Where we would go on a beautiful Ohio September Saturday morning? Why, the Blockhouse, of course, our inspiration here at 1812Blockhouse. The occasion was the Colonial Living History Fair in South Park. The event, which runs until 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, was attended by several families during the time we were there; we also observed a musket firing demonstration. We’ll have photos to share later this weekend. In the meantime, however, here’s a short clip of the scene around the Blockhouse this morning. More…
On September 10 and 17, Oak Hill Cottage joins over 100 other historic destinations across the state, and several others in Richland and Crawford Counties, in “Ohio’s Open Doors,” an effort of the Ohio History Connection to promote the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Included will be an Open House from 2:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. at the Oak Hill Carriage House, where a 1905 National Automobile manufactured in Mansfield and other behind the scenes artifacts will be on display. A one mile preservation walk will step off at 2:30 pm each day featuring the historic preservation involvement of the Richland County Historical Society at the Cottage and surrounding neighborhood. More…
Eight travel writers from around the country will visit Mansfield and Richland County on September 8-9 for an exciting press trip. The CVB created a unique experience highlighting the regions off-the-wall horror and film destinations. Writers will visit fascinating local attractions such as award-winning special-effects and make up mastermind Robert Kurtzman’s “Creature Corp” studio and the Haunted Bussman building. The Haunted & Hollywood tour will also visit the following destinations: The Ohio State reformatory, Mansfield Memorial Museum, Richland Carrousel Park , Malabar Farm State Park & Malabar Farm Restaurant, Laxton Hollow Brewing Works, The Blueberry Patch & The Wishmaker House Bed & Breakfast The CVB staff are hopeful the trip will showcase the unorthodox experiences in and around Mansfield. Complete visitor information available at www.mansfieldtourism.com
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the following construction projects taking place in Richland County over the next several days:
State Route 13
SR 13, from Orchard Park to Hanley Rd., is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction as part of a resurfacing project. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction with flaggers. The project is expected to be complete in September 2016.
State Routes 39, 61 & 96
Within the City of Shelby, State Route 39, State Route 61 and State Route 96 may be reduced to one lane of traffic for project finalization work. One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be complete in September 2016. More…
Alumni Christopher Brown was awarded the American Bar Association’s national “Up and Comer” Award at the Jefferson Fordham Society Luncheon August 5. Brown, who majored in English at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, is currently deputy law director for the city of Mansfield. After completing his law degree at the University of Cincinnati, he returned to Richland County to dedicate himself to public service and the practice of law. More can be read here.
Source: The Ohio State University – Mansfield
On his last day with the Ohio Department of Education an associate state superintendent urged Mansfield City Schools staff on Friday to adopt a sense of urgency about improving the district’s academic performance.
Lonny Rivera, who served as interim state superintendent of public instruction earlier this year, was the keynote speaker to open daylong professional development sessions for teachers, administrators and support staff. Rivera emphasized the importance of improvement to avoid a state takeover of the district academic program, such as what has occurred in the Youngstown City Schools. “If things don’t improve within the next two years, the same thing could happen here,” he said. “Teamwork can achieve improvement. It’s the folks in this room that will make it happen.”
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A beautiful locale will be made more so on September 16 and 17, as the Ohio State African Violet Show makes it home at the Kingwood Center Gardens. Housed in the Carriage House, plants will be available for purchase and a variety of unique designs will be on display. Educational workshops will also be featured, while several commercial growers will offer plants and related items for sale. Members of the OSAVS will be on hand to answer any questions. More…