History & Tourism

Richland Carrousel Park Set For Grand Re-Opening

15 Jan , 2020  

In the many years that the Richland Carrousel has made its home in downtown Mansfield, the music emanating from the Richland Carrousel Park has seeped into those who live, work and visit the area. It’s become part of who we are so, while it is closed right now for maintenance, we look forward to the grand re-opening on January 18 when the Carrousel will run again to traditional carousel music such as John Phillip Sousa’s The Washington Post March, all produced on the Park’s Stinson Organ. Read More

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All About Richland

Public Hearing To Be Held On New Private Water System Fees

14 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Health has added two new fee categories for Private Water Systems; these categories became effective on January 1. Richland Public Health has scheduled a hearing to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions or make comments on the new fees. Each new fee is $100. Ohio’s private water systems program regulates wells, springs, rain water cisterns, hauled water storage tanks and ponds that provide potable water to fewer than 25 people per day and have fewer than 15 service connections. Read More

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Schools

OSU Mansfield’s Spring Play Is A Fresh Take On An Old Poem

13 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield’s spring play, “Back to the Divine Comedy”, will offer the audience a rocking new look at the story originally told in Dante’s poem “The Divine Comedy”. In this new telling, a modern Dante starts a journey to the afterlife with the hope of bringing back to life his dead young wife. Following the path of his ancestor, he walks through hell, purgatory, and heaven. Along the way bizarre characters show him how eternal life has changed during the last 700 years. It is a timeless story of love, loss, facing your fears, and finding your way. Read More

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All About Richland

Family-Friendly ‘Mutts Gone Nuts’ Sure To Delight

12 Jan , 2020  

Expect the unexpected from the fast-paced canine comedy show “Mutts Gone Nuts”, coming to the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield on January 19 at 1:00 PM. From animal shelter origins to a life of showbiz, the amazing dogs in the show unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action packed, comedy spectacular. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then they might steal your shoes! Read More

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Schools

Public Invited To Strategic Planning Sessions

11 Jan , 2020  

Development of a five-year strategic plan for Mansfield City Schools will move forward with a series of student, staff and community focus groups to be held on January 14 and February 19. The Mansfield City Schools District is reaching out to all community members to receive their input and help in developing a strategic plan that will set priorities, focus energy and resources, and set attainable goals for the District. Read More

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All About Richland

Four ‘Lost’ Ohio Plant Species Rediscovered

10 Jan , 2020  

Ohio botanists found four plant species in 2019 that had not been seen in Ohio for decades and, in one case, more than a century, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP). "Ohio's natural diversity continues to educate, inspire, and surprise us," said Gov. Mike DeWine. "These discoveries are an exciting development for the future of conservation in our state." Read More

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All About Richland, Bellville

Tim Tebow Foundation Brings Special Prom To Local Church

9 Jan , 2020  

Do you know someone with special needs who would love to go to prom? Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for anyone with special needs who is age 14 or older. The prom is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation; in 2019, 655 churches around the world hosted Night to Shine events for approximately 100,000 honored prom-goers. The event requires a substantial number of volunteers; last year, there were roughly 200,000 of them. Read More

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All About Richland

Strap On Those Cross-Country Skis

8 Jan , 2020  

January’s here, so we expect some serious snow to be coming our way. One way to get some great exercise in the winter, and still enjoy a bit of the outdoors, is cross country skiing. Richland County offers a variety of terrains, including paved paths and hilly landscapes, making this region a great cross country skiing location for beginners and pros alike. Check out these recommendations for where to go: Read More

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History & Tourism

In Our Backyard: Winter Brings Winterfest Fun To Mohican

7 Jan , 2020  

As part of 1812Blockhouse's emphasis on sharing news and information about our county and its residents, we realize that attractions and events just "over the border" in surrounding counties draw Richland Countians as well.  We will be highlighting several of these in our new series, "In Our Backyard." What better way to celebrate the wonders of January than with a winter themed festival? You’re in luck this weekend, as nearby Loudonville celebrates the 2020 Mohican Winter Fest this Saturday and Sunday. Read More

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All About Richland

The Wild West Is Coming To Park Avenue West

6 Jan , 2020  

The Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre will present a classic on February 1 and 2 at the Renaissance Theatre, with “Annie Get Your Gun.” The production is directed by Lori Turner and will feature the MidOhio Youth Jazz Orchestra. Rough-and-tumble Annie Oakley is the best shot around. A backwoods gal, Annie uses her skill to support her family by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and persuaded to join his Wild West Show, Annie is plucked from obscurity and becomes the toast of Europe. Read More

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History & Tourism

Free Bromfield Coming Soon To An E-Reader Near You

5 Jan , 2020  

Sometimes, if you wait long enough, some of the best things in life can be yours at no cost. With the coming of the new year, that includes a treasure trove of American literature, films, and other items that have now had their copyrights lapse due to inaction by the US Congress, and have now entered the public domain. This year, that means works produced in the year 1924. The same year, mind you, that Mansfielder Louis Bromfield’s first book was published. Read More

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History & Tourism

Richland County Is Ready For 2020: Here Are Some Can’t Miss Events

4 Jan , 2020  

The 2020 calendar is filling up fast! Here are 7 events that are happening in our community in just the first half of the year. Make sure not to miss these cool local opportunities! 1 – Ski Carnival: February 22-23 The 59th Annual Ski Carnival at Snow Trails is an epic weekend of winter fun, spectating, racing, brats and beer – an annual tradition since the very first season at Snow Trails! Read More

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All About Richland, All Things Business

Richland Area Chamber Introduces New Membership Model

3 Jan , 2020  

In 2018, the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce convened a task force, made up of a diverse group of the Chamber’s current members, to help craft a new membership dues structure. After months of effort, the Chamber is ready to unveil the new system at an information session on Friday, January 24 at Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield from 8:00 AM to 9:00. Read More

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All About Richland

Christmas Tree Recycling Options

2 Jan , 2020  

Happy New Year, Richland Countians! As the twelve days of Christmas wind down, you may be thinking about how to dispose of holiday greenery. If you purchased a living Christmas tree this year and now need to know how to recycle it, we have some suggestions. First, note that the tree cannot be recycled if it’s in your regular trash. If you dispose of it this way, it will either not be picked up or it will go to the landfill. In Ohio, yard waste has been banned from landfills, so live Christmas trees should not be placed with household garbage. Read More

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