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Since 2016, we’ve been publishing reality-based journalism and commentary about Mansfield and Richland County, as well as providing the best access available to stories from other local media. We enjoy telling the stories that are often ignored and about the people and places that are sometimes forgotten, including about the remarkable past of this community and how that past can help forge a bright future.

As you know, 1812Blockhouse is entirely free to read; we don’t believe in building (pay)walls to keep people out. We’re also the one local news source not tied to large corporations or backers; instead, we rely almost entirely on donations from our readers. Your contributions not only keep the lights on; they allow us to compensate our writers, to invest meaningfully in our work and our research, and pursue our mission of making our readers the best-informed in the area.

We respectfully ask that you consider supporting local journalism in Richland County by becoming a member or through an outright donation.


Memberships are a brand-new feature here at 1812. Over the coming weeks we will be adding to member benefits, but already you will receive a week of free advertising on our homepage as well as access to our expanded Richland History feature (coming Christmas 2021). To join, click here.


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On behalf of everyone here at 1812Blockhouse and TotalLocal Media, thank you for your support. We welcome your feedback and we’ll strive every day to be worthy of your trust. 1812Blockhouse makes a difference every day because of readers like you.