Sports

This Year’s “The Game” Wager Has A Mansfield Flavor

25 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s an annual tradition. Each November, the Governor of Ohio and the Governor of Michigan make a friendly bet on the outcome of “The Game” – the annual OSU/Michigan football game.

As most Ohio sports fans know, this year’s game is more important than usual (if such a thing is actually possible), with both teams ranked in the top 5 nationally.

This year’s gubernatorial wager has a bit of a Mansfield flavor. Literally.

“With Ohio State and Michigan both undefeated entering The Game, and with Big Ten Championship Game and College Football Playoff berths on the line, the eyes of American sports fans will be on Columbus, Ohio and Ohio Stadium tomorrow,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “I am proud of and confident in our Buckeye football team again this year, and am I willing to put a little skin in The Game with another friendly wager showcasing great Ohio food. O-H!” 

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My Ride With Woody Hayes

25 Nov , 2022  

From 1812Blockhouse Publisher Thomas Palmer:

This weekend’s annual OSU-Michigan game, with both teams ranked high in national polls, is sure to be just as hard fought as ever.

I for one cannot watch those games without a flashback or two of watching Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler on the sidelines.

Speaking of Coach Hayes, I am reminded of an evening many, many years ago when I had occasion to meet and spend time with the man himself. The episode began on a crisp late fall evening as I sat quietly on a bench waiting for a bus. More…

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A Christmas Tradition: Holiday Pops Returns To The Ren

23 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The sounds of the season will come alive as the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present its “Holiday Pops” concert at the beautiful Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield.

A perennial family favorite, the Mansfield Symphony and Chorus ring in the season with an enchanting concert of traditional holiday classics along with new favorites, featuring a mix of contemporary and classic holiday repertoire and beloved carols!

Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the concert features a variety of holiday music and beloved Christmas carols. As part of the Ohio Health Symphony Series, the orchestra will perform on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00pm.

The enchanting program will feature songs such favorites as the “Carol of the Bells,” “O Holy Night,” Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”

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History & Tourism

Thanksgiving Tidbits From 1812Blockhouse

23 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Here at 1812Blockhouse, we enjoy stepping back in time to try to get a feel for the Richland County of long ago.

So this holiday, join us for a trip through Thanksgivings past.

By the way — we are taking tomorrow off to spend quality and quantity times with our families. We will se you bright and early on Friday.

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History & Tourism

Expanded Ohio Holiday Lights Trail Includes Local Stop

22 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

‘Tis the season … for millions of holiday lights, enchanting holiday displays, themed train rides, charming towns decked out in festive décor and special adventures in Ohio’s state parks. Whatever you’re looking for to make the holiday season festive and fun, you can find it here, in Ohio.

Ohio. Find It Here., the state’s tourism division, is kicking off its annual Holidays in Ohio campaign, designed to guide Ohioans and out-of-state visitors to some of the holiday season’s best events, attractions and activities. 

The new Ohio Holiday Lights Trail includes a stop at Christmas at Kingwood in Mansfield.

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Schools

Governor Announces Safety and Security Support for Colleges and Universities, Including NCSC

22 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that 33 colleges and universities in Ohio will receive a total of $5 million in funding for security projects that enhance the safety of students and staff.

Those receiving funds include North Central State College.

“These funds will go directly toward helping our institutions of higher education become more secure,” said Governor DeWine. “The importance of campus safety cannot be overstated, and Ohio is committed to supporting efforts that keep our colleges and universities safe.”

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Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra Celebrates 40 Years With Holiday Prelude

21 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The talented area youth who make up the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform their Holiday Prelude concert at the Renaissance Theatre under the direction of Stephen Domka on Sunday, December 11 at 3:30 PM. The concert will mark the first MSYO holiday concert since 2019.

The concert will feature familiar holiday music, including Selections from the Nutcracker Suite by Peter Tchaikovsky (Arr. Merle Isaac); Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival; and Selections from The Polar Express, as well as Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5 and Robert Sheldon’s Sound Innovations Fanfare

Tickets are available at the Renaissance Box Office, by calling 419-522-2726, and online at www.rentickets.org. Adult tickets are $10, with student tickets priced at $5. Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra performances are presented as part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series with additional support from the Russell and Mary Gimbel Foundation. 

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Final ODOT Update Of 2022 Brings News Of A Change On US30

21 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, ODOT

For the last several months, we have been brining our readers weekly updates from the Ohio Department of Transportation which concern and/or impact Richland County drivers.

This week’s update is the final one for 2022. It also shares news of a final change to traffic flow along US 30 as a part of the two year project through the city of Mansfield.

This Tuesday, November 22 will see crews open the second lane of traffic for US 30 westbound between 5th Avenue and Bowman Street. This will be the final traffic switch into the permanent pattern.

Resurfacing work on this section will resume in the spring.

This series will pick up again in the spring after the construction season begins.

Image by demosg from Pixabay

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OSUM Theatre Department Presenting A Streetcar Named Desire

20 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

On December 3, 1947, the play A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams, opened on Broadway.

75 years later to the day, the Theatre Department of The Ohio State University at Mansfield will present a stage reading of this remarkable icon of American theatre.

In the play, Blanche DuBois relocates to New Orleans, home of her younger sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski. Trapped in a world of romantic illusions, Blanche is unable to cope with life’s harsh realities. The conflict between Blanche and Stanley builds to the play’s explosive climax and shattering ending.

This special performance will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 7PM in Founders Auditorium on the campus of OSUM. There is no charge to attend this event

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