Our Best Nine

1 Jan , 2018  

Here are our nine most popular Instagram posts from 2017. It’s easy to follow us at @1812Blockhouse. Thank you for making 2017 such a great year, and all the best to you and yours in ’18!


American Idol Finalist To Perform In Mansfield

27 Oct , 2017  

Richland Public Health is sponsoring two concerts by Singer/Songwriter Crystal Bowersox at Richland Academy of the Arts, 75 West Walnut Street, Mansfield, on November 2.

The first concert is at 1:30 PM and is an exclusive concert for area students and children with diabetes and is by special invitation only. The second concert is open to everyone and begins at 8 PM. Call 419-522-8224 for tickets and additional information. More…

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A Visit To The 1812 Blockhouse

29 Jun , 2017  

We paid a visit on Wednesday evening to the 1812 Blockhouse in South Park for an upcoming story, and thought we’d share a photo. Click for a larger image.


Summer Food Program Clickable Map Published

23 Jun , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Education has posted a clickable Summer Food Program map on its website.

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. More…


Mifflin Township Spill Reported

20 Apr , 2017  

According to several sources, some 50,000 gallons of drilling fluids were released into a wetland in Richland County’s Mifflin Township on April 14 related to construction of the $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline. The pipeline is envisioned as moving over 3 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day along a 713 mile route. More…


Heartache, Anguish, and Scandal: Music Behind The Scenes

17 Mar , 2017  

The most recent Renaissance Podcast peels back the veneer which symphony music can present, exposing the raw emotions which drive composers to create.

In preparation for the upcoming Mansfield Symphony Orchestra concert (our story on the concert can be found at this location online), the podcast includes an interview with Mark Sebastian Jordan. More…


Slush Cup At Snow Trails

27 Feb , 2017  

Are you ready for Slush Cup? Was it ever a question!?! #SkiCarnival #SnowTrailsOH

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Mansfield Schools Released From Fiscal Emergency

21 Dec , 2016  

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the Mansfield City School District from fiscal emergency, a status it held for three years.

The district was placed in fiscal emergency on Dec. 17, 2013 as a result of its failure to adopt and submit a recovery plan that would eliminate a projected fiscal year 2014 deficit. “It takes strong leadership to erase a substantial deficit,” Auditor Yost said. More…



ONU Election Debate Features Mansfielder

20 Oct , 2016  

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