History & Tourism

Architect’s House Placed On National Register; Scofield Had Important Ties To Mansfield

24 Apr , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

A description of the work of Cleveland architect Levi T. Scofield states that there are only ten standing examples of his work.

Two of those structures are right here in Mansfield.

Those working to preserve Scofield’s landmark mansion in Cleveland have just secured the house’s place on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official compendium of properties with significant architectural and/or historic significance. More…

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All About Richland, All Things Business

Lights, Camera, And More Action: Motion Picture Tax Credit Saved

23 Jul , 2019  

In the end, the work of intense lobbying to preserve a tax credit that rings very true to Richland County had a positive outcome, with the passage and signing of Ohio’s new biennial budget.

Included in that measure was renewal of the $40 million Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit. That financial incentive has drawn film production to Ohio since it was first adopted in 2009. More…


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Paranormal Enthusiasts To Gather In Mansfield This May

9 Feb , 2019  

Ohio Haunters Association, a non-profit group of Halloween Enthusiasts and Haunted Attraction Industry professionals and amateurs, is debuting an all-new convention at the historic Ohio State Reformatory from May 17 to May 19.

This convention is designed for Halloween and Haunted Attraction enthusiasts as well as all members of the Haunted Attraction Industry but is open to the public. More…

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History & Tourism

OSR Featured On Science Channel

7 Dec , 2018  

Mansfield has had more exposure on national television this fall. This time, it’s the Ohio State Reformatory’s turn to be in the spotlight.

According to its website, the Science Channel’s series Mysteries of the Abandoned features “stories behind some of the world’s most amazing engineering marvels, why they were built, and why they were eventually no longer of use. Each story highlights the people who designed the structures, their significance, and why they were ultimately left to crumble.” More…

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History & Tourism

Odyssey Shares “Sights To See” At OSR

9 Mar , 2018  

Consider for a moment how you would describe the Ohio State Reformatory to friends or family from out of town.

The national online news site Odyssey has done just that in its post entitled, “15 Sights to See at the Ohio State Reformatory.” More…

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New At OSR: Take A Course In Paranormal Investigating

3 Oct , 2017  

Would you like to go back to school this fall, just for the day? If so, there’s an opportunity to take a course in something appropriate for the season.

The event is a two-part course in paranormal investigating, Ghost Hunting 101 at the Ohio State Reformatory. More…

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History & Tourism

Haunted & Hollywood Writer Covers Trip

2 Oct , 2016  

In early September, the Mansfield Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted several travel writers from across the country on a “Haunted & Hollywood” tour. Included among sites visited were the Ohio State Reformatory, Richland Carrousel Park, The Blueberry Patch, and many others.

The purpose of the event was to showcase area attractions fitting these themes. Now that writers have returned home, coverage of their individual trips has started to be posted. More…

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