does the same for our “When Mansfield Welcomed,” “Richland Roots,” and other series.
There’s much more on offer. Would you like to read a Mansfield newspaper from, say, 1878? Now you can easily locate it. More…
By: 1812Blockhouse Staff
As we shared in our post on Sunday introducing the latest in our Landmarks of Richland, the beautiful Greenlawn Cemetery Chapel in Plymouth, this past weekend would have seen multiple Richland County historic sites and attractions open to the public for the annual RichHistory Weekend.
Today and tomorrow, we are continuing to recognize those sites by sharing stories that focus on the shared heritage enjoyed by residents of this county.
We’re particularly thrilled today to share with you news of a new resource on 1812Blockhouse that has been in the works for some time. Originally developed as an “add on” feature for a new membership program, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the difficult situation in which local museums and tourism destinations find themselves have prompted us to open this up freely to 1812Blockhouse visitors. More…
Since its launch, the redesigned Richland Coronavirus Information Page has been viewed by a large number of readers who click on its links to access resource guides for the virus; updates from the State of Ohio, local governments and school districts, and of course Richland Public Health; cancellations and the latest information from local non-profits and businesses; and much, much more. More…
Over three years ago, we here at 1812Blockhouse set out to create something brand new — a place for you, our readers, to find the most information possible about this place that you call home.
How did we go about doing that?
For starters, we made the decision to only include news and information about Richland County and Richland Countians. Clicking on headlines to discover if they have local relevance isn’t needed on 1812Blockhouse. Ever. More…
You might not realize it, but at this very moment you are reading a post on a local news and information website that differs from almost every other such site in the country.
When the switch was flipped back on September 8, 2016, Richland County became the very first small to mid-sized media market in America (that we knew of or know of) with a site committed to keeping its readers informed not only through its own news coverage, but also by actually pointing readers to local news covered by other media as well. Each day since, we have not only done our own reporting, but we have featured links to stores on WMFD, the Mansfield News Journal, Richland Source, and to social media posts from dozens of other local governments, organizations, churches, and businesses to create a one-stop information center.
It has now been three years since 1812Blockhouse went live. Over 3,700 posts, 50,000 shared links, and millions of views later, that goal of creating informed readers remains at the very heart of what we do. More…
We’re looking for someone to join us in riding what just might be the newest wave in local media.
In a post on the Total|Local Media website Friday morning the company, which publishes both 1812Blockhouse and 1808Delaware, announced that is accepting applications for a new, part-time Site Coordinator position. More…
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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…
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…