All About Richland, Shelby

New Look Coming This Week For Our Shelby Page

17 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Another update is coming to 1812Blockhouse this week with the launch of our new, redesigned Shelby on 1812 page.

This change is the third in the last three weeks. On December 28, our new enewsletter, Richland Roast, reached local inboxes for the first time. In addition to the latest news from all area media in one place, Richland Roast routinely features links to videos, interesting house listings, online tours of Richland County places, and much more — all for free! You can easily subscribe through the link below. More…

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Shelby

Landmarks Of Richland: Shelby’s 1872 Historic Engine House

26 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Did you know that one of the oldest continually operated firehouses in the country is right here in Richland County?

The 1872 Historic Engine House on Main Street in downtown Shelby is a survivor. The second oldest of its kind in Ohio, it anchors one corner of the Shelby Center Historic District, which itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As the Independent News shared in July, 1872, Shelby City Council purchased “…one of Button’s first class Hand Fire Engines, two Hose Carts, and one thousand feet of Hose” to outfit the building and fire department. The advertisement for contractors later that year called for a brick building 30 by 45 feet in size with a tin roof. The fire engine cost $1,700, the building itself cost $4,000, and the entire expense came in at $10,000. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Roots: Women’s Suffrage And Children’s Illustrator Emily Hall Chamberlin

23 Feb , 2020  

Richland County has produced or been the home to a wide variety of individuals that have made important contributions to the world. 1812Blockhouse has been sharing their stories in a series we started last year called “Richland Roots.” For other Richland Roots stories, click here.

As the country moves toward the centennial of women first voting in a presidential election, we profile a native Richland Countian who contribute in her own unique way to achieving that end. Unfortunately, she never saw the fruits of her work, dying at the young age of 40. More…

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Shelby

Free Public Health Fair Coming To Shelby

18 Feb , 2020  

Your health is your wealth, so the saying goes. It’s important to take care of your health because it tends to be one of those things we don’t appreciate until it’s gone.

North Central State College of Nursing is bringing a Community Health Fair to Shelby on February 27. The event will be hosted by the Shelby YMCA (111 West Smiley Avenue) and is open to everyone. There is no charge, so attending is a no-brainer. More…

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Landmarks of Richland, Shelby

Landmarks Of Richland: Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church

31 Jan , 2020  

It is apparent that the architect of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby took particular pride in this building.

After all, while the church was being built in the decade before the Great Depression, Toledo architect William R. Dowling actually moved his family to Shelby, living at 216 West Main Street for two to three years. More…

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Instagram, Shelby

Shelby Swears In New Police Officer, Firefighter

31 Aug , 2019  

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History & Tourism

Shelby Bicycle Days Rolling This Week

7 Jul , 2019  

People-powered transportation with two wheels, and occasionally three wheels or even one wheel, is being celebrated this week as the annual Shelby Bicycle Days welcomes visitors to Black Fork Commons.

Each summer for over two decades, the streets of downtown Shelby have come alive with a celebration of local history, particular the city’s own Shelby Bicycle Company, which operated from 1921 through 1953. More…

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All About Richland

METRICH Serves Warrant, Seizes Drugs, Currency, Handguns And More

28 Jul , 2018  

At approximately 8:46 PM on Thursday evening the METRICH Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Richland County Sheriff’s Office served a drug related search warrant at 2724 Holtz Road in Shelby.

The search warrant was the result of a short term investigation after several complaints of drug trafficking in the area. More…

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All Things Business

Application Window Closing For Two Economic Development Positions

31 May , 2018  

The Richland County Development Group (RCDG) is currently seeking to fill two positions that will match talent with an identified need.

First, RCDG is seeking an Economic Development Liaison to Shelby & Northern Richland County. This position has been developed in collaborative partnership with the Shelby Community Improvement Corporation. More…

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Sports

Richland County Football Represent

28 Sep , 2016  

It’s about halfway through the 2016 football season, and two teams from Richland County are included in the current OSHAA computer football rankings. On October 30, the final ranking will be released, at which time the top eight teams will advance to the playoffs.

In Division II Region 7, Mansfield Senior is currently ranked 10th. The Tygers are currently 3-2, and later this week host Ashland. More…

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