History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Warren Rupp Observatory

4 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The following post was previously shared as part of our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series. Since then, the folks at the Richland Astronomical Society have added a new public viewing night, and we have updated our post. 1812Blockhouse takes periodic looks at a variety of things in the Richland County area – some, like today, are geographic locations; other times, they will be organizations, or causes; or even events and happenings. Each time, we will collect details from across the Internet and combine them into a single list. More…

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New Organic Chemistry Lab Will Expand Ohio State Mansfield’s Academic and Major Offerings

18 Oct , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield will soon boast its first organic chemistry teaching and learning laboratory. The lab and associated support spaces will enable expanded course offerings and the ability to complete additional four-year bachelor’s degrees entirely on the Mansfield campus.

The multi-year, multi-phase project began in the summer of 2018. Phase one focused on the existing structures in the 40-year-old Conard Hall. Construction included upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning, as well as updated code compliant services to two current chemistry and microbiology labs utilized by approximately 1,000 Ohio State Mansfield and North Central State College students annually. More…

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All About Richland

Richland Rocks: And Also Minerals And Gems

25 May , 2019  

It’s time to get out those rock collections and see what’s missing!

The Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society (can you quickly say that name three times?) will be holding its Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead, & Fossil Show on June 8 and 9 at the Richland County Fairgrounds’ Arts and Crafts Building. More…

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All About Richland

Keep On The Lookout For And Report Instances Of Beech Leaf Disease

21 Aug , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) urges Ohioans to identify and report signs of beech leaf disease to minimize risk of disease spread.

Beech leaf disease (BLD) is a newly observed disease affecting American and possibly non-native beech trees. BLD was first discovered in Lake County in 2012 and has quickly spread across northeastern Ohio. Infestations have been found in nine Ohio counties and parts of New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada. More…

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Science Saturdays Return

20 Jan , 2018  

Science Saturdays return beginning next month, as students in grades K-6 and their families can participate in hands-on, interactive science-related activities from 9 AM to noon during February and March at Springmill Learning Center, 1200 Nestor Drive.

The specific dates are February 3, February 17, March 3, and March 17. More…

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All About Richland

Eclipse Day Celebrated; Mansfield’s Real Event Coming In 2024

21 Aug , 2017  

As 2:30 PM approached on Monday afternoon, doors began to open and people streamed outside. Many commented on the darkened sky, which resembled the darkness before a storm. Others dared a quick glance at the sun, some with protective glasses and some – ignoring multiple warnings – without.

It was Eclipse Day 2017 in north central Ohio. Below is a collection of eclipse stories and social media posts from the Mansfield area. More…

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All About Richland, Schools

OSUM Faculty Sponsored Science Event Draws Downtown

23 Apr , 2017  

Never let it be said that science is uninteresting and can’t draw a crowd.

At least not in Mansfield.

The north side of the Square downtown was filled with wonder on Saturday, “Earth Day,” as hundreds of visitors were drawn to displays focused on science education. The event was held in conjunction with the nationwide “March for Science,” albeit with a local twist. More…

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Ten At Senior Qualify For Regional Science Day

28 Feb , 2017  

Ten Mansfield Senior High students – five juniors and five sophomores – earned “superior” ratings at the school’s annual science fair this week.

Science teacher Phyllis Randall, who coordinated the fair, said all 10 are now eligible to advance to the eight-county Mohican District Science Day on March 25 at Ashland University. More…


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Family Science Saturdays Begin This Weekend

25 Jan , 2017  

The first of four family Science Saturdays will be this week (Jan. 28) at the Springmill Learning Center, 1200 Nestor Dr.

Students in grades 3 through 8 and their families can join in hands-on, interactive science-related activities from 9 a.m. to noon in state-of-the-art galleries centered around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Other Science Saturdays are planned the last Saturday of the month through April. More…

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