Downtown

DMI Announces 2022 Final Friday Concert Series Lineup

20 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

One of the most popular local summer traditions is back again for 2022, bigger and better than ever!

It’s the best way to experience sunshine, good food, and good music. The 2022 Final Friday Concert Series at The Brickyard hosted by Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will kickoff on Friday, May 27 with the lineup of Emily Raff, Third Degree Sideburn, and Terry Lee Ridey.

The full 2022 summer lineup is as follows:

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All About Richland

The Past Comes Alive At The Ohio Civil War Show

19 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s much to see and experience as the past is brought to life at the 44th Annual Ohio Civil War and WWI and II Show at the Richland County Fairgrounds.

This year’s event will take place from April 30 through May 1, with show times from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 3 PM on Sunday. 

Almost 400 exhibitors from 38 states will be participating, featuring some 800 tables of military memorabilia from 1775 through 1945 for buy, sell, trade, and display. Related items such as books, images, photographs, paper goods, Civil War prints, and clothing will be available to both public and collectors.

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All About Richland

New Public Art Commission To Host Public Q&A

18 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Public Art Commission will host a ‘Public Art Q&A’ at the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday, April 25th, at 3:30 PM.  Local artists and businesses are encouraged to attend this in-person event, or may also attend online, to learn more about the Public Arts Commission, the public art permit process, and some upcoming opportunities and ways to get involved with public art.  

Zoom attendance information is below.

The Commission was formed in 2021 and comprises 9 members, including local artists and community members involved in Mansfield / Richland County.  Since the commission was formed late last year, 33 artists both in and outside of Richland County have been vetted for public art, and those portfolios are available to view online. Printed copies of Artist Portfolios will be made available.  These artists were surveyed with the question ‘What kind of public art do you envision for Mansfield?’ and from those contributed responses, the PAC developed a set of 8 ‘Guiding Principles for Public Art’.  The commission has also outlined ‘Considerations for Design Review.’

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

17 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

NOTE: This is our traditional Easter Sunday post, which we are happy to share for the third consecutive year.

For the last 100 years, the 125 feet high towers of the landmark St. Peter’s Catholic Church have themselves done double duty, standing sentinel over the central part of Mansfield while at the same time encouraging passers-by to look in a heavenly direction.

The building sits near an intersection that has been home to a Catholic church and school for almost seventeen decades. The first local mass was celebrated in 1850, and the first church, purchased from the Presbyterians, was located on Mulberry Street just north of the current elementary school. More…

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All Things Business

The Intel On Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of April 16-17

16 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

In today’s edition, we share media coverage that considers:

  • Licking County schools anticipating growth
  • Welcome Intel Task Force formed
  • Commercial real estate developers charting uncharted territory
  • Intel makes greenhouse gas commitment
  • Intel impact on northeast Ohio
  • School in northeast Ohio had a hand in luring Intel to Ohio
  • Two townships explore merger
  • Negotiations are reaching a final stage
  • A look at an Intel plant in the state of Oregon
  • Johnstown prepares

The Intel on Intel can be viewed here.

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All About Richland

Mansfield Police Respond To Two Shooting Incidents In Nine Hours

15 Apr , 2022  

Mansfield police officers were busy Thursday night and Friday morning responding to two separate shooting incidents, both with victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Division of Police press releases detailing these incidents are shared below.

As noted, both are now under investigation.

Friday morning. The Mansfield Division of Police patrol officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation of “shots fired” in the area of 426 Henry Street at 3:57 AM this morning. While enroute to that area, a caller advised that there was a male subject on his front porch on Massa avenue who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Once in the area, officers located the Black male victim, in his 20s, on a porch on Massa avenue. The victim, who was uncooperative and refused to identify himself, was transported to a local hospital by EMS personnel where he underwent emergency surgery and was left in the care of hospital staff. No further information on his condition is available at this time.

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All About Richland

Renaissance Theatre Announces Its 2022-2023 Season

14 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

It was a night full of excitement and anticipation earlier this week as the Renaissance Theatre held its annual Season Preview Announcement Party to reveal their upcoming season, including Broadway shows, country music, tribute bands, comedians, educational programming, family entertainment and more. 

Renaissance Theatre Chairman of the Board, Rand Smith, and President Chelsie Thompson kicked off the night by reminiscing over the past few years and speaking of the bright future for the arts in Mansfield. 

With over 400 people in attendance and thousands watching online, it’s clear there is plenty to be excited for in the upcoming season. Here’s what patrons can look forward to in the 2022-2023 season:

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History & Tourism

Ohio Tourism Website Highlights Inspirational Kingwood

13 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The folks behind Ohio. Find It Here, the state’s online tourism portal, routinely feature inspirational travel ideas from across the Buckeye State.

This month, they traveled to Mansfield.

“Spend a Day at Kingwood Center Gardens” is a full-length introduction to all things Kingwood. The staff-written piece begins this way:

“As you pass through the majestic wrought iron gates and follow the winding, tree-lined road into Kingwood Center Gardens, you may feel as though you’re entering the grounds of a castle. The illusion continues as you crest the hill and catch a glimpse of the stately brick mansion and enchanting gardens. It may feel impossible that just a few seconds ago you were on a busy road in Mansfield, Ohio, but that’s just part of the charm of this 47-acre horticulture wonderland.”

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All About Richland

ODOT Announces 2022 Construction Projects For North Central Ohio

12 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Department of Transportation

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is kicking off the 2022 construction season throughout the state, with more than 130 projects worth nearly $800 million planned in the central Ohio area this year. This includes 42 pavement improvement projects, 22 bridge projects, and 31 projects aimed directly at improving safety on Ohio’s roads.

North Central Ohio will be a hub of activity as numerous projects get underway. These include regional projects with a local component as well as four major county transportation projects. Each major project is profiled below.

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All About Richland

Avita Ontario Hospital Opens New Inpatient Wing

11 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Avita Health System opened its new inpatient wing at Ontario Hospital on Monday.

“We added 12 inpatient rooms on the second floor of Ontario Hospital,” said Jerome Morasko, President/CEO at Avita Health System. “These additional rooms expand our medical/surgical and intensive care units. They are all private and furnished with the most advanced medical technologies.”

The new inpatient rooms are part of Phase III of Ontario Hospital, which included an LDRP maternity unit that opened in February.

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All About Richland

They’re Hidden From View: Richland County Letterboxes

11 Apr , 2022  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Note: First published in 2017, this article has been updated for spring 2022. Letterboxing is a wonderful outdoor family activity that can be done individually or with friends while exercising social distancing.

Some 160 years ago, visitors to the Dartmoor region of southwest England began to do something rather peculiar. Those hiking on the moors would place a letter or postcard inside a designated box along the trail as a mark that they had visited. Those who would come after them would, in turn, post letters back to those who had left them. Soon, these “letterboxes” were carefully hidden so that they would be difficult to discover.As this habit grew in popularity, the hobby of letterboxing was born.

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Shelby

Shelby Downtown Project Launches On Monday

9 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The long-awaited Shelby streetscape project gets underway this coming week along Main Street.

Phase One of the project begins on Monday and the City is getting the word out about the timeline, street closures, parking, and other timely information. A new website has been launched for that purpose.

The work on Main Street will  last for 60 days. During this time, northbound and southbound State Route 61 (Gamble St) at State Route 96 (Main Street), and Richland Avenue will be closed.

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All About Richland

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning April 10

8 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; ODOT District 3

This is a weekly report from ODOT District 3 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 April 10. All outlined work is weather permitting.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022!

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All About Richland

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum Traveling Exhibits Win State Award

7 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Sunday, April 3 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Little Buckeye Children’s Museum was awarded the 2021 Ohio Museums Association Award of Achievement for Best Education and Outreach (Under $500,000) for their “Traveling Exhibits” program.

The Ohio Museums Association (OMA) award program is an annual celebration of the outstanding achievement of Ohio museums in visual communications, individual and institutional achievement, and the tireless work museum professionals undertake to help advance Ohio’s museum community both locally, and on a national level. Nominations for these awards are incredibly detailed. The in-depth process helps to illustrate how these institutions and individuals have gone “above and beyond” the normal call of duty to support their institution, serve their public and advance the cause of the museum community. Winners were recognized during the annual OMA Awards Ceremony.

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History & Tourism

Richland In April

6 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

April is full of fun events, so get your calendar ready. From Mohican Wildlife Weekend to Ghost Walks at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory to a visit from the Easter Bunny, Spring is truly here!

Attractions, concerts, annual events abound

Don’t miss the Making Scents: the Art and Passion of Fragrance exhibit at Kingwood Center! This exhibit will conclude at the end of April.

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