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Veterans Day 2016

12 Nov , 2016  

The skies were cloudy with intermittent sun, and when the wind gusts hit every minute or two, the sense of impending winter was on people’s minds as the 2016 Veterans Day Parade made its way from the five-way intersection, down Park Avenue West, to Central Park. More…


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Symphony Youth In Concert

9 Nov , 2016  

The Mansfield Symphony Youth Strings (MSYS) Fall Concert will take place this coming Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. at Mansfield Senior High School.

The will perform a concert of classical and contemporary repertoire under the baton of Matt Domka. More…

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Mansfield Schools Release Annual Financial Report

8 Nov , 2016  

Mansfield City Schools has announced that its “Popular Annual Financial Report” (PAFR) for the year ending June 30, 2016 is now available on the District’s website.

“This report offers a reader-friendly overview of the district’s general operating activities and key financial data and trends,” District Treasurer Robert Kuehnle said. More…


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Richland County Votes

7 Nov , 2016  

Tomorrow is the day. After months of active campaigning, candidates for national, state, and local office face voters making important decisions.

Like the rest of the America, the election of a new President of the United States has arguably commanded the most attention. To that end, it seems a good time to look back at how Richland County has voted in the last four elections: More…


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Begin Your Christmas Season With A Dose Of Scrooge

4 Nov , 2016  

What better way to dip your toe into the holiday season than with a rip roaring musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale?

Such is your opportunity next weekend as the A Christmas Carol: The Musical comes to the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Downtown, Literary Mansfield

Literary Mansfield Special Edition: Nuts, True Crime, And Cosmic Eggs

3 Nov , 2016  

UPDATED — Thursday at 10:00 p.m. See below.

For the keen observer, this is the seventh installment in our series “Literary Mansfield,” in which 1812Blockhouse looks at authors, poets, and other literary figures with a north central Ohio connection through birth and/or residence.

In this special edition, we are looking at another way in which certain authors manifest a Mansfield connection – in this case, by coming to town and participating in events at our independent bookstore, Main Street Books. More…

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Mansfielder Voted Big South Conference Preseason Player Of The Year

2 Nov , 2016  

Winthrop senior guard Keon Johnson, a graduate of Mansfield Senior, has been voted the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches and media panel, it was announced recently at the conference’s Basketball Tip-Off Media Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Concord, N.C.  More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Foundation To Be Dug For Log House In South Park

28 Oct , 2016  

The Blockhouse is about to get some company

The City of Mansfield has announced that work is to begin soon on a project in South Park. REACH (Richland Early American Center for History), with the help of volunteer labor, will be digging the foundation for the early 1800’s log house that was disassembled and moved into storage on September 4. This event will take place on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 8:30 AM in South Park. More…

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City Leaf Collection Details Set

25 Oct , 2016  

The City of Mansfield has announced information concerning the 2016 Leaf Collection Program.

The same three (3) collection sites will be utilized as last year; Sterkel Park on Hollywood Lane, Liberty Park on Grace Street and the Service Complex at 480 Park Avenue East. More…


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Mansfield Symphony Orchestra To Present “Musical Diversity In The Americas”

24 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra launches its 2016-2017 OhioHealth Masterworks Series this Saturday with an ambitious program highlighting the extraordinary range of music from this hemisphere.

Included on the program will be the Four Dances from Estancia of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginestera, as well as Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony, the latter featuring as the Capital University Chamber Percussion Ensemble. Also to be presented is be the well-known and dynamic Trumpet Concerto of Joseph Haydn with soloist Ken Holzworth, Principal Trumpet of the MSO. More…

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History & Tourism

Fall At Malabar Farm

23 Oct , 2016  

Saturday morning brought clear skies, a bit of a crisp wind, and a ceiling of puffy clouds that created shadows darting across the north central Ohio landscape. When combined with a near-peak weekend for tree colors, what better time to head to Malabar Farm State Park?

These images were taken during the noon hour at this amazing historic landmark. We’re happy to share them with you on your Sunday – with a recommendation that you head down Pleasant Valley Road yourself sometime very soon!

These photos may be viewed at this link. For a full screen image, click on any photo, and then again on the full screen icon on the top right.

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Just Walk Richland Continues Walking Meetups

21 Oct , 2016  

It’s a movement that brings local residents together to engage in collective whole health walking in Richland County. Walks are open to all and take place in various types of terrain – including parks, urban streets, residential neighborhoods, along the Richland B&O Trail, and others.

Participants are welcome to join in no matter their motivation – to meet new people, engage in healthy activity, experience nature, whatever the case. Recent walks have included a Trail Walk with the City of Shelby Health Department, an Ohio Bird Sanctuary Trail Walk, and a “Beat the Heat” Woods Fitness Hike.” More…

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Ghosts, Arts, Music, and Fun

20 Oct , 2016  

It’s a very busy fall weekend coming up in Mansfield and surrounding communities. We’ve gone through the various offerings for you and placed them with links to easy access for details, tickets, registration etc.. Click on an event name for additional information.

Downtown: More…

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Autumn Colors Nearing Their Peak

19 Oct , 2016  

The Fall Color Report of TourismOhio officially places the leaves of north central Ohio at or near their peak in turning color for the season.

The indicators for Mount Gilead State Park, Malabar Farm State Park, and Mohican State Park and Forest are all marked by a burnt orange circle, which indicates that each is “near peak.” More…