History & Tourism

Bromfield Biography Longlisted For Major Award

30 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Last April, we shared a post discussing the publication of the newest biography of renowned Richland Countian Louis Bromfield.

That post included excerpts from 1812Blockhouse’s conversation with the author, Stephen Heyman. It can be accessed here:

Bromfield Takes Center Stage In New Biography

By 1812Blockhouse He is well-known locally, to be sure. Nationally, and internationally, however, he is less of a household name. That may change somewhat in the coming months. Mansfield and Pleasant Valley’s Louis Bromfield is rushing back into the spotlight with the April 14 publication of what has been called the first major biography of […]


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Free Book Program for Children Is Now Available In Ashland And Richland Counties

18 Nov , 2020  

Parents, guardians and caregivers in Ashland and Richland Counties can now register children, ages birth to five, to receive a free book every month through a partnership with Easterseals, The Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the Ohio Governor’s Office.

Leaders from Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio met with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine about efforts to expand the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) Program statewide. Leaders from Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio, an affiliate of the OGIL Program sponsoring Ashland, Hocking, Gallia, Jackson, Pike, Richland, Scioto, Vinton and Meigs were happy to announce that the OGIL Program is now active in all 88 Ohio counties. More…

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And… They’re Off! NaNoWriMo Has Begun

9 Dec , 2017  

Update on December 9: Over a month ago, we shared this story about National Novel Writing Month. The event in the Mansfield area ended at the end of last month, and we have final numbers to share at the end of this post.

You may be noticing an extra person or two hovering over a laptop at a Mansfield area coffee shop over the next four weeks. More…


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Ohioana Book Festival Next Weekend

1 Apr , 2017  

Since its inception in 2007, the Ohioana Book Festival has given readers the opportunity to connect with their favorite Ohio writers. Held each spring, the Festival welcomes roughly 100 authors and more than 3,000 visitors every year.

The 2017 Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St. in downtown Columbus. More…


All Things Business, Downtown

Celebrating Twenty Years of Books

2 Mar , 2017  

For two decades, Mansfield has enjoyed something which is increasingly rare in cities of almost any size – its own independent bookstore.

And, as with any birthday, the best way to celebrate is with a party, cake, and a surprise. Main Street Books at 104 North Main Street is hosting its 20th Birthday Party this Friday evening beginning at 6:00 PM. More…

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