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We’re Part Of LION Publishers For Another Year!

3 Feb , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

News arrived this week that 1812Blockhouse’s membership in LION Publishers has been approved for another year.

LION Publishers is the country’s leading consortium of independent news publishers that are providing a creative response to the decline of traditional publications. According to its website, its mission is expressed this way: “LION provides teaching, resources and community to independent news entrepreneurs as they build and develop sustainable businesses.”

At present there are approximately 450 LION members. Each applies on an annual basis to continue their membership. Members receive a variety of benefits including coaching and funding opportunities, award eligibility, ability to engage in peer support networks, and more.

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Mansfield Quest Launches This Spring In Downtown Mansfield

1 Feb , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s Richland County’s first online adventure game. A brand-new version of Mansfield Quest returns this spring to a computer or phone near you.

This new edition will be available to all of our Newsroom Members. Each month, we will be featuring a Quest centered on a particular location in the city of Mansfield. For anyone who completes all five Quests, a unique prize is on offer.

Our first game this spring will focus on the history of downtown Mansfield. Participants will have the opportunity to visit local landmarks, make observations, learn about the past, and answer questions which unlock the next puzzle in their Mansfield Quest.

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Happy New Year From 1812Blockhouse!

31 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse — who else?

After almost 900 posts, 2,500 links to stories from other local media, and countless lessons learned, we’re ready to say good-bye to 2022.

As we do so, we’re taking a day off so that Saturday can be a day of family, football, food, and of looking ahead. We will see you again on Monday, January 2.

We will also be updating Richland Tweets on Sunday, although we suspect that the “tweetflow” will be reduced as locals celebrate the holiday.

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Top Five Most-Read Stories In 2022: December

30 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

We continue with our posts showcasing the top five stories on 1812Blockhouse in terms of number of readers in 2022.

As we shared previously, we recently sat down with spreadsheets and charts to identify the most-read posts. The results did not surprise us, but did show a continued interest in local stories on new and closing businesses and other local economic news.

These stories are presented in chronological order. We shared two earlier in the week, two more yesterday, and our final post we share today.

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Top Five Most-Read Stories In 2022: July And August

29 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

We continue with our posts showcasing the top five stories on 1812Blockhouse in terms of number of readers in 2022.

As we shared previously, we recently sat down with spreadsheets and charts to identify the most-read posts. The results did not surprise us, but did show a continued interest in local stories on new and closing businesses and other local economic news.

These stories are presented in chronological order. We shared two yesterday, are adding two today, and there will be one final post on Friday. Our first post can be read here.

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Top Five Most-Read Stories In 2022: January and May

28 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

What a year!

The past twelve months have seen north central Ohio continue to grow and change. Throughout, we have been sharing our own posts about those developments and sharing links from other local media.

We recently sat down with spreadsheets and charts to identify the five most-read posts on 1812Blockhouse in 2022. The results did not surprise us, but did show a continued interest in local stories on new and closing businesses and other local economic news.

These stories are presented in chronological order. We will share two today, two tomorrow, and the final post on Friday.

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Our Christmas Schedule

22 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s three days until Christmas, and only one day until what is predicted to be a nasty storm.

 With those two days in mind, we are sharing our plans for the Christmas weekend.

To maximize family time, we will be operating as normal through Saturday morning.  We will then continue to update Richland News and Richland Tweets, but otherwise we will not be posting again until Monday morning.

Next week will include our most read stories of 2022.

If there is important breaking local news during that period of time, including about the storm, we will do our best to get online and update the site.

In the meantime, please let us wish your family – and all of north central Ohio – a happy and blessed Christmas.

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

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Home For The Holidays Arrives On Tuesday

7 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s our annual tradition here at 1812Blockhouse – a page dedicated to the Christmas holidays here in Richland County.

In preparing this year’s edition, called “Home for the Holidays,” one thing became very clear. Many local residents are celebrating being out in public again after two years of somewhat reduced activity. As a result, the number of holiday events on the page has grown substantially.

Later this month, we will also unveil the 2022 edition of our Secret Santa Workshop Page, which always requires some sleuthing to discover.

Look for the page arriving on Tuesday morning bright and early.

UPDATE: It’s here! You can find the link on our home page — or click here.

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It’s Now Easier Than Ever To Send Us News, Notices, And Photos

22 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Do you have information to share about an event your organization is sponsoring? Does your group, church, club, or musical act have news about something exciting and new that others might find interesting? Is there a story about a family member, friend, or acquaintance that you find worth sharing?

We’ve just made it much easier to do this and reach 1812Blockhouse’s rapidly growing audience for Richland County news and information.

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