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July In Richland County

26 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse, from Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Summer is heating up and we have rounded up some of the most sizzling July happenings taking place in Mansfield and Richland County! July offers a rock legend art exhibit, a chance to break a line dance record, live motorsports, a music and tattoo festival, and favorite 4th of July celebrations all over the area.

Hot events you won’t want to miss include John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages at the Mansfield Art Center, The Boot Life® Block Party (July 1) with live music from The Swon Brothers and Mac Powell, and a chance to help set a new line dance record. How fun is that?


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Summer Crisis Program Starts July 1

15 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Development and Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. The program runs from July 1 until September 30.

To apply for the program, clients are required to schedule an appointment with the Community Action Commission of Richland and Huron by calling 419-901-9539.


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A Fun-Packed June Coming To Richland County

29 May , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Summer is here in the Mansfield area and we’re embracing it with open arms! Get your summer started with motorsports, an obstacle course on the water, and an art exhibit by rock legend John Mellencamp (yes, you read that right!).

We have a lot to share with you this month. The Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio  takes to the track at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (June 24-26) and don’t forget kids under 12 attend free with an adult.  Head to the iHeart Radio’s Beach Day at Pleasant Hill Lake Park featuring the WhoaZone obstacle course on the water, DJ’s, kids’ activities, and more (June 4).

Outdoor Fun

Walk, jog, or run the annual Kingwood 5K that winds through the gardens, the Richland B & O Trail, and the surrounding neighborhoods. This family-friendly event is open to all ages and abilities.

POP! Pictures on the Plaza features one outdoor movie a month at the new green space next to the Renaissance Theatre. June’s feature is Hook. Plan to arrive at 7:30 p.m. for activities and the movie kicks off at 8:30 p.m.


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Coming Soon: Splash Pads At Two Mansfield Parks

10 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from the North End Community Improvement Collaborative

The North End will have some aquatic fun to partake in come later this summer, as the City of Mansfield plans to install splash pads at North Lake and Johns Parks.

“I think the opportunity to put splash pads at North Lake and Johns represents an opportunity to provide a service to an underserved area of the city,” said Mark Abrams, Manager of the City of Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department. “A lot of kids who live in those areas don’t have access to transportation to get to the public pool at Liberty (park), so this will give them the opportunity to participate in some aquatic activities where they might not have been able to.”

Abrams said the splash pads will be located in the two parks which are both located in residential areas and within walking distance to those who live in the neighborhood. More…

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Richland County Foundation Supports Children’s Summer Activities

31 Mar , 2021  

The Richland County Foundation has announced its annual awards support summer programming for children. That announcement reads:

“The Richland County Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children.  The Summertime Kids Committee Chaired by Foundation Board of Trustee member Jotika Shetty along with members from the community awarded $44,648 in Summertime Kid grants. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational, and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children.

The members of the Summertime Kids Committee wishes local children a very happy summer. More…

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Shelby Issuing Peak Power Alerts

21 Jul , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Many Ohio communities are facing difficulties over the last few weeks caused by an unseen agent.

No, we’re not talking about COVID-19. We’re talking about heat. It’s been an unusually warm and humid summer in Richland County, and air conditioners, fans, and other cooling devices have been running at full tilt.

Excessive use can lead to difficulties for energy companies. For municipal electric systems, like those in Shelby and Galion, they can have ramifications not only on systems, but on the cost of power itself. More…

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Beat The Heat With Help

8 Jul , 2019  

The Ohio Development Services Agency and Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months.

The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program, which launched on July 1, provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. The program runs through August 31. More…


History & Tourism

The Heart Of Summer In The Heart Of Ohio: A Richland County July

1 Jul , 2019  

As summer ramps up and temperatures rise, can’t-miss events around Richland County emerge. The opportunities are diverse: music lovers, car buffs, and art aficionados alike will be pleased by the area’s many offerings, including the Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, the Honda Indy 200, and the 35th Annual Great Mohican Pow-Wow.

July is the month for music in Richland County, with opportunities nearly every night to enjoy live concerts and local musicians. Perhaps the most famous is the Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival (July 12-14) at the Ohio State Reformatory. More…

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Bridge Replacement To Impact Summer Travel To Tourist Destinations

16 Feb , 2019  

A word to the wise: detours will be in place this summer as an important bridge replacement project in southern Richland County takes place. Awareness and a little bit of planning should result in little impact on your summer tourism experiences.

The State Route 95 Bridge Replacement Project has an estimated start date of June 3 and an estimated end date of August 30. A portion of SR 95 will be closed during the project and traffic rerouted. More…

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July Is Jumping In This Part Of Ohio

1 Jul , 2018  

It’s summer in Mansfield and Richland County and time to celebrate with July events and happenings.  Area highlights include the biggest motorcycle swap meet in North America, the INKcarceration Tattoo & Music Festival, and Honda Indy 200. And don’t forget the fireworks!

July kicks off with Independence Day celebrations across the county. Start the holiday with The Freedom 50 and Freedom Fest (July 1) at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Come for the race and stay for the fireworks. Fly in or drive in to the Annual Mansfield Airport Day and Car Show (July 7) for planes, classic cars, food and more. More…

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Richland Public Health Shares Tips For Coping With Summer Heat

16 Jun , 2018  

With temperatures near 90° with high humidity this weekend, Richland Public Health urges residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness (known as hyperthermia).

People suffer heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion when the body’s temperature-control system is overloaded. Sweating is the body’s natural way of cooling itself. In some situations, especially in periods of high humidity, sweating alone will not provide an adequate release of body heat. More…

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