All About Richland, Downtown, History & Tourism

What A Weekend!

27 Aug , 2017  

Today, we have collected social media posts from: Friday's First Friday at The Brickyard in downtown Mansfield; Friday's performance of La Boheme at Liberty Park by the Mid Ohio Opera Company; and Saturday's Heart of Ohio Cruise-In in downtown Mansfield. Enjoy, and click on any image to be taken to the original post. Read More

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Super September In Richland County

23 Aug , 2017  

It's September and festivals are in full swing! Kick off fall while the temperature is perfect! Plan a date night or a day out with the family. Whatever your interests, check out the Destination Mansfield-Richland County calendar for more events. Read More

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History & Tourism

Malabar Farm Opens Facebook Voting For 2018 Calendar

22 Aug , 2017  

Do you consider yourself to have a discriminating eye? Are you someone who loves good images and can appreciate excellent photographic composition? If so, Malabar Farm State Park is seeking your assistance. Read More

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Ohio Train-Themed Road Trip

21 Aug , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues its review of unique attractions and events doable within a day from Mansfield. As always, this is done with the reminder that some of Ohio’s best places to visit are right here in our own backyard. Today’s proposed trip combines both. When the website OnlyInYourState.com published a post this past week entitled “This Dreamy Train-Themed Trip Will Take You On The Journey of A Lifetime,” it included a stop right here in Richland County. Read More

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Downtown Mansfield Building May Receive Historic Designation

14 Aug , 2017  

At its Tuesday meeting, Mansfield City Council will consider giving “historic listed property” status to the commercial building at 46 Park Avenue West. Noting that the designation has been recommended by the City’s Planning Commissio Read More

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Columbus Food Truck Festival

11 Aug , 2017  

We continue our look at day road trips from Richland County that feature unique events and attractions. As always, this comes with a reminder that some of the best in Ohio are right here at home; a good place to check for these is at Destination Mansfield. The 7th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival takes place at a new location: on the Scioto Mile Bicentennial Park on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 from 11 AM to 11:PM. Read More

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All About Richland, History & Tourism, Sports

Friday And Saturday Close To Home

10 Aug , 2017  

A reminder of events taking place in and near Richland County on Friday and Saturday of this week, together with 1812Blockhouse stories: Read More

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Buy-Way Week Is Here

7 Aug , 2017  

About this time every year closets are raided, attics are scoured, and unsold garage sale items from last year come out of hiding. It’s time for the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way, an annual tradition in this part of Ohio as well as neighboring states. Read More

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio.com Profile OSR

5 Aug , 2017  

A popular culture writer for the twin sites of the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com apparently took a trip west recently to visit the Ohio State Reformatory. In a piece entitled, “”Shawshank,” ghosts and Lee DeWyse: Historic Ohio State Reformatory home to movies, museum, music,” author Clint O’Connor provides an introduction to the building’s current uses as tourist attraction, concert venue, paranormal mecca, movie set, and more. Read More

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History & Tourism

Seeing Green At Kingwood: Ribbit The Exhibit Is Here

5 Aug , 2017  

If you’re driving down Park Avenue West or North Trimble in the coming weeks, and you see a bit of green out of the corner of your eye, don’t be alarmed. It’s just a giant frog. Or actually twenty of them. Read More

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Noted Architecture Firm Visits Brass Office Center

4 Aug , 2017  

On Thursday, noted architecture firm Schooley Caldwell paid a visit to the former Ohio Brass Administration Building on North Main Street, now known as the Brass Office Center. Schooley Caldwell is well known for work in many areas, and particularly in the area of historic renovation and preservation. Projects of the firm have included renovation and restoration of the Ohio Statehouse; the Utah State Capitol Building; East High School in Columbus; the Columbus Museum of Art; and many more high profile buildings. Read More

All About Richland, History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: 50 Kinds Of Hamburgers

4 Aug , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues with our look at unique and even “off the wall” day trips for Richland Countians during the summer of 2017. We always start out by reminding our readers that some of the best tourist destinations in the state are right here, and we do our best to profile events taking place close to home on a regular basis. There’s no place like home! Read More

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History & Tourism, YouTube

Extraordinary, Wonderful New Kingwood Video

1 Aug , 2017  

Do yourself a favor. Take the next five minutes, visit the YouTube link below, click on “full screen,” turn your speakers up – and soar over, around, and through the miracle that is Kingwood Center Gardens. Read More

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Pick You Own Fruit, Richland County Style

29 Jul , 2017  

What's better than biting into juicy, flavorful fresh fruit? Picking your own garden fresh fruit! Venture into the great outdoors of Richland County this summer where you can find pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, and more! Fruit-picking makes for an enjoyable afternoon with a tasty payoff, so bring your family and friends too for a chance to make lasting memories. Read More

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