All About Richland

The World Turned Upside Down: The Last Decade In Richland County Media

30 Dec , 2019  

With this post, published as the 2010s wind to a close, 1812Blockhouse begins a look at profound changes in how Richland Countians obtain information about their community. We will post additional installments in the coming days.

Part One: Prologue

In December 2009, someone living in Mansfield, or Butler, or Ontario and wanting local news had a limited set of options. Read More

, ,

All About Richland

Celebrate The New Year In Local Style

29 Dec , 2019  

Before you know it, 2019 will be over and 2020 will be here. Are you the type of person who stays up to mark the exact moment when the change occurs, or is your preference to get to sleep at a decent hour? We won’t judge and, either way, Destination Mansfield – Richland County has you covered with their list of local establishments that are ready to ring in 2020 with you. Read More

,

History & Tourism

Housing Shortage Compels Creative Solution: Quonset House, Anyone?

28 Dec , 2019  

The Mansfield News Journal recently ran an interesting article about lack of mid-tier housing in Mansfield (that story can be read here).  Hopefully this means that our local economy is on the upswing, as the article asserts that the housing shortage is caused by low jobless rate and low interest rates. But it also got us thinking about a time in Mansfield’s past, or – more correctly – the country’s past, when there was not enough housing for everyone. Read More

, , ,

History & Tourism

Lazarus Department Store’s Christmas Tradition Has (Tree) Roots

27 Dec , 2019  

If you grew up in this area, you may remember Christmastime at Lazarus Department Store. Although the store, located at the Richland Mall, has long ago closed and was actually re-opened as the Avita Health System’s Ontario Hospital in 2017, memories of Christmases past at Lazarus remain. A remembrance of Christmas and a local department store typically means thoughts of visiting Santa. In the case of Lazarus, though, this is also means spending some time with a talking tree. Mr. Tree, as he was generally referred to, may have frightened you as a child or fascinated you. Read More

, ,

History & Tourism, Holidays, Literary Mansfield

Louis Bromfield And Christmas

25 Dec , 2019  

NOTE: First published  during our first Christmas in 2016, this look at Louis  Bromfield and Christmas has become an annual tradition.  We'll be running this story through Christmas Day.  A very Merry Christmas to you from 1812Blockhouse! There is no question that Pulitzer Prize-winner and Mansfielder Louis Bromfield was a fan of the holidays. During the period of time that Bromfield lived there, Malabar Farm was an active place during the Christmas season. Read More

, , ,

All Things Business

Ohio’s New Broadband Strategy: Is Richland Lagging Behind?

23 Dec , 2019  

InnovateOhio, under the direction of Lt. Governor Jon Husted, released the Ohio Broadband Strategy this past Thursday. The document serves as a comprehensive plan for aggressively expanding and enhancing the state’s broadband network. If approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), it will also qualify local governments in Ohio to receive 20 additional points on applications for federal ReConnect funding. Finally, InnovateOhio is working with Connected Nation Ohio to produce a series of broadband availability maps, each with interactive GIS map layers, allowing journalists, researchers and legislators to zoom in and explore them directly. Read More

, , ,

History & Tourism

Chilly January Fun In Richland County

22 Dec , 2019  

The new year is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to try a new experience or just get out of the house for some winter fun. The folks at Destination Mansfield – Richland County have rounded up their list of the best ways to spend your day come January: Read More

, , ,

Schools

OSU Mansfield Is Seeking Outstanding Alumni

21 Dec , 2019  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield’s alumni awards program honors outstanding alumni who have contributed significantly to their professions and/or communities. Do you know an outstanding alumni? You can nominate him or her for either the Alumni Hall of Fame or the Early Achievement Award. Read More

, ,

All About Richland

At Last: An Evening With Etta James To Premiere At Theatre 166

20 Dec , 2019  

Etta James, the acclaimed R&B singer whose career spanned six decades, will be brought to life next month through the portrayal of Condrea Webber. The Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s Black Box venue, Theatre 166, will premiere the new musical At Last: An Evening with Etta James on January 17-18 & 24-25 at 8:00 PM, and January 19 and 26 at 2:30 PM. At Last: An Evening with Etta James is part of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center Black Box Series. Read More

, , ,

All Things Business

Everstream Continues Extensive Expansion

19 Dec , 2019  

Everstream, a business only fiber network that has already connected to the Mansfield area is continuing its growth, announcing on Wednesday that is has further expanded its enterprise-grade fiber network in its home city of Cleveland, with the installation of an additional 620 route miles of dense fiber. The high-bandwidth connectivity from Everstream connects businesses throughout Northeast Ohio, with the network now reaching from Toledo in the west to Conneaut in the east and as far south as Mansfield. Read More

, ,

All About Richland

Ohio In-Demand Jobs List Updated, Interactive Feature Launched

18 Dec , 2019  

On Monday, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of Ohio’s updated In-Demand Jobs List. The list was created through a collaboration between the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT) and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Lt. Governor Husted serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. Jobs in north central Ohio are certainly included. Read More

, , ,

All About Richland

A Successful Year On The B&O Trail

17 Dec , 2019  

The Richland County Park District (RCPD) has reported that 2019 was a good year for the Richland B&O Trail. The RCPD sites many hours of work provided by volunteers, including individuals, community groups, and corporate groups, as one of the biggest contributors. Read More

,

Schools

OSU Awarded Over $2 Million For New Tech Scholarships

16 Dec , 2019  

New scholarships will support students learning the latest advancements in computer science. The Ohio State University is one of 35 colleges and universities across the state to receive support from the Choose Ohio First program. The new scholarships will boost Ohio’s efforts to strengthen the state’s workforce in technology-related fields such as coding and cybersecurity. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced the details of the program on Friday. Read More

, , ,

All About Richland

Take Time To Rest, Reflect, And Listen To Beautiful Music

15 Dec , 2019  

It’s already a bit over a week until Christmas Day. The stores are packed, the traffic is terrible, and the weather is somewhat unpredictable. You want to feel the holiday spirit, but are not certain where it resides. You’re in luck! The St. Peter’s Music Series continues on Sunday, December 15 with a performance of Advent Lessons & Carols. Read More

, , ,