Date For Honda Indy 200 Moves

28 Mar , 2020  

INDYCAR announced on Thursday that the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course originally set for August 14-16 has been moved to one week earlier on the calendar to August 7-9.

This shift is in support of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ efforts to run as many of its points championship races as possible in 2020. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course moving up its date also opens up the summer calendar further for the Indianapolis 500 to run on August 23. More…



Mansfielder Has Emergency Rescue In Alaska

22 Mar , 2020  

Musher and Mansfield native rescued from Iditarod during final stage

NOME, Alaska – Matthew Failor was one of three mushers who were rescued by helicopter during the final stretch of the 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled …

History & Tourism, Sports

Mansfield’s Baseball Broadcasting Pioneer

19 Mar , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: Realizing that many Richland Countians are now working from home or forced to remain there due to self-quarantining or reduced travel, we are sharing stories from our archives, and adding some new ones, over the next few weeks in what we hope will be occasional diversions from coronavirus worries. This post was published by 1812Blockhouse back in 2017:

The 2017 season of “America’s Favorite Pastime” is well underway. What better time to share the story of a key figure in radio broadcasting history – and particularly baseball broadcasting — who made Mansfield his home? More…



Snow Trails Revving Up For Another Great Weekend

26 Feb , 2020  

Have you by chance checked the weather forecast recently? Richland County is expected to get 2-3 inches of that white, cold stuff on Wednesday — just what the doctor ordered for Ohio’s leading ski resort.

As shared by Snow Trails in its latest snow report shared on Tuesday morning, operations are currently suspended because of the inclement weather forecasted. The resort will reopen on Thursday with the Slopes at 10AM and the Tubing Park at 5PM. More…

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OHS Supports Swimmers Headed To State

20 Feb , 2020  


All About Big Air

24 Jan , 2020  

Big Air Competition – Destination Mansfield

6PM – COMPETITION BEGINS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO WATCH!! Snow Trails Annual Big Air Competition sponsored by Snow Trails Ski Shop will take place under the lights, on our Mt. Mansfield Slope at 6:00PM. Open to all skiers and snowboarders. THE JUMP Built for Pop – One Take-Off Moderate length jump to…

All About Richland, Sports

Snow Trails Announces Plans For The Season, Date For Glow Tubing

14 Dec , 2019  

If you’re looking for some winter fun in the form of skiing or snowboarding, you’re in luck. And snow tubing will be available a bit later in the month.

SnowTrails, our local winter sport resort, is monitoring both the weather and the slopes, and providing continual updates around opening day and conditions at the ski resort. The latest information is that they will reopen for Kick-Off Weekend on Friday, December 13, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM; however, this is only for those hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard. More…

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Lucas Ends Season As State Runners-Up

8 Dec , 2019  

Battling against a Marion Local team that has numerous state championship trophies in its post-2000 trophy case, the Lucas Cubs performed admirably in a 28-6 loss in the Division VII Championship Game Saturday afternoon.

One of the highlights for the Cubs was an extraordinary 96 yard kickoff return by Carson Hauger.

This evening, 1812Blockhouse will post below a roundup of social media reactions to the game. More…


Cold Temps, Warm Spirits, And Let’s Go Tygers And Cubs!

5 Dec , 2019  

Richland County discovered something on Wednesday evening that other areas already know.

State championship football week and Christmas go hand-in-hand.

Hundreds of cheering Lucas Cubs and Mansfield Senior Tygers fans were on hand for an evening pep rally centered in the gazebo in Central Park. The weather was very chilly, and the PA system let a lot to be desired, but no one cared — they were there to support two schools which have rewritten local sports history this season. More…

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Willoughby Writer Extols Senior, Lucas

4 Dec , 2019  

Mansfield and Lucas’ football goodwill gesture should be inspiring, eye opening | Opinion

We occasionally need to be reminded of the best in high school sports. Constant volume and inflammatory rhetoric and action will make even the most optimistic among us amid this holiday season jaded. But every so often, an act seemingly simple can be classified as substantial.


Pep Rally Downtown For Tygers, Cubs

3 Dec , 2019  

Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker and Lucas Mayor Todd Hall will be on hand Wednesday as Richland County shows its support for its two state championship game-bound teams, the Mansfield Senior Tygers and the Lucas Cubs.

The Community Pep Rally will be held in Central Park in downtown Mansfield at 7:00 PM.

Everyone is invited to come out and support these young men, their coaches, and their schools.

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Schools, Sports

It’s State Championship Week In Richland County!

2 Dec , 2019  

The superlatives have been flying around the county for the last three days, and with good reason.

Two Richland County high schools are making the first-ever trek to Canton later this week to play in championship games for their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association football divisions. One of the largest and perhaps the smallest enrollment schools are making a statement about the quality of sporting in the north central Ohio area.

State championships can be transformative. When Galion won the Divison II state football title in 1985 in a 6-0 victory over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, the win had a ripple effect that lasted for years in a city where economic hard times had eroded optimism. More…

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Lucas Heads To State Championship; Will Play Marion Local

1 Dec , 2019  

The Lucas CubsRiley Mounts caught a 13 yard pass from Logan Niswander on a gutsy fourth and goal play to transport the Cubs into a Division VII Ohio Football Championship contest later this week in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

The team will be in fine company in Canton, as the Mansfield Tygers will be playing for the Division III title on Friday, December 6 at 3 PM. More…