All About Richland

The World Has Changed. The News Has Changed. 1812Blockhouse Is Changing.

29 Mar , 2020  

On Saturday, we launched the new Richland Coronavirus Information Page.

The last two weeks have altered the landscape in so many ways and for so many people, as Richland County’s families and businesses have coped with the unthinkable. With each new day, the ground is shaken under our collective feet and we are finding ourselves working hard to maintain our balance. More…

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All About Richland

We’ve Moved To Daily COVID-19 Updates

19 Mar , 2020  

As the present public health situation appears that it will be of some duration and important information releases are frequent, we are modifying our coverage to match.

From now on, instead of updating our ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus Update page each day to the point where it becomes quite long, cumbersome, and difficult to follow, we are making changes.

For one thing, we are moving to a Daily Update setting, which we plan on posting during the early evening hours each weekday and once on weekends. More…

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Be The Cool Kid On The Block!

17 Feb , 2020  

Over three years ago, we here at 1812Blockhouse set out to create something brand new — a place for you, our readers, to find the most information possible about this place that you call home.

How did we go about doing that?

For starters, we made the decision to only include news and information about Richland County and Richland Countians. Clicking on headlines to discover if they have local relevance isn’t needed on 1812Blockhouse. Ever. More…

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History & Tourism

Nominate A Favorite Local Landmark

3 Jan , 2020  

Since we began publishing in 2016, 1812Blockhouse has shared details about pieces of local history that dot Richland County. Through our Landmarks of Mansfield series and our Landmarks of Richland series, we have presented research on over 40 buildings, monuments, and downtowns.

As we begin 2020, we’re eager to add to that number, and we’re turning to you for help. Do you have a favorite local landmark that you’d like to see profiled on 1812Blockhouse? Is there a building you’ve been wondering about, or a neighborhood or downtown you would like to see highlighted? If so, please send us an email at: 1812Blockhouse@gmail.com and we’ll get right on it!

For ideas, here are links the the current Landmarks of Mansfield and Landmarks of Richland. Use the numbers at the bottom of the page to scroll through the posts.

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A Quick Guide To 1812Blockhouse Series

9 Oct , 2019  

In the three-plus years that 1812Blockhouse has been on the air, we have launched several “series” of related posts.

Some we have continued throughout that time. Others we have launched, paused for a bit after a few stories have been posted, and then picked up later. You may well see at least one of those series come back before the year’s end. More…

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1812Blockhouse: Three Years Of Pioneering

8 Sep , 2019  

You might not realize it, but at this very moment you are reading a post on a local news and information website that differs from almost every other such site in the country.

When the switch was flipped back on September 8, 2016, Richland County became the very first small to mid-sized media market in America (that we knew of or know of) with a site committed to keeping its readers informed not only through its own news coverage, but also by actually pointing readers to local news covered by other media as well. Each day since, we have not only done our own reporting, but we have featured links to stores on WMFD, the Mansfield News Journal, Richland Source, and to social media posts from dozens of other local governments, organizations, churches, and businesses to create a one-stop information center.

It has now been three years since 1812Blockhouse went live. Over 3,700 posts, 50,000 shared links, and millions of views later, that goal of creating informed readers remains at the very heart of what we do. More…

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1812Blockhouse, All Things Business

1812Blockhouse Seeking Site Coordinator

22 Jun , 2019  

We’re looking for someone to join us in riding what just might be the newest wave in local media.

In a post on the Total|Local Media website Friday morning the company, which publishes both 1812Blockhouse and 1808Delaware, announced that is accepting applications for a new, part-time Site Coordinator position. More…

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1812Blockhouse Announces Plans To Purchase Richland Source

1 Apr , 2019  

Mansfield media will never be the same after plans were announced on Monday for the acquisition of a major local journalistic operation.

In a surprise turn of events, it would be David who is doing the acquiring, not Goliath, as 1812Blockhouse has set its sights on Richland Source. More…

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1812Blockhouse Adopting Fresher Posting Cycle

4 Mar , 2019  

We’re always looking for better ways to bring you the best collection of news and information each day about Richland County and Richland Countians.

With that goal in mind, we’re making a change to our news cycle. More…

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1812Blockhouse, All Things Business

A Handful Of Changes To Better Bring You Richland County News

1 Feb , 2019  

Here are a couple of quotes – one heard from a Mansfield area journalist some weeks ago (not important who it was), and another from a news publisher in another location far from here. Both refer to the concept of including links from other media on one’s news site. The first is paraphrased but very much the gist of what was shared.

Local Journalist“We would never do that. We’re in competition with other sites!”

Non-Local Publisher:“The one mystery of … news organizations is that they still don’t link out.. which is ludicrous. Every day… multiple news organizations are putting out stuff that’s interesting to the audience, and if you’re not willing to share that with them, shame on you!”

What that publisher discovered is a premise upon which 1812Blockhouse is based. We want to be the best place to go each day to get access to the best writing and coverage about Richland County and Richland Countians. More…

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1812Blockhouse, All About Richland

Top Ten Stories For 2018: The Top Three

31 Dec , 2018  

Over the last few days, 1812Blockhouse has been reviewing the top ten most read stories on our site during the past year as we look back at 2018.

While the most-read stories on our site may not correspond to a “most important news” list, it does show what topics are readers found to be interesting.

We’ve reviewed numbers four through ten, and now it’s time for the top three most read stories of the year. First, a drumroll, then the posts: More…

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Top Ten Stories For 2018: Numbers Four Through Six

30 Dec , 2018  

1812Blockhouse is currently reviewing the top ten most read stories on our site during the past year as we look back at 2018.

While the most-read stories on our site may not correspond to a “most important news” list, it does show what topics are readers found to be interesting.

Our Friday look at stories seven through ten can be read here. Below are numbers four through six in reverse order; we’ll then be looking at the top three on New Year’s Eve Day. More…

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Top Ten Stories For 2018: Numbers Seven Through Ten

28 Dec , 2018  

Over the next three days, 1812Blockhouse is reviewing the top ten most read stories on our site during the past year as we look back at 2018.

While the most-read stories on our site may not correspond to a “most important news” list, it does show what topics are readers found to be interesting.

Today, we look at most read stories seven through ten: More…

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1812Blockhouse, All About Richland

Top Ten Stories For 2018

26 Dec , 2018  

Over the next three days, 1812Blockhouse will be reviewing the top ten most read stories on our site during the past year as we look back at 2018.

During that time, over 1,000 stories were posted.

While the most-read stories on our site may not correspond to a “most important news” list, it does show what topics are readers found to be interesting. It is topped by a story with a “national angle,” and includes posts about new local projects and retail operations as well as stories about local history.

We’ll be starting our series on Friday looking at stories counting backwards from ten to seven. We’ll add three more over the weekend and finish with three on New Year’s Eve Day.