All About Richland

Early Voting Schedule Set

8 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

With news circling around the issue of absentee and mail-in voting, the Richland County Board of Elections has a straightforward and easy way for you to cast your ballot in this year’s General Election before Election Day.

Early, in-person voting will be again be available at the Board of Elections at 1495 West Longview Avenue, in the Lower Level Classroom down the hall from the BOE Office. Hours that you may vote include: More…

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All About Richland

Willkommen To Cabaret

7 Sep , 2020  

Renaissance Performing Arts Association will open their 2020-2021 Season with the Broadway classic, Cabaret, October 2-3 and 9-10 at 8:00 PM and October 4 and 11 at 2:30 PM in the Renaissance Theatre. The show is directed by Ryan Shealy with Musical Direction by Jacob Poiner, and is part of the Park National Bank Broadway Series.

Based on a 1939 novel by Christopher Isherwood and a 1951 play by John Van Druten, Cabaret features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. More…

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1812Blockhouse

It’s Our Birthday Weekend Here At 1812Blockhouse!

6 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse Owner/Publisher Thomas Palmer

I remember well the day that the switch was flipped and 1812Blockhouse was suddenly live.

As I look back on it, I realize that I was not really ready for that to take place. On an early September evening, however, I received word that my great nephew had been born, a truly important moment for the Palmer family. What better time, I thought, to bring something else to life?

My great nephew, by the way, turns 4 on Tuesday and starts preschool this week. As this is the closest weekend to the 8th, this is when we are choosing to celebrate that milestone. Welcome to our 4,836th post.

1812Blockhouse bears a strong resemblance to the site that went live that day. Above and to the right is an early screenshot of the site dating from November 2017. We used to go with a single feature story each day, as this demonstrates, until we found out that that format does not render as well in mobile. More…

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All About Richland

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning September 6

5 Sep , 2020  

By: ODOT District Three; 1812Blockhouse

ODOT District Three has released its weekly report highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves.

What follows are posted projects taking place within Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties. Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on September 6. More…

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All About Richland

Summer Road Trips: Traditional Band Concert Features Mansfield Area Musicians

4 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

This featured road trip is just about as close as you can possibly get, as the city of Galion actually extends into the southwest part of Richland County. It is also a rare opportunity to attend an old fashioned community band concert in this part of Ohio, one that showcases talent known to Richland County audiences. More…

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Literary Mansfield

Author Interviewed About Bromfield Bio

3 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York is a meeting place for biographers to discuss the traditional and current theories in that form. The Center conducts a number of annual events to accomplish that goal, among which are lectures and conversations from and with authors of recent published biographies.

This August, that included author Stephen Heyman, whose biography “Louis Bromfield, The Planter of Modern Life,” was discussed by 1812Blockhouse several weeks ago. More…

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All About Richland

Two New Shows Added To The “Ren Backlot”

2 Sep , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre has added two September shows to its summer drive-in series called the “Ren Backlot.

These events consist of film screenings, sing-alongs, and live performances featuring local talent in the back parking lot of the theatre; food trucks and concessions are often on-site. The added concerts are Dancing in the Streets: The Motown Sound on September 11 and 12 at 8:30 PM, and When You Wish Upon a Star: Disney in Concert on September 25 and 26 at 8:00 PM. These additional concerts are part of the Avita Innovation Concert Series. More…

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All About Richland

Ohio Fall Hunting Seasons Begin Tuesday

1 Sep , 2020  

Hunting season is fast approaching, and Ohio’s hunters are invited to kick off the year beginning Tuesday, September 1 with opening days for squirrel, mourning dove, and more, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

“Fall in Ohio is an exciting time with so many hunting opportunities available,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We encourage experienced hunters to take someone new with them this year and wish everyone a safe, successful, and enjoyable fall hunting season.”

Hunters are reminded to check regulations for changes to season dates and bag limits as the 2020 fall seasons begin. A summary of Ohio’s hunting and trapping regulations is available where licenses are sold and at wildohio.gov. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Encounter A Giraffe

31 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Here’s a question for you. How can you experience nature up close, while at the same time having limited human contact other than those with whom you arrived? For animal lovers during a pandemic, it can be the best of both worlds.

An Ohio staple for generations, the 65 acre African Safari Wildlife Park is open daily in Port Clinton, capacity permitting. Visitors who choose to remain in their cars at the Drive-Thru Safari can still have the opportunity to see a number of animal species that are not native to Ohio.  More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield’s Iditarod Racer’s Wedding Covered By The New York Times

30 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

In a piece published on Friday entitled, “You, Me, and 53 Dogs,” the venerable New York Times brought to life a most unique wedding.

The groom is a Mansfielder and OSU Mansfield alum who is a veteran of multiple Iditarod races, Matthew Failor. The bride was a reporter covering one of those events, Liz Raines.

According to the Times article, the groom was accompanied by his “best dog,” Shaun White. More…

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Schools

Agreement To Add Exciting New Opportunity For OSU Mansfield Students

29 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

When The Ohio State University Board of Trustees met on Thursday, it moved forward with an extraordinarily large and important project on the Columbus campus.

It also approved a joint use agreement that will introduce a new and exciting new opportunity for students at OSU Mansfield.

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved moving forward on the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at the institution – a new 1.9 million-square-foot inpatient hospital that will enhance leading-edge research, clinical training and world-class patient care. More…

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History & Tourism

Camping Is Cool In Richland County

28 Aug , 2020  

From the great folks at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Cool night air and sleeping under the stars. Cooking over an open fire and roasting marshmallows. Connecting with family and disconnecting from the hustle and grind of our daily schedules. Camping helps us get in touch with the land and our inner explorer as we let weather and our whims control our days. It’s a full sensory experience with sounds, sights, and smells all its own. Camping reacquaints us with stars, with slow, with dirt. When we’re camping we hit reset. We rest. We play. We restore.

It’s no secret, we love camping in Richland County. We love sitting by the fire, talking until the embers die out. We love camp coffee and restarting the fire on a cool morning. Everyone does camping a little different so we have several different places we love to camp in Richland County… More…

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History & Tourism

Mansfield, Delaware Holding “Secret,” “Hidden” Downtown Tours Next Month

27 Aug , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse, 1808Delaware

Now that social distancing, masks, and other guidelines have been established as the new “normal” — at least for the time being — non-profit organizations are working to return to programming.

For downtown organizations in Mansfield and Delaware, that means an opportunity to gain a rare peek inside buildings you pass every day. Both city centers are replete with older structures that present dynamic adaptive reuse potential.

These events will both take place in September. More…

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All About Richland

US 30 Work Moving Apace

26 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse; ODOT District Three

As “Mansfielders in the know” know, major work is underway to transform US30 as it traverses the north side of the city, from SR 309 to just east of the Fifth Avenue ramps That project has been modified and is now pegged to cost $72.9 million.

In addition to resurfacing, the project will involve the following along a 3.8 mile stretch: More…

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All About Richland

Newest Carousel Works Carousel Opens This Week

25 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s officially open.

The long-awaited carousel at Greensboro Science Center in Greensboro, North Carolina has taken on its very first riders.

According to this article on Greensboro.com, the online home of the Greensboro News & Record, that event took place on Monday. It will open to the general public this Wednesday, the article states. More…

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