History & Tourism

Literary Mansfield: The Poetry of Salathiel Coffinberry

10 Nov , 2019  

Note from 1812Blockhouse: We are happy today to re-share a post from our “Literary Mansfield” series, the first such series we did here at 1812Blockhouse. This initial post was made back in September of 2016.


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Our first subject was a resident of Mansfield for some, but not all, of his long life. The saga of Salathiel Coffinberry began in Lancaster, Ohio in 1809; he was the son of that city’s first newspaper editor. After a stint in Chilicothe, the family moved to Mansfield, where Salathiel began the practice of law and married for a second time to the equally wonderfully-named Artemisia Cook. He left Mansfield in 1843, and spent the rest of his life in Michigan. Salathiel and Artemisia had six children with names such as Hermia Salathiella, Herman Napoleon, and Estophanta. More…

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All About Richland

Assistance Available for Veterans Seeking Jobs in Ohio

10 Nov , 2019  

With Veterans Day approaching, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reminds Ohio veterans of the assistance available to them through the agency’s programs, including a recent law change that allows spouses of transferred military members to collect unemployment benefits if the move forces them to quit their job.

“As a military-friendly employer and the state agency charged with providing employment services to veterans, we understand many of the challenges military families face,” said ODJFS Director Kimberly Hall. “We salute all veterans and military spouses for the sacrifices they have made.” More…

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All About Richland

Soil And Water Conservation District Celebrates

10 Nov , 2019  

Conservation was celebrated in Richland County at the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) Annual Celebration held on Thursday, November 7. The evening included a buffet dinner catered by The Vault and the public election to elect one board supervisor. Fred Cooke was re-elected to a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020, and will join other current Board Supervisors Brian Alt, Aaron Dearth, Lanny Hopkins and David Krichbaum. More…

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Holiday Happening At The Mansfield Art Center

9 Nov , 2019  

This year will mark the 50th annual Holiday Fair at the Mansfield Art Center. As in year’s past, the Holiday Fair will feature fine art, gifts and handmade crafts. The fair will run from November 23 through December 29.

Both the upper and lower galleries will be filled with splendid artwork and pieces for purchase. A wide selection of gift items will be in the gallery shop, including glassworks, metals, woods, items for children, holiday ornaments and decorations, and much more. More…

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All About Richland

ODOT Road Project Update: Week Of November 10

9 Nov , 2019  

Each week through the end of construction season, we share the latest road project update from District Three of the Ohio Department of Transportation for work in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties. While the season is winding to a close, many projects are still underway.

This is the project report for work taking place during the week of November 10. It shows ongoing work as well as updates and new projects. More…

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All Things Business

Ribbon Cutting Friday Evening At Sixty-One Salon

9 Nov , 2019  

On Friday evening, a ribbon cutting and customer appreciation event was held for Sixty-One Salon and Beauty Boutique in downtown Mansfield; the full-service beauty salon has been open since mid-summer. Rather than directly employing those who work there, the myriad of professionals who offer their services to customers are renting space from the salon. More…

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All About Richland

Sheriff Asks for the Public’s Help In Two Similar Crimes

8 Nov , 2019  

Two crimes involving break-ins at nature parks, where stolen credit cards were then used at Kroger. That’s the information that has been shared recently by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office via their Facebook page. More…

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Division of Forestry Provides Grants to Ohio Fire Departments

8 Nov , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry recently provided more than $100,000 in fire and EMS equipment to dozens of rural fire departments throughout Ohio.

“The state is proud to partner with rural fire departments to help ensure that they have the tools they need to carry out their first responder duties and protect the public,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Equipment was provided to more than 60 departments for free.” More…

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All About Richland

Snow Making Underway Already!

8 Nov , 2019  

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History & Tourism

Honor City: Mansfield, Ohio

8 Nov , 2019  

Take a story and audio trip back in time with 1812Blockhouse today when a young girl and her hometown — Mansfield — had national attention for an evening.

The roots of talent competition TV shows like the popular America’s Got Talent go back to a time before television, to the days of old time radio and a man called Major Bowes. We want to tell you a bit about Major Bowes, his Original Amateur Hour show, and how that show gave Mansfield a moment in the national spotlight 80 years ago. More…

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All About Richland

Twenty-Eight Suspects Indicted After METRICH Drug Sweep

7 Nov , 2019  

On Wednesday, November 6 the METRICH Enforcement Unit with assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), the Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team (OSP-SRT), the Mansfield Division of Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a large scale drug sweep.

METRICH Commander Lt. Jason Bammann stated that METRICH detectives targeted 28 suspects during this sweep and conducted a total of 2 search warrants. The 28 suspects were indicted by the Richland County Grand Jury on 56 counts of drug trafficking and other related charges. More…

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Welcome To Mansfield’s New Holiday Radio Station

7 Nov , 2019  

iHeartMedia/Ashland-Mansfield Debuts ”Christmas 107.7”

iHeartMedia/Ashland-Mansfield Debuts ”Christmas 107.7” iHeartMedia/Ashland-Mansfield, OH, flips Classic Rock WXXF-FM to all holiday programming as the new “Christmas 107.7 FM,” effective immediately. The new station will air Christmas songs including fan favorites such as “Holly Jolly Christmas” from Burl Ives, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” from Andy Williams and “All I Want for Christmas” from Mariah Carey, 24/7 through December 25.

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All About Richland

Parents, Kids, And Illegal Substances: Hidden In Plain Sight

7 Nov , 2019  

Local groups are unifying under the theme The Addict’s Family & Friends to present the program Hidden In Plain Sight, which aims to help adults identify where and how illegal substances may be hiding in the home.

The purpose is to empower families and friends of an addicted person; to educate, and equip each advocate with the knowledge and tools necessary to care for the addicted person, to care for oneself, and to work for change on a local level. More…

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