Schools

OSUM Professor‘s Study Abroad Initiative Receives Grant

14 Nov , 2019  

Developing a global mindset through education, teaching and learning is key to the contribution of sustainability and resilience for our world.

The Sustainability Institute of The Ohio State University has awarded two grants to faculty-led education abroad programs that incorporate sustainability concepts. These grants will financially support summer of 2020 education abroad experiences by lowering the student participant program fee. More…

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All About Richland

Light Up Lexington

14 Nov , 2019  

Lexington is once again getting ready for its Light Up Lexington celebration.

This year, the holiday celebration is scheduled for December 2 with a start time of 7:00 PM.

The festivities will take place at the Lexington Village Square and will include a live nativity scene. Music will be provided by Lexington schools. Area organizations will present displays. For kids, and kids at heart, Santa will be making an appearance as well. More…

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Twitter

Christmas At Kingwood Coming

14 Nov , 2019  

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Join us this holiday season for Christmas at Kingwood! For more information, visit https://t.co/aDusgXLCDf

All About Richland, Downtown

A Tale Of Pirate Mystery

14 Nov , 2019  

Steve Goble will be at Main Street Books in Mansfield on November 15 at 6:00 PM to discuss the third book in his Spider John pirate mystery series, A Bottle of Rum.

The book, which was listed on CrimeReads.com’s Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019, centers on an eighteenth-century pirate who is regularly wrapped up in mysteries and crimes.  More…

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Schools

Lexington Takes First Academic Challenge Competition

13 Nov , 2019  

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center in Mansfield recently hosted 32 teams of students from 15 different school districts across the region for the first Academic Challenge (AC) competition.

Leanna Ferreira, coordinator of AC, said this event provides students who excel in the classroom with an opportunity to showcase their strengths and passions while being celebrated for these talents. AC brings learners together as they work towards a common goal of gaining as many points as possible based on the information and trivia they know. More…

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All About Richland

Whirlwind Ohio State Park Tour Includes Local Stops

13 Nov , 2019  

An Ohio Department of Natural Resources Naturalist undertook a tour of all 75 Ohio state parks…with the surprising goal of visiting all 75 within 10 days.

As she traveled, ‘Naturalist Richelle’ used internet and social media to blog and vlog her trip, allowing others to follow her adventures. More…

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All About Richland, Shelby

Little Buckeye Travels Again: New Exhibit in Shelby

13 Nov , 2019  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum has announced the debut of its newest traveling exhibit for children, and this one is all about trains.

Funded with generous support from The Shelby Foundation, the new exhibit was recently unveiled at the Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby in their children’s department. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

OSR Seeks Help In Establishing Art Gallery

12 Nov , 2019  

The Ohio State Reformatory (OSR) is seeking donations for the creation of The Frank & Rae Darabont Art Gallery.

This year’s goal is to raise $80,000, which is needed to pay for the complete restoration of a hallway as well as the secure display of 20 treasured works of movie art related to The Shawshank Redemption donated to the Ohio State Reformatory by the film’s writer and director Frank Darabont and his wife Rae. The works include movie poster art created by Hollywood legends Drew Struzan and Justin Reed. More…

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All About Richland

Patriotism Warms The Chill

12 Nov , 2019  

FROM 1812: As Mansfield’s Veterans Day Parade was canceled for the second year in a row due to low temperatures, we thought we’d re-post our coverage from the 2017 Parade along Park Avenue West, including photos and video.

The number of onlookers may have been substantially less than the previous year, fueled by the 28 degree temperature, but the patriotic enthusiasm was the same as the 2017 Veterans Day Parade took place Saturday morning in downtown Mansfield. More…

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All About Richland

Can’t-Miss Holiday Events

12 Nov , 2019  

It cannot be denied that winter is on its way!

Luckily, here in Richland County there is a long list of holiday events to help warm us up during this coldest of seasons. Calendars are getting tighter, but you’ll definitely want to squeeze in these free family festivals, musical performances, and one last trip to your favorite attraction as they’ve decked the halls for the Christmas season. This list is courtesy of our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County. More…

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NAMI Staff Visit Downtown Mansfield To Talk Mental Health: Video

11 Nov , 2019  

The mission of the Richland County branch of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is to improve the quality of life, ensure dignity and respect for persons with mental illness, and to support their families.

To that end, two members of the NAMI staff recently went into downtown Mansfield to interview locals about their opinions on mental health. More…

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Sports

This Week’s Football Playoff Pairings

11 Nov , 2019  

Ohio high school football regional semifinal pairings, sites

Games at 7 p.m. unless other noted, Friday, Nov. 15 Region 1 1 Mentor (11-0) vs. 4 Canton McKinley (9-2) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium 2 Lakewood St. Edward (10-1) vs. 3 Euclid (9-2) at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium 7:30 p.m. Region 2 1 Springfield (10-1) vs.

All About Richland, Sports

The Unstoppables Camp Is Coming

11 Nov , 2019  

A new experience is arriving for children of differing abilities to experience the joy of basketball — the Tiffany Hildebrand Unstoppables Basketball Camp.

Tiffany Hildebrand dedicated herself to serving the disabled as a Program Coordinator for the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope). She passed away unexpectedly in June 2019; she was only 52 years old. More…

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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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