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Open On The Fourth

1 Jul , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Just in case you are captivated by the idea of shopping on Monday, many, if not most, retailers will be open for your patronage.

Before you head out, however, you might want to check whether your favorite Richland County retailer will be open and, if so, their hours of operation. Below is a partial list.

Of course, other retailers and many restaurants will be open and there is always online shopping, which never closes!



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Ontario 4th Of July Festival Has Something For Just About Everyone

30 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s the type of family-oriented, fun festival that they used to hold in years past. The 2022 Ontario Fourth of July Festival is bigger, better, and being held in a new location.

Marshall Park will be the scene for activity on Friday, June and Saturday, July 2.

Featured will be food (and lots of it with food eating contests included), music, games, s beer garden on Friday evening, a 5K run with $3,000 in cash prizes, a kids area, and a raffle where you can win a car!

Kicking off the festival Friday, July 1st, it is the Ontario Youth Sports – Milliron Auto Parts Land Regatta, the Ontario Car Show, and much more.


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Fun, Patriotic Weekend Coming To Mid-Ohio

1 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

A fireworks display, a movie screening, camping activities and 10 races in total will make for a spectacular weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course beginning Friday  for The Honda Indy 200 Presented by the HPD Ridgeline, July 2-4. Ohio is fully open this Fourth of July weekend, so it’s time for a celebration in the Buckeye State. Tickets at advance pricing are available now at

The stars and cars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES arrive to do battle again on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. Pataskala, Ohio-based Meyer Shank Racing, coming off its dramatic win in the Indianapolis 500 in May, hopes to repeat that success at its home track with Jack Harvey piloting the No. 60 Honda. Another local favorite is Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with New Albany, Ohio’s Graham Rahal trying to match his victory from 2015 at Mid-Ohio. Other past winners in the starting field will be Colton Herta (2020), Will Power (2020), Scott Dixon (2019, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007), Alexander Rossi (2018), Josef Newgarden (2017), and Simon Pagenaud (2016). More…

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Things That Go Boom!

1 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Quick upcoming holiday-related question — What was the day of the week on which our country was born?

If you guessed “Thursday,” good for you. This year, however, the Fourth of July conveniently falls on a Saturday, giving some local communities the chance to do a weekend fireworks show.

Or, in the case of the City of Ontario, what is billed as the “…largest and longest fireworks show ever detonated in Richland County.”

Ontario’s Boom Festival arrives on Saturday at Marshall Park. More…

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History & Tourism

The OH Report Travels To The Brickyard For Fourth Of July Interviews

1 Jul , 2019  

What better place to ask questions about the Fourth of July?

The OH Report crew went to the June 28 Final Friday concert at The Brickyard, where they interviewed attendees on several “All-American” topics. This visit was a part of their “You, the People of Ohio” series. More…

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All About Richland

July First Friday Shop Hop To Celebrate The Fourth

29 Jun , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its next First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, July 5.

This month, several merchants will participate in the Fourth of July themed First Friday Shop Hop. This event will include yummy treats, live music, live art, and more. More…

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Your Guide To A Richland Fourth

26 Jun , 2019  

As the Fourth of July approaches, symbolizing the midpoint of summer for many, you may be looking for family-friendly activities to celebrate the holiday. Luckily, festivities abound in the Richland County area. Whether you’re looking for fireworks, parades, or festive car shows, you’re sure to find something that’s fun for everyone. More…

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Fireworks Safety Reminder

2 Jul , 2017  

North central Ohio is bursting with fireworks shows this weekend and through Independence Day this Tuesday. It is traditional at this time of the year to promote fireworks safety, as each year some celebrations in Ohio have unfortunate outcomes. More…

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