All Things Business, History & Tourism

Small Business Saturday Encourages Richland Countians To Shop Small

22 Nov , 2016  

The last decade has seen the growth of retail shopping holidays which fall shortly after Thanksgiving. For big box retailers, Black Friday has become a cultural phenomenon, and for online shopping, Cyber Monday has grown exponentially.

The vast majority of American retailing, however, takes place in its hundreds of thousands of smaller retail institutions. With the rise of Small Business Saturday, this important part of our economy gets its due. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Richland Carrousel Park To Hold Open House

20 Nov , 2016  

Richland Carrousel Park is getting in the holiday spirit with a large Open House event showcasing Lots to do, see, buy, hear, and ride! Many items in the Gift Shop there are priced at 25% to 50% off. The event will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days, and Santa Claus will be present on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – photos just $5.

Here are some recent posts from the Park to give you a taste of what’s in store: More…


All About Richland, Downtown, History & Tourism, Holidays

Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt Begins Tomorrow

18 Nov , 2016  

It’s a brand new addition to the holiday festivities in Mansfield. As a Christmas gift to the community in honor of our very first Christmas, we have created an opportunity to engage in some interactive and family-friendly holiday fun.

We’re calling it The Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt. More…

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History & Tourism

Refinement At Oak Hill Cottage

4 Nov , 2016  

As these photos show (click photo below for more), everyone appeared to be on their best behavior on Monday as a group of Brownies arrived at Oak Hill Cottage for an experience involving tea and etiquette.

As a reminder, the Gothic Revival House, which dates from 1847, is open on Sundays through December from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission is just a $5 donation for adults, with children at $1 (ages 12 and under). More…

All About Richland, History & Tourism

Foundation To Be Dug For Log House In South Park

28 Oct , 2016  

The Blockhouse is about to get some company

The City of Mansfield has announced that work is to begin soon on a project in South Park. REACH (Richland Early American Center for History), with the help of volunteer labor, will be digging the foundation for the early 1800’s log house that was disassembled and moved into storage on September 4. This event will take place on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 8:30 AM in South Park. More…

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History & Tourism

Fall At Malabar Farm

23 Oct , 2016  

Saturday morning brought clear skies, a bit of a crisp wind, and a ceiling of puffy clouds that created shadows darting across the north central Ohio landscape. When combined with a near-peak weekend for tree colors, what better time to head to Malabar Farm State Park?

These images were taken during the noon hour at this amazing historic landmark. We’re happy to share them with you on your Sunday – with a recommendation that you head down Pleasant Valley Road yourself sometime very soon!

These photos may be viewed at this link. For a full screen image, click on any photo, and then again on the full screen icon on the top right.

Photo: 1812Blockhouse


History & Tourism

Mansfield, The Melting Pot

20 Oct , 2016  

The following is a news release from the Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Immerse yourself in new places and allow your eyes to open. History and traditions enhance the mind and expand your compassion, which is why cultural tourism is an increasing trend. Richland County is filled with a variety of cultures from all around the globe; some may even say that Mansfield is a melting pot. Start your journey here!


Whether your great grandparents are from Germany or you simply want to try out something new, stop by Mary Ann’s Meat Market for authentic German sausage! This recipe was previously own by Weidle’s Meats and has become a holiday staple for local German families. Another place to visit is the Mansfield Liederkranz, a private social club that opens their doors to the public for daily lunch specials and Friday dinners featuring anything from delicious German sausage, schnitzel, cheese steaks, burgers, and so much more! More…

History & Tourism

Travel Writer Touts Mansfield Entrepreneurs

16 Oct , 2016  

The recent “Haunted and Hollywood” press tour presented by the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau continues to produce interesting writing weeks after it took place.

Case in point – on Saturday, a story entitled “Mansfield Area Entrepreneurs Put Heart Into Work” was published in The Intelligencer and News-Register in Wheeling, West Virginia. Written by Phyllis Sigal, Design Editor, the post is a follow-up from her visit to Richland County (the first post can be read here) which looked at area attractions. This time, Sigal concentrated her focus on the people behind those tourism assets. More…

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City Council To Consider Resolutions Supporting Bike Routes

14 Oct , 2016  

Mansfield City Council is set to consider resolutions supporting the designation of two official bike routes through Richland County.

USBR40 is planned to cross from east to west across the northern part of Ohio, following the path of old US30. Future plans call for it to stretch from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Another path, Ohio Bike Route 65, will go across Richland County from north to south. More…


History & Tourism

Ohio Fall Color Reports Underway

7 Oct , 2016  

As it has done in years past, TourismOhio has begun regular updates about the turning of leaves across the Buckeye State.

This year, that experience takes place on the agency’s brand-new website. The new page (click here) displays the following:

An Ohio map showing the current status of tree colors at state parks. Locally, those include Mount Gilead State Park, Mohican State Park and Forest, and Malabar Farm State Park. Clicking on any park icon will take visitors to a page listing fall-related hikes and other events. More…


History & Tourism

Fall Fun Abounds

5 Oct , 2016  

Fall in Ohio is spectacular not only for the scenery, but for the wide variety of fairs, craft shows, and goings-on around almost any corner. This is no more true that in north central Ohio, with its rolling hills and small towns.

The following are events taking place in the Mansfield area over through the end of the month. Links are provided for additional information when available. More…


History & Tourism

Haunted & Hollywood Writer Covers Trip

2 Oct , 2016  

In early September, the Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted several travel writers from across the country on a “Haunted & Hollywood” tour. Included among sites visited were the Ohio State Reformatory, Richland Carrousel Park, The Blueberry Patch, and many others.

The purpose of the event was to showcase area attractions fitting these themes. Now that writers have returned home, coverage of their individual trips has started to be posted. More…

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History & Tourism

OSR Glow

2 Oct , 2016